IST 309-04 Information Systems and Technology
I. PROJECT PURPOSE
The project is designed to give you an in-depth teamwork experience with an information
technology, application, product, service, trend or a related topic. The requirement is to prepare a
at least 25-page technical paper and a 23-25 minutes PowerPoint-like presentation, to be given to
the class, on any information technology topic related to this course. The technical paper and
presentation should reflect the problem, the context, the current best practice, the architecture, and
the state of art in information technology.
II. PROJECT FORMAT
Teams of five students are to be formed. Each team will jointly define its project. While each
project should be an integrated team effort, i.e. there is a single deliverable; you should identify
both in your project proposal and final report what part of the project each team member is
This is a course in a business school and the project subject matter should be business oriented and
presented in acceptable management format, i.e., you are presenting the final project to your boss.
III. PROJECT MANAGEMENT
To ensure the quality and progress of the team work, each team need to do at least the following:
Elect a team leader and clearly define the role and responsibility of all team members.
Create a milestone/schedule for the project.
Create a form to record all the meetings held (e.g., time, date, and place of meeting, member presented, agenda discussed, etc.). These forms will be included as the appendix
of the final report.
Team peer evaluation will be conducted at the end of the semester. The results from peer evaluation will be used to assess the contributions of each member.
IV. PROJECT OUTCOMES
A one-page project proposal in Word format outlining the project needs to be submitted to the instructor no later than January 22 (Wednesday), 2020. The proposal should at least
cover the following information: team organization, a brief introduction of the specific
topic on which you are going to work, and tentative milestone/schedule of the project.
In the last two sessions of the quarter, each team will deliver a 23-25 minutes presentation on the project, using PowerPoint and/or other presentation tools. Team participation is
The final written report should be submitted to the instructor on March 18 (Wednesday), 2020. The report should be in APA (American Psychology Association) format. The report
should be word-processed in Times New Roman 12 pt font and double spaced, with at
least 23 double-spaced and numbered pages (with 1” margins on all sides), excluding
figures, tables, illustrations, and references. Fewer pages will result in points deduction. A
cover page is required. The report should include the following: o Course Information
o Team members with team leader indicated o Abstract o Introduction o Main parts of the report
the problem the context the architecture the state of art and the current best practice advantages and disadvantages recommendations
o Conclusion o References (not counted for the length requirement of the report).
V. PROJECT GRADING POLICY
The final score for the project will be calculated based on the following grading policy:
Project Proposal: 10%
In-class Presentation: 40%
Final Written Report: 50%
The term project and presentation will count as 25% of the total grade.
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