An Experience of Software Process Improvement Applied to Education

An Experience of Software Process Improvement Applied to Education

D. Antonio de Amescua Seco (Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain), Javiar G. Guzman (Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain), María Isabel Sánchez Segura (Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain), Paloma Martínez Fernandez (Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain) and Shwethan Shetty (Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain)
Copyright: © 2002 |Pages: 16
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-93070-840-2.ch030

Abstract

This case describes the use of the Personal Work Planning (PWP) technique as a time management tool for student practicals on the Software Engineering II course at Carlos III University. It analyzes the results obtained and presents the methodology used to implement activities associated with the Personal Work Planning technique in an academic institution. In addition, an empirical study was carried out to determine the level of student satisfaction after using this technique. This case study concludes that many students realized the usefulness of PWP for their assignments. This technique is of invaluable help to lecturers who wish to improve the course curriculum and the practicals.

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