Document Type


Presentation Date


Conference Name

American Society of Engineering Education 2017 Annual Conference

Conference Location

Columbus, Ohio


Software project management is essential for the success of a software engineering project. In this paper, we describe in detail how we applied the Scrum methodology to manage a senior capstone project that started from Summer 2015 to the end of Spring 2016 at Indiana University- Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW). Specifically, we point out that the Scrum principles, such as working closely with customers, using incremental development with online tools such as Pivotal Tracker and GitHub, and running weekly Scrum, contribute significantly to the success of this project. The completed final software product was put into public use and received positive comments from satisfied customers. The students in the project also gave excellent feedback on the guidance of the faculty advisor and their design experience.


Computer Sciences