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ICSE 2019
Sat 25 - Fri 31 May 2019 Montreal, QC, Canada
Wed 29 May 2019 11:21 - 11:36 at St-Paul / Ste-Catherine - Industry-Relevant Teaching Chair(s): Ita Richardson

Using capstone projects to teach software development in practice has become increasingly popular. To make the projects as realistic as possible, collaboration with industrial customers is preferable. However, we are lacking information on how this collaboration should take place in practice, and especially the customer’s point of view on the collaboration is missing. In this paper we first report how we have arranged the collaboration with the industrial customers in our yearly capstone project of around 130 students forming 7-9 person Scrum teams.

Second, we performed 13 semi-structure interviews with the customer companies from the last instance of the course to collected their perspective.

The main reasons for companies to participate in the course were: recruiting, getting the software developed and researching new technologies. A good project topic, according to our customer companies, has a clear vision, is suitably important for the company, is realistic with enough challenge, is motivating and illustrates the work at the company.

Conference Day
Wed 29 May

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11:00 - 12:30
Industry-Relevant TeachingSoftware Engineering Education and Training / Posters at St-Paul / Ste-Catherine
Chair(s): Ita RichardsonLero - The Irish Software Research Centre and University of Limerick
11:00
15m
Talk
Walking through the Method Zoo: Does Higher Education really meet Software Industry Demands?SEET
Software Engineering Education and Training
Marco KuhrmannUniversity of Passau, Joyce Nakatumba-NabendeMakerere University, Rolf-Helge SchneiderCopenhagen Business School, Paolo TellIT University of Copenhagen, Jil KlünderLeibniz Universität Hannover, Tayana ConteUniversidade Federal do Amazonas, Stephen MacDonellAuckland University of Technology, Regina HebigChalmers University of Technology & University of Gothenburg
11:15
6m
Poster
Incorporating Real Projects into a Software Engineering Undergraduate Curriculum
Posters
Rafael ChaninPUCRS, Jorge MelegatiFree University of Bozen-Bolzano, Afonso SalesPUCRS, Mariana Detoni, Xiaofeng WangFree University of Bozen-Bolzano, Rafael PrikladnickiSchool of Technology at PUCRS University
11:21
15m
Talk
Collaborating with Industrial Customers in a Capstone Project Course: The Customers’ PerspectiveSEET
Software Engineering Education and Training
Maria PaasivaaraIT University of Copenhagen, Denmark & Aalto University, Finland, Jari VanhanenAalto University, Casper LasseniusAalto University, Finland and Simula Metropolitan Center for Digital Engineering, Norway
11:36
10m
Talk
Industry-Academy Collaboration in Teaching DevOps and Continuous Delivery to Software Engineering Students: Towards Improved Industrial Relevance in Higher EducationSEET
Software Engineering Education and Training
Kati KuusinenUniversity of Southern Denmark, Sofus AlbertsenPraqma
11:46
15m
Talk
Facilitating Entrepreneurial Experiences through a Software Engineering Project CourseSEET
Software Engineering Education and Training
Håkan BurdenViktoria Swedish ICT, Jan-Philipp SteghöferChalmers | University of Gothenburg, Oskar Hagvall SvenssonChalmers University of Technology
Pre-print
12:01
29m
Talk
Author Panel DiscussionSEET
Software Engineering Education and Training