You have recently been appointed as the Software Project Manager for NIMB which a large, high-end clothing retail organisation, situated in Andover in the UK. Within the first week of your new job you notice that the Software Development Team is about to embark on the development of a new integrated system that will combine customer and marketing information for their clothing range. As some previously developed systems did not deliver all the functionality

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Computing and Information Systems/Creative Computing CO3353 Software engineering project management Coursework assignments 1 and 2 2019–2020

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Please submit one pdf document for coursework assignment 1 (deadline 15th February 2020) and one pdf document for coursework assignment 2 (deadline 8th April 2020) using the following file-naming conventions:

YourName_SRN_COxxxxcw#.pdf (e.g. GraceHopper_920000000_CO3353cw1.pdf)

• YourName is your full name as it appears on your student record (check your student portal)
• SRN is your Student Reference Number, for example 920000000
• COXXXX is the course number, for example CO3353, and
• cw# is either cw1 (coursework 1) or cw2 (coursework 2).

REMINDER: It is important that your submitted assignment is your own individual work and, for the most part, written in your own words. You must provide appropriate in-text citation for both paraphrase and quotation, with a detailed reference section at the end of your assignment (this should not be included in the word count). Copying, plagiarism and unaccredited and wholesale reproduction of material from books, online sources, etc. is unacceptable, and will be penalised (see our guide on how to avoid plagiarism on the VLE). You can also look at the end of any journal or conference paper to get an idea of how to cite your reference material appropriately.

Introduction
The CO3353 subject guide prepares you with the essential knowledge and skills you need to be a successful professional software engineering project manager. These coursework assignments aim to consolidate your understanding of the wide variety of topic areas that are covered in the course, and test your ability to see the ‘bigger’ picture of what is required for successful project management.

Coursework assignment 1

You have recently been appointed as the Software Project Manager for NIMB which a large, high-end clothing retail organisation, situated in Andover in the UK. Within the first week of your new job you notice that the Software Development Team is about to embark on the development of a new integrated system that will combine customer and marketing information for their clothing range. As some previously developed systems did not deliver all the functionality required, the Software Development Team has proposed that NIMB should approach this new project by providing detailed functionality. It is estimated that the development time for this system will be lengthy and the team are considering allowing for a period of two years for completion of this project.

As the newly appointed Project Manager, you are concerned that this may not be the correct approach to take for the development of this system.

In a submission of no more than 3,000 words answer the following questions based on the above scenario:

Question 1

Write a brief report to the members of the development team in which you discuss FOUR
reasons why you believe that this approach may not be the correct one to take.
[20 marks]

Question 2

Briefly identify and describe the type of method you would suggest to be used for this development.
[20 marks]

Question 3

Discuss what you see as the potential disadvantages of using the method that you have suggested in your answer to Question 2. NB: your answer should not include anything that you will discuss in answering Question 4.
[20 marks]

Question 4

Discuss whether the method you have selected in your answer to Question 2 would cause difficulties for members of staff who regularly work from home.
[20 marks]

Question 5

Discuss methods you might use to get around any difficulties you have identified in your answer to Question 4.
[20 marks]

[Total: 100 marks]

[END OF COURSEWORK ASSIGNMENT 1]

Coursework assignment 2
This coursework assignment involves issues that may arise from the deployment of artificial intelligence (AI) technology in healthcare and other fields.

In a submission of no more than 3,000 words answer the following questions:

Question 1

Discuss SEVEN examples of applications that use AI technology in healthcare.
[35 marks]

Question 2

For each of the examples you provided in your answer to Question 1, discuss ONE potential advantage and ONE potential disadvantage.
[35 marks]

Question 3

Discuss your views on whether advances in AI are likely to result in the displacement of people from their jobs. Provide examples to support your answer.
[30 marks]

[Total: 100 marks]

[END OF COURSEWORK ASSIGNMENT 2]

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