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Virtual teams and employability in global software engineering education.

Bass, Julian M.; McDermott, Roger; Lalchandani, J.T.

Authors

Julian M. Bass

Roger McDermott

J.T. Lalchandani



Abstract

Universities face many challenges when creating opportunities for student experiences of global software engineering. We provide a model for introducing global software engineering into the computing curriculum. Our model is based on a three year collaboration between Robert Gordon University, UK and the International Institute for IT Bangalore, India. We provide evidence based on student feedback from three cohorts of virtual team who never met face to face. We found potential employers were supportive of global software engineering in university curricula. We identify four key principles for global software engineering student projects: reconcile contrasting assessment demands between institutions, create a detailed joint timetable to reconcile teaching calendars, provide a project management framework to support phased delivery and carefully manage project scope.

Citation

BASS, J.M., MCDERMOTT, R. and LALCHANDANI, J.T. 2015. Virtual teams and employability in global software engineering education. In Proceedings of the 10th IEEE international conference on global software engineering (ICGSE 2015), 13-16 July 2015, Ciudad Real, Spain. Piscataway: IEEE [online], article number 7224489, pages 115-124. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/ICGSE.2015.21

Conference Name 10th IEEE international conference on global software engineering (ICGSE 2015)
Conference Location Ciudad Real, Spain
Start Date Jul 13, 2015
End Date Jul 16, 2015
Acceptance Date Mar 27, 2015
Online Publication Date Jul 13, 2015
Publication Date Sep 3, 2015
Deposit Date Mar 9, 2017
Publicly Available Date Mar 9, 2017
Print ISSN 2329-6305
Electronic ISSN 2329-6313
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Article Number 7224489
Pages 115-124
Series ISSN 2329-6313
ISBN 9781479984091
DOI https://doi.org/10.1109/ICGSE.2015.21
Keywords Student projects; Global software engineering education; Virtual teams
Public URL http://hdl.handle.net/10059/2200

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