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Teaching an object-oriented software development lifecycle in undergraduate software engineering education

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M. B. Blake ; Dept. of Comput. Sci., Georgetown Univ., Washington, DC, USA ; T. Cornett

In order to develop students for successful careers in software engineering, specifically for software development, they must not only be immersed in the software development lifecycle and paradigms, but also in the workings of large project teams. Currently, most undergraduate software engineering courses are taught by presenting the concepts and methodologies and assigning fragmented 3-4 person group projects. In the Department of Computer Science at Georgetown University, a two-course approach to undergraduate software engineering education has been developed that incorporates the practical application of coursework in a large team setting. The first course presents a firm software design basis, while the second course demonstrates corporate-level software engineering concepts with a semester-long software development simulation where the entire class is the development team. This paper presents the experiences from offering this software engineering simulation approach

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Software Engineering Education and Training, 2002. (CSEE&T 2002). Proceedings. 15th Conference on

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