The purpose of this course is to familiarize the student with the various methods of inquiry, terminologies, and theoretical systems that comprise the history of psychology. A broader view is used to introduce the modern era of psychology and its use. These include structuralism, functionalism, Gestalt, behaviorism, psychoanalysis, and phenomenological/existential approaches.
This undergraduate course is 5 weeks.
Attendance and participation are mandatory in all university courses, and specific requirements may differ by course. If attendance requirements are not met, a student may be removed from the course. Please review the Course Attendance Policy in the Catalog for more information.
- Define project, project lifecycle, and software development lifecycle.
- Explain the roles on a project team.
- Describe the critical differences between managing IT and non-IT projects and how these differences affect project management.
- Compare the Agile and waterfall project management approaches.
- Explain the benefits and drawbacks of off-the-shelf vs. a custom approach to software development.
- Isolate the challenges associated with managing the beginning of a project.
- Relate the role of project definition and scope to documentation in the context of the project lifecycle.
- Create either a business requirements document and work breakdown schedule (waterfall project), or a product requirements document and user stories/scenarios and acceptance criteria (Agile project).
- Compare the benefits and drawbacks of top-down and bottom-up budgeting.
- Illustrate the five most common project hazards, and consider approaches for mitigating each.
- Identify project documents that support the goals of project-related communication.
- Analyze how scope creep can negatively affect project success, and how it can be identified and managed.
- Construct at least two approaches to testing and bug reporting.
- Explain how to identify and mitigate problems that commonly appear in the middle or near the end of a project.
- Outline a plan for user acceptance testing.
- Create a strategy for accepting, differentiating between, and handling bug and feature requests.
- Categorize each of the components of performance testing in terms of their contribution to overall project success.
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