Students will apply Agile Development techniques to a prescribed problem that involves the development of a software solution.
33 Contact hours
117 private study hours
Total hours 150
Method of assessment
Main assessment methods
Group project 75% (60 hours)
2 page Individual evaluation report 25%
• Beck, K; Extreme Programming Explained: Embrace Change, 2e Addison-Wesley, 2005
• Beck, K; Fowler, M; Planning Extreme Programming (XP),1e, Addison Wesley, 2001
• Schwaber, K; Agile Project Management with Scrum, Microsoft Press, 2004
• Layton, MC; Agile Project Management For Dummies, John Wiley & Sons, 2012
• Pham, A; Pham, P-V Scrum in Action, 1e Delmar Cengage Learning, 2012
• Cohn, M; Succeeding with Agile: Software Development Using Scrum, 1e, Addison Wesley, 2010
• Fowler, M; UML Distilled: A Brief Guide to the Standard Object Modeling Language, 3rd edition, Addison-Wesley, 2004
• Rumbaugh, J; Jacobson, I; Booch, G; The Unified Modeling Language Reference Manual, 2nd edition, Addison-Wesley, 2004
The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
1. Identify and evaluate alternative solution strategies to a multi-tiered software problem;
2. Identify the roles and responsibilities of members of a software development team and the methods of intercommunication;
3. Plan and document the process by which a software solution is achieved using Agile software development and UML;
4. Construct a solution to an approved multi-tiered software problem;
5. Verify the solution to an agreed specification;
6. Present and demonstrate system software solution.
7. Critically evaluate the proposed solution and the means by which it was achieved;
8. Demonstrate a commitment to quality in the production of project deliverables;
9. Demonstrate a commitment to being a responsible member of a software development team.
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