During the course, student teams implement a software product. Team size is usually from 5 to 7 team members, including a project manager. Depending on the project, team can work up to 1000 hours for the project. It is required that client collaborates with the team during the project and participates at least in all important meetings (Project plan inspection, reviews, final meeting).
Schedule for project proposals (fall 2019 course)
- 23.8.2019 Deadline for project proposals. Send the proposal (.pdf, docx, etc. popular formats are ok) to timo.poranen at tuni.fi.
- 24.8-1.9.2019 Project proposals are published in course’s Moodle forum (only students can see the proposals) and students apply for different projects. Project names are listed on this page.
- 4.9.2019 Groups are formed. Course staff inform clients about selection (or rejection) of their projects. Notice that there are usually more project proposals than student teams.
- 6.9.2019 Projects start. Project manager contacts clients.
Guidelines for project proposal
- Check also earlier Finnish language guidelines.
- The project proposal should be a 1-4 pages document with the following information:
- Project’s name.
- Contact information of the client’s organisation.
- General description of the project’s goals, wished functionalities / features and environment (www, mobile phone, desktop application).
- The proposal can also include information on the following issues:
- What resources (technical support, regular meetings, meeting place, software, development tools, etc.) client can give to the team.
- Is there any kind of reward after a successful project?
- Can project team be international and use English as working language?
- Are there any restrictions with the rights of the end product? By default, students have full rights to everything they produce during the course, but it is possible to agree with the team that rights belong to client.