SIS Learning Outcomes
- Develop an IT system that satisfies a list of functional and quality requirements with a team. Student will practice their requirements gathering, analysis, design, implementation, testing and project management skills.
- Experience software development lifecycle using a methodology such as agile RUP. Student will experience a project from inception to construction and hopefully a taste of deployment.
- Build the additional depth required to become a Business IT professional. This includes building up competence in one or more of the IS depth elective courses, as well as learning domain knowledge by integrating technology into an industry sector.
- Manage the project. This includes managing scope, risks, schedule, code configuration, and quality of the project. Student will manage the stakeholders, which include users, testers, sponsors or mentors, supervisors and reviewers.
Retrieved from SIS IS480 Website: http://blue.smu.edu.sg/IS480/2012-2013/Objective.html
Personal Learning Outcomes
My greatest takeaway from this IS480 website is to learn how to manage a real-world IT project. Having past experiences in managing student projects, events and non-profit related activities (i.e. youth camps), I wish to gain specific skill sets from the IS 480 project:
- Agile Development Methodology
- Motivating IT project teams
- Evaluating IT project ideas
- Client negotiation skills
- Time management skills
- Applied project management skills (and not just from textbook)
I intend to hone my skills through the privilege of being selected by my team to manage the project. Also, I want to ensure that my team members are able to meet their learning outcomes through the IS 480 project.
My takeaway from this IS480 project would be to experience working with a real client. This is my first time working with a real client with regards to a project and this experience is something that i will not get in other modules.
I would like to learn more about time management and the synergy formed within the team in terms of team dynamics would also be important.