Hasso-Plattner-Institut25 Jahre HPI
Hasso-Plattner-Institut25 Jahre HPI

Trends und Konzepte in der Softwareindustrie II (Wintersemester 2009/2010)

Dozent: Prof. Dr. Hasso Plattner (Enterprise Platform and Integration Concepts)
Website zum Kurs: http://epic.hpi.uni-potsdam.de/Home/TrendsAndConceptsII2010

Allgemeine Information

  • Semesterwochenstunden: 2
  • ECTS: 3
  • Benotet: Ja
  • Einschreibefrist: 27.11.2009
  • Lehrform:
  • Belegungsart: Wahlpflichtmodul


  • IT-Systems Engineering MA


This lecture will be held in a Stanford-like teaching approach. The course is composed of two interwoven parts: technological discussions and a design project. Topics related to the contents of Prof. Plattner's lecture "Trends and Concepts in the Software Industry I" will be taken up and reflected on.

From the design perspective topics include design processes, innovation methodologies, need finding, human factors, prototyping, and team dynamics. Students experience a hands-on project embedded in the technological topics of this course.

After course registration has ended, articles will be published and small groups will be assigned to prepare a short presentation (10 minutes) about topics of selected articles. The assigned topics will be presented prior to the lecture on January 29th.

The block lecture will be held on five days. The first four days include lectures, topic discussions and design parts. Participants will be separated into teams and assigned a topic as well as a design challenge to work on. On the fifth day the results of the design project will be presented including related discussions of the lecture topics.

All participants are encouraged to prepare questions for discussion, which will also help to prepare for their own presentations.


Prof. Plattner's lecture "Trends and Concepts in the Software Industry I" is recommended but not required.


Participants should be familiar with the materials from the summer lecture.

Lern- und Lehrformen

Groupwork, Discussions, Lecture, Multimedia presentations.


Grading will primarily be based on team work in small teams and the presentation of the results. Each team will be assigned specific tasks during the lecture. All topics discussed during the block lecture shall be applied to that task.

  • 10% short group presentation (10 minutes) prior to the seminar
  • 90% final group presentation (20 minutes + 10 minutes discussion) and individual performance in discussions and group work during the seminar


Prior to the block lecture, one session for the 10 minute presentions of each teams reading material will be held on Friday Jan. 29th 9:15am - 10:45am.

The block lecture will take place Feb. 1st through 5th, 2010 at the D-School (Hasso Plattner High-Tech Park), starting at 9:15am.