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Software Development Processes

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Software Development Processes
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Computer Science and Communication Systems, Master, ASPO 01.04.2016
Module code: KI841
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
3V+1P (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 2
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
Oral examination 40%, term paper 30%, presentation 30%

[updated 24.02.2018]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

DFI-SEP (P610-0554) Computer Science, Master, ASPO 01.10.2018 , semester 2, mandatory course
KI841 (P222-0096) Computer Science and Communication Systems, Master, ASPO 01.04.2016 , semester 2, optional course, informatics specific
KIM-SEP (P221-0060) Computer Science and Communication Systems, Master, ASPO 01.10.2017 , semester 2, optional course, informatics specific
PIM-SEP (P221-0060) Applied Informatics, Master, ASPO 01.10.2011 , semester 2, mandatory course
PIM-SEP (P221-0060) Applied Informatics, Master, ASPO 01.10.2017 , semester 2, mandatory course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 105 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Burger
Prof. Dr. Helmut Folz

[updated 01.04.2003]
Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will:
• be able to analyze and evaluate the most important process models of software development from a higher perspective and to implement them project-specifically.
• be able to master essential concepts of software quality management from the project manager´s point of view and will be able to plan their implementation.
• be capable of assessing, explaining and applying the problems and the most important techniques of requirements engineering.
• be able to familiarize themselves with new non-trivial problems in a team and to research, prepare and present them.

[updated 30.07.2021]
Module content:
Part 1 Process Models
1. Introduction to and overview of classic process models
2. The Rational Unified Process
3. The V-model XT
4. Agile process models
   4.1. Agile software development in general
   4.2. Extreme programming
   4.3. Scrum
   4.4. Other agile process models
Part 2 Software Quality Management
1. Introduction and overview
2. Analytical quality management
3. Constructive quality management
5. Quality models (ISO 15504, CMMI, ...)
Part 3 Requirements Engineering and Management
1. Introduction and overview
2. Requirement assessment
3. Requirement documentation
4. Requirements management

[updated 30.07.2021]
Teaching methods/Media:
Transparencies, projector

[updated 24.02.2018]
Recommended or required reading:
Rupp, Chris. Requirements-Engineering und -Management. Hanser Verlag
Ludewig, Jochen; Lichter, Horst. Software Engineering. Grundlagen, Menschen, Prozesse, Techniken. dpunkt.verlag
Ian Sommerville. Software Engineering. Pearson; München
Balzert, Helmut. Lehrbuch der Softwaretechnik (Band 2): Software-Management. Spektrum Akademischer Verlag
Ernest Wallmüller. Software Quality Engineering. Carl Hanser Verlag; München / Wien
Peter Liggesmeyer. Software-Qualität. Spektrum Akademischer Verlag
Andreas Spillner; Tilo Linz. Basiswissen Softwaretest. dpunkt.verlag

[updated 30.07.2021]
Module offered in:
SS 2020, SS 2019, SS 2018, SS 2017, SS 2016, ...
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