|Module Title||THE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT LIFE CYCLE|
|Co-ordinator||Professor Christopher J Price|
|Semester||Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)|
|Other staff||Professor Christopher J Price|
|Pre-Requisite||Pass or exemption in Computer Science at Level 1|
|Course delivery||Lecture||18 lectures|
|Other||Workshop. Up to 24|
In addition, on successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
2. apply the elements of the software life cycles, contrast a range of life cycle models and choose appropriate models for a range of typical projects; (A2)
3. be able to apply software quality procedures and convince others of their value; (A1, A2)
4. be able to use version and configuration management and convince others of their value; (A1, A2)
5. produce the key deliverables in software life cycles. (A1)
Long thin module. No lectures in Semester 2
The pastoral and general tutorial system for Year 2 honours students on schemes other than Internet Computing is administered through this module.
2. The Software Life Cycle - 3 Lectures
Description of the phases of a range of software life cycles (including the Waterfall, Prototyping, Extreme Programming and Spiral models) and the major deliverables and activities associated with each phase. Software process improvement.
3. Project Management - 2 Lectures
Planning and cost estimation. Progress monitoring. Team structure and team management.
4. Quality Management - 2 Lectures
Validation, verification and testing. Quality plans. Walkthroughs, code inspections and other types of review. Role of the quality assurance group. Standards (international, national and local).
5. Configuration Management - 2 Lectures
Baselines. Change control procedures. Version control. Software tools to support configuration management.
6. Requirements Engineering - 2 Lectures
The IEEE standard for requirements specifications. Validation of requirement by e.g., prototyping. Deficiencies in the traditional approach to requirements. Introduction to UML Use cases
7. Design - 3 Lectures
Outline (architectural) design and detailed design. Use of abstraction, information hiding, functional and hierarchical decomposition at levels higher then the individual program. Contents of design documentation. State diagrams. Relevant UML notations: packages, sequence and activity diagrams, active objects.
8. Implementation and maintenance - 2 Lectures
Choice of language. Cutover. Types of maintenance. Maintenance process. Refactoring.
9. Testing - 1 Lecture
Testing strategies. Testing tools: static and dynamic analysers, test harnesses and test data generators, simulators. Performance testing. Regression testing. User documentation and training.
A weekly tutorial will be associated with this course. The tutorial will be used to organise group project activities and to discuss software engineering issues.
This module is at CQFW Level 5