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ProDecAdmin: a game scenario design tool for software project management training

Calderon, Alejandro and Ruiz, Mercedes and O'Connor, Rory (2017) ProDecAdmin: a game scenario design tool for software project management training. In: 24th European Conference on Systems, Software and Services Process Improvement (EuroSPI 2017), 6-8 Sept 2017, Ostrava, Czech Republic. ISBN 978-3-319-64218-5

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Teaching Software Project Management (SPM) for Information Technology (IT) learners is a relevance issue. The necessity of teaching SPM in a highly practical way moves trainers towards the use of new methods and techniques such as simulations, serious games or gamification strategies. The majority of the existing serious games for SPM do not offer flexibility, in terms of the ability to provide and dynamically change game scenarios during the life of the serious game, and not allow assessing learners’ new skill automatically. In this paper, we introduce the administration tool of the serious game ProDec, that allow trainers to design the game scenarios of the game trying to overcome the lacks found in the scope of serious games for SPM.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Conference
Uncontrolled Keywords:Gamification; Serious Game; Game Scenario Design; Software Project Management
Subjects:Social Sciences > Education
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:Systems, Software and Services Process Improvement. Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) 748. Springer. ISBN 978-3-319-64218-5
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Copyright Information:© 2017 Springer. 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
Funders:Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology with AEI/FEDER/UE funds (grants TIN2013-46928-C3-2-R and TIN2016-76956-C3-3-R) , Andalusian Plan for Research, Development and Innovation (grant TIC-195)
ID Code:22022
Deposited On:21 Sep 2017 14:26 by Rory O'Connor. Last Modified 21 Sep 2017 14:26

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