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Syllabus for SSE 675

Lean and Agile Software Development

Summer Semester 2011 (11U) Session 1

Changes are possible.


Instructor: Dr. Paul E. MacNeil

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Textbooks and Supplies:

Texts (including web sites):


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Software (including web sites):

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Other Useful Resources (including web sites):

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Catalog Description (Course Purpose):

Software management and processes with consideration of process impact on cost, schedule, and development techniques.

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Course Objectives:

Breadth and Depth in Defining, Analyzing, and Solving Complex Problems:

Communicate Technical Aspects of the Solution for Complex Software Engineering Problems to a Technical Audience:

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SSE graduate standing or permission of the graduate program chair.

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Class Location:

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Percent of Term Grade
Project 1
Project 2
Project 3
Project 4
Listserv contributions

More information about grading is contained in the recently-updated General Project Rubric.

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Additional Information:

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  • What Do I Do?
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    Changes to this Syllabus:

    There will be changes to this syllabus, so check back frequently, and don't forget to hit "Reload" or "Refresh".


    Schedule of Events and Assignments:

    Start Date
    End Date
    May 23, 2011 June 24, 2011 Course in Progress
    May 23, 2011 May 31, 2011 Read Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit (Poppendieck & Poppendieck). Work on Assignment 1.
      May 31, 2011 Assigment 1 due. Post to our FTP server.
    June 01, 2011 June 06, 2011 Read Agile Software Development: The Cooperative Game (Cockburn), work on Assignment 2.
      June 06, 2011 Assigment 2 due. Post to our FTP server.
    June 07, 2011 June 13, 2011 Read Balancing Agility and Discipline: A Guide for the Perplexed (Boehm & Turner). Work on Assignment 3.
      June 13, 2011 Assignment 3 due. Post to our FTP server.
    June 14, 2011 June 24, 2011 Work on Assignment 4.
      June 24, 2011 Assignment 4 due. Post to our FTP server.
      June 24, 2011 Course ends.




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    mportant Additional Information:

    "Students requiring accommodations for a disability should inform the instructor at the close of the first class meeting or as soon as possible. The instructor will refer you to the Disability Support Services Coordinator to document your disability, determine eligibility for accommodations under the ADAAA/Section 504 and to request a Faculty Accommodation Form. Disability accommodations or status will not be indicated on academic transcripts. In order to receive accommodations in a class, students with sensory, learning, psychological, physical or medical disabilities must provide their instructor with a Faculty Accommodation Form to sign. Students must return the signed form to the Disability Services Coordinator. A new form must be requested each semester. Students with a history of a disability, perceived as having a disability or with a current disability who do not wish to use academic accommodations are also strongly encouraged to register with the Disability Services Coordinator and request a Faculty Accommodation Form each semester. For further information, please contact Carole Burrowbridge, Disability Services Coordinator, at 301-2778 or visit the Disability Support Services website at" * (10/09)

    Accreditation: Mercer University is accredited by SACS.