Successful organisations need to be flexible and dynamic to deliver value to their customers in a rapidly moving global economy. For those working in a traditional, bureaucratic organisational culture a different skill set is needed. The Agile approach to management requires organisations to delight customers, enable self-organising teams, and aid dynamic work co-ordination through continuous improvement and transparency. As a result, organisational leaders and managers need to be able to master a complex mix of technical understanding, business orientation and team development. Whether you work in the public or private sector, large or small organisation, this MSc is an opportunity to formalise your experience, develop your skill set and be at the forefront of technology process innovation.
This programme is delivered over six weekends a year allowing you to gain a master´s whilst in full-time employment anywhere in the UK. Become part of a unique network of practitioners that maximise their impact through reflective practice and research.
Specific entry requirements for this course are one of the following:
Good honours degree or equivalent
Degree and substantial relevant industrial experience
BCS postgraduate diploma plus PGD project
Qualifications deemed by the university to be equivalent to the above
You will also be expected to be employed. If you don’t have the qualifications above you will be interviewed to assess your suitability for the course. Those for whom English is a second language require a minimum standard for written English of IELTS 7.0.
YEAR 1 AND 2 CORE MODULES
Agile Systems Development: Provides a clear understanding of agile approaches such as the Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM), Scrum, XP and SAFe
I.T Project Management: Develops the skills and techniques used to manage team-based technology projects in industry.
Workshop Facilitation: Prepares you for the role of workshop facilitator - UCLan gives exemption from the coursework to IAF or FAS qualified practitioners.
User-centred System Design & Evaluation: This is an inherently practical module that introduces the principles of user-centred design and evaluation
Critical Analysis: Prepares you for the level of reading and analysis of published material that will be required in the Master’s project.
YEAR 1 AND 2 OPTION MODULES:
One optional module from:
Advanced Topics in Information Systems
Advanced Topics in Database Systems
Design Away from the Desktop
Student Initiated Module (SIM)
Master’s Project: compulsory for the MSc Agile Software Projects: A triple module, the individual project is the culmination of the MSc. It enables you to apply what you have learned in a practical situation at work and provides you with feedback on your analysis of work situations.
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