In this case study, we describe the introduction of agile development using Scrum in a graduate-level information systems capstone course. Scrum concepts and processes were discussed in a couple of class sessions early in the semester. Students then had to work in teams of four or five on systems development projects using scrum. We discuss the steps we took to introduce scrum concepts to our students. We provide details of the course schedule, scrum, and student team projects. There were challenges along the way, including in documentation – our existing documentation requirements were more traditional in nature following the SDLC-Waterfall approach. Those deliverables did not quite match the outputs of scrum. We provide student feedback of the scrum process, and lessons learned. Findings from this case study will be invaluable to instructors who are planning to move to agile methodologies in their systems development theoretical, and project-based courses.
Dasgupta, Subhasish, "Using Scrum in an Information Systems Capstone Course :A Case Study" (2017). Proceedings of the 2017 AIS SIGED International Conference on Information Systems Education and Research. 3.