Timing BFP

The overall planning must consider an initiation phase, a development and an ending, as specified. In each phase the student is expected to perform some tasks, implementing a number of competencies that the director will evaluate iteratively, providing feedback to students on their progress.

The table shows an estimate of hours of student involvement per phase. This is an estimate that can be adjusted (it can vary by case) and shelled by tasks. In each phase, the student must submit to the director at least a progress report (initial report, development report, memory draft BFP) and the director shall conduct at least one formative assessment of the competences worked.

The table can be used as a template when performing this general plan agreed between student and the director. Well as it is recommended that students also use other tools such as Gantt charts, for more detailed planning.

Phases General tasks Competences involved Hours spent Delivery date Date of feedback/ assessment
Initial and planning Definition of: the object of study ... Capacity for analysis and synthesis...
Execution Development of the state of the art / technique... Ability to apply knowledge to analyze situations and...
Final Assessment / testing, Drawing Conclusions... Competences involved in the initial and development...

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1. Initial phase TOP

10~15% ECTS

General tasks

  • Definition of: the opportunity, the idea; the problem and its background; general objective or goal; specific objectives; and other aspects needed to define the BFP. (Project Charter or BFP’s initial report. About 2-3 pages).
  • Formulation of the tasks and the deliverables. Elaboration of the plan, etc. (BFP plan. 10 pages maximum)
  • Initial tasks relating to specific aspects of the BFP (identification of information sources, etc.)
  • Mentioned reports: Initial report and plan definition.

Competences involved

  • Capacity for analysis and synthesis.
  • Ability to organize and plan.
  • Ability to search and information management.
  • Decision-making ability.
  • Specific competences.

2. Execution phase TOP

55~60% ECTS

General tasks

  • Development of the state of the art / technique.
  • Analysis / design / development of solutions to the problem / situation presented.
  • Documentation and monitoring of the plan proposed
  • Report of development and results

Competences involved

  • Competences involved in the initial phase.
  • Ability to apply knowledge to analyze situations and solve problems.
  • Ability to flexibly and creatively apply acquired knowledge and apply it to new situations and contexts.
  • Ability to progress in the training and learning processes autonomously and continuously.
  • Capacity of motivation for quality and achievement.
  • Ability to generate new ideas.

3. Final phase TOP

25~30% ECTS

General tasks

  • Assessment / testing
  • Drawing conclusions
  • Writing of the final memory/report
  • making the presentation and answering questions from the tribunal.

Competences involved

  • Competences involved in the initial and development phases
  • Ability to communicate properly, written and verbally, in front of audiences both expert and inexperienced.