The University of Western Australia
School of Computer Science and Software Engineering

School of Computer Science and Software Engineering

CITS1220 Software Engineering

Project Management Proverbs

Nothing is impossible for the person who doesn't have to do it himself.

The sooner you begin coding the later you finish.

Any project can be estimated accurately (once it's completed).

The most valuable and least used WORD in a project manager's vocabulary is "NO".

The most valuable and least used PHRASE in a project manager's vocabulary is "I don't know".

It takes one woman nine months to have a baby. It cannot be done in one month by impregnating nine women.

You can con a sucker into committing to an impossible deadline, but you cannot con him into meeting it.

At the heart of every large project is a small project trying to get out.

If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything.


This unit in designed to increase your knowledge and skills in four key areas of software engineering: object-oriented programming skills, quality assurance techniques, project management and working in software teams, and professional practice and tools for software engineering.

Unit coordinator: Dr Tim French
Consultation: Tuesday 10-11 in CSSE Rm 2.14.


Students must attend both lectures each week and one laboratory. Lecture recordings are available through Lectopia. There also be an optional workshop (Monday 1-2 Lab 2.01) each week for those who are not familiar with java.
Type Time Day Location
Lecture 9 amTuesday GGGL:WOOLNOUGH
Lecture 11am Wednesday GGGL:WOOLNOUGH
Laboratory VariousCSSE:2.05


The assessment for CITS1220 consists of a midterm test, an individual programming project, a group project and a final exam.
Assessment % of final mark Assessment Dates
Programming Project 20% 5pm, Mon Oct 31.
Mid-semester test 10% 11am Wed, Sept 21
Group Project 10% 5pm, Tuesday, Oct 11
Final exam 60% End of Semester Examination Period
The programming project will be based on lab exercises, to be submitted throughout semester using cssubmit, as well as submitting a hardcopy of the report to the CSSE office. As the semester proceeds, your ongoing marks will be updated regularly and stored in a database that you can check by using the csmarks program.

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