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Approaches to software development
Approaches to software development

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Learning outcomes

After studying this course you should be able to:

  • describe the essential characteristics, and identify, using examples, the connections between the characteristics of a good software system

  • describe the elements of a basic software development process and illustrate the variety of different life cycles

  • understand the motivation for, and best practices of, an agile approach to software development

  • explain the benefits of the Unified Modeling Language (UML) as a standard notation for modelling

  • identify the different kinds of model used in the development of software and describe the relationship between models, viewpoints and software development.