13E113USP - Software Organization Management

Course specification
Course title Software Organization Management
Acronym 13E113USP
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Module Computer Engineering and Informatics
Type of study bachelor academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
ESPB 6.0 Status elective
Condition /
The goal Introduce students to basic concepts in the software industry and the implementation of a large project from the analysis of user requirements phase to delivery of the software phase. Project management in a traditional manner and agile methodologies (DSDM, Scrum, Extreme programming,...).
The outcome After completing this course, students will be able to analyze user requirements, writing bids for the software, writing the plan in phases of the software development, software project management of the development process from start to finish and writing user documentation.
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URL to lectures
Contents of lectures Present core concepts in the software industry. The basic rules for writing a successful business plan. Learn to write documents in large European projects (FP7/Horizon 2020). Introduce students to the MBA program (The Master of Business Administration). Analysis of the CMMI (Capability Maturity Model Integration) model.
Contents of exercises Development of a software project in team, based on user requirements. Plan and management phases of the project. Time management. The process of quality control and monitoring. Team management and leadership. Risk analysis. Write documentation during all phases. The beginning and end of the software project.
  1. "Effective Project Management", R.Wysocki (5th edition, Wiley, USA, 2009.)
  2. "Software Project Management", B.Hughes, M.Cotterell (5th edition, McGraw-Hill Higher Education, UK, 2009.)
  3. "Software Project Management: A Unified Framework", W.Royce (1st edition, Addison-Wesley Professional, USA, 1998.)
  4. CMMI Product Team, CMMI Version 1.1, Carnegie-Mellon Software Engineering Institute, USA
  5. "Software Project - Survival Guide", S.McConnell (Microsoft Press, USA, 1998.)
Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
2 2 1
Methods of teaching Lectures, auditory exercises, labs and practical work on the project throughout the semester.
Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
Activites during lectures 0 Test paper 30
Practical lessons 0 Oral examination 0
Colloquia 20
Seminars 50