16.09.2014 — Exercise sessions only start on 23.09.14. The lectures start on 16.09.14.
03.09.2014 — The web page was created. See also last year's page.
252-0273-01L Distributed Software Engineering Laboratory
Web page at the computer science department: 252-0273-01L
Student article about the laboratory in VIS Visionen.
A remarkable phenomenon is affecting the software development scene: the massive transfer of developments to countries such as India and Russia offering highly qualified manpower at rock-bottom salaries. The outsourcing business is already in the hundreds of billions of dollars, causes employment fears among Western programmers, and has consequences on just about every aspect of software development (including education). Offshoring also serves as a magnifier of most of the issues of software engineering, including for example requirements analysis and quality control.
This course explores the offshoring phenomenon from a technical software engineering perspective, providing a set of guidelines for making outsourced projects succeed, through both management approaches (in particular the CMMI) and technical solutions in areas of requirements, specification, design, documentation and quality control. The presentation is based on experience of outsourcing at ABB and other companies.
The participants will take part in a case study exploring techniques for making an offshored project succeed (or recover from problems).
This course provides students with a clear view of the offshore software development phenomenon, enabling them to participate successfully in projects outsourced partially or totally, and also helping them define their own career strategies in the context of outsourcing's continued growth.
A Distributed Project
The course project will be in collaboration with other universities. Preliminary partners are:
- ETH Zurich, Switzerland
- Politecnico di Milano, Italy
- Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Brazil
- Innopolis, Russia
- University of Rio Cuarto, Argentina
- Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
- The course grade is based entirely on the project.
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- Karine Arnout's Ph.D. thesis: From Patterns to Components. Click here
|Tuesday (exercise)||09:00-10:00 and 12:00-13:00||RZ F 21|
|Tuesday (lecture)||10:00-12:00||RZ F 21|
In the 2010 iteration of the course we made recordings of all lectures.
|16.09.2014||1||Introduction to Distributed and Outsourced Software Engineering||The Unspoken Revolution in Software Engineering / Design and code reviews in the age of the internet|
|23.09.2014||2||Introduction to Distributed and Outsourced Software Engineering||same as week 1|
|30.09.2014||3||Preparation for Outsourcing|
|14.10.2014||5||Requirements exercise||no slides|
|21.10.2014||6||Preparation for Outsourcing||same as week 3|
|28.10.2014||7||Introduction to CMMI|
|04.11.2014||8||CMMI -- Process Areas and Generic Practices|
|11.11.2014||9||Agile Software Development|
|18.11.2014||10||CMMI exercise: Processes and Practices|
|25.11.2014||10||CMMI -- Process Areas and Generic Practices II|
|2.12.2014||11||Agile Software Development II|
|07.10.2014||Introduction to Eiffel - Part 1|
|14.10.2014||Exercise on requirements|
|21.10.2014||Introduction to Eiffel - Part 2|
|28.10.2014||Introduction to Eiffel - Part 3|
|Christian Estler||RZ J8||044 632 76 84||German / English|
|Julian Tschannen||RZ J3||044 632 44 49||German / English|
|Assignment 1: Setup||19.10.2014|
|Assignment 2: Requirements Consolidation||31.10.2014|
|Assignment 3: Architecture and API Design||11.11.2014|