Christelle Scharff

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This paper describes lessons from running software development projects across three globally distributed educational institutions. What was innovative about this study was that two of the institutions were located in service providing countries, conventional on-shore/offshore roles were reversed, and students were exposed to the realities of global supply(More)
Facilitated by the Internet, global software development has emerged as a reality. The use of shared processes and appropriate tools is considered crucial to alleviate some of its issues (e.g., space and time differences), homogenizing the environment of development and interaction, and increasing the likelihood of success. Since 2005, Pace University in(More)
The project experience described in this paper builds upon three years of running global software development projects in an educational setting. It explicitly addresses some of the difficulties we have experienced in the past in getting students to deliver a quality software product at the end of a typical semester-long course in which Software Engineering(More)
In Spring 2008, five student teams were put into competition to develop software for a Cambodian client. Each extended team comprised students distributed across a minimum of three locations, drawn from the US, India, Thailand and Cambodia. This paper describes a couple of exercises conducted with students to examine their basic awareness of the countries(More)
This paper presents a novel and innovative pedagogical approach for teaching software quality assurance in the undergraduate computer science curriculum. The approach is based on students contributing programming problems to an open source web-based system that is used for student practice and instructor assessment of assignments. WeBWorK, and some of the(More)
Developing mobile applications is a challenging endeavor where technology and creativity are essential. Agile methodologies seem to be particularly adapted to the development of mobile applications; mobile applications have a limited scope and user interaction and time to market are particularly important. In this paper, we describe a study that evaluates(More)
This paper focuses on a global software development project where extended teams of students distributed across two to three countries, namely the US, Cambodia, India and Senegal, experienced the roles of developers, auditors and testers. Developers used Scrum and Agile to develop mobile applications for different mobile platforms with the support of(More)