Title: Collaboration and human factors in software development : teaching agile methodologies based on industrial insight
Authors : Meier, Andreas
Kropp, Martin
Proceedings: 2016 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON)
Pages : 1003
Pages to: 1011
Conference details: 2016 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON), Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 10.-13. April 2016
Publisher / Ed. Institution : IEEE
Issue Date: Apr-2016
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Not specified
Language : English
Subjects : Agile; Software Development; Collaboration; Teaching; Education
Subject (DDC) : 005: Computer programming, programs and data
Abstract: Recent studies show that many companies have successfully adopted agile methodologies. In this paper the authors present results of their quantitative and qualitative studies, showing that only experienced companies apply agile collaboration practices properly. The studies also suggest that successful professional agile teams tend to use more collaboration practices and consciously live the agile values. This leads to the conclusion that applying the collaborative practices and living the agile values is difficult. Thus we educators should pay special attention to teaching these practices and values in courses on agile software development. This paper presents how agile collaboration is being taught in the classroom in a fourth semester software engineering module and explains the underlying assumptions. We use an agile coaching game as introduction to Scrum and discuss the mechanics of agile teams in the classroom. We present the setup of a hands-on agile student project with large student teams and the observations we made. Last but not least, we show and discuss how modern online collaboration tools act as enablers for agile collaboration in the classroom.
Departement: School of Engineering
Organisational Unit: Institute of Applied Information Technology (InIT)
Publication type: Conference Paper
DOI : 10.1109/EDUCON.2016.7474675
ISBN: 978-1-4673-8633-3
ISSN: 2165-9567
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/7551
Published as part of the ZHAW project : Swiss Agile Study 2014
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