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Minjie Hu

ICT lecturer, UCOL

Dr Minjie (Min) Hu is an ICT lecturer at UCOL since 2017 after three-year working as an educational technologist at University of Otago.

He is currently teaching advanced programming, software process, system analysis and design, etc. His research covers the areas of teaching novices’ computer programming; model-driven development; agile development; system analysis and design, data analytics and business intelligence; and accounting information systems.

Min was a senior lecturer at Tairawhiti Campus (was Tairawhiti Polytechnic before 2011), Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT), Gisborne, NZ. He had taught ICT there for 16 years. Previous to that, Min was a lecturer in Accounting Information System at Zhongnan University of Economics and Law (ZUEL) in Wuhan, China for around eight years.

Min had a PhD degree from Department of Information Science at University of Otago. He also had a Master’s degree of Economics in Accounting Information System at ZUEL, Post-graduate Diploma in Business and Administration at Massey University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering at Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China.

A Case Study of Using Scrum in Teaching Software Process

Thursday 12:00pm - 12:30pm, CITRENZ Conference (CITRENZ 2 Room)

Much research has been published about using Scrum to teach the software development process since Scrum dominated among agile development methods. However, there is no common consensus on the teaching process, specifically how to deal with changes to the project as well as how to assess individual learning in a team-based project.

This case study reports on the design of a teaching process that used Scrum in a second-year software process course for a web development task where requirement changes were going to be introduced during the project development.

Although Scrum emphasises collaboration, the assessments included both individual and group assessments in order to let the student learn all the aspects of Scrum development process.

The case study describes the student’s perceptions to this course and concludes with lessons learned in this study.