Publication Details

This originally appeared as: Fuller, A, Win, KT & Dei, L, Experiences using case studies to teach risk, 32nd ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, 6-9 November 2002, vol 3, S2G-7. Copyright IEEE 2002.


Most software development projects today are facing increased risks. Despite this risk management planning is virtually nonexistent, as managers have not been trained in risk management. Few current software engineering curricula provide comprehensive coverage of risk, nor any practical experience in risk assessment. In this paper we discuss our experience using case studies to teach risk as part of a final year course in software process management with a view to determining the effectiveness of the particular case studies. This experience will be used as a foundation for implementing the full semester course in 2003.