Agile Project Management – MGMT 651

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

This course explores the core values and principles of agile project management. Topical coverage includes: agile methodologies, the relationship between defined and empirical processes, best practices and latest agile approaches.

Prerequisites

BUSI 681

Rationale

During this course, the student will develop an objective understanding of agile and traditional project management methodologies and how they can be combined in the right proportions to fit any given situation in an integrated approach to Agile project management.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Identify the characteristics of agile project management.
  2. Distinguish between primary and secondary agile values.
  3. Compare the phrases of traditional project management with those of the agile framework.
  4. Determine a project manager’s responsibilities on an agile project.
  5. Integrate biblical principles with agile project management concepts.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (8)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be at least 400 words, include at least 4 citations in current APA format, and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 200 words and incorporate at least 2 citations in current APA format.

Agile Project Plan: Outline

The student will write a 1–2-page outline of the Agile Project Plan. The outline must be well-developed and contain at least 3 level headings.

Agile Project Plan: Final

The student will write a 16-page Agile Project Plan. The paper must include at least 15 references in addition to the course textbook and the Bible.

Quizzes (7)

Each quiz will be completed in Mindtap and will cover the Reading & Study material for the module/week in which it is assigned. Each quiz will be open-book, contain multiple-choice and true/false questions, and have a 1-hour time limit.

Case Scenario Animation Quizzes (5)

Each Case Scenario Animation Quiz will be completed in Mindtap and will cover the Reading & Study material for the module/week in which it is assigned. Each quiz will be open-book, contain multiple-choice and true/false questions, and have a 1-hour time limit.