The work with the cases will take place in groups of 6 or 8 students acting as a project team. The lectures will introduce different approaches, methods and tools for software engineering. Instead of working with independent exercise tasks you will apply this knowledge on a realistic case. Part of the learning will be to plan your activities, work with the different tasks, and quality-assure your results. The team's task is to 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
· a reflective discussion about the team's cooperation and communication.
This set of documents is referred to as the portfolio you have to hand in to be able to take the exam.
After 4 and after 8 weeks, partial hand-ins are due. The hand-ins are constituting the base for a review and evaluation.
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 reexam.