Software Engineering Training Course

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Software Engineering

the engaging method of teaching ensured that all attending the course were involved in the learning process

Matthew Cuff - Altran UK

Software Engineering

Covered a wide range of topics - more than I would have expected in a Software Engineering lecture (such as some details on programming, safety critical systems etc.). Kristian was very friendly and easy to ask questions to. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and would recommend it to others.

Jerome Shah - Altran UK

Course Code

softeng

Duration Duration

35 hours (usually 5 days including breaks)

Overview Overview

Software Engineering starts where programming stops. In this course you will learn a solid foundation in Software Engineering. It builds a bridge from programming to solid engineering practices. The course gives you an overview of basic concepts and vocabulary typically used in the field. During the course, you will learn to use many techniques to plan, implement and validate software projects and to evaluate and improve development processes.

Audience:

This course is intended for software developers with various backgrounds who know at least one programming language.

Course Outline Course Outline

Day 1: Process

Introduction

  • What is Systems Engineering?
  • What is Software Engineering?
  • Why is Software Engineering difficult?
  • System requirements
  • System modeling

Software Engineering Processes

  • What is a Software Development Process?
  • Traditional Processes
  • Agile Processes
  • Processes for building High-Integrity Systems
  • Standards & certification systems

High-Integrity Systems

  • What are High-Integrity Systems?
  • The role of QM culture
  • Reasons for errors
  • Critical systems standard
  • Reliability engineering

Software Maintenance

Day 2: Planning

Requirements

  • User requirements
  • Elicitation/analysis of user requirements
  • System requirements
  • Software requirements
  • Specification of software
  • Requirements process
  • Tools to manage requirements

Software Design

  • Conways Law
  • Design patterns
  • Textual modeling tools
  • Principles of OO design
  • Design tools
  • Common architectures

Modeling

  • Planning an architecture
  • UML graphical representations
  • Non-UML graphical representations

Day 3: Code

Software Construction

  • How to take a design into code
  • Programming best practices
  • Abstraction of code
  • Programming workflow

Configuration Management

  • What is Configuration Management?
  • Configuration Management in ISO9000 and CMMI
  • CASE tools for planning, design & QA
  • CASE tools for writing software
  • Version control with SVN
  • System Integration

Code for High-Integrity Systems

  • Preventing errors
  • Catching errors
  • Reducing the impact of errors
  • Typical problems with code for High-Integrity Systems

Code quality metrics

  • Code size metrics
  • Code complexity metrics
  • Non-code metrics
  • Static analysis

Day 4: Verification & Validation

Reviews

  • Fundamentals of VV
  • Independent Verification & Validation
  • Design and requirement reviews
  • Code inspections
  • Software Walkthroughs
  • Audits
  • Other V & V methods

Testing High-Integrity Systems

  • Documents regarding safety
  • Scenarios
  • Argumentation for safety
  • Reviews of High-Integrity Systems
  • Predicting reliability
  • Formal methods
  • Costs of V + V

Automated Testing

  • Why test?
  • Automatic vs manual tests
  • Incremental testing
  • Types of tests
  • Testing tools
  • Test Harnesses

Day 5: Management

Project Management

  • What is Project Management?
  • Customer handover
  • Standards (PMP, PRINCE2)
  • Time management
  • Cost management
  • Risk management
  • Project documentation

Process Evaluation

  • The function of process evaluation
  • Acting on the metric
  • Process metrics
  • Process evaluation standards & frameworks (CMMI, ISO 9001, TickIt+)
  • Process evaluation meetings

Summary and Conclusions


Public Classroom Public Classroom
Participants from multiple organisations. Topics usually cannot be customised
From 7200EUR
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Private Classroom Private Classroom
Participants are from one organisation only. No external participants are allowed. Usually customised to a specific group, course topics are agreed between the client and the trainer.
Private Remote Private Remote
The instructor and the participants are in two different physical locations and communicate via the Internet
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The more delegates, the greater the savings per delegate. Table reflects price per delegate and is used for illustration purposes only, actual prices may differ.

Number of Delegates Public Classroom Private Remote
1 7200EUR 6250EUR
2 4260EUR 3760EUR
3 3280EUR 2930EUR
4 2790EUR 2515EUR
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