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Abstract: "Communication in software engineering projects becomes a bottleneck as the number of participants increases. As today's software systems grow in complexity and size, teaching effective communication skills in software engineering courses becomes a critical issue. This paper is an experience report on the use of a [sic] issue-based model for teaching meeting procedures in a team-based software engineering project course (7 teams, 25 students). We observed that, when carefully introduced in the classroom, the use of an issue-based model provided significant benefits, even with such limited tool support as a word processor template. More specifically, we observed that students conducted meetings more efficiently, that they maintained a more complete record of the issues under discussion, and that intra-team communication was significantly improved."