- Code COMP4130
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Computing
- ANU College ANU College of Engineering Computing & Cybernetics
- Course subject Computer Science
- Areas of interest Software Engineering
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
In 2023, this course is on campus with remote adjustments only for participants with unavoidable travel restrictions/visa delays.
This course introduces students to advanced topics on managing the quality of products to be delivered as part of the progression within a software development project, and managing the development process itself through software process improvement frameworks and standards.
Several causal aspects of (bad) software quality will be introduced and discussed so that students can understand the context for undertaking risk and bad quality avoidance.
There will be a focus on practical techniques for identifying and removing defects as well as for implementing procedures to track the success or failure of resk and kefect resolutions.
There are several Software Process Imporvement (SPI) frameworks and standards available, each one possessing its own merits and difficulties. Most are regarded as being more appropriate to large software development organisations where the assumed expenses of incorporated SPI initiatives typically provide significant return on investment. This course will introduce the various well known frameworks and standards in the context of importance to organisations but then also discuss tailored versions of some SPI frameworks that are more suitable to small organisations or teams of software developers.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Assess and apply techniques for verification and validation of various artefacts that are typically produced during the development of small to large software systems.
- Assess and apply software process and measurement techniques which have been found to enhance the capability and maturity of software development organisations.
Professional Skills Mapping:
Mapping of Learning Outcomes to Assessment and Professional Competencies
- Assignments (50) [LO 1,2]
- Final Exam (50) [LO 1,2]
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Up to twelve two-hour lectures, twelve one-hour lectures, twelve two-hour workshop sessions, plus 5 hours independent study per week.
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