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2018/2019 Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science Bachelor Computer Science and Engineering
ECTS: 10
Responsible Instructor
Name E-mail
Prof.dr. A. Hanjalic    A.Hanjalic@tudelft.nl
Dr. A. Panichella    A.Panichella@tudelft.nl
Dr. M.B. van Riemsdijk    M.B.vanRiemsdijk@tudelft.nl
Contact Hours / Week x/x/x/x
0/0/0/4 hc; 0/0/0/16 project
Education Period
Start Education
Exam Period
Course Language
Required for
Access to Bachelor End Project
Expected prior knowledge
- Object-Oriented Programming (TI1206)
- Project Object-Oriented Programming (TI1216)
- Algoritms and Data Structures (TI1316)
- Software Quality and Testing (TI1706)
- Software Engineering Methods (TI2206)
- Computer Graphics (TI1806)
- Project
- Context seminar
- Project skills module
- Information skills module
- Interaction design module
Course Contents
The goal of the Context Project is to develop, validate, present, and demonstrate a software product that satisfies the needs of an external party (users) in a given (societal, scientific, or business) context. To achieve this goal, students will work in teams and with an external party (or its representative at the TU Delft) to understand

(1) the problem and the context in which the problem is defined,
(2) the needs of the external party regarding how to solve the problem, and
(3) how to to realize a software product as an effective and innovative solution to this problem.

Furthermore, students will practice their knowledge and skills in software engineering (including requirements engineering, architecture and software design) in a concrete practical case to realize the envisioned software product effectively and efficiently. This product will be implemented following an agile software engineering process. The project will be completed by a presentation and demonstration of the developed product.
Study Goals
There are three categories of learning objectives, related to three main aspects of the Context Project: Process, Product and Presentation.

a. Process:

After completing the CP the student will have:
- Worked in team following an iterative and incremental software development process
- Worked with users and stakeholders from a given context
- Analyzed and evaluated a problem in a given context
- Acquired the information and knowledge on the given context from literature and experts to design and develop an effective and innovative solution
- Evaluated the requirements/user stories of different stakeholders
- Developed the system following an agile software development process
- Reflected on his/her own contribution to the project and the final product
- Formed a vision of the software role in the context and for solving the given problem

b. Product:

After completing the CP the student will have:
- Analyzed and documented the system requirements in a requirements document
- Designed and documented the architecture for the given problem in the context
- Specified an iterative and incremental test and implementation plan
- Developed a software product according to the requirements, design, implementation, and test plan
- Continuously tested and evaluated the solution

c. Presentation:

After completing the CP the student will have:
- Reported in oral and written form to peers, supervisors, users, and customers
- Demonstrated the developed software product
Education Method
The main education method is project, in which students work in teams on the design and development of a (software) product that addresses a need in a given socio-economic problem context. In order to help the students learn about the problem context and develop a vision about possible solutions and corresponding (software) products, a seminar is organized consisting of a number of lectures, a symposium or even a visit to an external party (e.g. a company). Furthermore, the course components Interaction Design, Information Skills and Project Skills may deploy lectures or practical assignments.
Literature and Study Materials
Kenneth S. Rubin, “Essential Scrum: A Practical Guide to the Most Popular Agile Process”, Pearson Education, 2012, ISBN 0-13-704329-5 (free use online, buying not compulsory).

Contexts-specific litarature may be specified by the supervisors of the individual contexts.
Students who started their studies in 2013 or later can participate in the Context Project only if they have completed the folllowing courses:
• TI1206 OOP
• TI1216 OOP-project
• TI1606 Project Multi-Agent Systems
• TI1706 Software Quality and Testing
• TI1806 Computer Graphics

The students who started their studies in 2012 or earlier can participate in the Context Project if they possess a first-year diploma in Computer Science.
The final grade is calculated as a combination of three partial grades that result from the individual assessments of three project parts: Context, Product and Skills. For each part, a passing grade (at least a 6) needs to be obtained. The components and criteria for grading each of the parts and the percentage of the contribution of each part to the final grade are given as follows:

Context (40%):
- vision on the context requirements and the product to be developed (max. 8 A4)
- assessment of the end product by the external party (or their representative at TU Delft)
- final presentation (20 min)
- demonstration of the product (10 min)
- final report (max. 10 A4)

Product (40%):
- product planning document (max. 6 A4)
- architecture document (max. 10 A4)
- quality evaluation of the source code
- SCRUM plans (max. 1 A4, 5x)

Skills (20%): Passing grade can be acquired only if all three modules below are passed:
- Interaction Design
- Information Skills
- Project Skills
Since Project Skills are assessed only with Passed/Failed, the final grade for Skills will be computed as the average of the grades of the other two modules.
Context (40%)
Product (40%)
Skills (20%)

The core project, based on which the Context and Product grades are formed, can be done only once and there is no possibility for a resit. For the individual modules underlying the Skills component, there is a possibility for a resit during the summer. In case of a passing grade, the overall grade for the course will be adjusted during the resit period in August.

There is no possibility to transfer any partial grade to the next academic year. In case of a non-passing grade for the Contextproject after the resit period, the course needs to be taken again in its entirety.
Name E-mail
Dr. A. Panichella    A.Panichella@tudelft.nl