Share Paper: Meeting Today's Changing Needs Through the use of Capstone Programs

  1. Dean Knudson, North Dakota State University, United States
  2. Alex Radermacher, North Dakota State University, United States
Tuesday, March 8 10:15-10:45 AM Edgewood

Abstract: Every academic area must be aware of changing practices within that discipline. This can range from understanding the role of a modern day journalist to keeping up with developments in chemistry. This paper is a report on how changing software development practices in industry, as reflected in capstone projects, influence teaching methods. It is important to keep classroom methods up to date with those used in the real world. In the area of computer science this means capstone projects should provide options for agile software development methodologies as well as more standard techniques such as waterfall, iterative or spiral methodologies. ...