Syllabus for SSE 675

Lean and Agile Software Development

Very early draft; expect changes.

Fall Semester 2019

100% Online

August 20 - December 10, 2019



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You will need a suitable computer. The University's Computer Recommendations are appropriate for this course for Windows and OS X. If you use the Linux operating system this course, the recommendations for Windows computers will also be suitable for Linux.

Please see the Online Learning page for more information regarding expected student student access to the internet, and corresponding software.

Please see the Mercer's Distance Learning page for more information regarding expected student student access to the internet, and corresponding software.

Course Description

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

This Online Learning course begins on August 20, 2019 at 12:00 am Eastern time. All assignments are due by the end (11:59:00 pm) of the specified calendar day in the Eastern time zone. This course ends at 11:59:00 pm on December 10, 2019, in the Eastern time zone.

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Course Objectives

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

Communicate Technical Aspects regarding the selection of appropriate software architectures to a Technical Audience:

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SSE 550 Object-Oriented Design I

This prerequisite provides one graduate-level 3 semester hour course in C++ or Java or C#.

Please see the Online Learning page for more information regarding expected student abilities and aptitudes.

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Class Location

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

Credit will be given only for original work.

The Office of the Provost's "Academic Integrity page includes a link to the Graduate Honor Code, which covers issues such as plagiarism. Please take a good, careful look at the Graduate Honor Code. Plagiarism is not acceptable in this, or any, course.

Project reports are to be submitted complete, not as incremental partial submissions.

All deliverables are due on their assigned dates .

Use the Report Logs to help you to manage your time and keep on schedule. You should schedule your work evenly throughout the term.

More information about project grading is contained in the General Project Rubric .

  • If you have a question about any of this, please ask.
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  • Some suggestions for doing a project are contained in the One Way to Do a Project page.
  • All team members must be registered for credit in this course. You may arrange the teamwork pretty much as you please , but each team member must primarily make substantive contributions to the code; review contributions are not enough. The team members may develop a single report, etc., or multiple deliverables, one per member. In this latter case, team members should perform substantive peer reviews of each others's work as that work progresses, to help their team mates to do better work. Persuasive evidence of these reviews should be included in the reports.
  • Project 1 (Team):
  • Assignment 2 (Team):
  • Assignment 3 (Team):
  • Assignment 4 (Team):
  • Please raise questions and issues via the course MS Teams team.
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    Additional Information

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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 Assignments and Events (tentative)

    Start Date
    End Date
    August 20, 2019 December 10, 2019 Course in Progress

    August 20, 2019 Login in to the course on Canvas.
    January 7, 2019 September 23, 2019 Work on Project 1

    September 23, 2019

    Project 1 due

    October 28, 2019

    Project 2 due

    November 18, 2019

    Project 3 due

    December 10, 2019

    Project 4 due

    Course ends

    Notes: The course begins at midnight (12:00 am) on the first day of class (see schedule above), and ends at 11:59:00 pm on the last day of class. Assignments are due at any time during the day specified on the schedule, that is, before 11:59:00 pm on that day. All times are Macon, Georgia (Eastern time zone) times.

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    Contact Information

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