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Agile Game: A Project Management Game for Agile Methods

Gkritsi, Aikaterini (2010) Agile Game: A Project Management Game for Agile Methods University of Southampton, Electronics & Computer Science, Doctoral Thesis .

Record type: Thesis (Doctoral)

Abstract

Since mid-1990s, companies have adopted agile methods and incorporated them in their development methodologies. For this reason, future project managers and developers need to have a full understanding of these methods. At present, the university’s approach to agile methods is theoretical and is not reflected during the development of a product and their practical use. The purpose of this project is the creation of a software system in the form of a game, named Agile Game, which simulates their use. The system is designed for use as supplementary material in lectures, to help students understand agile methods, to present their use within a project, and to demonstrate how they differ from traditional project management methodologies. The final system, which is web based, was implemented using PHP, MySQL and JavaScript. It was fully tested against the requirements and evaluated by peer students. The evaluation showed that the majority of users were satisfied with the system but they thought that it should contain more detailed information at every step of the game. For this reason, some parts of the design and the content were reviewed to meet user requirements.

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Submitted date: May 2010
Organisations: University of Southampton, Electronics & Computer Science

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Local EPrints ID: 272766
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/272766
PURE UUID: 74a4442f-7f07-48e3-9ffb-3eadde60d614

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Date deposited: 12 Sep 2011 18:52
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 06:20

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Author: Aikaterini Gkritsi

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