Unit Description

This unit aims to provide students with a sound understanding of critical Agile concepts to improve and transform organisational operational models that enable improved competitive performance within a modern business context. You will evaluate the differences between Agile and traditional project management methodologies within a modern business environment and develop an Agile framework that can be deployed to achieve your organisation’s desired outcomes.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain how the Agile Principles have been enacted in popular Agile frameworks
  • Evaluate the critical differences between Agile methodologies and traditional project management approaches within a modern business environment
  • Identify and evaluate key factors within a business context to determine appropriate application of Agile methodologies to achieve preferred business outcomes
  • Critically evaluate and compare common Agile frameworks and their suitability for varying business scenarios
  • Critique the utilisation of Agile methodologies in the changing digital economy
  • Develop an Agile framework for deployment within a modern business context to achieve critical business objectives
  • Demonstrate a high order of skill in analysis, critical thinking, communication, and professional application
  • Demonstrate creativity and flexibility in the application of knowledge and skills to new scenarios, to resolve problems, and to think rigorously and independently

Graduate Attributes

AIM Business School has identified a set of attributes that positively impact graduates’ success in business as a manager and leader and these are taught, developed, and assessed to varying degrees in this unit. These Graduate Attributes are:

  • Strives for intellectual rigour
  • Understanding the changing global context
  • Manages for success
  • Demonstrates effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Develops mastery of business and management disciplines
  • Strives to be a continuous adult learner

Assessment Tasks

The successful completion of The Agile Business Future relies on the submission of three assessments:

  • Assessment Task 1: Business Case for Agile Pilot (35%)
  • Assessment Task 2: Preparing for Agile Ways of Working (45%)
  • Assessment Task 3: Engagement and Participation (20%)