CPE 205 Student Final Self-Evaluation
Your self-evaluation summarizes what you learned from the course
project experience and what you accomplished or
to your team. Consult the class schedule for the due
The self-evaluation is required; you will not receive a course grade
you complete it. Structure your evaluation around the questions below,
but feel free to elaborate as you see fit. Whenever possible, provide
concrete examples as evidence of what you have learned. Do not e-mail
I will only accept a printed document.
Take this seriously; it counts for five percent of your course
grade. You should use your best written English
and prepare an organized, coherent, and professional self-evaluation.
the course writing guidelines. The paper will be graded using the
Cal Poly Writing
Proficiency Exam grading
Your evaluation should be accurate, concrete and specific (no
ambiguity or vagueness), and provide measurable, objective
evidence. It should present a balanced analysis containing both
things you succeeded at as well as areas that need improvement.
- What was your assigned role on your team? Attach a copy of the
description you created for your role.
- What was your single greatest technical accomplishment or
to the team project? What concrete evidence have your produced of your
contribution? Be specific.
- Discuss other major contributions to the project. Be specific;
about how you assisted here or helped there. If the contribution
from a shared task, identify all contributors. Describe the
artifact you produced.
- From your status report data, determine the average hours you
week and compare it to the planned hours per week (in the project
plan). Show all calculations. (Optional: Count the number
of action items you were assigned and the number completed and the
- List the grade you received on each project deliverable:
SRS, UI Prototype, High Level Design, Detailed Design.
- Explain how you contributed to the group on the non-technical
might consider issues such as communication, cooperation,
reliable, quality of work, leadership. Did you conduct meetings, lead
solve personnel problems, coordinate tasks, allow the team to meet at
apartment, bake cookies, etc? Describe how your group was better
you were a member.
- Reflecting on our mistakes is a good way to learn from our
Describe any significant mistakes that you made as an individual, and
what you learned from those mistakes.
- What major mistakes did your team make on the project, and what
learn from the experience? Don't limit yourself to simple
errors; you can also discuss procedural mistakes, team management and
group dynamics, or any other relevant issue. Be specific,
example, "we didn't communicate very well" is too vague. "E-mail
messages often had massive grammar errors that resulted in
is better (athough this is probably a minor issue, not a major one).
- If you had to select from this class just one concept, technique,
etc, that had the most impact on you as a professional, what would it
and why? If possible, provide tangible evidence of how your behavior or
attitudes have changed as a result.
- Based on the evidence you cited above, give yourself a final
(on an A-F scale, plus/minus allowed) for your contribution to the PROJECT (not the course).
Evaluate yourself, not your team. Assign a SINGLE grade, not a range.
need to judge yourself clearly, objectively, and accurately. Your
must be based on accomplishments, not effort. Explain your evaluation
yourself (perhaps referring to evidence above).
Updated Fri Dec 3 to
include "attach job description" to item #1.