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LC | Working with Agile Project Management Tools


'Agile', and its derivatives, such as Scrum, are important project management tools. Agile advocates adaptive planning, evolutionary development, early delivery, and continuous improvement, and it encourages rapid and flexible response to change. It is used in a variety of situations, but is especially important in projects that involve cross-functional teams. Agile is, therefore, an important tool for aspiring managers to become familiar with. This Learning Community has been developed for precisely that reason. In it you will learn how to work with Agile, and will reflect on the practical usefulness of the programme, and the important limitations that it is subject to.

For: FEB students from all programmes and levels
Lecturers involved: Dr. K.J. (Killian) McCarthy
Prospective speakers: Prof. Dr. Jan Riezebos
External business contacts involved: Agile trainer and company visits with Alumni students

Main benefits

Learning outcomes:

  • To become familiar with Agile, and Scrum
  • To be aware of the strengths and weaknesses of the programme
  • To see how Agile and Scrum are used in practice

Skills covered:

  • Technical Skills: to learn how to use the programme
  • Academic Skills: to reflect on the strengths and weaknesses of the programme
  • Communication Skills: to work in a multidisciplinary team of students and tutors

Schedule & Time investments


meeting 1: speaker Jan Riezebos 'History and Evolution of Agile
meeting 2 - 6: external Agile Trainer to work with Agile
meeting 7 - 8: company visits with Alumni students

Day and time of the meetings is not yet set; this will be defined based on the availability of the eventual participants.

Time investment:

Meetings: 8 x 1 hour meetings
Self Learning: 8 hours over 8 weeks (assignments to be determined)


Sign up via the blue button below!

You are welcome to attend an information session about this Learning Community on February 6th, at 16.00 h. in room 5411-0119. Dr. Killian McCarthy is available for questions and will provide any other information you may need to decide whether to participate in this Learning Community.

If you have any questions or for more information, feel free to contact Marjan van Ittersum:


Last modified:14 February 2018 12.38 p.m.