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Basic info last published 1/10-23

Second Year Project: Software Development in Large Teams (15 ECTS)

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21250 DKK
BSc in Software Development
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Associate Professor
Associate Professor
Part-time Lecturer
Course semester
Forår 2024
29 January 2024
23 August 2024

In collaboration with industrial partners, students will apply Scrum in practice and reason about its application in a controlled yet realistic environment.


Students will collaborate with industrial partners on industrially relevant projects provided by the industrial partners. They will experience how it is to work for a real industrial project in a setting as realistic as possible, while appling in practice all the software engineering skill they have learned during their earlier courses and learning new technologies.
Student groups will learn to apply Scrum – one of the agile frameworks – in practice by performing several short iterations in their projects. Each group of 7–9 students will be supported by: a product owner from the industrial partner, a scrum master enrolled in a master level elective course, and an agile coach from the industry.
Semester layout. The course will comprise four blocks. In the first block, week 1 and 2, you will be involved in the formation of the groups and the matchmaking with the industrial partners. During the second block, week 3 and 4, you will kickoff the project with your Scrum team. Finally, in the third block, week 5 to 17, you will run six two-week sprints and participate in two feedback sessions. The course will conclude with a last week of submissions, demos, and celebrations before the exam session.

Formal prerequisites

  • You are enrolled on the BSc study program in software development.
  • You know the basics of software engineering, e.g., different software process models and related activities, corresponding to what is covered in the BSc course Analysis, Design and Software Architecture.
  • You are able to apply some programming language to construct fully functional software programs, corresponding, e.g., to what is covered in the BSc course Analysis, Design and Software Architecture. 
  • You are aware of the basic techniques for planning and conducting a software development project in a small team of 5-7 students.

Intended learning outcomes

After the course, the student should be able to:

  • Apply Scrum in a large-scale software development project as part of a team in cooperation with an industrial partner
  • Select and apply (new) technologies (potentially including programming languages) within the context of the project
  • Identify and solve teamwork related issues
  • Select and apply suitable software engineering practices and tools
  • Identify and solve software engineering problems
  • Compare and discuss with other teams the different experiences and learnings from the project
  • Reflect on the project in terms of learnings gained from a software engineering and teamwork perspective
Ordinary exam
Exam type:
D: Submission of written work with following oral, Internal (7-point scale)
Exam variation:
D2G: Submission for groups with following oral exam supplemented by the submission. Shared responsibility for the report.