Project Organisation and Management in Software Engineering
This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.
Module version of SS 2012 (current)
There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.
Whether the module’s courses are offered during a specific semester is listed in the section Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature below.
|available module versions|
|SS 2012||WS 2011/2|
IN2083 is a semester module in English language at Bachelor’s level and Master’s level which is offered in summer semester.
|Total workload||Contact hours||Credits (ECTS)|
|180 h||75 h||6 CP|
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
- Project Organization
++ Lifecycle model of a Project
++ Types of organizations (Line-, Matrix-and Project-based organizations)
++ Roles and Responsibilities, Management Antipatterns
++ Global Software Projects
++ Organizational Maturity Models (CMM, CMMI)
- Project Plans
++ Software Lifecycle Models
++ Linear Models (Waterfall and V-Model)
++ Iterative models (Spiral, Unified Process, V XT)
++ Agile models (Scrum, Kanban)
- Contracts and Contracting
++ Types of contracts
++ Lifecycle of a Contract
++ Legal issues
- Change Management
++ Configuration Management
++ Continuous Integration
++ Continuous Delivery
- Quality Management
++ Usability Management
++ Testing, V&V
++ Risk Management
++ IEEE Standards
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
Courses and Schedule
Learning and Teaching Methods
- Kemerer: Software Project Management: Readings and Cases MacGraw Hill, 1997
- Royce: Software Project Management: A Unified Framework Addison Wesley, 1998
- Duvall et al.: Continuous Integration, Addison-Wesley Verlag, 2007
- Schwaber, Beedle: Agile Software Development with Scrum, Addison-Wesley Verlag, 2002
- Kevin Aguanno (Ed), Managing Agile Projects, Multi-Media Publications Inc., 2005
- Tapscott, Williams: Wikinomics, Portfolio Verlag, 2006
- Dutoit, McCall, Mistrik, Paech: Rationale Management in Software Engineering, Springer Verlag, 2006.
- Broy, Kuhrmann: Projektorganisation und Management im Software Engineering, Springer, 2013.
Additional readings will be made available at the beginning of the class. Literature for specific topics will be announced at the end of each lecture.
Description of exams and course work
The exam takes the form of a 90 minutes written test. Knowledge questions assess the acquaintance of the students about typical software project management problems. Problem tasks assess the ability to describe management problems such as scetching a software plan, designing a configuration management plan, a branching model or a relese plan. By scetching these plans and models the students demonstrate that they have understood the principles of software project management and are able to apply these.
The exam may be repeated at the end of the semester.