Software Business and Engineering Institute
The final results for the spring 2008 course can be found here. Please check that your scores and grades match with those in Moodle and previous partial results.
Giving feedback was a mandatory part of the course. If you did not submit course feedback in time, please e-mail the course e-mail address for instructions.
The 6th round essays have now been graded. Unfortunately the scores of the essays will not be posted to Moodle before Tuesday morning. The deadline for the 6th round essay review session has been postponed to 18:00.
Unfortunately the grading of the 6th round essays is taking longer than expected and won’t be finished before monday 26.5.
The results from the 2. mid-term 2. take and final augmented exam can be found here.
The exam review session for the 2. mid-term exam 1. and 2. take and for the final augmented exam will be held Fri 30.5. 16-18. Please enroll to the corresponding event in Webtopi so we can have some idea of how many people are coming. Also note, that the doors to the Innopoli 2 building will be locked after 16:30, so arrive before that.
The weekly essay review session will be held Wed 28.5. 14-16. Enroll to the session(s) corresponding to the essay(s) you want to review in Webtopi. Do not enroll to all of the events “just in case”, only to the event you really want to participate. You must enroll to the essay exercise event(s) you want to participate in, otherwise your essay(s) will not be reviewed.
The results of the second mid-term exam take 2 and the final augmented exam will be published 21.5. This is simply due to extremely congested schedule the course staff currently has.
2. mid-term take 1 results can be found here.
The lecture hall for the second mid-term exam Thu 8.5. is M (Mellin) in the main TKK building.
There will be no multiple choice questions in the second mid-term exam this year. In practice this means, that you should prepare yourself to write a bit faster than in the first-mid term, as the multiple choice questions will be replaced with an essay question.
The required material for the second mid-term exam is:
All guest lectures
All weekly exercises
The course feedback for spring 2008 is now open. Remember that giving feedback is a mandatory part of this course. The feedback will be open till 20.5.2008
You can find the course feedback form through here.
Remember to enroll to the first take of the second mid-term exam before you start your May Day celebration. The enrollment closes 01.05. 23:59.
There has been some confusion about the required points from the weekly exercises. You are required to get 50% of total sum of all the exercise rounds combined. The points from the weekly exercises will be scaled to the 40 course points after the second part of the course. You can get 20 exercise points from each essay and 20 points from each quiz. If nothing unexpected happens, in practice this means that each exercise point is worth 40/220 (or 0.18) course points.
For more information, see passing_the_course.
The lecture on 23.4. has been canceled.
Moodle seems to been down the whole weekend, the DL of the fourth round is moved two days forward to 24.4. 11:55 AM.
You can now unenroll yourself from the course in Moodle if you for some reason need to.
If you for some reason would like to unenroll from the course, currently you cannot unenroll from the course in Moodle. The administrator has been asked to enable the unenrollment and you will be informed here when it is enabled.
Based on the two first essays, the greatest reason for not getting good score is that all questions or problems in the essay assignment have not been answered. You cannot get good score by answering only to part of the questions or problems presented, no matter how good those answers are.
Also make sure that your writing is intelligible and the language is understandable. We do not require grammatically perfect writing, but if we cannot understand your writing we are not going to guess what you could possibly mean.
To get maximum points, you were required to contemplate the possible reasons to not to go global and describe the negative sides of GSD. You were required to discuss the positive and negative sides of both nearshoring and offshoring. In addition, a reasonable proposal with proper motivation of what GuruSoft should do was required.
2 points were reduced if you didn’t use references or if you failed to answer in essay form.
The publishing of the fourth essay was delayed and the deadline of fourth round exercises is moved accordingly. The new deadline is 22.4. 11:55
There has been some confusion about the deadline of the 3rd exercise round. The original purpose was to have the deadline at 12:00 (that is, mid-day), but because of the possibility of confusion with AM/PM the new DL of round 3 exercises is at 23:55 PM (before mid-night).
For some reason, Moodle uses 24h clock when teacher inputs deadlines, but displays the times with 12h clock. To prevent future confusion, the time 12:00 will be completely avoided in deadlines.
To get maximum points, you were required to describe all four time horizons presented in the lecture and answer the questions what, why and when for each one of them, not forgetting to describe what should be done in between the cycles. In addition, a plan how to roll-out the new model was required.
If your plan didn’t include all four time horizons, you were required to explain why you thought the horizon(s) you left out were not important.
Due to the large amount of students on this course, we cannot provide personalized feedback on the essays. There will be one essay review session at the end of the course where you can review your essays.
The 1. essay was penalized 2 points for missing references and 2 points if it was considerably longer than instructed. The same rules will be applied to the 2. essay.
Remember, that starting from the 3. essay, essays missing references will not be graded.
Essays not following the referencing rules on round 2 will be graded, but some points will be reduced as result.
Starting from Essay 3, essays missing references will not be graded.
Due to problems with TKK e-mail the 3rd essay exercise will be published today at 12:00. The deadline is moved accordingly.
Starting from the Essay 2, any essays not following the returning rules will NOT be graded.
Make sure you follow and understand the guidelines!
For the first round, there were many essay returns which didn’t follow the returning guidelines, so here are the guidelines agan.
These are examples of NOT acceptable file names/types:
Because of a feature in Moodle system you are not allowed to see the grading of you quiz answers directly from the quiz page before the quiz closes. You can, however, see the total grade of the quiz by selecting the Grades-link from the sidebar.
The doors to Innopoli 2 close at 16:30, so if you are coming to the exam review session please arrive before that. Due to the small amount of enrollees the duration of the session has been reduced to one hour, 16-17.
There has been yet another change in the exercise schedule. Each week’s exercises will be opened in the next week’s Monday 18:00 and you will have one whole week to answer.
The quiz system is finally working and the second quiz and assay are now in Moodle and will be open at 18:00.
The first quiz is also available as a training quiz if you want to test the quiz system. The points from the first quiz will not be calculated in your course grade.
Due to the problems with the SoberIT eLearning environment (Moodle), the first week’s quiz exercise is hereby canceled. However, you should still do the essay part of the weekly exercise.
The grading of the weekly exercises as whole will be adjusted accordingly.
First interview podcast is available. See links at the schedule page.
Due to severe problems with Moodle Quiz-system, the opening of the quiz in Moodle is futher postponded. You will be informed on the situation as soon as problems have been solved. Regardless of when the quiz will be opened, you will have at least one week of time to answer the quiz.
The essay exercise is currently available in Moodle.
We are very sorry for the inconvenience.
The 1st weekly exercise is published at 13:00 Wed 26.3. The deadline of the exercise is thus also pushed to 2.4. 13:00.
The grading guidelines for the first mid-term exam take 2 can be founde here.
The first mid-term exam review session will be held 2.4. 16-18 in Innopoli 2, Tekniikantie 14. The place is meeting room Leino in the 4th floor.
There is new event for the complaint session in Webtopi, please register to the event so we can have some idea of how many people are coming.
Due to problems with SoberIT e-learning environment (Moodle), the submitting deadline of the first exercise round is rescheduled to Wed 2.4.
The 1st exercise will be published before 12:00 Wed 26.3.
The weekly exercise will be published as soon as it is ready. Have a nice easter holiday!
The first mid-term exam take 2 results can be found here.
The results from the second take of the first mid-term exam will be published two days later than originally planned due to miscommunication in the delivery of the exams.
The schedule for the second part of the course has changed. There will be no guest lecture on 14.3.
Please note, that two first exercises are thus based only on one guest lecture.
The registration to the second take of the first mid term exam will close today, so remember to register.
The evaluation guidelines (”solution”) of the first take of the first mid-term exam can be found here.
As is usually the case with Saturday exams, the division of students and courses in classrooms will be published in the mail lobby of the old side of the main TKK building. For more information, see: http://math.tkk.fi/lauantaitentit/Ohjeet_opiskelijat.html Note for English speakers: The doors open at 9:30, not 9:20.
The first mid-term exam take 1 results can be found here.
The required reading for the mid-term exam is Chapters 1-14 and 21-27. Please attend the WebEx lecture on Wednesday 20th at 10:15 to get detailed reading tips for the exam!
The enrollment key for Moodle won’t be sent during this week or the next. However, the weekly exercises won’t start till after the first mid-term exams, so don’t be worried about not having registered to the course in Moodle.
The head assistant will be on vacation from 8.-20.2. and during this time the answer time to e-mails will be longer.
Information on Exercises lecture has been moved to Feb 6th. The lecture will be held 10:15-10:45 before the main lecture held by Casper.
The lecturer and topic of Feb 1st lecture has changed. The new topic is “Software Project Management” lectured by Maria Paasivaara.
The course lecture slides are now also available via the course podcast. In the future, audio podcasts supporting the lectures will also be published. Subscribe with iTunes or any podcast-savvy RSS-reader and stay tuned!
The lecturer and topic of Jan 30th lecture has changed. The new topic is “Software Process Improvement” lectured by Kristian Rautiainen.
Due to techical error todays lecture was not recorded. We are very sorry about this and try to find a way to mitigate the situation.
“Information on exercises” lecture has been moved. The lecture Friday 25th is “Agile Methods and Software Process Improvement”. The new date for “Information on exercises” lecture will be announced later.
The slides and the recording of the first lecture are now available through the Schedule page.
Results of the final augmented exam, held December 14th 2008:
ID 1 2 3 4 5 SUM 52978H 6.0 7.0 2.0 6.0 10.0 31.0 61174R 3.0 8.0 3.0 9.0 7.0 30.0 63528N 6.5 8.0 0.0 5.0 6.0 25.5 63859A 5.5 10.0 0.0 7.0 9.0 31.5 66172S 7.5 9.0 4.5 6.0 4.0 31.0 66287T 5.0 6.0 6.0 7.0 5.0 29.0 66694E 4.0 8.0 6.0 7.0 7.0 32.0 68536D 7.5 6.0 6.0 7.0 6.0 32.5 69573S 10.0 10.0 10.0 8.0 6.0 44.0 77158W 5.0 8.0 0.0 7.0 10.0 30.0 77196W 4.5 8.0 4.0 3.0 0.0 19.5 77199C 3.0 8.0 0.0 9.0 8.0 28.0
You can follow the lectures online using Webex. Go to http://soberit.webex.com, select training center, Live Sessions and the lecture you want to attend. Follow the instructions to log in to the session. The session is opened 15 minutes before the lecture starts.
Enrollment for the course is now open in WebTopi.
Pages updated for Spring 2008 course version.