Use of Agile Methods in Software Engineering Education

David F. Rico, Hasan H. Sayani
<span title="">2009</span> <i title="IEEE"> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="https://fatcat.wiki/container/hp4tjvbwpradxisixjqld76tfu" style="color: black;">2009 Agile Conference</a> </i> &nbsp;
Although agile methods have been occasionally used in higher education for the last six years, the use of agile methods in software engineering education is still a relatively new phenomenon. The purpose of this article is to describe the introduction of agile methods in a capstone course for a masters degree in software engineering at the University of Maryland University College. Three virtual distributed teams of five students were tasked with using agile methods to develop competing
more &raquo; ... ic commerce websites over a period of 13 weeks in the Fall semester of 2008. With little training in agile methods, virtual teams, web design, or distributed tools, the students used their formal problem solving skills to successfully complete three fully functional websites. While the students were particularly adept at addressing the technical aspects of agile methods, more emphasis should be placed on softer issues such as teamwork and customer collaboration.
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