This course emphasizes the quick realization of system value through disciplined, iterative, and incremental software development techniques and the elimination of wasteful practices. Students will study the full spectrum of agile methods, including Scrum, Extreme Programming, Lean, Kanban, Dynamic Systems Development Method, and Feature-Driven Development. These methods promote teamwork, rich concise communication, and the frequent delivery of running, tested systems containing the highest-priority stakeholder features. Agile methods are contrasted with common workplace practices and traditional methods such as Waterfall, CMMI, and PMI/ PMBOK. Examples of agile adoption in industry are discussed. Assignments and projects are designed to help students apply agile principles and practices in their own professional context. Additional subthemes in the course include enterprise agility, team dynamics, collaboration, software quality, and metrics for reporting progress. Prerequisite(s): 605.202 Data Structures.
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