Computer Science 507
Software Engineering

Spring 2013, The College of Saint Rose

Lecture 1: Introduction and Overview
Date: Monday, January 14, 2013


Lecture Assignment 1

Due at the start of class, Monday, January 28.

Please submit answers to these questions either as a hard copy (typeset or handwritten are OK) or by email to terescoj AT by the start of class. Please use a clear subject line when submitting by email (e.g., CSC 507 Lecture Assignment 1, Joe Student). We will discuss these questions at the start of class, so no late submissions are accepted.

The readings for next class are Sommerville Chapter 1 and the Brooks paper linked below. Also see the Chapter 1 presentations on the text's site.

  1. Sommerville Exercise 1.1, p. 25. (3 points)
  2. Sommerville Exercise 1.2, p. 25 (3 points)
  3. Sommerville Exercise 1.7, p. 25 (3 points)
  4. The Brooks paper was written over 25 years ago. Discuss which parts of the article you believe are still relevant today, and what in the article has been shown not to be true over the years. Include your thoughts on each of the items listed in the "Hopes for the Silver" section. (10 points)