Distributed Software Development

Course Description

Software development processes and methods. Object, component and service software models. Risk management. Process visibility. Software project documentation. Team software development. Distributed software development. Methods and tools for support of team and distributed software development. Distributed system architectures. Middleware. Design and development of enterprise-class systems (messaging, Enterprise JavaBeans, web services). Work on the distributed projects in multicultural environment: requirements specification, project planning, design, task distribution, online communication and collaboration, implementation and verification, presentation, project management and surveillance, work analysis in distributed project.

Learning Outcomes

  1. define properties of distributed software development
  2. identify risks in distributed software development
  3. apply tools for support of distributed software development
  4. recognize impact of cultural differences on collaboration between distant teams
  5. design system architecture suitable for distributed development
  6. plan the organization and development process suitable for distributed development

Forms of Teaching


Local and remote lectures


Laboratory excercises


Project work in distributed teams

Week by Week Schedule

  1. Introduction to global software engineering
  2. Main issues in global software engineering: temporal, geographical and cultural distances
  3. Impact of cultural and organizational differences
  4. Organizational models for GSE, Tools, environments and best practices for GSE
  5. Open source ecologies
  6. Project
  7. Project
  8. Midterm exam
  9. Project
  10. Project
  11. Project
  12. Project
  13. Project
  14. Project
  15. Final exam

Study Programmes

University graduate
Audio Technologies and Electroacoustics (profile)
Elective Courses (1. semester)


(.), Somerville, I. (2006.), Software Engineering, Addison Wesley,
(.), Leon, A. (2000.), A Guide to Software Configuration Management, Artech House,
(.), Karolak, D. (1998.), Global Software Development: Managing Virtual Teams and Environments, IEEE Computer Society Press,

For students


ID 222768
  Winter semester
L3 English Level
L1 e-Learning
60 Lectures
45 Laboratory exercises

Grading System

Very Good