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Agile Management

MODULE DESCRIPTOR

(1)    GENERAL

FACULTY

ECONOMIC AND MANAGEMENT SCIENCES

DEPARTMENT

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

LEVEL

UNDERGRATUATE

MODULE CODE

807

SEMESTER

8

MODULE TITLE

Agile Management

EDUCATIONALACTIVITIES
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WEEKLY TEACHING HOURS

CREDIT UNITS

4

5

 

 

 

MODULE TYPE

 

Elective – Management

PREREQUISITES

 

Management

TEACHING LANGUAGE

Greek

MODULE IS OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS

NO

MODULE URL

To be provided

(2)    LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning Outcomes

 

This module helps students  to understand the basic concepts of agile management and how to apply it within a modern business. More specifically, students will learn:

  • The agile concepts principles and values
  • The most popular agile methods
  • Change management
  • The way the agile groups are working
  • To manage requirements using user stories
  • How to apply agile methods to different types of enterprises

Competences offered

 

This course aims not only to technical knowledge but also to help the student develop more generic competences and skills such as:

  • Ability to work in teams
  • Project planning and management
  • Agile management

(3)    MODULE CONTENT

The content of the module is the following:

  • Introduction to agile methods.
  • The agile framework, the history, the principles, the values and the methodologies.
  • Introduction to the SCRUM method.
  • Introduction to the agile requirements management
  • Management of participants and receivables.
  • Teams in agile projects. Competencies needed by agile project team members
  • Presentation of the lean approach to management
  • Alternative approaches – Lean management
  • Alternative approaches - the KANBAN method.
  • Case study A: Examples of the application of agile management in organizations.
  • Case study B: Agile methods as an educational tool.

 

(4)    TEACHING METHODS - EVALUATION

DELIVERY MODE

Face-to-face lectures and laboratory

USE OF ICT TOOLS

Using specialized software for agile methods

Using eclass as a learning management system

MODULE TEACHING STRUCTURE

 

Activity

Workload

Lectures

40

Assignment

40

Self Study

70

Module Total

150

STUDENT EVALUATION

Module Assignment 50%

Final Exam 50%

(5)    RECOMMENDED BIBLIOGRAPHY

  1. Fitsilis, P. (2022), Agile Management, Kallipos Publication .
  2. Moreira, M. E. (2017). Agile Enterprise. Apress. https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-1-4842-2391-8
  3. Wiraeus, D., & Creelman, J. (2018). Agile Strategy Management in the Digital Age: How Dynamic Balanced Scorecards Transform Decision Making, Speed and Effectiveness. Springer. https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-319-76309-5
  4. Pal, N., & Pantaleo, D. (Eds.). (2005). The agile enterprise: Reinventing your organization for success in an on-demand world. Springer Science & Business Media. https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/b106720
  5. Kelly, A. (2019). The Art of Agile Product Ownership: A Guide for Product Managers, Business Analysts, and Entrepreneurs. Apress. https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-1-4842-5168-3
  6. Miller, G. (2016). Going Agile: Project management practices (2nd ed.). Atlanta: Maxmetrics LLC.
  1. Rubin, K. (2012). Essential Scrum: A practical guide to the most popular agile process. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Addison-Wesley.