- Code COMP8173
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Computing
- ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
- Course subject Computer Science
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
Software process improvement applies to any person or organisation undertaking software developments as their basic business. Software improvement strategies will be described and discussed in context with developmental size, organizational capability, return on investment and practicality. The SEI's Capability Maturity Model - Integrated (CMMI) will be described together with SPICE and ISO 9000. Assessments will be described as will their purpose, applicability, tailorability and effectiveness in making software process improvements. Software metrics will also be described and their applicability for identifying and monitoring process improvements will be discussed. Verification and Validation can also be considered as a formal set of processes and techniques that can be adopted/adapted across the systems/software development lifecycle in context with the determination of system and software criticality. This course will have some treatment of Verification and Validation and other relevant software processes.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
To be able to manage and participate in rigorous process creation and assessment for software development including verification and validation.
Introduction to System/Software Processes
Capability Maturity Model Integrated (CMMI)
- Principles of CMMI
- CMMI Process Areas
- CMMI Generic Goals
- CMMI Specific Practices
- CMMI Generic Practices
CMMI Appraisals Measurement as part of Software Process
- Practical System Software Measurement
Verification and Validation Process
Assignments 50%; Exam 50%
Students must pass both assessment components to pass the course.
The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.
Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.
- Student Contribution Band:
- Unit value:
- 6 units
If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.
Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.
- Domestic fee paying students
- International fee paying students
Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links
ANU utilises MyTimetable to enable students to view the timetable for their enrolled courses, browse, then self-allocate to small teaching activities / tutorials so they can better plan their time. Find out more on the Timetable webpage.