This course is discontinued

INF9980 – Product and Process Improvement in Systems Development

Course content

  • 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.

Learning outcome

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.

Admission

Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.

Prerequisites

Recommended previous knowledge

INF1050 – Systems Development (continued)

Overlapping courses

9 credits overlap with course IN 331.

Teaching

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.

Examination

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.

Grading scale

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

This subject does not offer new examination in the beginning of the subsequent term for candidates who withdraw during an ordinary examination or fail an ordinary examination. For general information about new examination, see /studier/admin/eksamen/sykdom-utsatt/mn/index.html and www.matnat.uio.no/english/studies/examination/repeat.html

For general information about exams at the faculty, see www.matnat.uio.no/studier/studieinformasjon/eksamen/

Other

Note that attending the first lecture is mandatory.

Facts about this course

Credits

10

Level

Master

Teaching

Every spring

Examination

Every spring

Teaching language

English