• Orit Hazzan
  • Yael Dubinsky
Part of the Undergraduate Topics in Computer Science book series (UTICS)


This chapter presents one of the basic elements of software projects—teamwork. It addresses how to build teams in a way that promotes team members’ accountability and responsibility, and that fosters communicationcommunication between teammates. One of the basic ways to start team building is by assigning roles to the team members. For this purpose a role scheme is presented in this chapter, according to which each team member is in charge of a specific managerial aspect of the development process, such as design and continuous integration, in addition to his or her development tasks. Teamwork is not always a simple process, and sometimes it raises dilemmas and conflicts between team members. This aspect of teamwork is not neglected in agile teams, and when a conflict emerges, it is addressed openly by all the team members. In the section that deals with teamwork in learning environments, it is illustrated how the role schemerole and the discussion about dilemmasteamwork in teamwork provide an evaluation framework for software projects developed by student teams in academia.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Orit Hazzan
    • 1
  • Yael Dubinsky
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Education in Technology and Science TechnionIsrael Institute of TechnologyHaifaIsrael
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science TechnionIsrael Institute of TechnologyHaifaIsrael

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