SE 459 Agile Software Development
This course focuses on the fundamentals, principles, tools, and techniques of Agile software development. The objectives for this course are for you to:
- Understand common Agile development methodologies and how they compare to more traditional approaches.
- Work with some common techniques of Agile development including estimation and progress reporting.
- Write epics, user stories, and tasks; estimate their complexity; and participate in sprint planning.
- Apply agile principles during a small team project.
- Analyze what makes Agile development successful or unsuccessful in different environments.
There is no course text. Resources will include lecture notes, and various online articles, sites, etc.
Final grades will be calculated based on performance in the following categories:
|Team Project & Presentations
Meaningful software development almost always happens as the result of a team effort.
- You will work on a team project for the duration of the course during which you will put into practice some of the techniques that we discuss in class.
- Teams will be formed of both in-class and DL students to simulate a modern development environment that uses distributed teams.
- Each team member will be asked to evaluate their peers by distributing a fixed set of points at the end of the term.
A final team presentation will be due the 10th week of class.
This syllabus is subject to change as necessary during the quarter. If a change occurs, it will be thoroughly addressed during class, posted under Announcements in D2L and sent via email.
Evaluations are a way for students to provide valuable feedback regarding their instructor and the course. Detailed feedback will enable the instructor to continuously tailor teaching methods and course
content to meet the learning goals of the course and the academic needs of the students. They are a requirement of the course and are key to continue to provide you with the highest quality of teaching. The
evaluations are anonymous; the instructor and administration do not track who entered what responses. A program is used to check if the student completed the evaluations, but the evaluation is completely
separate from the student’s identity. Since 100% participation is our goal, students are sent periodic reminders over three weeks. Students do not receive reminders once they complete the evaluation.
Students complete the evaluation online in CampusConnect.
This course will be subject to the university's academic integrity policy. More information can be found at http://academicintegrity.depaul.edu/ If you
have any questions be sure to consult with your professor.
All students are expected to abide by the University's Academic Integrity Policy which prohibits cheating and other misconduct in student coursework. Publicly sharing or posting online any prior or current materials from this course (including exam questions or answers), is considered to be providing unauthorized assistance prohibited by the policy. Both students who share/post and students who access or use such materials are considered to be cheating under the Policy and will be subject to sanctions for violations of Academic Integrity.
All students are required to manage their class schedules each term in accordance with the deadlines for enrolling and withdrawing as indicated in the University Academic Calendar. Information on enrollment, withdrawal, grading and incompletes can be found at http://www.cdm.depaul.edu/Current%20Students/Pages/PoliciesandProcedures.aspx.
Students who feel they may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the instructor privately to discuss their specific needs. All discussions will remain confidential.
To ensure that you receive the most appropriate accommodation based on your needs, contact the instructor as early as possible in the quarter (preferably within the first week of class), and make sure that
you have contacted the Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) at:
Lewis Center 1420, 25 East Jackson Blvd.
Phone number: (312)362-8002