Developing entrepreneurial skills in IT courses: The role of agile software development practices in producing successful student initiated products

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Abstract

Universities are under increasing pressure to provide real world experience to students. Entrepreneurial courses are prevalent in business schools and have been shown to develop entrepreneurial skills. Entrepreneurial skills are equally important in the development of IT innovations. The research in this area of education is not as prevalent. We argue that Agile Software development methods, along with other key course characteristics enable students to learn entrepreneurial skills related to IT product development and do so in an environment where innovation can flourish. We present some preliminary data, which demonstrates some success in the course in developing entrepreneurial skills, with a particular focus on the use of Agile Development and mentoring methods in developing those skills.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 47th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2014
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages201-209
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9781479925049
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Event47th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2014 - Waikoloa, HI, United States
Duration: Jan 6 2014Jan 9 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
ISSN (Print)1530-1605

Conference

Conference47th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2014
CountryUnited States
CityWaikoloa, HI
Period1/6/141/9/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Read, A., Derrick, D. C., & Ligon, G. S. (2014). Developing entrepreneurial skills in IT courses: The role of agile software development practices in producing successful student initiated products. In Proceedings of the 47th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2014 (pp. 201-209). [6758629] (Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2014.34