BA6260 - Agile Methods in Projects and Organizations


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Portfolio 100/100

Course content

Agile practice Agile methods Agile principles

Learning outcome

Knowledge: - basic knowledge about agile methods - basic knowledge about agile project management - basic knowledge about organizational barriers for agile methods in projects - agile methods in digital transformations

Skills: - be able to initiate agile methods in projects - be able to facilitate meetings in an agile team - be able to visualize tasks and information that supports decision-making in meetings - be able to use techniques to estimate workload - be able to suggest actions for improvement in teams

In general: - increased possibility for success in digital transformation projects, both in private and public sector - know the difference between "agile" and "lean" approach to process improvement

Learning methods and activities

The teaching will be done both individually and in groups. There will be lectures, discussions, presentations and group work. Attendance is mandatory. If neccesary, the gatherings will be held online.

Before the webinars, the students are to prepare to be active. After the webinars the students must deliver written assignments. The course starts off with a interactive learning video to give the participants an overview of the course. Then there will be two-days gatherings in the Trondheim-area. Before each gathering, the students must go through modules in OpenEdX. During the course, the students are to do two knowledge test. They are mandatory, but has nothing to do with the final grade. After the first gathering, the students are working in groups. They will deliver a report that counts 40 % of the final grade. After the second gathering, the students are working individually with an assignment that will be handed in through Inspera. This assignment counts 60 % of the final grade.

Compulsory assignments

  • Attendance

Further on evaluation

Portfolio assessment is the basis for the grade in the course. The portfolio assessment includes two reports, one group task (weight 40%) and one individual task (weight 60%). The work on the group task starts in gathering no 1 and continues in the period between gatherings. There will be time allocated in gathering 1 for supervising and discussions on the group task. The group then deliver a draft version of the report to the teacher for assessment and feedback before gathering no 2. Feedback will be given as written comments in the report. The group is free to work more on the report in light of the feedback to improve the report until the final deadline for submitting the portfolio in Inspera. The work with the individual task starts in gathering no 2. There will be time allocated in gathering 2 for supervising and discussions on the individual task. The candidates are free to collaborate and discuss the individual tasks among themselves, but must deliver individual, unique reports. Since the reports may include information on internal affairs in own organization, the candidates are also free to avoid collaboration with others on this task. The individual report is submitted directly in Inspera before the set deadline for the course. The two reports are evaluated together after the final deadline.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Continuing Education, Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology (EVUIVD0)
Continuing Education, Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology (TKIVTEVU)
Technology Management and Digital Transformation (MTDO)

Required previous knowledge

Bachelor degree and 2 years relevant work experience

Course materials

Agile Practice Guide (2017) fra PMI (Project Management Institute).

Additional information at the beginning of the course.

More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Further education, higher degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Project Quality Management
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering


Examination arrangement: Portfolio

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Portfolio 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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