Publication type: Conference other
Type of review: Not specified
Title: Teaching agile to non-IT professionals : from agile software development to agile organisations
Authors : Meier, Andreas
Kropp, Martin
et. al : No
Conference details: XP 2019: 20th International Conference on Agile Software Development, Montréal, Canada, 21 - 25 May 2019
Issue Date: 2019
Language : English
Subjects : Agile; Software engineering
Subject (DDC) : 378: Higher education
658.4: Executive Management
Abstract: In recent years, agile methodologies have become more and more widespread, even outside the IT-domain. Digitalization and other trends have sparked the interest to transform whole organizations. At the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW), we have developed a new continuous education course on this topic (CAS Agile Organisations – Certificate of Advanced Studies in Agile Organisations). The course especially addresses professionals and managers from non-IT domains, who plan to change their organisations into agile organisations. The course focusses on the aspects of personal agility, team agility, as well as organisational agility, and discusses the transformation to an agile organisation. Last October, the course started with 20 non-IT professionals with different backgrounds and levels of experience. At the time of writing this, all 20 students are in the process of graduating. In this workshop, we will present the content of the curriculum and discuss the challenges we faced when teaching students with no IT-background. Developing the curriculum was a difficult task, since agility traditionally stems from software development and we had to carefully replace technical practices because they cannot be applied outside the IT-industry. During the course, we collected extensive feedback and we will discuss the lessons-learned.
Fulltext version : Published version
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Departement: School of Engineering
Organisational Unit: Institute of Applied Information Technology (InIT)
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