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Project proposals

During the course, student teams implement a software product, or add new features to an existing application. Team size is usually 6 or 7 team members. Depending on the project, team can work about 800-900 hours for the project. It is required that customer collaborates with the team during the project and participates at least in all important meetings (Project plan inspection, sprint reviews, final meeting).

The projects starts twice every year (end of August, beginning of January).

Schedule for project proposals (Spring 2023 course)

  • 09.01.2023 Deadline for project proposals. Send the proposal in .pdf format to Tero Ahtee (tero.ahtee at tuni.fi) and Timo Poranen (timo.poranen at tuni.fi).
  • 10.01.2023 Project proposals are published in course’s Moodle forum (only students can see the proposals) and students select their projects. Project names are listed on Current projects page.
  • 12.01.2023 (Thursday), starting at 14.15, customers can shortly present (max. 5 min) their project topics and students can ask questions (orally or in chat).
    • Zoom link: will be given later (waiting room is used).
    • Presentation order is the same as projects are listed on Current projects page (see section 2023 Spring proposed projects).
    • Presentations are voluntary for customers, so your presentation slot just will be skipped if there is no presentation. Also, minor changes to the presentation order are possible, and if needed, in the end there is some extra time available.
    • The course is supposed to have over 100 students.
  • Interested project groups contact customer and ask more about the project. Customers are encouraged to answer quickly group’s questions.
  • If more that one group contacts customer, the customer can decide whether to take one or more groups for the same topic. However, the customer can select only one group for the topic.
  • Latest by 23.01.2023 groups are formed and projects start. Groups contacts customer.

 

Schedule for project proposals (autumn 2022 course)

  • 22.08.2022 Deadline for project proposals. Send the proposal in .pdf format to Tero Ahtee (tero.ahtee at tuni.fi) and Timo Poranen (timo.poranen at tuni.fi).
  • 25.08.2021 Project proposals are published in course’s Moodle forum (only students can see the proposals) and students select their projects. Project names are listed on Current projects page.
  • 01.09.2022 (Thursday), starting at 14.15, customers can shortly present (max. 5 min) their project topics and students can ask questions (orally or in chat).
    • Zoom link: https://tuni.zoom.us/j/67024147950 (waiting room is used).
    • Presentation order is the same as projects are listed on Current projects page (see section 2022 Autumn projects (proposed)).
    • Presentations are voluntary for customers, so your presentation slot just will be skipped if there is no presentation. Also, minor changes to the presentation order are possible, and if needed, in the end there is some extra time available.
    • So far there are about 150 students.
  • Interested project groups contact customer and ask more about the project. Customers are encouraged to answer quickly groups’ questions.
  • If more that one group contacts customer, the customer can decide whether to take one or more groups for the same topic. However, the customer can select only one group for the topic.
  • Latest by 12.09.2022 groups are formed and projects start. Groups contact customer.

 

 

 


Schedule for project proposals (spring 2022 course)

  • 10.01.2022 Deadline for project proposals. Send the proposal in .pdf format to Tero Ahtee (tero.ahtee at tuni.fi) and Timo Poranen (timo.poranen at tuni.fi).
  • 11.01.2021 Project proposals are published in course’s Moodle forum (only students can see the proposals) and students select their projects. Project names are listed on Current projects page.
  • 13.01.2022 (Thursday), starting at 14.15, customers can shortly present (max. 5 min) their project topics and students can ask questions (orally or in chat).
    • Zoom link: https://tuni.zoom.us/j/65106210896 (waiting room is used).
    • Presentation order is the same as projects are listed on Current projects page (see section 2022 Spring proposed projects).
    • Presentations are voluntary for customers, so your presentation slot just will be skipped if there is no presentation. Also, minor changes to the presentation order are possible, and if needed, in the end there is some extra time available.
    • So far there are about 100 students.
  • Interested project groups contact customer and ask more about the project. Customers are encouraged to answer quickly group’s questions.
  • If more that one group contacts customer, the customer can decide whether to take one or more groups for the same topic. However, the customer can select only one group for the topic.
  • Latest by 24.01.2022 groups are formed and projects start. Groups contacts customer.

Project proposal

The project proposal (about 1-3 pages) should include at least:

  • Project’s name.
  • Problem to be solved and essential high-level requirements, expected outcome of the project.
  • Target platform and other constraints (if known), such as programming language, operating system, etc.
  • Assumption towards the team: competences (e.g., SW, UX, HW, or security), language skills, special knowledge of technologies, etc.
  • Additional essential information.
  • Contact information.

Other guidelines and issues:

  • What resources (technical support, regular meetings, meeting place, software, development tools, etc.) client can give to the team.
  • Is there any kind of reward after a successful project?
  • Are there any restrictions with the rights of the end product? By default, students have full rights to everything they produce during the course, but it is possible to agree with the team that some (or all) rights belong to the client.
  • The topic should not include big secrets. The teams need to discuss their work with the teachers and other teams. By default the teachers will not sign NDAs.
  • The project proposal can be written in English or in Finnish, but if the proposal is in Finnish, it restricts English speaking students to select the project.
  • Check from previous projects what kind of applications student teams have implemented earlier.
  • Required tools and information should be available for the team when the project starts. So it is important that the customer knows reasonably well what (s)he wants. And the customer must have time to answer team’s questions and attend meetings during the project. “If customer is committed (not just involved) project will succeed.”
  • There will be no guarantee that your topic will be selected by any team, but good topics are picked first. You will be given a chance to pitch (present) for your topic at the beginning of the course.

TO SEND YOUR PROPOSAL OR TO ASK FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Hervanta campus: lecturer Tero Ahtee, tero.ahtee at tuni.fi

City centre campus: university lecturer Timo Poranen, timo.poranen at tuni.fi


Schedule for project proposals (autumn 2021 course)

  • 23.08.2021 Deadline for project proposals. Send the proposal in .pdf format to Tero Ahtee (tero.ahtee at tuni.fi) and Timo Poranen (timo.poranen at tuni.fi).
  • 30.08.2021 Project proposals are published in course’s Moodle forum (only students can see the proposals) and students select their projects. Project names are listed on projects page.
  • 02.09.2021 (Thursday), starting at 14.15, customers can shortly present (max. 5 min) their project topics and students can ask questions (orally on in chat).
    • Zoom link: https://tuni.zoom.us/j/67213460881 (waiting room is used).
    • Presentation order is the same as projects are listed on “2021 Autumn proposed project“.
    • Presentations are voluntary for customers, so your presentation slot just will be skipped if there is no presentation. Also, minor changes to the presentation order are possible, and if needed, in the end there is some extra time available.
    • So far there are about 120 students -> at least 17 projects will start.
  • Interested project groups contact customer and ask more about the project. Customers are encouraged to answer quickly group’s questions.
  • If more that one group contacts customer, the customer can decide whether to take one or more groups for the same topic. However, the customer can select only one group for the topic.
  • Latest by 13.09.2021 groups are formed and projects start. Team contacts customer.

Check a list of proposed projects (see section “2021 Autumn Proposed projects”) and some example projects from previous years.