II1302 Projects and Project Methods 7.5 credits

Projekt och projektmetoder

The course aims to develop the student's ability to carry out a design project in IT. The course and project is proceeding in collaboration with other students in a smaller project team. The goal is to give students a foundation for effective participation and management of IT projects. The course is conducted by a technical design assignment as a driver. Students work throughout the course in a project group with 4-8 participants with the task of solving a design task. During the course students develops, through learning activities and active project work, knowledge and skills of project model and project process against the learning outcomes listed below. The course has few traditional lectures and exercises but instead it uses short "morning meetings", "stand-up meetings”, group seminars, presentations from the groups, spontaneous discussions. The purpose of the various activities is to emulate modern project methodology and what might happen in commercial IT projects

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

  • Group dynamics, leadership and communication in practical work in project group about 3-8 individuals.
  • Theoretical and practical project model according to established science and practice.
  • Practical development, in groups, of an IT prototype with specification, architecture, design, programming/design, implementation and test.
  • Project economy in the form of budgeting, planning, evaluation and time reporting of the work.
  • Written system documentation, planning documentation and writing of report.
  • When needed, analysis of sustainability aspects and working environment are included. 

Intended learning outcomes *

On successful completion of the course, the student should, for small IT projects, be able to

  • suggest and give an account of an appropriate, adapted and largely proven project method
  • from the perspective of some management role state and with evidence, through a connection to experience from a completed project, justify the strengths and weaknesses of the method
  • contribute with ideas and system development work
  • based on some management role, practically suggest, plan, organise, lead and follow up the work of the project group
  • admit a socially including, encouraging and responsible approach to the project group
  • relate to social aims, concerning e g sustainability, which are relevant for the project and also for a developed product and product use.

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

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Recommended prerequisites

At least 80 credits from Year 1 and 2 and also enough completed courses in the art to which the project intends to process and implement. The purpose of these prerequisites is that participating students must have adequate knowledge and skills in their field of technology, in order to contribute to the technology design.
To the one described above is met can be assessed before course registration for the course is accepted.

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Examination and completion

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • PRJ1 - Individual documents, 3.5 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • RAP1 - Group report, 3.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • UTV1 - Evaluation documents, 1.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

The main examination for RAP1 is a final written report common for the group.

The main examination for PRJ1 is done via two individual documents, a system documentation and a management document. Both are submitted at the end of the course.

The main examination for UTV1 tis done via several submitted evaluations in the project group.

Other requirements for final grade *

Attendance requirement at project work (see specification in detailed course syllabus, "kurs-PM").

The reported total working hours in this course (including all, completed course-related time of the student) should be at least 180 hours. 

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Examiner

Anders Sjögren

Further information

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Course web II1302

Offered by

EECS/Computer Science

Main field of study *

Information Technology, Technology

Education cycle *

First cycle

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Contact

Anders Sjögren (as@kth.se)

Transitional regulations *

Students who took the course 2019 or earlier and needs to complete one of the earlier test parts PRO1 or TEN1 should contact examiner to obtain re-examination assignment.

Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Supplementary information

In this course, the EECS code of honor applies, see: http://www.kth.se/en/eecs/utbildning/hederskodex.

The course has mandatory sessions with attendance requirements equivalent to about 16 hours a week. These hours are often distributed on 4 occasions with each of four hours in the form of half-days sessions per week.

Course contributors

These company contributors are accepted due to added course value in regard of academic, professional and work facilitation aspects.

  • Ivar Jacobson International ( www.ivarjacobson.com )
  • Lucidchart ( www.lucidchart.com ) is a web-based diagramming tool that allows users to collaborate in real time to create flowcharts, mind maps, mockups, wireframing and more.