Towards an Understanding of Collaborations in Agile Course Projects

Towards an Understanding of Collaborations in Agile Course Projects

Pankaj Kamthan (Concordia University, Canada)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-5800-4.ch003

Abstract

The agile methodologies are part of a shift from predictive to adaptive approach towards software development. This change has had a notable impact on Software Engineering Education (SEE). In this chapter, a glimpse into the state-of-the-art of incorporating agile methodologies in software engineering courses is presented. In doing so, the reasons for including a project component in software engineering courses, and for committing to agile methodologies in software engineering courses, are given. To lend an understanding to the notion of collaboration in agile methodologies, a conceptual model for collaboration is proposed and elaborated. The pivotal role of collaboration in agile course projects is emphasized. The use of certain means for facilitating collaboration, including the Social Web, is discussed.
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Background

In this section, arguments supporting the inclusion of projects in SEE are given, and the current state of commitment to agile methodologies in SEE is analyzed.

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