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NEW: Instructions for separate exams added (see the corresponding section).

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16.11.2019 at 09:00 - 6.12.2019 at 23:59

Timetable

Separate exams

Forthcoming separate exams for this course may be canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak. Please consult the teacher for instructions on alternative ways to conduct the course.

Description

  • Degree programme: Computer Science
  • Module: Software engineering
  • Available for students from other fields
  • The course is voluntary

The course aims to help learners understand how software product management takes place in the scope of contemporary software development approaches. Covering the entire software product life cycle, the emphasis is on requirements management and setting their priorities, feature grouping and variation management, and version control systems. In addition, the course will cover issues related to software quality to a limited extent.

Recommended time/stage of studies for completion:

  • After completing BSc studies.

Term/teaching period when the course will be offered:

  • Period 2
  • Will be offered every year
  • Product management role in software industry.
  • Product definition.
  • Requirements management.
  • Configuration management.
  • Product management tools - planning, managing and tracking
  • Dealing with external stakeholders.
  • Quality in the context of software products.
  • Course material is given during the course (lecture notes).
  • Potential textbook material for independent learning will be announced at the beginning of the course.

The course is being actively and continuously developed. The methods supporting learning are modified according to the feedback and experience from previous years. The following describes the course as conducted in 2017.

  • Content sessions (lectures) on the selected topics in software product management in the light of software business and software development methodologies.
  • Practical project work(s) that deal with hands-on issues in the field of product management on the large.
  • Visiting lectures given by software product managers in the industry.
  • A course diary will be created to document the teacher's activities.

The assessment practices are developed from year to year. The following gives the overall picture for year 2017.

  • Grading is on the scale from 0 to 5.
  • Final exam is 50%; project work(s) 50%.
  • The course will involve contact teaching, and it is not available as a distance learning course.
  • It is not obligatory to participate in lectures, but the course will involve project work that has an impact on the final grade.
  • Project work(s), final exam.