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Agile Management

Wintersemester 2021/2022

In Cooperation with

General Information

  • Semester: WS 2021/2022
  • Scope: Block lecture (2 SWS)  / total 3 CP
  • ECTS- requirement: Successful participation in the module with submission of the project work
  • Language of the course: German
  • Number of participants: max. 20 students (registration is closed)
  • Moodle
  • Time: 

05.11.2021: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

06.11.2021: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

26.11.2021: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

27.11.2021: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

  • Place: Building B4 1, Room 0.19
  • Responsible for the module: Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Maass
  • Contact person: Maxx Richard Rahman m.rahman@iss.uni-saarland.de

Content

Lecture

In the lecture and exercise of the module Agile Management, the basics of agility are taught. Students learn what constitutes an agile approach and how additional value can be created in practice through the application of methods based on agility. Four topics are covered in the module. The first thematic focus is on the “Motivation and origins of agility”, in the context of which, for example, the history of the emergence of agility is considered. Furthermore, the topic complex “Collaboration as a foundation” deals with successful teamwork and communication. In addition, students will learn strategies for effective delivery. Furthermore, reflection and improvement, as cornerstones of continuous development are being discussed. The interactively designed event is offered in cooperation with codecentric AG, whose lecturers have several years of practical experience in various industries.
 

Learning Objectives

By attending the Agile Management course, students acquire knowledge of the fundamentals of agility with regard to:
  • The motivation and origins of agility
  • Collaboration as a foundation
  • Strategies for effective delivery
  • Reflection & improvement to continuously learn

Module exam

The module examination for the course Agile Management comprises a practical task on an assigned topic in group work, the result of which is submitted in the form of a video and a short final report.
 

Literature

  • Leopold, Klaus: Kanban in der Praxis. Vom Teamfokus zur Wertschöpfung. München: Hanser 2017.
  • Derby, Esther. / Larsen, Diana.: Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great. Sebastopol: O’Reilly 2006.
  • Roock, Stefan / Wolf, Henning: Scrum – verstehen und erfolgreich einsetzen. Heidelberg: dpunkt 2018.
  • Rubin, Kenneth: Essential Scrum: Umfassendes Scrum-Wissen aus der Praxis. Frechen: mitp 2014.