Communication in Projects (Activity)

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Overview

Title

Communication in Projects (Activity)

Overview

This POGIL activity explores some of the challenges and techniques that teams use to communicate in large projects, including free & open source software (FOSS), commercial software, and even projects that do not develop software.

Prerequisites
  • Familiarity with web-based communication methods.
Learning Objectives After successfully completing this activity, the learner should be able to:
  • Explain why effective & efficient communication is important, particularly in large software projects.
  • Describe communication methods often used in FOSS communities and by software developers.
  • Describe the pros & cons of different communication methods, and identify appropriate methods for various scenarios.
Process Skills Practiced

Communication, Critical Thinking, Teamwork


Background, Directions, Deliverables

See details in the Student version of the POGIL activity.

Notes for Instructors

See details in the Teacher version of the POGIL activity.

Assessment

  • How will the activity be graded?
  • How will learning will be measured? Ideally, there should be a way to measure each of the objectives described above.
  • How will feedback to the student be determined?

This is a classroom POGIL activity, so all teams should complete it in class with correct answers. Thus, the activity is typically not graded, but there might be related quiz or exam questions later.

Suggestions for Open Source Community

N/A

Additional Information

ACM Body of Knowledge
Area & Unit(s)
ACM Topic(s)
Level of Difficulty

easy

Estimated Completion Time

1 hour

Environment / Materials

paper activity (1-2 per team or 1 per student) or Google Doc activity (1 per team)

Author(s)

Clif Kussmaul

Source

http://cspogil.org/Software+Engineering (for sample version)

License

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License

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