DEVL - Agile Software Development

Module Title:Agile Software Development
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures, tutorials and practical on specific techniques, continuous assessment;
Module Aim: To equip the learners with the ability to employ agile software engineering processes and practices as used in the games industry.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Manage a project using an agile framework
LO2 Capture, refine and prioritise requirements within an agile context.
LO3 Use best practices to drive the design and implementation of high quality software
Pre-requisite learning
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Software development life cycle
Need for, issues, software development process models, evolutionary software development versus plan drive processes. Agile manifesto.
Software requirements Analysis
User stories, CRC cards, acceptance criteria, story refinement, focus on value
Agile development practices
Pair programming, TDD, retrospectives, stand-ups, planning, continuous delivery, refactoring
Agile project management
Scrum, Kanban, project board, burndown, sprints
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment40.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Examination class test 1,3 25.00 Week 10
Examination class test 1,2 15.00 Week 5
No Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation A series of lab sessions supported by worksheets to gain skills in need-finding, analysis & testing 1,2,3 60.00 Every Week
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Laboratory 12 Weeks per Stage 1.00
Tutorial 12 Weeks per Stage 1.00
Estimated Learner Hours 15 Weeks per Stage 5.13
Total Hours 125.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_KCCGD_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Games Development 3 Mandatory