|Semester 1, 2021 On-campus Springfield|
|Short Description:||Agile Methods|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Business|
|Student contribution band :||Band 2|
|ASCED code :||020305 - Systems Analysis and Design|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
Examiner: Jeffrey Soar
Pre-requisite: CIS2000 or CSC2407
Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at http://www.usq.edu.au/current-students/support/computing/hardware.
This course aims to assist the Information Technology professional to better face a climate of rapid technological and business change. It draws upon the body of knowledge associated with the global trend towards Agile Methods. Agile Methods are increasingly being adopted for Business Analysis and Project Management. This course will explain Agile Methods and discuss applications particularly the use of Scrum.
This course focuses on the major theme of Agile Business Analysis and Project Management skills using contemporary methodologies. It addresses key professional competencies, skills, knowledge areas, values and dispositions in Agile Methods. The importance of written and oral communication skills is given due prominence. The course will enable students to understand Scrum methods and other contemporary approaches to Systems Design Methodologies, as well as a range of tools and techniques. Major trends and issues affecting business analysis and design in the business sector are also studied. The course simulations, exercises and games aim to give you greater comfort in dealing with people and facilitating groups which is required when applying Agile Methods in business settings. You will research the considerable resources on Agile Methods that are available through the internet.
On successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
- engage in teamwork to address business problems and produce viable solutions using Agile techniques, methodologies and theories;
- undertake research and communicate information using an academic writing style;
- analyse and apply the major Agile methodologies used in the design and development of a business system;
- analyse and apply the ACS Code of Professional Conduct and Code of Ethics in business settings for.
|1.||Agile Manifesto and Principles||20.00|
|2.||Agile Methodologies including Scrum, XP, Lean and Kanban||30.00|
|3.||Scrum Methodology including teamwork and ethics||50.00|
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/textbooks/?year=2021&sem=01&subject1=CIS3002)
Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/info/contact/)
(available free from: https://www.scrumguides.org/docs/scrumguide/v2017/2017-Scrum-Guide-US.pdf.)
Student workload expectations
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg (%)||Due Date||Objectives Assessed||Notes|
|QUIZ 1||100||10||15 Mar 2021||3,4|
|ASSIGNMENT GROUP SUBMISSION 1||100||10||27 Apr 2021||1,2,4||(see note 1)|
|ASSIGNMENT 1||100||30||30 Apr 2021||2,3||(see note 2)|
|ASSIGNMENT GROUP SUBMISSION 2||100||40||04 Jun 2021||1,2,3,4||(see note 3)|
|QUIZ 2||100||10||04 Jun 2021||3,4|
- ASSIGNMENT - GROUP SUBMISSION 1 - Group work retrospective in workshop and report submitted.
- ASSIGNMENT 1 - Individual short answer research assignment.
- ASSIGNMENT - GROUP SUBMISSION 2 - group work, project plan and retrospective submitted.
Important assessment information
Online: There are no attendance requirements for this course. However, it is the students' responsibility to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.
On-campus: It is the students' responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities (such as lectures, tutorials, laboratories and practical work) scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.
Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
To satisfactorily complete an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks. (Depending upon the requirements in Statement 4 below, students may not have to satisfactorily complete each assessment item to receive a passing grade in this course.)
Penalties for late submission of required work:
Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4)
Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course.
Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.
There is no examination in this course.
Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
University Student Policies:
Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.
Referencing in assignments:
Harvard (AGPS) is the referencing system required in this course. Students should use Harvard (AGPS) style in their assignments to format details of the information sources they have cited in their work. The Harvard (AGPS) style to be used is defined by the USQ Library's referencing guide at http://www.usq.edu.au/library/referencing.