COMP6204 Software Project Management and Development
The aim of this module is to prepare students for undertaking large software projects. It introduces the students to the high-level strategies required for managing projects from their genesis to completion. This includes decision making regarding the overall project strategy, staffing levels, development environment, etc. The module also aims to expose the students to modern development techniques such as XP and Scrum and Test-Driven Development. The module is compulsory for MSc Software Engineering students. Experience of Object-Oriented programming is assumed.
Aims and Objectives
To prepare students for undertaking large software projects.
Knowledge and Understanding
Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
- Formal management for software projects
- Quality assurance practices for software projects
Subject Specific Intellectual and Research Skills
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Describe a number of modern software development methods
- Select appropriate modern software development methods for a variety of software projects
Managing the software development process: Estimating software projects Contracts, planning and monitoring Costing and budgeting Models of Software Projects Quality assurance: Concepts in QA Capability Maturity Modelling ISO 9000 standards Metrics Testing strategies Risk management Development methods: Iterative and incremental development Agile Development techniques Test-driven development Manual vs Automated Testing Refactoring
Learning and Teaching
|Wider reading or practice||43|
|Completion of assessment task||13|
|Preparation for scheduled sessions||18|
|Total study time||150|
Resources & Reading list
K. Schwibe. IT Project Management.
Roger S. Pressman. Software Engineering: A Practitioner's Approach.
Ian Sommerville. Software Engineering.
|Exam (2 hours)||75%|
|Project Management Plan||25%|
|Exam (2 hours)||100%|
Repeat type: Internal & External
Prerequisites: ELEC1204 or COMP1202