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Journal of Information Systems Education

Abstract

Agile Project Management methods and processes that emphasize action and feedback over planning continue to gain prominence for Information Systems projects. This topic is an ideal candidate to lead the evolution of project management instruction from teaching “about” to learning “how to.” This paper describes a role-play simulation to instruct students in Agile project methods. This simulation is inspired by the Scrum Software Development Process and has as its goal to teach key Agile project management competencies using first hand experiences. A study of efficacy across three cohorts of students is presented to contrast the role-play instructional method with reading and lecture.

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