|Delivery length / details
|10 x 2 Hour Practicals
|10 x 2 Hour Lectures
|Assessment length / details
|100 Hours Agile software development group project
|.5 Hours Group presentation of agile software development project
|3 Hours Practical Examination
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Make an effective contribution to an agile software development team.
Employ advanced software development skills to create a software product.
Communicate the decisions, methods, and practices that resulted in a software product.
Students are introduced to agile software development practices and processes. They are also given an understanding of how those practices relate to the best traditional practices for specification, design, implementation, testing and operation of large software systems.
The practical work on the module is a group project, where a number of students work together as an agile team to produce a software product, following standards similar to those that might be experienced working in industry.
Group project work is integral to modern software development. A group development project is required for BCS accreditation of taught MSc schemes.
|Application of Number
|None beyond that required for planning.
|Communication is central to participation in an agile team. Presentation skills will be required to provide the group presentation.
|Improving own Learning and Performance
|Reflection and improvement is intrinsic to agile software development.
|Inherent in the module.
|Personal Development and Career planning
|The module gives students an insight into the computing industry and potential careers.
|Problem solving is intrinsic to software development.
|Students will be required to acquire knowledge from journals and on-line sources.
|Subject Specific Skills
|Specialist software engineering knowledge and skills will be acquired and applied in the group project.
|Students will work as part of an agile team.
This module is at CQFW Level 7