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Journal of Information Systems Education

Abstract

This paper documents an innovative approach to teaching and learning in studying the area of agile software development methods. The observations and analysis of a Critical Adoption Factors workshop for agile methodologies are presented, where 'Phase One' of the workshop was undertaken in an academic context and 'Phase Two' was carried out in an industry context to validate the adoption assessment matrix developed in 'Phase One', and further refine classroom material. Overall, the innovative and unique contribution of this study is centred on the outputs of the Critical Adoption Factors workshops, in an effort to improve students understanding of the constituent parts of an agile methodology. Although this paper documents the initial stages of an ongoing research study, the early observations are encouraging for teaching and learning in the academic context.

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