Effects of Communication, Leadership, and Team Performance on Successful IT Capstone Projects: A Case Study

  • To provide students with the opportunity to synthesize the knowledge and skills acquired from their prior courses into one final project, IT capstone projects have become an essential part of the IT curriculum. This paper presents the successes and challenges from the student groups with post-project survey and student self reflection. Effective communication, strong leadership, and match-up of individual strengths and team roles emerged as the major factors contributing to the team success. The challenges include the size of the project team, the limited time to complete a comprehensive IT project, and the amount of effort on documentation. The intention of this paper is to have an in-depth understanding of the IT capstone projects to discover better approaches to enhancing student learning experience and improving teaching effectiveness in such capstone project courses in the future.

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