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Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte, Sri Lanka

Manamendra M.A.S.C.,Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology SUIT | Manathunga K.N.,Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology SUIT | Perera K.H.D.,Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology SUIT | Kodagoda N.,Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology SUIT
Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computer Science and Education, ICCSE 2013

The paper describes the use of Agile software development methodology for undergraduate research projects. The students are required to do a project which spans for two academic semesters. The main objective is to see the appropriateness of Scrum for the undergraduate projects which is a widely used agile method at present in the software industry. The paper discusses main agile principles in the student's viewpoint to check how those are affected to meet the learning outcomes of the module by means of meeting the deadlines and getting constructive feedback from supervisors. The circulated survey results are analyzed thoroughly and discussed to prove the arguments made during the research time and the recommendations are provided to improve appropriateness hence required changes for the agile principles. Finally it is positive feedback from the students about using Agile for undergraduate projects to achieve the targets given to them. © 2013 IEEE. Source

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