Project in Information and Communication Technology
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Welcome to the Project Course!
This course helps you towards realizing your true potential as a developer. To achieve this, you and your team will conceive, design, and implement a product in the area of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). The course has three phases.
The first phase of the course is preparation. You read up on the project methodology we use (Scrum), and the version management tool we use (Git). Also during the preparation phase, teams are formed, and the teams suggest and discuss product-ideas with the teachers.
In the second phase, your team has got a product-idea approved. Now, you design and implement the product in four so-called sprints. Each sprint is approximately one week long. During the sprints, everyone works full office-hours: from 8:00 to 17:00, with a lunch hour from 12:00 to 13:00. At the end of each sprint, your team reflects on which project-methods worked well, and which didn't, in order to improve the next sprint.
In the third (final) phase, the product (or prototype) that your team developed is ready. All products are shown to the public at a project expo. You also submit a written individual reflection, which documents the experience you gained in the course.
We use Henrik Kniberg: Scrum and XP from the trenches, 2nd edition, available at
Downloading requires a zero-cost registration.
What we do
Second Phase, Day 1. Starting up a project requires planning before coding, and design before prototyping.
Second Phase, Day 5. Teams work one sprint at a time, with a demo at the end of each sprint.
End of Second Phase, Day 21. All products are shown to the public at a project expo.
Before taking this course, you must have completed all of the following three courses.
- ID1018 Programming I (or an equivalent course)
- ID1020 Algorithms and data structures (or an equivalent course)
- IS1200 Computer Hardware Engineering (or an equivalent course)
Note: "completed" means you finished each listed course, and received a passing final grade.
The prerequisites are changed between 2019 and 2020, so that the course IE1206 Embedded Electronics is no longer required.