Software Development Activities (Activity)

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Overview

Title

Software Development Activities (Activity)

Overview

For homework and other small programs, one person (or a small team) can do all of the work. However, this does not scale well to larger teams and projects. This POGIL activity explores some of the activities involved in software development.

Prerequisites
  • Some experience with software development projects.
Learning Objectives After successfully completing this activity, the learner should be able to:
  • Describe 4 categories of software development activities (analyze, design, construct, test).
  • Describe common software development activities, and assign them to categories.
  • Describe how and why productivity varies with project class and size.
Process Skills Practiced

Information Processing, Critical Thinking, Communication, 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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