Software engineering for outsourced and offshore development
|General info:||Course description | Course books|
|17.12.2007||We have created a questionnaire about the project. Please, it is important you fill in it. See here.|
|05.12.2007||On Thursday 06.12 we will discuss about implementation. All members of the teams must attend the exercise session.|
|21.11.2007||We have received consortium documents from consortium 2 and 3. Consortium 1, please contact Martin and Roman.|
|7.11.2007||Feedback about the first requirement document will be given on Thursday, November 8th. At least one member of each consortium must attend the exercise session to discuss the consortium progress.|
|1.11.2007||Consortia have been formed. See details here.|
|31.10.2007||Consortia will be form on Thursday, November 1st during exercise sessions.|
|23.10.2007||Submitions must be sent by e-mail to Martin Nordio and Roman Mitin. Please, send only a pdf file group.pdf where group is the name of your group. Furthermore, the file has to be commited to the SVN repository (at your Origo project page). Please check that Martin Nordio and Roman Mitin are project members of your Origo project.|
|17.10.2007||Final version of slides of lecture 2 has been added. Link to IEEE Recommended Practice for Software Requirements Specifiations has been added.|
|11.10.2007||Examples of good requirements documents have been added (at project section).|
|10.10.2007||Updated version of the slides of lecture 2: Requirements engineering is now available|
|04.10.2007||A forum to discuss requirements has been created (see here). If you cannot access to it, send an e-mail to Martin Nordio with your Origo user name.|
|04.10.2007||Projects have been created. If you are not part of any group (see here), send an e-mail to Martin Nordio.|
|04.10.2007||Project grading added.|
|26.09.2007||The final version of the slides of lecture 1 ("Introduction to the topic of Offshoring and Outsourcing in software development") is now available|
|26.09.2007||First exercise session will be on October 4. Groups will be forms and project components will be selected on October 4. More details at CSEL2 project|
|26.09.2007||Project details has been published. The project will be managed using the Origo project management framework at the CSEL2 project.|
|24.09.2007||Provisional material has been published. It will be revised as the semester unrolls.|
|29.08.2007||The web page was created.|
Web page at the computer science department: 251-0273-00
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.
The project will be managed using the Origo project management framework at the CSEL2 project. The CSEL2 project contains details of the project, deadlines, wiki pages and forums. If you do not have an user at Origo, create an account. Send an e-mail to Martin Nordio with your Origo user name.
Quality assurance plan
Examples of Requirements Specification DocumentsThese documents are examples of good requirements specification documents. They were developped by last year students. However, they do not include API specifications.
More details at CSEL2 project
|Martin Nordio||RZ F9||044 632 02 97||English|
|Roman Mitin||RZ H 22||044 632 72 90||English|
Last update: 2007-11-07