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INFS6032: Agile Project Methods

Traditional approaches to project management and design work well under stable conditions, when intended outcomes are well understood. Yet, under conditional of market disruption, in innovation projects, new product development or for start-up businesses, traditional methods are often restrictive and inflexible. Agile Project Management and Design Thinking offer alternative approaches that value continuous change, flexibility, time-to-market, interactive learning and self-organisation over rigorous planning and design processes. In this unit, students will learn the ethos, principles, and methods of agile project management and design thinking. Students will experience hands-on techniques such as design thinking, learn management and Scrum as applied in practice. Learning will revolve around practical activities, insights from experienced guest speakers and case studies representing various industries.

Code INFS6032
Academic unit Business Information Systems
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate knowledge of the key principles of agile projects and their differences to traditional project management values
  • LO2. describe and apply foundational agile project management practices
  • LO3. describe and apply foundational design thinking practices
  • LO4. reflect critically about key issues in agile project management and design thinking and communicate your reflections effectively
  • LO5. engage effectively in team-based agile project management and design thinking practices
  • LO6. communicate effectively in group work situations in accordance with agile project management and design thinking practices
  • LO7. understand the principles of people-centric design and project work practices.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.