|Prof. David A. Penny|
|Tutorials/Lectures: Mondays (Starting Sep.10) SF1105, 6:10pm - 9:00pm|
|Office Hours: Mondays after lectures|
This course will teach you how to setup and run a software organization or project that is capable of consistently delivering high quality software on predictable dates.
Topics include advanced uses of source code control, defect and feature tracking, reproducible automated builds, automated regression testing, release planning and tracking, feature specifications, architectural control, effort tracking, process control, and business planning. These are the core practices used in commercial software development.
Prof. Penny is an Adjunct Professor with the Department of Computer Science (cross-appointed to EE) at UofT. He has spent over 20 years in various individual contributor, management, and contractor roles within software development organizations including IBM Canada, Algorithmics, Annuity Systems, Electronics Workbench, and Ceryx where he is currently CIO.
The textbook for the course is a 352 page manuscript written by Prof. Penny that will be available for sale before and after the lectures at a cost of $60 cash per copy.
|Assignment 1||15%||Self-Aware Programming|
|Assignment 2.1||15%||Release Planning and Specification|
|Assignment 2.2||25%||Executing a Release Plan|
|Final Examination||40%||All lecture and practicum material, closed book, no aids|
Assignments handed late will incur a late penalty of 15% absolute. Assignments will not be accepted more than 1 week late. Assignment 2 is a two-part group assignment.
Attendance at Lectures and Tutorials is mandatory. Students who do not attend class invariably do badly on the final exam. You will be awarded up to 5% for structured class paticipation, or lose it for absences.
|Sep.10||Course Introducton, Software Business Environment (ch.15)|
|Sep.17||Release Cycle Overview (ch.3), Releases (ch.7), Versions (ch.8)||A1 out|
|Sep.24||Top 10 Practices (ch.1), Source Control (ch.9)|
|Oct.15||Quality Assurance (ch.10)||A1 due|
|Oct.22||Release Planning (ch.2,3,4)||A2 out|
|Oct.29||Release Planning cont'd (ch.5,6,A,B,C)|
|Nov.5||Defect Tracking (ch.11)|
|Nov.12||Feature Tracking (ch.12)||A2.1 due|
|Nov.19||Process Control (ch.13)|
|Dec.3||Proposals and Business Plans (ch.16) - Exam Review||A2.2 due|