Individual Project Related Assessment
An mentioned in the introduction on the home page for the unit, in accordance with
the University policy on assessment, group-based marks can account for a maximum of
30% of the final mark.
In the case of CITS3200, this means the outputs of the three Sprints.
(University policy also stipulates that all team members must be awarded the same mark.)
For the 50% of the final mark related to the project (i.e.
excluding an individual Professional Development Portfolio):
- Sprint Reflections (15%)
Fifteen percent of the final mark is made up of structured reflections for the 3 Sprints, i.e. 5% each.
Each Sprint has its own reflection document, linked to the Sprint page above.
- Professionalism (10%)
There will be mark for Professionalism, as judged by the Project Auditor and Unit
Coordinator based on observations across the project timeline, but particularly on
team meetings that the auditor will attend.
Professionalism has many aspects, making it hard to set out a check list, but includes
punctuality for meetings and level of preparation evident.
Has the team member thought through the tasks in hand and come with good questions, and
contributed constructively to Team meetings and other interactions.
If you were a Team Leader for a period, the assessment will include
a judgement about the quality of of leadership shown; otherwise,
your qualities as a team member.
See also the guidelines used by project team Auditors.
Any late submissions of weekly deliverables will detract from this mark, as will missing
Team meetings (unless due to illness or other circumstances where Special Consideration
would be applicable).
It is expected that will have had at least two roles in the Team, so if you had just
one, the maximum mark will be 8.
- Contribution (10%)
There is a mark, worth 10% of the overall assessment, for contribution. That is, the mark reflects the total effort
you have put into the project, as recorded in the Booked Hours and supported by submissions to GitHub.
The mark will simply be the number of hours divided by 10 (rounded to 1 decimal place).
More ambitious projects will therefore, in general, result in higher marks for this component
as the projects require more work,
but please realise that the couple of extra marks are not worth jeopardizing your other units.
The total Booked Hours should include formal team meetings (i.e. minuted meetings), and may include time required to pick up new skills
or learn about the project background.
However, the time for learning new skills or gaining background knowledge will be limited to
no more than 20% of the total hours that have been claimed.
- Peer Assessment (15%)
Contribution will also be peer-assessed at the end of each Sprint by members of your team
Each assessment is worth 5% of the final mark (so 15% in total).
Details of how to get started with SPARKPLUS, and how to use it at the
end of each Sprint, can be found here.
In many industries is it standard that teams have minuted meetings on a regular basis, and that time working on
particular projects is charged to project clients.
We wil be doing somethign similar in this unit.
Specifically, it is expected that: