RSEG 181

Agile Software Development

Agile Software Development has evolved into a flexible software lifecycle model, framework, and set of development techniques that present an answer to challenges of developing software projects under tight timelines and changing requirements.
This course will explore how to best implement an Agile process in an organization that needs a transformation, or how to improve Agile processes in an organization that already uses them. We will examine the barriers to Agile change and how to avoid some of the common pitfalls encountered by Agile adopters. Leadership, organizational culture and team dynamics are a few of the topics that will be studied.
While reviewing a variety of Agile methodologies, including Scrum and Kanban, Scrum will be explored at a deeper level in the execution of a course project. Scaling Agile processes to the larger organization or portfolio of projects will also be reviewed.