What communication tools students use in software projects and how do different tools suit different parts of project work?

Otto Seppälä, Tapio Auvinen, Ville Karavirta, Arto Vihavainen, Petri Ihantola

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Abstract

In software engineering education, the goal is often to provide students with authentic assignments using actual tools of the trade. Students are often allowed to select their preferred tools without specifying what to use for e.g. communication within the team, scheduling, bug tracking, etc. However, there is an abundance of tools to choose from with more appearing rapidly, which can make it difficult for students or staff to select appropriate tools for each task. In this paper, we study the suitability of several commonly used communication and collaboration tools on different tasks that students encounter in team assignments. We surveyed students' experiences with different tools in a university-level web software development course.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 38th International Conference on Software Engineering Companion
PublisherIEEE
Pages432-435
ISBN (Electronic)9781450342056, 9781450341615
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 May 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Software Engineering - Austin, United States
Duration: 14 May 201622 May 2016
Conference number: 38

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Software Engineering
Abbreviated titleICSE
CountryUnited States
CityAustin
Period14/05/201622/05/2016

Keywords

  • tools
  • software projects
  • communication environments

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    Seppälä, O., Auvinen, T., Karavirta, V., Vihavainen, A., & Ihantola, P. (2016). What communication tools students use in software projects and how do different tools suit different parts of project work? In Proceedings of the 38th International Conference on Software Engineering Companion (pp. 432-435). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1145/2889160.2889196