Professional Project Development and Delivery


This module involves completing a team based development project or other technical investigation project, which was planned and initially developed in CMP308 (Software Project Management). The nature of the project will be relevant to the programme studied by the student.


The aim of this Module is to provide the student with: the opportunity to develop a product or technical solution by applying design, development and evaluation principles in a team environment; the ability to operate professionally as a subject specialist within a team and in interaction with project stakeholders.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module the student should be able to:

1.  Select and use appropriate project management techniques and tools to design, implement, test and evaluate a product

2.  Contribute effectively to presentation and communication activities including demonstrating the developed product to stakeholders in a client pitch and project report

3.  Work effectively within a team and critically appraise the individual contribution

Indicative Content

1 Orientation

Consolidation of project teams and target problem

2 Project principles

Required development methodologies during product production

3 Documentation

The importance and content of a requirements specification and related documentation

4 Design

The role of design and redesign during project development

5 Implementation

Implementation issues and approaches

6 Quality and Standards

Testing and evaluation methods and execution.

7 Communication

Oral and written communication and demonstration of software product

8 Project planning and team working

Planning the project, organising a team, supporting colleagues, devising weekly plans, keeping progress records

9 Self−evaluation

Personal contribution to team progress, logbook

Statement on Teaching, Learning and Assessment

A limited series of lectures will be held at the beginning of the module. There will be twelve practical sessions with 2 hours out of a 3 hour practical supervised by the programme specialist. Weekly project meetings must be held in practical time. The assessment will allow students to work as a team to implement a solution to a given problem. All contact time will focus on enabling the students to develop their solutions. This project work will provide the opportunity for both group and independent study. In the assessment for this module, students will be assessed on their ability to work as a team to provide a solution to a given problem. Individually, they will be assessed on their own contribution and their critical evaluation of both the finished product and project as a whole.

Teaching and Learning Work Loads

Total 200
Lecture 3
Tutorial/Seminar 0
Supervised Practical Activity 24
Unsupervised Practical Activity 12
Assessment 100
Independent 61

Guidance notes

Credit Value – The total value of SCQF credits for the module. 20 credits are the equivalent of 10 ECTS credits. A full-time student should normally register for 60 SCQF credits per semester.


We make every effort to ensure that the information on our website is accurate but it is possible that some changes may occur prior to the academic year of entry. The modules listed in this catalogue are offered subject to availability during academic year 2019/10 , and may be subject to change for future years.