Projects are a common way to coordinate activities in organisations. While traditional methods follow a planning logic and work well under stable conditions when intended outcomes are well understood, innovation and entrepreneurial activity requires a different logic. Agile project methods offer an alternative that values continuous change, flexibility, time-to-market, interactive learning and self-organisation over rigorous planning and control. In this unit students learn the ethos, principles, and methods of agile project management. Students experience hands-on a range of agile and team work techniques as applied in practice. Learning revolves around practical class room activities and be applied in project.
1x3hr class per week (combining lecture and tutorial) for every week of semester
weekly learning journals (30%); agile group project report (30%); individual reflective learning essay (40%)