Participants form development teams of 5-8 people. All teams work collaboratively on the same software product, handling all tasks from requirements engineering, to design, implementation and organization of their teams. All Scrum roles, including Product Owner (who interacts to the customer) and Scrum Master (responsible for supporting the team) are performed by student team members. Teams are expected to self-organize and to explore ways of collaboration and communication that work best for them.
The contents of the lecture include how to apply the Scrum methodology in multi-team settings. Participants will conduct multiple development iterations à 2-3 weeks each in your teams, guided by student tutors. The theory taught in the lectures can be applied directly in the accompanying project. This course focuses on modern Agile software development methods and concepts as well as their practical application. The software being developed will be hosted on GitHub and is available under an open-source license.
If the number of participants is low (i.e., < 10 people), only a single development team will be formed and focus will shift towards scalability of the developed application.