Application of agile methods in industrial electronics education; lessons learned from a case study

Ul Amin, R. and Aijun, L. and Inayat, I. (2015) Application of agile methods in industrial electronics education; lessons learned from a case study. International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning (IJCEELL), 25 (3). pp. 328-346. ISSN 1560-4624, DOI

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This paper presents the introduction of agile methods to the study of industrial electronics education as performed at a public sector university in Pakistan. The application of agile methods i.e. scrum to the projects of industrial electronics course; industrial automation and process control proved to be an innovative and favourable alternative to the previously used traditional phase driven approaches. The emphasis of agile methods on iterative development, team collaboration, and quick feedback are the reasons which triggered the ease and favourability. The quick feedback and incremental development helped the students to improve and revisit their shortcomings and deliver within time. The cross functional teams enabled the students to deal with process management throughout the product development. The findings of the study state that the flexible yet time critical agile methods pledge benefits in meeting ever changing and evolving industry requirements.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Agile software development; Collaboration; Industrial automation and control; Industrial electronics; Scrum
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Divisions: Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology > Department of Software Engineering
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2018 01:41
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2018 01:41

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