Leader: I Zhang
Peninsula First semester 2005 (Day)
Peninsula Second semester 2005 (Day)
Synopsis: Distributed computing environments: information and information exchange issues; distributed IT infrastructures; components of a distributed information system; classes of distributed support services; systems development issues. Distributed systems: planning and control; problems in managing distributed system development; planning aids; work breakdown structures; estimating and software metrics; risk analysis and management of distributed system development. Team Management: staffing development teams. Control of development process: feedback of resources used; measuring progress; rescheduling, project deadlines; automated project management tools; implementation of distributed systems.
Assessment: Assignments: 30%, Weekly Assessments: 10%, Exam: 60%.
Contact Hours: 4 hours per week
Prerequisites: CPE1006 plus a further 12 points of 1st year Network Computing units.