Academic Catalog 2023-24

ACS 3910 Industry Collaboration Project: Client Work (SPD 2.1)

Students team up to work on an ambitious project of their choice or with actual organizations or other student teams to co-develop software products. This experience simulates many challenges and opportunities of actual work environments including, managing stakeholders, cross team collaboration, leading teams, managing up, conflict resolution, advocating for their ideas, increasing probability of adoption within an organization and users. Key concepts of how to lead and how to follow, how to manage and how to be managed are taught through role playing, discussion, and and in depth reading list of both current and classical writings on leadership. For students who never want a job as a manager to those who want to climb the corporate ladder, the course provides vital lessons on how teams work and how to make them great. Students can find an organization to work with on their own or select from a group of preselected organizations. Students also have the option to work on their own original idea. Prerequisites: None


3.00 units