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ICSE 2023
Sun 14 - Sat 20 May 2023 Melbourne, Australia
Fri 19 May 2023 14:00 - 14:15 at Meeting Room 109 - SE education Chair(s): Alexander Serebrenik

Software development teams have to face stress caused by deadlines, staff turnover, or individual differences in commitment, expertise, and time zones. While students are typically taught the theory of software project management, their exposure to such stress factors is usually limited. However, preparing students for the stress they will have to endure once they work in project teams is important for their own sake, as well as for the sake of team performance in the face of stress. Team performance has been linked to the diversity of software development teams, but little is known about how diversity influences the stress experienced in teams. In order to shed light on this aspect, we provided students with the opportunity to self-experience the basics of project management in self-organizing teams, and studied the impact of six diversity dimensions on team performance, coping with stressors, and positive learning effects. Three controlled experiments at two universities with a total of 65 participants suggest that the social background impacts the perceived stressors the most, while age and work experience have the highest impact on learnings. Most diversity dimensions have a medium correlation with the quality of work, yet no significant relation to the team performance. This lays the foundation to improve students’ training for SE teamwork based on their diversity-related needs and to create diversity-sensitive awareness among educators, employers and researchers.

Fri 19 May

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13:45 - 15:15
SE educationSEET - Software Engineering Education and Training at Meeting Room 109
Chair(s): Alexander Serebrenik Eindhoven University of Technology
13:45
15m
Talk
Persona-based Assessment of Software Engineering Student Research Projects: An Experience Report
SEET - Software Engineering Education and Training
Chetan Arora Monash University, Laura Tubino Deakin University, Andrew Cain School of Information Technology, Deakin University, Kevin Lee Deakin University, Vasudha Malhotra Deakin University
14:00
15m
Talk
Exposing Software Engineering Students to Stressful Projects: Does Diversity Matter?
SEET - Software Engineering Education and Training
Isabella Graßl University of Passau, Gordon Fraser University of Passau, Stefan Trieflinger Reutlingen University, Marco Kuhrmann Reutlingen University
Pre-print
14:15
15m
Talk
“Software is the easy part of Software Engineering” - Lessons and Experiences from A Large-Scale, Multi-Team Capstone Course
SEET - Software Engineering Education and Training
Ze Shi Li University of Victoria, Canada, Nowshin Nawar Arony University of Victoria, Kezia Devathasan University of Victoria, Daniela Damian University of Victoria
Pre-print
14:30
15m
Talk
Attribution-based Personas in Virtual Software Engineering Education
SEET - Software Engineering Education and Training
Klaudia Madhi School of Computation, Information and Technology, Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany, Lara Marie Reimer School of Computation, Information and Technology, Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany; Institute for Digital Medicine, University Hospital Bonn, Bonn, Germany, Stephan M. Jonas Institute for Digital Medicine, University Hospital Bonn, Bonn, Germany
14:45
15m
Talk
Leveraging Diversity in Software Engineering Education through Community Engaged Learning and a Supportive Network
SEET - Software Engineering Education and Training
Nowshin Nawar Arony University of Victoria, Kezia Devathasan University of Victoria, Ze Shi Li University of Victoria, Canada, Daniela Damian University of Victoria
Pre-print