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Who’s Teaching Best Practices? A review of Canadian CS/SE curriculums and how to improve integration of agile/best practices Your Host: Chris R. Chapman.

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1 Who’s Teaching Best Practices? A review of Canadian CS/SE curriculums and how to improve integration of agile/best practices Your Host: Chris R. Chapman

2 Agenda Introduction Review of Problem Domain Summary of Findings – Ontario – Canada Conclusions and Strategies Break-Out Session: What would you do?

3 Take-Aways High-level insight into Canadian CS/SE curriculums What schools are leading, following and failing Why we need to support change in the curriculums What your colleagues are thinking

4 Introduction Chris Chapman – Involved with IT solutions for nearly 20 years – Consultant, Microsoft Consulting Services, Canada – Scrum Master Certification (2006) – MCAD (2006) –.NET/SharePoint Junkie – Agile/lean/iterative evangelist and practitioner – 8+ years (Scrum, XP – mostly dev) Standard Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in the following presentation are my own and do not reflect those of my employer, their partners or affiliates. Parental discretion is advised. Standard Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in the following presentation are my own and do not reflect those of my employer, their partners or affiliates. Parental discretion is advised.

5 Where this all began...

6 Why?

7 The Problem Domain Industry characterized with low ROI BDUF/waterfall domination Largest retirement/attrition wave coming evar... Declining enrolment Unprepared graduates Miserable jobs leading to further attrition CS/SE pursefighting

8 Exhibit A

9 Exhibit B – Declining Enrolment Source Data:

10 Exhibit C – Serendipity Source Bil Simser: October 21, 2007

11 Exhibit D – Miserable Job Awaits 1.Anonymity 2.Irrelevance 3.Immeasurement

12 Methodology* Play role of prospective “pro-agile” student Shop for courses by reviewing online calendars for offerings* Measure against set of criteria, score results OntarioCanada Agile/lean/iterative SD Refactoring Design Patterns TDD Perf Testing Agile Requirements BDUF / Waterfall Agile/lean/iterative SD Refactoring OOD / UML Design Patterns TDD / CI / Acceptance Testing Perf Testing Agile Requirements Requirements Engineering BDUF/Waterfall

13 The Ontario Review Researched 16 online calendars for the 2007/08 academic year Source Data:

14 Ontario Review Results

15 Ontario BP Course Distributions

16 Ontario Highlights McMaster – SFWR ENG 3S03, COMP SCI 4AR3 Queen’s – CISC 322, 327, 422 Ryerson – CPS 311, CPS 845 Intro to XP! U of Toronto – CSC 207H1, 301H1 Intro to Agile Development! York – CSE 3311, 4313 Software Engineering Testing

17 The Canadian Review Researched 25 online calendars for 2007/08 academic year Source Data:

18 Canadian Review Results

19 Canadian BP Course Distributions

20 Canadian Highlights U of Alberta – CMPUT 301, CMPUT 201 U of Calgary – Software Engineering 501 U of Manitoba – COMP 3350 McGill – COMP 303, 304B, 335

21 Review Conclusions BDUF/Waterfall, Big-Bang Integration/Test still dominates CS/SE curricula Required degree courses vary wildly OOD + Design Patterns most offered BP Some exemplary leaders in the field Much more work to be done to advance agile/lean/iterative + BP

22 Moving Forward EM Rogers, Diffusion of Innovation – Innovators, Early Adopters, Early Majority, Late Majority, Laggards David Hutton, The Change Agent’s Handbook – “You do not have to spend a lot of time and effort on those who strongly resist change. You only have to help protect those who want to change.”

23 Strategies Similar to approaching agile in organizations – Change Evangelists – Small Sessions – Find and Support Champions – Stone Soup Curriculum by Committee  NO Theme and Project Based Programs

24 Ideal Curriculum? Year 1 – Intro to Agile Software Development using Scrum – Lean Software Development Concepts – Intro to OOD – Intro to Test Driven Development – Basic Project: Build and deliver a simple game app across 4 iterations Year 2 – Intro to Software Development using XP – Intro to Continuous Integration – Design Patterns in Software Development – Basic Project: Build and deliver a simple instant messaging app using XP Year 3 – Scaling Agile to Multiple Teams – Performance Testing Applications for Production Environments – Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code – Intermediate Project: The Consulting Experience – Repairing and Improving an Existing Application Year 4 – Advanced Agile/Lean/Iterative Project Management – Advanced Project: Build and deliver a WCM for Online Course Calendars – May involve multiple teams (Scrum of Scrums)

25 References Reviewing Ontario CS/SE Best Practices – Reviewing Canadian CS/SE Best Practices – Coding Horror Blog – Long, Dismal History of Software Failures – Jeff Atwood – IEEE Spectrum – Why Software Fails – Robert N. Charette –

26 FIN.

27 Exhibit B (not presented)


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