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Problems and Programmers: An Educational Software Engineering Card Game

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Problems and Programmers: An Educational Software Engineering Card Game
Problems and Programmers is an educational card game that we have developed to help teach software engineering. It is based on the observation that students, in a typical software engineering course, gain little practical experience in issues regarding the software process. The underlying problem is time: any course faces the practical constraint of only being able to involve students in at most a few small software development projects. Problems and Programmers overcomes this limitation by providing a simulation of the software process. In playing the game, students become aware of not only general lessons, such as the fact that they must continuously make tradeoffs among multiple potential next steps, but also specific issues such as the fact that inspections improve the quality of code but delay its delivery time. We describe game play of Problems and Programmers, discuss its underlying design, and report on the results of a small experiment in which twenty-eight students played th...
Alex Baker, Emily Oh Navarro, André van der
Added 09 Dec 2009
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Type Conference
Year 2003
Where ICSE
Authors Alex Baker, Emily Oh Navarro, André van der Hoek
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