Kursledare: Rand Waltzman
Here is another interesting item about the company: (September 13, 2005)
“Cypak founder and entrepreneur
Stina Ehrensvärd has been awarded
Attendance at this lecture is mandatory. I expect everybody to come. And no, there will be no attendance taken.
The will be an informational presentation by John-Philip Johansson from the Swedish Game Awards during the first 15 minutes of tomorrow’s lecture (Tuesday 7/2/2006) about the Swedish Game Award competition. Stop by the lecture if you want to know what it is all about. You are, of course, perfectly free to leave after the 15 minute presentation – I promise that you will not be penalized in any way by walking out after that!
I have made a change in the project requirements (in your favor I might add!). Originally, you were supposed to produce a design document template and then produce the design document accordingly. I have eliminated this requirement. I will shortly be posting a set of guidelines for the design document that you must follow. That will simplify things for you somewhat. The due date for the design document itself has not changed. See the Project Information page for details.
Homework 8 has now been posted. It is due next Friday, 10/2/2006.
Signup sheets for the Requirements Review meetings are now available on Inge’s and Rand’s doors. You must sign up with the person you turn in your work to. And remember, first come first serve and times will go fast so don’t delay!
I have now updated the Readings page with a preliminary list of required readings for Period 3. I might add items as I think appropriate, but these will certainly give you the basic idea of the material to be covered. I have also updated the Administration page detailing the requirements for Part B of the course. Homework assignments will be posted roughly one week before they are due (but not less than one week). I will not post the homework assignments earlier than that – this is non-negotiable, so please don’t waste my time or yours by asking me about this.
Sample solutions for Homework 5 have now been posted.
For your convenience I have posted the power point presentation covering formal methods that I used in the lecture. The reference will also be found in the Readings section of this site. It covers some interesting material not presented in the book.
Homework 6 has now been posted. Please direct all questions concerning Homework 6 to Inge Frick, email@example.com. Also, as was the case for Homework 5, you must submit Homework 6 to Inge. If you send it to
The organizational meeting for the project A System for the Design and running of Psychophysical Tests will be held tomorrow, November 30, from 1500-1700 in Room E53.
ATTENTION GROUPS 1-16. AS OF TODAY YOU MUST SEND ALL OF YOUR PROJECT DELIVERABLES TO INGE FRICK, firstname.lastname@example.org. IF YOU SEND ANY PROJECT WORK TO
I have posted the power point presentation from the lecture on formal methods because it has a lot material not covered in the text.
The readings for next week have been posted. Also, I have updated the readings for this past week with power point presentations I made at the lecture on style tips for writing use cases (Part A and Part B).
A general note about meeting times for the project organizational meetings. All meetings will actually begin promptly at 1515. I am putting this note here just avoid any confusion that might be caused by having said that the meetings would be from 1500-1700. Most students take this for given, but not all guest speakers, so it often necessary to make this clear.
Time and place for the organizational meeting for Project 4 (on neural nets) have now been added to the project list.
Times and places for the organizational meetings for the first 3 projects on the project list have now been posted.
It is my policy to send a receipt for all items submitted by e-mail. So, if you send me something and do not get a receipt, there is an excellent chance that I did not get it. A common reason for this is an incorrect subject header. So, it is better to be safe than sorry and resubmit if you have not heard from me by the next day. And I repeat, if you send me something with an incorrect subject header, it was never sent as far as I am concerned. This is your final warning.
I have made a major update to the Project Information page. You need to read all of it through very carefully. Among other things, it now has a detailed schedule of project deliverables for the remainder of the course (both Part A and Part B). There is also crucial information about project selection. I strongly advise you to not delay in reading through this.
The required reading for next week (Week 47).
I have made an addition to this week’s reading (Week 46). I have an included an excellent but brief article on UML diagrams. I highly recommend that you read it. It will come in very useful.
The required reading for next week has now been posted.
I have updated the Due Date on project deliverable #1 to include the time and the required subject header for your e-mail submission. The time is 1200 hours and the e-mail subject header is “2D1363 RDT Group X” where X is your group number. Remember, only one submission per group. I strongly urge whoever submits your group’s work to CC all of the other members of the group. Mistakes will be costly so the more eyes checking things over, the better.
I have posted sample solutions for Homework 1. These solutions will be available for about a week. They will then be removed. Please do not ask for them to be left on the web site longer than the time I have allowed. If you want them, one week should be sufficient for you to download them.
The first project deliverable (with due date) has now been posted. I suggest you get started on this ASAP.
The policy for dealing with project deliverables that are turned in late has now been posted (see Administration, Project Questions and Answers, and Project Information pages). It is absolutely imperative that you read this policy and understand it without delay. It will be applied without mercy.
The reading assignments for this week have been updated.
The Project Group Assignments have now been posted. Please be sure to look the list over carefully. I think I have managed to satisfy all requests. If for some reason you e-mailed me your request and do not find your name in one of the groups, please contact me (Rand) immediately. I strongly urge you to contact your group mates as soon as possible and set up a line of communications so that when the first project deliverable is announced (within the next few days – keep reading this news page) you will be able to get right on it as a group.
I have now added the Project Questions and Answers page. One important question has already been posted and answered and I recommend that you take a look at it right away. It covers a point that I might not have made very clear at the beginning. Since it has to do with the grading of the course, I have updated the course Administration page accordingly.
The reading for Week 45 has now been posted.
Ooops! Several hours ago I posted Homework 3 as Homework 2 by mistake. This has now been corrected.
Homework 2 has now been posted.
I have made an addition to the required reading for this week. It is a relatively short but very useful article on the Rational Unified Process in Wikipedia, a fabulous online encyclopedia. If you are not familiar with Wikipedia, I strongly encourage you to browse around.
If you can’t find 4 people to form a group for your project (for example, you could only get together 2 or 3), there is no problem. Send me the group that you have and I will try to assign additional people to come up the 4 required. So, for example, if you have a group with 3 people, send that to me and request one additional person to be assigned. It is also no problem if you could not find anybody to work with. Just send me your name as I previously instructed and I will place you in a group. I can’t promise to satisfy all group requests with less than 4 people, but I will make every effort. If the numbers don’t work out, I might have to break up some of the groups requested. The only guarantee I can make is that everybody will end up in some group.
There might be a problem when registering with the Res system if you use upper case letters for the course code (i.e., MVK05). If you have such a problem, use lower case letters (i.e., mvk05).
Please be sure to register as soon as possible for the course in the Res system. The course code is MVK05. The group number that the Res program requests is not important. Your registration in the course is not complete until you check-in with Res. The deadline for this registration is Friday, November 4 at 1200.
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