21367Re: College initiatives
- May 4, 2007I teach part-time in the MSCIS program at the Northwestern University
School of Continuing Studies, in addition to my day job as a software
engineer (20 years). I discuss agile (testing) in my Software Testing
course, and agile (Scrum, and XP) and iterative (RUP) development in
my Project Management and Software Development course. For
completeness, I also cover traditional project management topics.
While I'd love to spend more time covering agile principles and
practices, the reality is that the majority of the students work for a
living, and their employers utilize waterfall and TPM, so I have to
prepare them for that. :-(
Lastly, I utilize many elements of agile development in the capstone
project course. Students work in teams to develop a 3-tier system
over a period of two 4-week iterations. Each iteration focuses on a
handful of features/use cases/user stories, and results in a working
application. Students are required to gather minimal requirements,
design a little, code a little, test a little (acceptance and unit
tests), and document a little. While documentation is required, it's
fairly lightweight, as the goal is working software (over
comprehensive documentation). Unit tests are mandatory, but I do not
mandate TDD, although I do encourage it.
--- In email@example.com, "Heitor Roriz Filho"
>other agile methodologies in colleges? I would like to gather opinions
> Hi all,
> Does anyone know or runs any innitiative to teach/spread scrum or
about it. Would it be a good idea?
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