252-0273-01L Distributed Software Engineering Laboratory
|Semester||Autumn Semester 2014|
|Lecturers||B. Meyer, P. Kolb, D. M. Nordio|
|Periodicity||yearly recurring course|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Comment||In the Master Programme max. 10 credits can be accounted by Labs|
on top of the Interfocus Courses. Additional Labs will be listed on the Addendum.
|Abstract||The Distributed Software Engineering Laboratory introduces the software engineering principles and techniques appropriate for the increasingly prevalent style of modern software development, involving teams spread across teams, companies and countries.|
The course involves a distributed project conducted in cooperation with student teams from other universities.
|Objective||Modern software development is increasingly *distributed*: projects are developed by different groups collaborating across teams, companies, countries, timezones. This setup radically alters the assumptions underlying many of the traditional views of software engineering.|
The Distributed Software Engineering Laboratory introduces the principles and techniques for this new paradigm. In line with the "distributed" nature of the topic, the project is performed in collaboration with student teams from other universities in various countries.This course provides students with a clear view of distributed software development, enabling them to participate successfully in distributed projects, and also helping them to devise their own career strategies in the context of the continued trend towards outsourcing.
|Content||Basics of distributed development|
The outsourcing phenomenon; country review.
Requirements engineering for distributed projects
Quality assurance for distributed projects.
Process models (especially CMMI) and agile methods
Supplier assessment and qualification.
Negotiating a contract for a distributed project.
Software project management for distributed projects.
Role of interfaces and other technical issues of distributed development.
A key part of the Laboratory is the course project, performed in groups involving teams from other universities. Students get to practice distributed developmemt directly, experiencing issues and applying techniques presented in the course.
The exercise sessions usually start at 9am.
|Lecture notes||The course page includes the full set of slides and links to supplementary documentation.|
|Prerequisites / Notice||Prerequisites: Basic understanding of programming.|