Abstract: 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.
Keywords: Agile, Curriculum, Project Management, team-based learning
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Recommended Citation: Landry, J., McDaniel, R. (2016). Agile Preparation Within a Traditional Project Management Course. Information Systems Education Journal, 14(6) pp 27-33. http://isedj.org/2016-14/ ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of EDSIG 2015)