The lectures will introduce different approaches, methods and tools for software engineering. Few exercises are considered to complement some of the lecture materials. The learning activities include two main components:
1. Project work: You will apply obtained knowledge on a realistic case. You are free to choose a case (e.g., preferably from your work place), or ask the teaching team to provide you one. The work with the cases will take place in a group of students (all from part-time program). Your task is to explore the case, perform analysis and develop a set of documents that would typically be subject to a pre-study or – when applying an iterative or evolutionary process – the early iteration cycles or sprints. The set of documents should contain:
· a project charter;
· an initial analysis, including a mock-up of the product to be developed;
· a requirements specification;
· a configuration management plan;
· a quality assurance plan;
· a system test specification;
· an overall architecture specification; and
This set of documents is referred to as the portfolio you have to hand in to be able to take the exam. Partial hand-ins are submitted in two tollgates. The hand-ins are constituting the base for a review and evaluation.
Each group of students will be assigned a supervisor (one of teaching team members) and provided supervision meetings.
2. Individual Assignment: Each student is expected to submit one individual assignment that is closely related to his or her professional profile and expertise. The topic of the assignment should be discussed and agreed with the course manager. The objective of the individual assignment is providing an opportunity to the student to apply obtained knowledge more specifically and in more advanced manner on his/her areas of expertise.
Presentation (Optional): There are 2 presentation sessions that are planned after each tollgate of submitting project deliverables. Each group of student is expected to act once as presenter (in one session) and once as opponent (in the other session). This activity is considered as optional for part-time students.
D2G Hand-in for groups with following oral exam supplemented by the hand-ins. Shared responsibility for the group-report (7-scale, external exam)
The oral exam will be 20 minutes per student including assessment and feedback.
The re-exam has the same form as the ordinary exam.
Students who didn´t participate in the group work can´t take the ordinary exam. To gain access to the re-exam those students must submit a portfolio. The case for the portfolio will be send to the students by the course responsible by the end of the course. The portfolio must be submitted 2½ weeks after. The requirements for this portfolio are the same as for the ordinary portfolio, but it must be handed in as one. No supervision will be offered during this period. The portfolio must be made in groups assigned by the course responsible. If only one student is assigned to the portfolio work, he/she works alone. If the portfolio can´t be approved by the course responsible the students have one week to complement it. Once the portfolio is approved the student can take the re-exam.
Similarly, the students who fail to submit individual assignment can only take re-exam only after submitting the individual work satisfactorily.