II1302 Projects and Project Methods 7.5 credits
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
- 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.
Literature and preparations
Knowledge and skills in programming, 7,5 credits, corresponding to completed course ID1018.
- II1300 Engineering Skills, or have equivalent knowledge in basic engineering methods to work in a small IT project in a group.
- IS1200 Computer Hardware Engineering, or have equivalent skills to design, implement, test and debug both software and hardware for an IoT device.
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- INL1 - Hand-in assignments, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
- PRO2 - Project work, 3.5 credits, grading scale: P, 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.
Other requirements for final grade
Attendance requirement at project work.
Reported working time during the project development phase. Each student must work at least 20 hours per week.
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- 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.
Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.Course web II1302
Main field of study
Students who studied the course in 2022 or earlier and need to complete one of the earlier examination parts should contact the examiner to get a new exam task. The examination parts include:
- PRO1 and TEN1 for the course 2019 and earlier
- PRJ1 and RAP1 for the course between 2020 and 2022
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.
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.