Carnegie Mellon University

Integrated Innovation Institute

Engineering + Design + Business

Integrated Innovation Institute

SEM

December 17, 2019

Managers in Training

By Elizabeth Donaldson

Master of Science in Software Management students are training to be the next generation of software leaders. 

In Catherine Fang's Software Engineering Management class, each student is assigned to a team and takes on a leadership role including product manager, scrum master, engineering lead, or UX designer. Throughout the course, each team develops a concept for a new application and is guided through the design and implementation processes as well as "dogfood" sessions, wherein each team spends time as users of their own products. The course is a holistic, hands-on application of software management skills. 


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