A tool for teaching risk

Santosh Rajendran, Kevin Gary, Harry Koehnemann

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Abstract

Students tend to think optimistically about the software they construct. They believe the software will be defect free, and underestimate apparent risks to the development process. In the Software Enterprise, a 4-course upper division project sequence, student team failures to predict and prevent these risks lead to various problems like schedule delays, frustration, and dissatisfaction from external customer sponsors. The Enterprise uses the IBM Rational Jazz platform, but it does not have a native risk management capability. Instead, project teams were recording risks associated with their projects on paper reports. To facilitate maintaining and managing the risks associated with their projects, we developed a risk management component in the Jazz environment. This component complements Jazz by providing features of the risk management process like risk control and monitoring. The risk management component was used and evaluated by student capstone project teams.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 9th International Conference on Information Technology, ITNG 2012
Pages349-354
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 23 2012
Event9th International Conference on Information Technology, ITNG 2012 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: Apr 16 2012Apr 18 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 9th International Conference on Information Technology, ITNG 2012

Other

Other9th International Conference on Information Technology, ITNG 2012
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period4/16/124/18/12

Keywords

  • risk
  • software engineering education
  • tools

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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