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Engineering Management Reviews
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  This is an Open Access Journal Open Access journal
     ISSN (Print) 2326-5876 - ISSN (Online) 2326-5884
     Published by Science and Engineering Publishing Company Homepage  [46 journals]
  • A Unique4Ps-Based Approach to Teaching Introductory Software Engineering

    • Abstract: A Unique4Ps-Based Approach to Teaching Introductory Software Engineering
      Pages 8-22
      Author Lili HaiKathleen P. Greenber
      Project-based learning environments are often used in the teaching of higher level software engineering courses because of their value in providing students with first-hand experience in the software engineering process; however, adapting this approach for use in the introductory course poses a number of challenges. This paper introduces a teaching methodology which exposes students who have only one software engineering course in 4-year curriculum to a special and stimulating learning environment. The method is based on the concept of the Four Ps in software engineering: people, project, product and process. Compared with using assignments and team-projects in the traditional way, the method requires all students in one class to participate in a single customized real-life project. The project is complicated and large enough to expose students to many key software development disciplines that are harder to teach through small projects; in addition, it gives students the opportunity to participate in project management. By adopting the Unified Software Development Process, the method provides a learning environment that makes it possible for computing students to efficiently learn as much fundamental software engineering knowledge and skills as is possible in one introductory software engineering course. This paper studies the learning elements of this course, including core topics in each of the four Ps, and discusses the method of actively and flexibly using these elements to design the learning environment.
      PubDate: 2014-3
       
  • Study of the Application of Knowledge Base through New Product Development
           in the System Integration Industry – Comparison of Case Studies
           based on different product newness

    • Abstract: Study of the Application of Knowledge Base through New Product Development in the System Integration Industry – Comparison of Case Studies based on different product newness
      Pages 1-7
      Author Yen-Ling LiuMin-Sun WuangJen-Lung Ka
      The system integration industry involves hundreds of enterprises. In this highly competitive environment, new product development becomes crucial to profitability and competitive advantage. New product development involves several activities, each involving different problems. Enterprises use Knowledge Base (KB) to identify effective solutions to the problems occurring at each stage. Producing system integration products involves both design and customization, and therefore each case is unique. Products at different stages of the development process involve different issues. Additionally there is different application from KB. This study takes different degrees of product newness as a focus for examining both new and upgrade products as variable factor, as well as the issues and support involved in new product development. Six cases are used to analyze KB (Knowledge Base) application. The study shows that enterprises should seek different degrees of support from KB and suppliers when facing different technical and non-technical problems. Regarding technical issues, for really new products it is argument setting of KB application; for upgrade products it is argument setting of KB application. Regarding non-technical issues, for really new products these refer to planned applications of KB; for upgrade products these refer to planned applications of KB.
      PubDate: 2014-3
       
 
 
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