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Journal of Information Systems Education

Abstract

As effective as an instructor may be, a classroom setting simply cannot offer information systems students the benefit that actually working in a real-world environment can offer. Internships can benefit a few students, but a course in which all the students are provided with the opportunity to develop systems, working with real-world clients, and where the final solution is not known until the project is completed, can also be extremely beneficial. This paper presents a case analysis of several real-world projects undertaken by students, and provides a discussion of the “lessons-learned” from the projects, which include communicating with teammates, communicating with clients, communicating with the instructor, project management issues, as well as lessons learned by the instructor.

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