The University of Birmingham
School of Computer Science

06-02363 Commercial Programming Module Schedule 2001/2002


This page contains the latest lecture schedule and pointers to materials ("handouts") for individual lectures in the module.

The information here is subject to change at short notice.

NOTE: do NOT expect handouts to contain all technical information conveyed in lectures and needed in your assessed technical reports!!!

NOTE: do NOT print out handouts yourself unless you're EXPERIENCED with the particular formats (PDF etc.). Wrong actions can cause enormous garbage printouts. Henceforth we will be making a printout of each handout and this will be kept in the School Library so that you can make photocopies if you wish.

Date Speaker Lecture Title Handouts Tech. Rept. Title
Oct
2
John Barnden (in charge of module),
Padma Reddy (School's External Relations Mngr)
and
Liz Seville (univ's Careers Advisor on IT)
Introduction to the Module N/A N/A
4

IAN BATTEN
Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe Ltd

COMPUTER SECURITY AND DISASTER PREVENTION PDF Are There Technical Solutions to Social Problems?
(additional information)
9
STEVE PORTCH
EBS Business Services Ltd
TECHNICAL TESTING PowerPoint, RTF, PDF, HTML
(NB: PDF, RTF, HTML not formatted well: use PowerPt if poss)
Technical Testing
(some detail)
11
ALAN MONTGOMERY
InferMed Ltd
CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT PDF Data Mining Allows Enterprises to Adapt to Changing Markets ....
(some detail)
16
STEVE PORTCH
EBS Business Services Ltd
BUSINESS TESTING PowerPoint , RTF , PDF , HTML
(NB: PDF, RTF, HTML not formatted well: use PowerPt if poss)
Business Testing
(some detail)
18
JAMES COLTMAN
Majorband Ltd
WEB SERVICES:
REVOLUTION OR MARKET HYPE?
PowerPoint , RTF , PDF , HTML
(NB: PDF, RTF, HTML not formatted well: use PowerPt if poss)
Creation of a Web Services Based Architecture for an Online Bank and Explanation of Services Chosen
(more detail)

BIBLIOGRAPHY

23

JOAN JACKSON
freelance consultant

IT STRATEGIC PLANNING METHODS Available from School Library Methods for IT Strategic Planning
(some detail)
25

HELEN MILLER
KPMG

SOFTWARE PACKAGE IMPLEMENTATION Available from School Library Project Control Tools and Techniques
(some detail)
30
PAUL CHEW
independent consultant
ARCHITECTING SYSTEMS PowerPoint IT Architecture Consistuents
(some detail, and BIBLIOGRAPHY)
Nov
1

ZABIN VISRAM

C.A.S.E TOOLS IN INDUSTRY colour PowerPoint ,
black&white PowerPoint , RTF
(NB: RTF not formatted well: use PowerPt if poss)
Methodologies and CASE tools in Industry
(some detail)

BIBLIOGRAPHY

6
John Barnden & Padma Reddy
FEEDBACK SESSION N/A N/A
8
ALEX HANNAH
solicitor -- Veale Wasbrough Ltd
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND THE INTERNET PowerPoint , RTF
Intellectual Property Rights -- Case Study
(some detail & BIBLIOGRAPHY)
13
COLIN O'HALLORAN
Qinetiq
(Defence Eval. & Research Agency)
ARIANE 5: COUNTDOWN TO FAILURE PowerPoint Ariane 5 - Learning from Failure?
(some detail)
15
ANDREW GARTLAND-JONES
European Head of Engineering,
Art Technology Group
BUILDING ENTERPRISE LEVEL WEB SITES--
WHY THEY SUCCEED AND WHY THEY FAIL
PowerPoint Case Study
(detail and a useful website)
20

JOAN JACKSON
freelance consultant

SOFTWARE MAINTENANCE Available from School Library Legacy Systems and their Problems
(some detail)
22
MALCOLM HERBERT
Director, Acad. Business Devel.,
Red Hat Europe
OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE PDF
(UPDATED version)
"The Emperor's New Clothes":
The Future Open Source Business Model
(some detail, and BIBLIOGRAPHY)
27
PETE CATLEY
Ford Motor Company
ENTERPRISE DECISION SUPPORT:
A COMMERCIAL PERSPECTIVE
PowerPoint The Scale Issue in Enterprise Decision Support
(some detail)
BIBLIOGRAPHY: Word
29
JOHN PHELPS
Head of Software Engineering,
Sophos Anti-Virus
COMMERCIAL SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, or:
SOFTWARE ENGINEERING IN A HETEROGENEOUS ENVIRONMENT
PowerPoint Commercial Programming is to Academic Programming as "Bridget Jones' Diary" is to Freud's Analysis of the Subconscious: Discuss.
(some detail)

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Dec
4
CHARLOTTE WALKER-OSBORN
Eversheds Solicitors, Birmingham
LEGAL IMPLICATIONS OF TRADING IN CYBERSPACE
&
LEGALISING IT POLICIES
PowerPoint
(includes BIBLIOGRAPHY)
Legal Implications of Trading in Cyberspace
(some detail: Word)
6
CLIVE KING
Sun Microsystems
SOLVING PROBLEMS -
THE GAP BETWEEN PERCEPTION AND PRACTISE
PDF
(may not work via Netscape;
OK via Internet Explorer)
Dealing with Problems and Risk
(some detail, and BIBLIOGRAPHY)
11
KARIM VISRAM
IT Business Analyst
for a public utility company
THE PERVASIVE GROWTH OF ERP SYSTEMS IN INDUSTRY
[ERP = Enterprise Resource Planning];
***5pm***: deadline for report title preferences;
use automated system
PowerPoint Sweetwater PLC -- Case Study
(some detail: Word)

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Word

13
John Barnden,
Padma Reddy
module wrap-up;
confirmation of report title assignments, available by ***10am*** from the automated system
N/A N/A

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