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Bridging the gap between SPI and SMEs in educational settings: a learning tool suporting ISO/IEC 29110

Sanchez-Gordon, Mary-Luz and O'Connor, Rory and Colomo-Palacios, Ricardo and Herranz, Eduardo (2016) Bridging the gap between SPI and SMEs in educational settings: a learning tool suporting ISO/IEC 29110. In: 23nd European Conference on Systems, Software and Services Process Improvement (EuroSPI 2016), 14-16 Sept 2016, Graz, Austria. ISBN 978-3-319-44817-6

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The software development industry is dominated by a myriad of smaller organizations world-wide, including very small entities (VSEs), which have up to 25 people. Managing software process is a big challenge for practitioners. In 2011, due to the VSEs’ increasing importance, a set of ISO/IEC 29110 standards and guides were released. Although other initiatives are devoted to small entities, ISO/IEC 29110 is becoming the widely adopted standard. But it is an emerging standard and practitioners need to be actively engaged in their learning. In this sense, serious games offer the potential to entertain and educate. This study shows empirical evidence to support the overall applicability of the game proposed as learning tool. Moreover, the results indicate that the learning tool creates a positive experience, and therefore could be used as a strategy to promote the standard.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Conference
Uncontrolled Keywords:VSE ISO/IEC 29110; Very small entity; Project managemen; Game-based learning; Game-based training
Subjects:Computer Science > Software engineering
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Computing
Published in:23rd European Conference, EuroSPI 2016, Graz, Austria, September 14-16, 2016, Proceedings. Communications in Computer and Information Science 633. Springer International Publishing. ISBN 978-3-319-44817-6
Publisher:Springer International Publishing
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Copyright Information:©2016. The original publication is available at
ID Code:21402
Deposited On:06 Oct 2016 11:19 by Rory O'Connor. Last Modified 10 Oct 2016 13:24

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