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Exploring the Gap between the Student Expectations and the Reality of Teamwork in Undergraduate Software Engineering Group Projects.

Iacob, C. and Faily, S., 2019. Exploring the Gap between the Student Expectations and the Reality of Teamwork in Undergraduate Software Engineering Group Projects. Journal of Systems and Software, 157 (November), 110393.

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DOI: 10.1016/j.jss.2019.110393

Abstract

Software engineering group projects aim to provide a nurturing environment for learning about teamwork in software engineering. Since social and teamwork issues have been consistently identified as serious problems in such projects, we aim to better understand the breakdown between the expectations teams have at the start of a group project and their experiences at the end of the project. In this paper, we investigate how 35 teams of undergraduate students approach software engineering group project courses, and how their previous experience with collaborative software development matches their expectations for group work. We then analyse the retrospective documents delivered by the same teams at the end of a 27-week software engineering group project course, mirroring the expectations at the start of the project with the realities described by the end of it.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:0164-1212
Uncontrolled Keywords:software engineering; project; group project; engineering education
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:32644
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:13 Aug 2019 08:37
Last Modified:03 Sep 2019 11:00

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