Be the first to like this
This talk explores the use of agile project management methods in course management. Agile methods were formalized by the software development community to delivery projects in an adaptive and responsive manner. These methods include lean management techniques, such as Kanban. Kanban was originally developed as a scheduling system for just-in-time production and relies on using cards with tasks on them. The agile project movement adapted these methods into a multi-tiered system that uses cards with individual tasks categorized by completion status, such as delayed, doing, and done. Similar needs and problems exist in course management and software development management, and similar management methods may be employed. An agile project system provides an excellent method to organize and manage a course for a busy instructor. This presentation will describe the Kanban methods and tools used by the presenter to organize, produce, and deliver courses to public policy university students.