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IV1301 IT Project, Part 1-Method 7.5 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus IV1301 (Spring 2011–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

- Iterative development
- Study of various agile methods and comparing them to traditional heavyweight development methods
- Refactoring
- Changes in testing processes
- Changes in release processes
- Combining planned heavyweight with agile methods, is it possible?
- Comparing agile and traditional project management?

Intended learning outcomes

One goal of the course is to survey current agile methods and compare them to the traditional software development methods.
Another goal is to provide an understanding of the dangers involved in tranferring to the agile methods.

Course disposition

Lectures and seminars.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Completed upper secondary education including documented proficiency in Swedish corresponding to Swedish B and English corresponding to English A. For students who received/will receive their final school grades after 31 December 2009, there is an additional entry requirement for mathematics as follows: documented proficiency in mathematics corresponding to Mathematics A. And the specific requirements of mathematics, physics and chemistry corresponding to Mathematics D, Physics B and Chemistry A.

Recommended prerequisites

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Will Scott, James Newkirk: Visual Studio Team System, Better Software Development for Agile Teams, Addison-Wesley, 2007, 13: 978-0-321-41850-0 alt 10: 0-321-41850-6.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • INLA - Report, 4,5 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • SEM1 - Seminar, 1,5 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • ÖVNA - Exercises, 1,5 hp, betygsskala: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Report and oral presentation

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web IV1301

Offered by

ICT/Software and Computer Systems

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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