Preparing the global software engineer

Anne Kathrin Peters, Waqar Hussain, Asa Cajander, Tony Clear, Mats Daniels

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With a goal of preparing software engineering students for practice in today's global settings, Uppsala University has for some years run courses involving global collaboration. The 'IT in Society' course is one such course which applies an 'Open Ended Group Project' model, in partnership with a local health sector client and global educational partners. Within each iteration of the course, students across the partnering institutions are given a brief around an open-ended problem. They work in collaboration with their client and stakeholders to investigate options and produce a report with their findings and recommendations, informed by global perspectives. The report may or may not be supported by working software prototypes. We analyze student evaluations & reflections on the course to unpack their perceptions of software engineering, the perceived relevance of a global learning experience and its role in reshaping their identities as global software engineers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2015 IEEE 10th International Conference on Global Software Engineering, ICGSE 2015
EditorsMartin Nordio, Ban Al-Ani
Place of PublicationPiscataway NJ USA
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781479984091, 9781479984084
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineering 2015 - Ciudad Real, Spain
Duration: 13 Jul 201516 Jul 2015
Conference number: 10th


ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineering 2015
Abbreviated titleICGSE 2015
CityCiudad Real
Internet address


  • Critical Incident Analysis
  • Global Software Development
  • Global Software Engineering
  • Identity Introduction

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