Based on ten years of teaching experience by the authors and on a survey of former students, two basic assumptions underlying a comprehensive systems development course are examined. First is the appropriateness of using the Systems Development Life Cycle as a systems development approach in the course. Second is the use of real-world clients for student group projects in the course. Survey results indicate that the SDLC remains a valid vehicle for systems development instruction. Additionally, former students perceive the use of a realistic, comprehensive group project to be a sound preparation for the workplace.
van Vilet, Paul J. A. and Pietron, Leah R.
"Information Systems Development Education in the Real World-A Project Methodology and Assessment,"
Journal of Information Systems Education: Vol. 17
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