System development 4 (EN)2020/2021
System development methodologies, IT systems requirements, advanced projectKnowledge
management, quality assurance, and risk management
The student has development based knowledge and understanding about and can reflect onSkills
applied theories and methodologies regarding
1) methodologies and paradigms in IT system development
2) project management methods and the role of the project manager and team
3) IT systems requirement specifications
4) advanced project management, including risk and stakeholder analysis
5) quality assurance in project management
6) resource allocation, estimation and monitoring in development processes
The student masters skills regarding the application ofCompetences
1) combining theories and methods about development paradigms with a project model and
selecting the appropriate project strategy and tools
2) theories and methods to research and analyze a system development domain from a
business, technological, and user perspective to determine requirements
3) theories and methods to analyze risk, stakeholders, scope, objectives, and critical success
factors in project management of IT system development
4) theories and methods to design a process for a specific system development project
5) theories and methods to assure the quality of the process and product in a development
6) theories and methods to estimate projects and allocate resources in development
7) selecting and presenting relevant solution models regarding project management to
collaboration partners and users
The student is able to handle complex and development-oriented situations regarding
1) independently creating a complete and comprehensive project plan based on a
2) managing a system development project on the basis of a project model and related tools
3) planning, estimating and allocating resources to system development projects
4) assuring the quality of both a development process and a product
5) establishing relationships and communicating with stakeholders
6) identifying own learning needs and developing own knowledge, skills, and competences in
relation to project management of systems development
- Type of instruction and
practical application of learning objectives
ectures and assignments, combined with 3 major practical interdisciplinary case assignments, where the subject content is used intensively.
- Subject/module requirement for
Equipment needed to participate
We assume students to have a laptop that runs Windows 10 (or later) or Mac OS X 10.12 (or later).
Older versions of Windows or Mac OS and Linux might work in most cases – but is not supported with help to install open source tools or handle teaching examples.
We assume students have a HDMI-port or miniDVI/lightning port on their laptop.
In a select few teaching situations (not in 1st semester) examples are used, that does not work well with less than 4 GB RAM Memory – for this 8 GB RAM is recommended.
Students will need office software (Microsoft, Apple, Google, or..).
Students need to be able to produce and read pdf-documents, Word-documents, Powerpoint-presentations and Excel-spreadsheets.
There exist a Microsoft cloud version that becomes available when you set up a free one-drive account.
An Internet browser needs to be available (i.e. Chrome or Safari).
We strongly recommend students to have access to Facebook and a private Facebook-account.
The learning outcomes of the exam are identical with the learning outcomes of the subject(s)/modul(es)Exam in one or more subjectsSubject/module is tested with the following modules
• can communicate core concepts from Business Strategy, Information Technologies,
Systems Development, and Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
• can analyse and present a problem related to Business Strategy, Information Technologies,
Systems Development, and Innovation and Entrepreneurship from an interdisciplinary
• can manage an innovative and/or entrepreneurial process
• can complete a project in a team with emphasis on project management methods and
tools.Type of examCombined written and oral examinationFormal requirementsThe project must be interdisciplinary and problem oriented.
The School lays down the actual requirements for the project, which will combine essential fields of the 4th semester teaching of Business Strategy, Information Technologies, Systems
Development, and Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The School can make further demands for group size, project scope and process documentation, including requirements for the
demonstration of working code and/or the student’s written language skills. The School must
secure that the project description is given to the students and the examiners.
The report must not exceed 15 standard pages plus a maximum of 8 standard pages per group member, excluding appendices. Appendices should be kept to a minimum.Individual exam or group examIndividual or group, 1-4 max participantsExam languagesEnglishDuration1. Individual presentation based on report: 5 minutes.
2. Individual examination: 20 minutes.
3. Discussion of performance and announcement of grade: 5 minutes.Type of evaluation7-point grading scaleExaminersExternal censureExam criteriaThe student will receive an individual grade for the overall performance covering report,
presentation and individual examination. The evaluation of the performance is based on the
degree to which it complies with the purpose and learning objectives of the subjects, as described in the curriculum.
In the subject System development 4 (EN) you will receive 96 hours of instruction, which corresponds to 128 lessons (1 lesson = 45 min.) and 35% of your total workload for the subject.
The teaching primarily consists of the following activities: classroom teaching, cases, exercises.
The preparation primarily consists of the following activities: reading the curriculum, group work, exercises.
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*KEA can deviate from the number of hours if this is justified by special circumstances