Individual project grade is 80% of
your final grade. The grade is based on the overall results,
including peer and client evaluations. Quality and timeliness of all
deliverables are key considerations.
The grade is an individual grade,
not a team grade. If the team, the client and I all agree that
contributions were equivalent, each team member will receive the same
grade. If there are significant variances in the work done by team
members, this grade can vary significantly. Specifically, there will be
score computed for the project and then an individual contribution
factor will be applied to that number. For example, if it is determined
that one person did considerably less than the others on the team, that
individual's grade would be multiplied by an appropriate factor --
perhaps 80% of the score. Specifically the multiplier can range from .8
to 1.1. I will rarely go over 1 as I basically believe that you
should not get a grade better than the project, but there are
exceptions to every rule.
Project grade will be based 40% on code,
on documentation, 5% on the team's record of on-time delivery, and 5%
- The project will be graded based on
the results of testing, not at the start of testing.
- Documentation is due with the final
- On time delivery is defined as
meeting the schedule that you commit to. Changes are permitted in
advance; a change the day that something is due is considered being
- Professionalism is defined as being
responsive to your client and being on time to all committed meetings.
Team presentations will constitute 10%
of your final grade. There are two team presentations. The
midterm presentation will be worth 3% of your grade and
the final presentation, 7%. There will be a single grade
given to the
entire team for this piece of the work.
presentations will be during class on March 6 and 8.
presentation will be during the scheduled final on May 3.
•Quizzes and critique will make up the last 10% of your
will be one quiz (March 22). The quiz will cover the
broader scope of software engineering as covered in class
lectures. Based on performance on the quiz, I've concluded that
practice writing about software engineering is useful but that time
constraints are not helpful.The second "quiz" will be a short
essay. You'll have 48 hours to write it and it will be limited to
2 pages. The
critique of another team's documentation will also count as a quiz.
Quizzes will constitute 75% of this section and the critique will be
The final exam is the team presentation and documentation