PRODUCTS

AGILE - Management of IT

What is the focus of Agile, the Management of IT Simulation?

Agile is a 4 player game designed to teach students the management issues of developing technology systems using the waterfall and agile methodologies.

Material Covered

System Development Life Cycle

The game follows the System Development Life Cycle as players must management the development of an Information Technology System.

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Agile Methodology

Some stages of the game have interative possibilities thus demonstrating Agile development approaches.

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Waterfall Methodology

The game also incorporates the Waterfall Method.

IT Components

Professors can discuss the IT components in the class room and players can integrate them into an architecture.

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4 Player Game

Each player on a 4 person team undertakes a different IT management role..

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Collaborative

Players must work together to resolve management issues.

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Professor Tools

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Web Access

All the simulations have web based user interfaces for professors and students.

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Grading Metrics

The games come complete with a composite game score and individual grade component scores.

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Support Material

User manuals for students and professors are available including syllabus ideas. Professors also have access to powerpoints on the game and the concepts within the game.

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Why Agile?

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Displays both Agile and Waterfall methodologies

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Each team member has a distinct role within the game

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Encourages collaborative interaction

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Supports professor discussion about IT architectures.

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Players must make choices that align with the organization's strategic objectives.

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What are people saying?

"I enjoyed it, even though our team did not do well."

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Canadian University

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