Topic outline

  • The seminar will be arranged in autumn 2021.

    Preliminary schedule

    First session: 15 September 2021
    Last session: 8 December 2021
    Sessions are on Wednesdays at 10-12.

    Preliminary seminar description

    A major challenge in modern software development is achieving continuity between different software development activities, and between development, operation, and business activities. Following the widespread adoption of agile and lean software development approaches, industry is adopting new ways of achieving such continuities. For example, BizDev aims to achieve a continuous engagement between business strategy and development, while DevOps aims to achieve a continuity between development and deployment. Such continuous activities that integrate different parts of a software organisation are called Continuous Software Engineering. Examples of such activities are emerging in industry. Some organisations, especially large web companies such as Facebook, Microsoft, and Amazon, have reported almost immediate deployment of new software features as well as large-scale experiments that aim to validate the technical soundness of new software and even its impact on user behaviour. In this seminar, we study topics related to Continuous Software Engineering from various viewpoints. Topics include, but are not limited to: DevOps, Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, BizDev, BizOps, and Continuous Experimentation.

  • The pre-exam opens at 10:15 and closes at 12:00 on Wed, September 29th, 2021.

    The exam consists of four essay-type questions. You are free to navigate between the questions and update your answers during the whole time the exam is running. Each question is its own assignment; you can save and edit your answers as many times as you want, as long as you have not submitted them. After you save your answer to a question, you will be shown a screen where you can formally submit your answer. Please remember to submit your answers before noon when the exam closes!

    Write your answer in the space provided. Unfortunately, you cannot draw pictures using the system, but feel free to refer to the figures in the reading, link figures from the net, or upload your own as you see fit. Please note that you are not required to add pictures to receive a perfect score on the exam.

    The exam is an open book exam - you are allowed to use both the readings provided, as well as any other source you can find. However, you must write your answer in your own words, and by yourself. We will run plagiarism checkers on all your answers, and in case we find large amounts of copied text from the course material, or other sources, you will fail the exam. We will also check for similarities between the answers of different students.

    You are not allowed to communicate with other students taking the exam while doing it
    . That is, no collaboration is allowed during the exam.

    If you run into problems or have questions during the exam, please send an email to Casper at

    Good luck!