Snowman: Agile development method with institutionalized communication and documentation for capstone projects

Wen Lung Tsai, Chung Yang Chen, Chun Shuo Chen

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Abstract

Numerous organizations currently implement agile methods in practical software development processes. Using agile methods involves mutually strengthening communication to ease the burden involved in documenting plan-driven projects. A focus on people-oriented communication has resulted in agile methods being diverted from development processes that codify formal documents. This situation makes follow-up software maintenance difficult. This paper proposes an appropriate and concrete approach for streamlining communication and documentation in software engineering education called the Snowman approach. The results of evaluations conducted indicate that the proposed Snowman approach enables undergraduate students to learn agile methods and resolves misconceptions surrounding agile methods.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12-19
Number of pages8
JournalAsia Pacific Management Review
Volume23
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2018

Keywords

  • Agile method
  • Capstone project
  • Snowman approach
  • Software development
  • Software engineering education

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