Agile Project Management - BUSN9186

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2022 to 2023
Medway
Autumn Term 7 15 (7.5) Lina Simeonova checkmark-circle

Overview

Agile project management is an iterative approach to delivering a project throughout its life cycle, providing innovative solutions in a sustainable manner. This module considers the theoretical perspectives and the application of appropriate principles and techniques with regard to Agile Project Management. The module will consider aspects such as prioritisation and time boxing; controlling an agile project; anticipating and managing risk and building in quality.

Details

Contact hours

Total contact hours: 24
Private study hours: 126
Total study hours: 150

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods:
Group Project – 2500-3000 words (40%)
VLE Test 1 (30%)
VLE Test 2 (30%)

Reassessment methods:
100% Coursework

Indicative reading

Carroll, J. (2015) Agile Project Management with easy steps, (2nd edition), Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

Gruver, G. (2015) Leading the transformation: applying Agile DevOps principles at scale, (1st edition), Portland

Measey, P. (2015) Agile foundations: principles, practices and frameworks, (1st edition),
Swindon, United Kingdom

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
- Demonstrate comprehensive understanding of the theoretical perspectives of Agile project management.
- Develop critical awareness regarding the appropriateness and applicability of the Agile principles and techniques.
- Demonstrate innovative, creative and analytical thinking when applying theory to practical scenarios.
- Provide critical evaluation of current research in the field in an application-oriented manner and with academic rigour.

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
- Develop a creative and systematic approach to decision making and problem solving in complex situations.
- Demonstrate professional and transparent team ethic, which is essential for running successful project.
- Develop an ability to communicate outcomes and solutions to specialist and non-specialist audiences.

Notes

  1. Credit level 7. Undergraduate or postgraduate masters level module.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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