#Customer #Driven Project #call for customers

Dear potential customers,

Department of Computer Science (IDI) at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) invites customers (you) to submit assignment proposals for the students to work with in the course ‘Customer driven project’ (TDT4290) for the coming fall.

The students taking the course are 4th year students at our Master’s Programme in Computer Science.

The course is regarded as one of the most important at IDI and plays a key role in giving students practical and realistic experience in working with IT projects.

The proposed assignment from a customer will represent task/problems that requires a certain amount of software development and will be the starting point for a project for one student group. In the process, the groups will go through all the stages of making a prototype and a project report. This implies that the main focus of the project work will be on the early software development stages and management. Each group will have weekly meetings with one or more advisor from IDI, there will also be regular meetings with the corresponding customer.

The final project report will typically be 50 pages long.

For more information about the course and earlier assignments, please have a look at the course web page.

For the customer this is a great opportunity to get various problems/issues and software-solutions analyzed and partially implemented.

This process, including requirement specification, will be performed through a collaboration between the student groups and the corresponding customers.

Thus the expected workload for each customer will be around 4 half-day meetings, plus reading through generated documentation and answering questions from students.

Now we wish to receive as many assignment proposals as possible from customers (you), both previous and new participants. We are also open to discussions related to any (potential) assignments.

The assignment description that we want to receive from you must be in English. The main assignment text should preferably be between a half and one page in length, attachments with e.g. more details might also be included.

Submitting assignment proposals is to be done through the EasyChair system:
NB! You have to log in as an author to make a submission.

We expect to have around 100 students taking the course this year. With group sizes of 6-8 students we will need about 12-15 assignments in total.

The intended workload for each assignment should be approximately 15ECTS, that makes 50% of the workload for each student in the semester.

The course/projects will this year start on 27th of August and last until 21nd of November. These dates are the “kick-off” day and final presentation day, respectively.

It is thus important that the customers will be able to participate on these days, implying having at least one representative present at NTNU in Trondheim!

Current time schedule for the year 2019:

31 May:

Deadline for submitting proposals from customers.

15 June:

Selection of customer-driven projects.

27 August:

Project start (kick-off) with customers, students and advisors.

27 August – 21 November:

Weekly meetings between student groups and (internal) advisors.

Regular meetings and communication between customers and student groups.

21 November:

Final presentation day and demonstration of the project results.

Customers and censors are present.

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Team from 2018. This year prof. Jon Atle Gulla will be professor in the course

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