INF9980 – Product and Process Improvement in Systems Development
- Introduction into Process Improvement.
- Research Methods.
- Problem Solving and Improvement – by Individuals and Groups.
- Measurement-based Improvement.
- Goal-oriented Measurement.
- Processes and Process Modeling.
- Learning from Experience.
- Process Assessment.
- Process Improvement Frameworks.
- Practical Process Improvement and Follow-up.
At the end of the course, participants know about challenges related to software product and process improvement in systems development organizations.
During the course, participants will study and apply basic methods and techniques for problem analysis and for product and process improvement planning and implementation.
In addition, each PhD student will be given an extended curriculum within the field/research area of the course. The syllabus must be approved by the lecturer so that the student can be admitted to the final exam.
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Recommended previous knowledge
9 credits overlap with course IN 331.
The instruction will mostly be dialogue-oriented and directed towards practical matters.
There will be 3 hours instruction per week. The time will partly be used to discuss issues related to student projects.
There will be assigned an individual project report (ca 80% of total grade).
In addition, there will be a oral exam at the end of the course (ca 20% of total grade).
Examination support material
No examination support material is allowed.
Language of examination
The report must be written in English.
Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.
Course auditor: Bendik Bygstad
Resit an examination
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Note that attending the first lecture is mandatory.