1-ECTS Software Configuration Management
Software Configuration Management (SCM) is taught only at a few
universities in the world. I know of three where it is a course
of its own. Most often it is a single lecture (or less) as a part
of a general course in software engineering - if it is taught at
all. The most frequent "excuse" I hear for this regretful state
is that there is a lack of knowledge and good teaching material.
I have decided to try to do something to remove that excuse.
I have developed teaching material for an introductory course
in SCM that can be taught either as a stand alone course or integrated
in another course. The extent of the course is 1 ECTS, which is
equivalent to 25-30 hours of work from the student. It consists
of two lectures, two exercise sessions and one tool lab of two
hours each. My "package" includes reading material, lecture slides,
exercise questions and a lab description.
The course has been given at universities in Italy and Spain, both
as an integrated part of another course (on Software Engineering)
and as a stand-alone unit (a couple of times extended to 2 ECTS with
various additional material and assignments).
The next instantiation of the course will be given in:
Author (and lecturer the first time the course is given):
This course has a "bigger brother" (7.5 ECTS) that is given at Lund University, Sweden:
And now there is also an "ultra-short version" (90 minutes):
Updated October 16, 2020