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ERIC Number: EJ1135268
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Nov
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1545-679X
Agile Preparation within a Traditional Project Management Course
Landry, Jeffrey P.; McDaniel, Rachel
Information Systems Education Journal, v14 n6 p27-33 Nov 2016
Agile software approaches have seen a steady rise over a decade and a half, but agile's place in the information systems (IS) undergraduate curriculum is far from settled. While agile concepts may arguably be taught in multiple places in the IS curriculum, this paper argues for its inclusion in a project management course. This paper builds on work by Schwalbe and the Project Management Institute (PMI) to define a set of topics for undergraduates. The co-authors, a professor and a senior student at a public, four-year university, consulted four sources: an industry partner, the PMI, the Schwalbe textbook, and published literature. The authors created course content, including a glossary of terms, individual and team assignments, and assessment items. Our thesis is that agile can be taught alongside traditional project management topics and broadly across PMBOK® areas. Results from the spring semester indicate that students demonstrated a sufficient level of mastery of outcomes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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