Course Description

Practical approach to the Agile framework for the Software Development Life-Cycle. Participatory learning approaches to foster the skills and cultural mindset necessary for success in Agile Project Management.  



Professor of Record

Steve Wallace


Students interested in project management profession and supporting frameworks. 

Learning Objectives

After taking this course, students will be able to:   

  • Describe the history, principles, and values of agile project management and the Agile Manifesto 

  • Justify the need for agile project management and when projects require an agile approach 

  • Define how agile project management is similar and how it is different from traditional project management lifecycles 

  • Identify when to execute an agile, traditional, or hybrid project and why 

  • Provide descriptions of the various agile project management methodologies and frameworks 

  • Describe the difference between scrum, lean, Kanban, and other agile processes. 

  • Describe the type organizational environment needed successful agile projects 

  • Describe the type of project leadership needed for successful agile projects 

  • Highlight the strategies and processes needed to properly plan and manage agile portfolios 

  • Identify, understand and apply some of the tools used to implement agile processes 

  • Foster continuous project and process improvement by conducting retrospectives and adapting project management methodologies.

Course Syllabus

IST 442 Fall 2021 Syllabus - Arthur Peterson

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