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Introducing SCRUM into a Distributed Software Development Course



Ivana Bosnic , Federico Ciccozzi, Igor Cavrak , Elisabetta Di Nitto , Juraj Feljan, Raffaela Mirandola

Publication Type:

Conference/Workshop Paper


Workshop on Enhancing Software Engineering Education


The growing enactment of Global Software Engineering in industry has triggered educational institutions to perceive the importance of preparing students for distributed software development. During the last twelve years we have disclosed advantages and pitfalls of GSE to our students through our Distributed Software Development course. After running the projects according to the iterative process model for eleven years, we decided to shift to an agile development model, SCRUM. This decision was due to the growing industrial adoption of agile methods, but more importantly to increase proactiveness, sense of responsibility, and to balance the workload among the project team members. In this paper we describe the process and outcomes of our first attempt at introducing SCRUM in our distributed course.


author = {Ivana Bosnic and Federico Ciccozzi and Igor Cavrak and Elisabetta Di Nitto and Juraj Feljan and Raffaela Mirandola},
title = {Introducing SCRUM into a Distributed Software Development Course},
month = {September},
year = {2015},
booktitle = {Workshop on Enhancing Software Engineering Education},
url = {}