ProDecAdmin: A Game Scenario Design Tool for Software Project Management Training

  • Alejandro CalderónEmail author
  • Mercedes Ruiz
  • Rory V. O’Connor
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 748)


Teaching Software Project Management (SPM) for Information Technology (IT) learners is a relevance issue. The necessity of teaching SPM in a highly practical way moves trainers towards the use of new methods and techniques such as simulations, serious games or gamification strategies. The majority of the existing serious games for SPM do not offer flexibility, in terms of the ability to provide and dynamically change game scenarios during the life of the serious game, and not allow assessing learners’ new skill automatically. In this paper, we introduce the administration tool of the serious game ProDec, that allow trainers to design the game scenarios of the game trying to overcome the lacks found in the scope of serious games for SPM.


Gamification Serious game Game scenario design Software Project Management Education 



This work has been partially supported by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology with AEI/FEDER/UE funds (grants TIN2013-46928-C3-2-R and TIN2016-76956-C3-3-R) and the Andalusian Plan for Research, Development and Innovation (grant TIC-195).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alejandro Calderón
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mercedes Ruiz
    • 1
  • Rory V. O’Connor
    • 2
  1. 1.University of CádizCádizSpain
  2. 2.Dublin City UniversityDublinIreland

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