Software Release Life Cycles (Activity)

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Overview

Title

Software Release Life Cycles (Activity)

Overview

This POGIL activity explores how a software release changes over time as it is created, matures, and becomes obsolete. We call this the software release life cycle, because it parallels how animals are born, grow, mature, and die. This is different from (but related to) how the software is developed, which is the software development process or the software development life cycle (SDLC).

Prerequisites
  • Some experience with software development.
  • Some knowledge of development activities & categories (analyze, design, code, test).
Learning Objectives After successfully completing this activity, the learner should be able to:
  • Describe major stages in the software release life cycle, including development, alpha, beta, support, and end-of-life.
  • Describe some of the activities that occur in each stage.
  • Describe some of the advantages & disadvantages of overlapping release cycles.
Process Skills Practiced

Information Processing, Critical Thinking, Communication, Teamwork


Background, Directions, Deliverables

See details in the Student version of the POGIL activity.

Notes for Instructors

See details in the Teacher version of the POGIL activity.

Assessment

  • How will the activity be graded?
  • How will learning will be measured? Ideally, there should be a way to measure each of the objectives described above.
  • How will feedback to the student be determined?

This is a classroom POGIL activity, so all teams should complete it in class with correct answers. Thus, the activity is typically not graded, but there might be related quiz or exam questions later.

Suggestions for Open Source Community

N/A

Additional Information

ACM Body of Knowledge
Area & Unit(s)
ACM Topic(s)
Level of Difficulty

easy

Estimated Completion Time

1 hour

Environment / Materials

paper activity (1-2 per team or 1 per student) or Google Doc activity (1 per team)

Author(s)

Clif Kussmaul

Source

http://cspogil.org/Software+Engineering (for sample version)

License

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License

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