Global Software Development
2012-2013 - IMT4112 - 10 ECTS

Expected learning outcomes

After successful completion, the students will be capable of:

  • Explaining and discussing the challenges and issues faced organising or working in a global software development projects
  • Analyzing the current and future directions of the web based on its history
  • Discussing the principles, technologies, and standards being used to build the next generation web
  • Developing applications for the next generation web


  • Introduction to distributed and global software development
  • Global teamwork, communication, and project management
  • Cross-cultural relationships
  • Open software development
  • Tools and methodologies for global software development
  • Quality aspects in global software development
  • Global software measurements and metrics

Teaching Methods

Group works
Net Support Learning
Project work

Teaching Methods (additional text)

The course is offered jointly with the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers and the Technical University of Tampere. Professors from all three universities will be involved in the teaching and supervision. Project teams will consist of students from all three universities.

Form(s) of Assessment

Written exam, 5 hours
Evaluation of Project(s)

Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)

  • Exam counts for 60%
  • Project counts for 40%
  • Both parts must be passed individually

Grading Scale

Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)

External/internal examiner

Project and exams will be assessed by examiners from the involved universities.

Re-sit examination

Ordinary re-sit examination is offered for the written exam. There is no re-sit examination for projects.

Examination support

English translation dictionary.

Coursework Requirements

Each project group is required to submit three status reports during the project period according to a plan that will be presented at the beginning of the course.

Teaching Materials

To be defined.

Additional information

The details of the course is still to be agreed upon by the three universities; changes are to be expected.