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Course, academic year 2023/2024
Agile Project Management - AM501018
Title: Agile Project Management
Guaranteed by: Department of Economics and Management (837)
Faculty: Central University Departments of UCT Prague
Actual: from 2021
Semester: summer
Points: summer s.:6
E-Credits: summer s.:6
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:2/2, C+Ex [HT]
Capacity: unlimited / unlimited (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Švecová Lenka doc. Ing. Ph.D.
The aim of the course is to present currently used agile approaches in alignment with the international standards and uses. The course presents an overview of the agile approaches and delves deeper into the most common ones, such as Scrum, Kanban, DSDM. Upon completion of the course the students will be able to use basic tools of multiple approaches, be productive members of agile project teams. The course is aligned to international standards and examinations.
Last update: Švecová Lenka (08.02.2021)

R: D-School. Stanford d-school bootcamp bootleg (2022). Available:

R. Ken Schwaber & Jeff Sutherland (2020). The Scrum Guide. The Definitive Guide to Scrum: The Rules of the Game. Available:

R: Anderson, D. J., & Carmichael, A. (2016). Essential kanban condensed. Blue Hole Press.

R: Taymor, E. (2017). Agile handbook.

A: Measey, P. et al. (2015). Agile foundations: principles, practices and frameworks. BCS.

A: Wysocki, R. K. (2011). Effective project management: traditional, agile, extreme. John Wiley & Sons.

A: Kniberg, H. (2011). Lean from the trenches: Managing large-scale projects with Kanban. Pragmatic Bookshelf.

Last update: Švecová Lenka (13.05.2022)
Requirements to the exam - Czech

Zápočet: průběžné kvizy, průběžná písemná zkouška (midterm exam), individuální práce

Zkouška: závěrečná písemná zkouška (final exam), zpracování týmového projektu za použití agilního přístupu včetně několika průběžných prezentací

Last update: Švecová Lenka (08.02.2021)

1. Why Agile matters. Difference to waterfall. When to use which approach.

2. Design Thinking Process. Selected design tools (Empathy map, Point of view, Persona)

3. Family of Agile Approaches. Origins of agile. Agile manifesto. Rationale and Benefits. Empirical and defined process. Agile simulation.

4. Design Thinking Process in detail. Empathize. Define. Ideate. Prototype. Test. Other versions of the Design Thinking lifecycle.

5. Combining Agile and Design Thinking.

6. Scrum. Scrum Guide. Roles. Ceremonies. Artefacts.

7. Kanban

8. Other agile approaches. DSDM, XP (Extreme Programming), PRINCE2Agile, Design Sprint.

9. Scaling Agile. SAFE, LESS (Large Scale Scrum)

10. Combining Agile and Operations. DevOps. Dual track agile.

11. Complementary fields to Agile. Business Analysis. Product management. Lean Startup. User Experience/Interaction Design, Testing.

12. Implementing Agile

13. Company visit/Guest lectures from the industry.

14. Current topics of implementation „Being agile“ vs. „Doing agile“.

Note: Scrum part of the course is based on suggested learning outcomes by the Scrum Alliance and, leading bodies in the field

Last update: Švecová Lenka (13.05.2022)
Course completion requirements -

Credit: quizzes, midterm exam, individual work.

Exam: final written exam (final exam), elaboration of a team project using an agile approach, including several continuous presentations.

Last update: Švecová Lenka (13.05.2022)
Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Obhajoba individuálního projektu 0.1 4
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 1.9 54
Práce na individuálním projektu 1.6 46
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 0.3 8
Účast na seminářích 1 28
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