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815660S Software Engineering Management, Measurement and Improvement, 4 ECTS cr 
Code 815660S  Validity 01.08.2011 -
Name Software Engineering Management, Measurement and Improvement  Abbreviation Software Engine 
Scope4 ECTS cr   
TypeAdvanced Studies Discipline3259 Information Processing Science 
TypeCourse   
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
 
   
Unit Information Processing Science DP 

Teachers
Name
Maria Rodriguez 

Description
ECTS Credits 

4 ECTS credits/108 hours of work

 

 
Language of instruction 

English

 
Timing 

2 nd year of Master’s and GS 3D studies, autumn semester, period 2

 

 
Learning outcomes 

After completing the course the student understands the fundamental principles of software processes and their development in professional software engineering. The course extends the quality understanding based on individual techniques (e.g. reviews) so that after completing the course the student is able to:

 

  • Evaluate different methods and techniques;
  • Select from them appropriate ones for different software engineering environments;
  • Have capabilities to participate in systematic efforts for improvement in software companies.
 
Contents 

The course covers the most fundamental process centred software quality improvement and management approaches, methods and latest research results, as well as approaches to software measurement. The topics of the course include: traditional waterfall, agile (extreme programming, scrum, rational unified process, crystal, feature driven development, adaptive software development, dynamic systems development method) and lean methods, process improvement approaches, software process and product measurement, agile and lean practices, process improvement at the enterprise level and practical examples from software industry.

 
Learning activities and teaching methods 

Lectures 18h, study group working 25h, paper reading 25h, seminar 20h, report writing 20h

 
Target group 

 

 
Prerequisites and co-requisites 

B.Sc. or other equivalent degree and basic knowledge of software engineering

 
Recommended optional programme components 

 

 
Recommended or required reading 
  • CMMI: Guidelines for Process Integration and Product Improvement. Mary Beth Chrissis, Mike Konrad, Sandy Shrum. Addison-Wesley, ISBN 032-115496-7, 2004.
  • Agile Project Management with Scrum. Ken Schwaber, Microsoft Press, ISBN 0-7356-1993-X. 2004.
  • Dingsøyr T., Dybå T., Moe N.B., Agile Software Development: Current Research and Future Directions, Springer, 2010
  • C. Jones, Applied Software Measurement: Global Analysis of Productivity and Quality, 3rd ed. McGraw-Hill Osborne Media, 2008.
  • Craig Larman and Bas Vodde, Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Thinking and Organizational Tools for Large-Scale Scrum, Addison-Wesley, 2009

 

 
Assessment methods and criteria 

Active and regular participation to lectures and seminars AND report evaluation AND seminar presentations

 

 
Grading 

1–5

 
Person responsible 

Ayse Tosun Misirli

 
Working life cooperation 

No

 


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