Dec 01, 2023  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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UX 345 - Agile Project Management

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This course is designed to expose students to the realities of agile project management through participation in a project-from inception to completion. It addresses the dynamic and fluid nature of people in projects, project teams and management styles, as well as the techniques used to adjust a project in real-time as a way of addressing customer and project needs. Emphasis is placed on “agility” as a vehicle for creating innovative products and services. Students cannot receive credit for both UX 345 Agile Project Management and UX 3031  Agile Product Management. (prereq: GS 1002  and junior standing)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Gain an expanded vocabulary of agile product management terminology
  • Recognize different ways to integrate UX into an agile work environment
  • Apply agile methodology to organize and work within an agile product team
  • Know how collaborative thinking and planning drives product development
  • Develop proficiency in digital product management tools 
  • Adopt an agile mindset

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Course Topics
  • Overview of the agile project management industry in comparison to traditional management styles (2 classes)
  • The relationship between customer satisfaction and the early and continuous delivery of applicable software (1 class)
  • The need to embrace changing requirements, even late into the development cycle (1 class)
  • Lessons in using Scrum (1 class)
  • Getting business people and developers to work collaboratively (2 classes)
  • Building projects around motivated people (1 class)
  • The need for face-to-face conversations (1 class)
  • Agile processes and sustainable development (4 classes)
  • How technical excellence and good design enhances agility (1 class)

Amii LaPointe

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