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What communication tools students use in software projects and how do different tools suit different parts of project work?

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 38th International Conference on Software Engineering Companion
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450342056
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2016
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Software Engineering -
Duration: 1 Dec 2000 → …

Publication series

ISSN (Electronic)1558-1225


ConferenceInternational Conference on Software Engineering
Period1/12/00 → …


In software engineering education, the goal is often to provide students with authentic assignments using actual tools of the trade. Students are often allowed to select their preferred tools without specifying what to use for e.g. communication within the team, scheduling, bug tracking, etc. However, there is an abundance of tools to choose from with more appearing rapidly, which can make it difficult for students or staff to select appropriate tools for each task. In this paper, we study the suitability of several commonly used communication and collaboration tools on different tasks that students encounter in team assignments. We surveyed students' experiences with different tools in a university-level web software development course.


  • tools, software projects, communication environments

Publication forum classification

Field of science, Statistics Finland