Teaching & Innovation Laboratory
View previous M-Lab 2017/18 and M-Lab 2016/17 iterations.
In this teaching and innovation laboratory students develop innovative Apps in small teams, under real conditions and tight project deadlines, for real customers from industry, society and the public sector. They experience the latest technologies and development tools, and the theory and methods of software engineering and project management. They also make valuable experience in teamwork and in communication with the “clients”.
Master students only: This winter term we conduct the third global iteration of M-Lab, where students will have the chance to work together in globally distributed teams with students from other partner universities.
M-Lab consists of two parts: a practical part and a theoretical part. In the practical part, the teams will work on a software project and go through all phases of software development, including problem definition, requirements gathering, analysis, design, implementation, integration, testing, software delivery and presentation. A company, an association, or an authority will provide the project goals. In the theoretical part, each project phase of the software life cycle will be discussed and reflected. The topics will be timed to correspond to the expected project progress of the team. The teams will give a presentation on each topic (e.g., requirements analysis) and the theoretical elements (e.g., methods, tools, procedures) that are suited best for the project and why. Their challenges, current and past project decisions, as well as the alternative options they have considered, will be discussed and reflected with the teaching assistants and the other teams.
The students may have different major fields of study, such as computer science, human-machine communication, IT Management and Consulting, or business computer science. Students from other disciplines with computer science as a minor may also participate.
The project has three main milestones:
||16:00 - 18:00||D-125/129||Introduction, Ice Breaker & Kickoff
Presentations by Customers
||14:00 - 20:00||D-220||Tutorials
iOS & Android Development
|01.11.2018||16:00 - 18:00||D-220||Requirements Engineering
Requirements Gathering Methods, Interviews, Surveys, Observation, Requirement Quality, User Study
|Problem Statement, Click-Dummy
& Hello M-Lab (in GitLab)
|08.11.2018||16:00 - 18:00||D-220||
|15.11.2018||16:00 - 18:00||D-220||
Architecture, Object Model, Patterns, Reuse
|22.11.2018||16:00 - 18:00||D-220||
|29.11.2018||16:00 - 18:00||D-220||
Usability for Mobile
Usability Patterns, Screen Design, Usability Guideline, Usability Testing
|06.12.2018||16:00 - 18:00||D-220||
Testing and Quality Management
Unit Testing, System Testing, Usability Testing, Code Inspections, Bug Predictions
||14:30 - 17:30||D-220||
Presentation of System Design
|Requirements and System Design
Document & Trailer
|20.12.2018||16:00 - 18:00||D-220||
Build and Release Management
Continuous Integration, Configuration Management, Build and Release Management
|10.01.2019||16:00 - 18:00||D-220||
Rollout and Delivery Management
How To Package, Publish And Present Apps
Pre Release Sprint
||16:00 - 19:00||D-125/129||
Final Presentations of Projects, Client Acceptance Test
|App, Poster & Website|
Below you find the links to access our infrastructure (GitLab and Moodle) used during the course:
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