Getting the Client Into the Loop in Information Systems Modelling Courses

Nicolaas Sikkel, Maia Daneva

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    Abstract

    Information system modelling is more than a translation of requirements from one notation into another, it is part of the requirements analysis process. Adding explicitness and making design choices should provide critical feedback to the requirements document being modelled. We want our students to develop such a critical attitude. However, in our educational system it is institutionalized that students get a ‘perfect’ problem description and don’t have to align with anyone in order to solve the problem (other than the odd question of clarification to the instructor). To make students realize that things are different in the real world, we have added assignments in which the students (1) make an initial class diagram based on a written specification, and (2) talk with a more knowledgeable stakeholder to question their understanding of what is desired. In this paper we describe the set-up of these assignments.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th Workshop on Requirements Engineering Education and Training, REET 2011
    Place of PublicationUSA
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    Pages1-4
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4577-0954-8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 29 Aug 2011

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    PublisherIEEE Computer Society

    Keywords

    • METIS-277738
    • IR-77810
    • UML modelling
    • SCS-Services
    • stakeholder communication
    • EWI-20389
    • Engineering Education

    Cite this

    Sikkel, N., & Daneva, M. (2011). Getting the Client Into the Loop in Information Systems Modelling Courses. In Proceedings of the 6th Workshop on Requirements Engineering Education and Training, REET 2011 (pp. 1-4). USA: IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/REET.2011.6046270