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Saturday, May 25 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Educators Symposium Session II - Agile Training Methods

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That's Not a Scrum! (30 mins)
Presented by: Carl Jones

Employability issues for Computer Science graduates has led to the inclusion of agile principles and practices as learning outcomes on degree programmes. The Scrum methodology framework is often used as a source of teaching material and/or experiences. This workshop will present an experience report from a Software Engineering degree programme that has an agile theme running across its years and will describe its use of Scrum as a teaching source. It will examine where the priorities of the programme and the constraints of Higher Education have compromised the alignment with the Scrum rules. This will lead into a discussion on the importance of alignment, the real goal in the teaching of agile and whether other frameworks may offer a better starting point.

If you’re planning to add agile to your curriculum, this workshop will highlight some areas to consider before committing to the use of Scrum, suggest areas for attention when planning to introduce agile or Scrum and alternative sources on which to start.

Learning in Complex Domains (Coding DevOps Dojos) (30 mins)
Presented by: Dion Stewart
Modern product development is complicated. Aside from the primary need of understanding the problem and value to the end user, there is a plethora of evolving technologies and processes people and teams can use to help them. But the urgency for delivery and mix of new things that could be learned makes learning quick and shallow.

With these competing needs and constraints - need to deliver, complex and changing environments, and need for deeper mastery of topics - how can teams learn and improve?

In this session we describe and discuss what we have learned about learning through Dojos. Dojos are immersive, whole team learning environments where whole teams come together to learn while they build under the direction of a coach. Different than agile practices and pilots, dojos focus on learning as a team, internalizing what is learned through teaching others, and experimentation.

The MERge - Management, Education and Research - Model in Teaching
Agility (30 mins)

Presented by: Orit Hazzan and Yael Dubinsky

In this Agile in Education and Training Session we present the MERge model, which maps Management, Education, and Research, as three meta-professions, as it is expressed in the ongoing professional work of agile practitioners. We illustrate the MERge model, and together with participants, we analyze its potential use in teaching and implementing Agility.

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Carl Jones

Lecturer, Cardiff University
Worked for BT for 23 years as a developer, architect, agile coach, insert trendy label, etc. Now trying to pass on some of that to undergraduates at the National Software Academy, part of the School of Computer Science and Informatics at Cardiff University. Trying to teach agile... Read More →

Saturday May 25, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
E-2022 (2nd Floor)