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Tuesday, August 6 • 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Analyzing Effectiveness Of Workshops For Learning Agile Development. (Shota Suzuki and Hironori Washizaki) LIMITED

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Workshops are effective in learning the human and social factors of software engineering [1]. However, their effectiveness in learning agile development in particular has not yet been determined, despite the fact that numerous agile development workshops have been held over the years. In this paper, we analyze the effectiveness of agile development workshops through an experiment, and show that the workshops are indeed effective at learning agile development. Self-study is another commonly used method to learn something new. Therefore, we compare the effectiveness of workshops with that of self-study to better illustrate the effectiveness of agile development workshops. In our experiment, we examine 7 workshop subjects and 8 self-study subjects, and compare their scores on the Agile mind check, which is a method used to measure their degree of mastery of agile development. As a result, we demonstrate the effectiveness of agile development workshops, especially those that simulate actual experiences. We also show that workshops are more effective than self-study.

 


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Shota Suzuki

Student, Waseda University
Dept. Computer Science and Engineering, Waseda University,
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Hironori Washizaki

Associate Professor, Waseda University
Hironori Washizaki is a head and associate professor at Global Software Engineering Laboratory, Waseda University, Japan. He also works at National Institute of Informatics as a visiting associate professor. He obtained his Doctor’s degree in Information and Computer Science from... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2013 2:45pm - 3:15pm
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