Students must earn a grade of C- or higher in all major elective courses.
Open elective credit also is required to meet the minimum graduation requirement of 192 hours.
PRACTICES OF GLOBAL SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT
This course studies the challenges and solutions for developing software in a global environment. Topics covered include strategic issues related to allocation of tasks; communication issues that arise due to distance, time zone differences, infrastructure support, geographical dispersion, and lack of information communication; coordination complexity; cultural issues, technical issues related to information and artifact sharing, and architectural design, and finally knowledge management issues. Some sections of this course will include a hand-on global development project in conjunction with teams of students at other universities, while other sections will focus on a more in-depth theoretical discussion of these issues and concepts. PREREQUISITE(S): SE 325 and CSC 391