Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT FOR LARGE SYSTEMSETSN05
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: A (Second Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course might be given in English. ETSN05 overlaps following cours/es: ETS032 and ETS312. Optional for: C4, D4, D4pv, E4, E4pe, E4pv, F4, F4pv, I4, I4pvs, L4gi, Pi4. Course coordinator: Martin Höst, Martin.Host@cs.lth.se, Computer Science. Prerequisites: Programming, First Course (EDA011/EDA016/EDA017/EDAA20) and (ETSA01 or ESSF05 or other project course). Assessment: The assessment is based on both individual and group performance. The individual examination consists of a written report and participation in mandatory course elements. The project group examination consists of a written report and an acceptance test of the system delivered by the project group. The grade is based on the project group’s performance and the student’s individual performance. Re-examination will be performed with an individually adapted assignment. Parts: 2. Further information: Note: Most of the teaching in class is scheduled during the first four weeks. The project endures over nine weeks and is finished the second week of the subsequent study period. Due to dependencies within the project, the course requires personal presence during all weeks of the course. Home page: http://cs.lth.se/ets032.

Aim
The aim of the course is to give the students fundamental knowledge in the principal of project management and development processes and the central concepts in large-scale development of systems containing a significant share of software. The aim is also to give the student experiences of the problems that arise in large projects, where many involved actors and parallel work create situations that have to be handled.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

in writing be able to:

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Contents
The focus in the course is on how software is engineered in an industrial environment. The students begin with an existing system, which gives some limitations. The students use a systematic and well-defined development process, in which requirements specifications, design and test specifications are important documents to be developed. Quality inspections are made of the project group’s work as part of the development process. Different roles are distributed over the project members, such as project leaders, technical leaders, developers, and testers. Furthermore, the teachers act in other roles, e.g. department manager, quality auditor and technical experts.

Lectures, exercises and computer lab sessions are a direct introduction to the project, while the main part of the course is project work. Computer lab sessions and inspection meetings are mandatory elements in the course.

Literature
Compendium from the department (in Swedish). Since the course is further developed this year additional literature can be added.

Parts

Code: 0211. Name: Project.
Higher education credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: The project group examination consists of a written report and an acceptance test of the system delivered by the project group. Contents: Project i teams.

Code: 0311. Name: Report.
Higher education credits: 1,5. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: The individual examination consists of a written report and participation in mandatory course elements. The grade is based on the project group’s performance and the student’s individual performance. Re-examination will be performed with an individually adapted assignment. Contents: Written report.