Approaches to software development

Approaches to software development

Course provided by Open University

Summary overview

  • Online anytime

  • 9 hours study time

  • Information technology

  • Free

  • Level 3

About this course

This free course, Approaches to software development, presents an engineering approach to the development of software systems a software engineering approach. The course pays particular attention to issues of software quality, in terms of both product (what is built) and process (how we build it).

Learning outcomes

  1. Describe the essential characteristics and identify, using examples, the connections between the characteristics of a good software system.
  2. Describe the elements of a basic software development process and illustrate the variety of different lifecycles.
  3. Understand the motivation for, and best practices of, an agile approach to software development.
  4. Explain the benefits of the Unified Modeling Language (UML) as a standard notation for modelling.
  5. Identify the different kinds of model used in the development of software and describe the relationship between models, viewpoints and software development.