Credits: 3

Schedule: 14.04.2020 - 19.05.2020

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

V 2018-2019 (Spring), V 2019-2020 (Spring)

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After finishing the course, students are able to plan and complete an R&D project following development and management processes used currently in industry. Students will further learn the tools to follow up R&D projects e.g. Atlassian JIRA, Github and Agile project development. The student will be in charge of small SW development projects related to 4G/5G mobile networks. This projects include setup and development of SW modules associated with mobile base station and mobile packet core configuration and operations.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Atlassian JIRA project management tool
Github SW repository
Agile Sprint based R&D development
C and Python programming

Details on the course content (applies in this implementation): 

The student will learn how to plan and structure a project as part of R&D development team.

Agile methodology based on Atlassian/JIRA tool will be implemented.

A set of groups will be formed and each group will be assigned an R&D project where the students have to define the requiremetns, deliverables and tasks to complete the project.

The students should have daily scrum meetings to review the status of the tasks and weekly sprint reviews with the product owner i.e. teacher to run sprint demo and show the progress to the product owner.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Successful completion of R&D SW development project.

Elaboration of the evaluation criteria and methods, and acquainting students with the evaluation (applies in this implementation): 

Evaluation would be based on the completion of the R&D project.

If the project is not completed the evaluation will take into account the amount of intermediate deliverables completed and their quality and timely delivery like in real-life industrial project.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Contact hrs 6 h
Individual study 75 h

Details on calculating the workload (applies in this implementation): 

The workload is based on the R&D project which can be:

- Install and run VOIP system

- Install and run 4G mobile system

Details on the course materials (applies in this implementation): 

Students have to bring own laptop with LInux (Ubuntu) to run SW required for the R&D project.

SIM cards, SIM writter and ready made 4G core will be provided to be installed and used for the R&D projects.

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Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Language class 3: English

Details on the schedule (applies in this implementation): 

The course will run with weekly sprint reviews and demos after assigning the R&D projects at the begining of the course.


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