Software Project Management

  • October 26th, 2020: It is important that you define groups for collaborating on the project (Groups Formation). The project will be assigned on Thursday 29th October.
  • October 22th, 2020: During the lesson scheduled for tomorrow, students will be asked to conduct some exercises so be ready for that.
  • October 14th, 2020: We confirm that tomorrow the first lab lesson will be held. Prof. Fornari will be in TeamLab and he will use his room for the streaming.
  • September 30th, 2020: We inform the students that next lesson will be held Monday October 5th. Due to another engagement at 12pm it will last only 1 hour.
  • September 30th, 2020: The starting of the Lab hours will be announced soon.
  • September 21st, 2020: We inform the students that the first lesson will be held on Wednesday, September 30th.


Course objectives and contents (ESSE3)

Lessons schedule:

  • Monday 11am-1pm (Theory)
  • Wednesday 9am-11am (Theory)
  • Thursday 9am-11am (Lab)
  • Friday 11am - 1pm (Lab)

Students Office hours:

  • Prof. Polini: Wednesday 5pm-6pm at my office (Polo Lodovici building) - please announce yourself via e-mail in advance
  • Prof. Fornari: Immediately after each lesson or by requesting an appointment via e-mail.

Course Slides

Laboratory Slides





Reference books


  • Groups Formation is required to be completed by Thursday, October 29th 2020
  • On October 29th 2020 each group will be invited to collaborate on a GitHub repository.

Exam Dates A.Y. 2020/2021

  • Wednesday, February 3rd and 24th, 2021 – at 9.00am

Exam rules:

  • students have to manage and develop a software project over the duration of the semester with intermediate checkpoints (meeting with the teacher). The group will have to adopt and simulate the practices typical of a SCRUM team. The group will have to apply the methodologies and the tools explained during lecture hourse.
  • The course also foresees a final written exam in which the student will have to answer questions and solve exercises on the different parts of the course. The exam will last around 2 hours. Students willing to improve their final mark can ask for an additional oral examination.
  • The project has to be delivered before taking part to the written paper

Exam Results