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Virtual teams and employability in global software engineering education.

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


Julian M. Bass

Roger McDermott

J.T. Lalchandani


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.

Start Date Jul 13, 2015
Publication Date Sep 3, 2015
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
Institution 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:
Keywords Student projects; Global software engineering education; Virtual teams


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