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A learning tool for the ISO/IEC 29110 standard: understanding the project management of basic profile

Sanchez-Gordon , Mary-Luz and O'Connor, Rory and Sanchez-Gordon , Sandra and Colomo-Palacios , Ricardo (2016) A learning tool for the ISO/IEC 29110 standard: understanding the project management of basic profile. In: 16th International Conference on Software Process Improvement and Capability dEtermination (SPICE 2016), 9-10 June 2016, Dublin, Ireland. ISBN 978-3-319-38979-0

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The “best practices” of international software standards are considered important in improving the software process. The ISO/IEC 29110 standard defines lifecycle profiles for Very Small Entities (VSEs) and VSEs have also been recognized important in the software industry. Since this standard is novel, practitioners need to be actively engaged in their own learning. Serious games offer the potential not only to entertain and educate, but can also operate as a strategy for promoting the standard itself. The findings of this explorative study make possible an initial judgment about its potential as a fun standard learning tool as well as to analyze its pertinence, engagement, strengths, and weaknesses as guidance for further evolution.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Conference
Additional Information:Acknowledgments: The authors would like to thank Andrés Larco, the course tutor, who played a major role in the use of the game. A special thanks also to all the students of the course “Software Quality” in 2015 of the National Polytechnic School of Ecuador, who participated in the evaluation of Go for It!
Uncontrolled Keywords:VSE; ISO/IEC 29110; ISO; ; Standards; Process improvement; Project management; Serious game; Learning tool
Subjects:Computer Science > Software engineering
DCU Faculties and Centres:Research Initiatives and Centres > Lero: The Irish Software Engineering Research Centre
DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Computing
Published in:Software Process Improvement and Capability Determination. Communications in Computer and Information Science 609. Springer International Publishing. ISBN 978-3-319-38979-0
Publisher:Springer International Publishing
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Copyright Information:© 2016 The original publication is available at
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:21432
Deposited On:18 Oct 2016 10:07 by Rory O'Connor. Last Modified 19 Oct 2016 11:19

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