Projects in Computing and Information Systems: A Student's Guide Paperback – 23 Apr 2009
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This book is the essential guide for any student undertaking a computing/IS project, and will give you everything you need to achieve outstanding results.
Undertaking a project is a key component of nearly all computing/information systems degree programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Projects in Computing and Information Systems covers the four key aspects of project work (planning, conducting, presenting and taking the project further) in chronological fashion, and provides the reader with the skills to excel in the following essential areas:
- Writing project proposals
- Surveying literature and writing literature reviews
- Project management
- Time management
- Managing risk
- Team working
- Working with your supervisor
- Software development
- Documenting software
- Report writing
- Effective presentations
- Viva voce examinations.
The author uses a number of real-life case studies to pass on the experiences of past student projects so the reader gets a genuine understanding of how to avoid pitfalls and ensure best practice in their own project.
New to this second edition:
- Updated sections on ethics and plagiarism
- Updated section on agile methods
- New section on poster presentations
- Extended sections on team work
- New section on software quality.
Christian Dawson is currently a senior lecturer at Loughborough University.
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Christian Dawson is currently a lecturer at Loughborough University.
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That is not to say it is a bad book, as such, it just depends on what you are looking for; if that is some general guidance on conducting projects at BSc, MSc or PhD level etc. then it may be perfectly fit for purpose. However, if your professors or lecturers are worth even half their pay packet then you will already know more than what this book will tell you. Do not expect anything too specific or some kind of zen formula that will give you the answers. A far better book (even though it is older) in my opinion, is: Success in Your Project: A Guide to Student System Development Projects, this gives more specific advice regarding BSc level projects and includes relevant examples to boot.
It has a systematic approach and clear headings to follow with simple and understandable English; no scary technical terms that put people off.
I will recommend it to anyone who wants to undertake any project in computing.
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Similar to the other publication- check publication dates for the up-to date version.Published 23 months ago by Cari B
This book is very helpful for doing an IT project. It is well structured and very easy to comprehend. All in all, highly recommended!!Published on 8 Dec. 2013 by Silvia
Content fine but really hardback books in this day and age are a pain. I would have ky h preferred a kindle edition.Published on 8 Dec. 2012 by Les Mahon