course focuses on issues related to software lifecycle in general and
to the individual phases that constitute the software lifecycle:
requirements (elicitation, analysis, documentation, quality), design
(architecture and technical design, documentation, quality,
architectural styles), implementation, testing (unit, integration,
system testing), delivery (user training, documentation). The course’s
lab aims at training the students in the use of integrated
development environments that will be employed for the development of
the course's project. The lab further focuses on issues related to the different
phases of the project (requirements, design, implementation, testing,
Learning Objectives & Expected Outcomes
study and application of systematic processes, methods and techniques
for software design, implementation and testing. The main outcomes of
the course is that the students will be capable to:
- Elicit, analyze and specify requirements for a large scale software system.
- Specify the architecture of the system based on the requirements specification.
- Design and implement the subsystems of the system’s architecture.
- Test the system in a principled way that guarantees the quality of the result.
- Organize the delivery of the system and the user’s training.
Literature and Study MaterialThe main textbooks for the course are:
Apart from the above textbooks you can download the course's lecture notes here (updated/new versions; the zip file is updated whenever there is a new version).
- Software Engineering - Theory & Practice, S. L. Pfleeger, ISBN 978-960-461-477-6
- Software Engineering, I. Sommerville, ISBN 978-960-461-220-8
The project is developed by groups of 2-3 students.
for the project, important design hints
and related material (templates for release plan, release reports, etc) can be found here
. NOTICE !!
some important guidelines
and standard conventions
that should be followed
in the implementation of the project. NOTICE !!
a brief introduction
to unit testing
and test driven development
. NOTICE !!
a JUnit tutorial
that can be used for the development of your tests.
- INSTRUCTIONS !!! for the delivery of each release:
- For the delivery of the source code of sprint-X (where X = 1, 2, 3) use the turnin program:
- turnin <sprint-X>@myy803 <your-project>.zip, where your-project is a zip file of your Eclipse project.
- ATTENTION -- For the review of the project prepare a small DEMO video, about 10' minutes, using a screen capture tool like ActivePresenter for example. In the demo you should illustrate the execution of the user
stories that you implemented. During the demo further state if there
are any user stories that you DID NOT implement. Finally,
demosntrate the execution of the JUnit tests that you prepared for the
- For the delivery of the demo
- Make an account - if you do not have one - on GitHub
- Put the demo video on GitHub.
- In the project folder that you turnin include a txt file named DEMO-LINK.txt that contains the link that points to the GitHub folder that contains the video.
- For the delivery of the release report include a pdf of the report in the project forder.
- To register your project group, fill this form - Deadline 6/3/2020.
- CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19 Deadline for sprint-1 of the project: 6/4/2020.
- NEW !!! Deadline for sprint-2 of the project: 25/5/2020.
- FEB 2021 - Guidelines for the exams:
- During the exam you may use the course material (slides, book, etc.)
- The exams will take place using the MS Teams platform.
participate in the exams you should become a member of the team
"Φεβρουάριος 2021 - Εξέταση Τεχνολογίας Λογισμικού" with the following
- The deadline for becoming a member of the team is 31/1.
- To take the exam you should join in the respective MS Teams meeting that will be scheduled at the exam date.
the exam you will be given a quiz to turn in within a specific
deadline. The deadline may be shorter than the overall 3 hours of the
- During the exam you should keep your cameras and microphones open according to the rules set by the University and the rules set by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.
- At any time during the exam the instructor may ask you to present your student ID in the camera.
- September 2020 Exams - The overall grades (project and final exam, if both greater than the respective limits) can be found here.
- June 2020 Exams - The overall grades (project and final exam, if both greater than the respective limits) can be found here.
- Project 2020 grades.
- To participate in the assessment of the course you can follow instructions given in this link - deadline 14/6.
- The day and time of the online lectures has changed to Friday at 18:00-21:00. The next lecture will be on Fri 10/4.
- The online lectures will begin on Mon 30/3 via the MS Team platform. You can join the lectures using this code: zmavtcw
- IMPORTANT !!!!! : COVID-19 and the course project - due to the recent issues we face with COVID-19 the project of the course will be delivered in a single phase at the end of the semester 11/5/2020.
- ATTENTION !!! For the final exam you can bring a cheat sheet (size A4) with your notes.