Scrum – The Nuts and Bolts

In Agile Faculty, I review the history of the Agile mindset and the Scrum framework. For a quick overview of that history, read this post.

Are you wondering why a professor who teaches professional writing and rhetoric is talking about a project management practices from software development, this post covers why Scrum is not just for software developers.

Agile/Scrum Twitter and Book Favorites

I enjoy following and learning from several recognized experts in Agile and Scrum, especially those focusing on Agile in education. Check out my favorite Twitter accounts here.

If you are looking for some specific books on Scrum to extend your knowledge of the framework, check out some of my favorite texts. None are specifically focused on higher education or education more broadly, but they are all accessible and adaptable to education contexts.

Dr. rebecca pope-ruark on agile methodology

I joined Dr. Katie Linder of the Oregon State University E-Campus on their podcast Research in Action to talk about the relationship between Agile and Scrum, How to use backlogs and sprints, and the joy of a good Scrum board. There’s also a bonus clip about how to use Scrum boards with students during group projects.

All About Agile Faculty: The TopHat Talk

In November 2017, I joined Philip Preville and the folks at TopHat educational software for an hour-long TopHat Talk about Agile Faculty. In this wide ranging discussion, we cover the origins of Agile and Scrum, the history behind Agile Faculty, and tips for using Scrum in faculty research, service, and teaching. VIDEO COMING SOON.

Scrum Folder for Student Organization and SoTL Data Collection

In 2014, I shared some tips with the Center for Engaged Learning about how to turn a simple folder into a Scrum board which students can use to organize project work and that faculty can use as a source of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) data.