Copyright: Mike Holcombe 2008


These pages are to help university staff in the setting up software projects that involve external clients.


This can seem like a daunting and stressful prospect and one that is often taken on reluctantly by academics especially if they have had little industrial experience before.


However, the real world of industry has many crucial differences from the sheltered world of the university campus.


Text Box: How to introduce industrial/ client-led projects into the computing curriculum

How to identify potential projects and clients

How to secure commitment from clients

How to prepare and support students for work with clients

How to run projects on a weekly basis

How to assess client-led group projects

Benefits of industrial group projects