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The 2013 AMOS Project Explained (for Students)

The AMOS Project is our flagship software engineering lab course. The course combines three main elements:

  • Students learn agile software development (Scrum, XP) while developing open source software.
  • Project ideas are provided by industry, representatives of which work closely with the student teams.
  • The projects are set-up to allow the creation of software start-ups after finishing university.

We teach real-world software engineering, and we do so by engaging industry to help us by providing project ideas and feedback. We then lead these student projects to become start-ups, if the student team is interested. An example of such a start-up is the 2010 AMOS project Mydosis, now Netdosis AG.

The 2013 AMOS projects are taken as a summer semester 2013 course running the whole semester length of three months with weekly meetings. The AMOS lab course can be taken in two different ways:

  • Product owner (5 ECTS Vorlesung + Übung). As a product owner (frequently Wirtschaftsinformatik / Information Systems students) you work with the industry partner to define business needs, software requirements, and a release schedule.
  • Software developer (10 ECTS Projekt / Praktikum). As a software developer you design the product’s software architecture and implement it. You work with product owners to estimate work effort and create a believable release schedule.

Read more about AMOS in our teaching guide and get some impressions of the fun we had in prior years.

If you are the entrepreneurial kind, we will help you continue the AMOS project through your final thesis into a start-up by providing strategic and practical guidance, team formation, access to financing and further necessary resources.

If you are interested, please sign up on StudOn. In the run-up to the 2013 AMOS projects we will have many interesting announcements to make, including industry partners and their project/product suggestions.

Looking forward to meeting you in person!

Prof. Dr. Dirk Riehle, M.B.A.

PS: Helpful supplementary courses to the AMOS projects from our teaching are the following:

  • For product owners:
    • PROD, the product management seminar
  • For software developers:
    • ADAP, the advanced design and programming course
    • ARCH, the software architecture course

Finally, you can top off your courses by writing an entrepreneurial final thesis to hit the ground running after university.

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