MIT651 Capstone Project 1   

Unit outline

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Enrolment modes: Year 2, Semester 1
Credit point(s): 12.5
EFTSL value: 0.125
Prerequisite: Completed at least 8 units 
Typical study commitment: Students will on average spend 10 hours per week over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
Scheduled learning activities: 4 timetabled hours per week, 6 personal study hours per week
Other resource requirements: Students will need access to lab computers or will need their own laptops in order to carry out the design and implementation of their software product.

Unit description 

This unit is one of two core capstone project units. In this first project unit, students will work together in teams to initiate, plan and begin the execution of an IT project, to be completed in MIT652 Capstone Project 2. Its aim is to give students the opportunity to apply and extend the knowledge and skills gained in the course to date to a substantial IT project. You will have the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills required for careful planning, scope control and task management to ensure the success of a real-world project. Working in a team of 3-4 members, you will undertake critical tasks required in the early stages of a project, such as: initial concept development and feasibility analysis, requirements gathering and analysis, design and project planning. These activities will result in the delivery of an initial version of the project deliverables such as a proposal, a design document, a literature review, a software prototype, and an execution plan for further development in MIT652 (Capstone Project 2).

Unit learning outcomes (ULO)   

On the successful completion of this units student will be able to:
ULO1 Model, negotiate and prioritise project requirements and develop an execution plan that effectively uses available knowledge, skills and abilities.
ULO2 Design and prototype a real-world project solution that addresses the requirements
ULO3 Manage time and resources in a professional and ethical manner, in the face of changing needs and environment, to achieve project goals.
ULO4 Employ professional communication to persuade an audience that a project plan will achieve objectives.
ULO5 Work effectively as a member of a team and lead when required.

Topics to be included in the unit

1. Introduction and Assessment Tasks Overview  
2. User Stories and Jira Software 
3. Scrum Agile Methodology
4. Project Proposal
5. Git and GitHub
6. Literature Review
7. Presentation Skills
8. Progressive Demo and Retrospective for Sprint 1
9. Teamwork
10. Managing Project Conflict
11. Interim Project Report and Code
12. Progressive Demo and Retrospective for Sprint 2


Assessment Description Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week 
Assessment 1: Individual Project 20% 12
Assessment 2: Group Assignment 1 20% 4
Assessment 3: Group Assignment 2 15% 8
Assessment 4: Group Assignment 3 15% 12
Assessment 5: Group Assignment 4  30% 12

The assessment due weeks provided may change. Your lecturer will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.