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Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
COP4461 Netaş Agile Project Management Fall 3 0 3 8
This catalog is for information purposes. Course status is determined by the relevant department at the beginning of semester.

Basic information

Language of instruction: English
Type of course: Non-Departmental Elective
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Prof. Dr. ÇAĞATAY ÇATAL
Course Lecturer(s): Dr. Öğr. Üyesi TARKAN AYDIN
Course Objectives: This course will cover different types of Agile Project management technics. Course objectives can be listed as: Learning fundemantals of Agile project management, general knowledge on agile project management real-life examples with group case activities.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
1) General knowledge on agile project management.
2) Recognize real life situations of agile project management
3) Knowledge on different types of Agile project management methodologies.
4) Adopts lean leadership principles.
5) Knowlege on open source project management.
6) Knowledge on large scale project management using agile project management methodologies

Course Content

Agile project management fundemantals, ASD (Adaptive Software Developement), RUP (Rational Unified Process), DSDM (Dynamic System Development Method), XP (Extreme Programming), CFM (Crystal Family of Methodologies), FDD, TDD (Feature and Test Driven Development), Open Source Software Development, Kanban, Scrum, Scaled Agile.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) "Agile project management Fundemantels / Orientation: • Agile project management histyory • Agile manifesto • Entrance to diferent types of agile project management types"
2) "ASD (Adaptive Software Developement), RUP (Rational Unified Process), DSDM (Dynamic System Development Method) : • Process • Roles and responsabilities • Practices • Adoption and experiences"
3) "XP (Extreme Programming), CFM (Crystal Family of Methodologies), FDD, TDD (Feature and Test Driven Development): • Process • Roles and responsabilities • Practices • Adoption and experiences"
4) "Open Source Software Development: • Getting started • Technical Infrastructure • Social and political infrastructure • Communicaiton and conflict amangement"
5) "Open Source Software Development: • Packaging and release maangement • Managing volunteers • Licenses, patent and copyrights • Budgeting"
6) "Kanban: • Process • Roles and responsabilities • Practices • Adoption and experiences"
7) "Scrum: • Team Structure • Team working • Product backlog management • Sprint execution"
8) Midterm
9) "Scrum: • Planning and meetings • Quality • Change management"
10) "Scaling agile: • Scaling agile manifesto • Lean thinking and lean leadership"
11) "Agile Release Management • Release train structure • Roles and responsibilities"
12) "Agile release management • Release planning • Vision, mission and roadmap"
13) "Agile release management • Sprint execution • Program Increment execution"
14) "Portfolio management: • Strategic theme • Budgeting and forecasting"


Course Notes / Textbooks: Mike Cohn, "Succeeding with Agile: Software Development Using Scrum", 2009 ISBN-10: 0321579364
Karl Fogel "Producing Open Source Software", 2005

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance 1 % 10
Homework Assignments 3 % 25
Midterms 1 % 25
Final 1 % 40
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 3 14 42
Study Hours Out of Class 5 5 25
Homework Assignments 3 8 24
Midterms 1 20 20
Final 1 30 30
Total Workload 141

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) Build up a body of knowledge in mathematics, science and Energy Systems Engineering subjects; use theoretical and applied information in these areas to model and solve complex engineering problems.
2) Ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex Energy Systems Engineering problems; select and apply proper modeling and analysis methods for this purpose.
3) Ability to design complex Energy systems, processes, devices or products under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the desired result; apply modern design methods for this purpose.
4) Ability to devise, select, and use modern techniques and tools needed for solving complex problems in Energy Systems Engineering practice; employ information technologies effectively.
5) Ability to design and conduct numerical or pysical experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret results for investigating the complex problems specific to Energy Systems Engineering.
6) Ability to cooperate efficiently in intra-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; and show self-reliance when working on Energy Systems-related problems
7) Ability to communicate effectively in English and Turkish (if he/she is a Turkish citizen), both orally and in writing. Write and understand reports, prepare design and production reports, deliver effective presentations, give and receive clear and understandable instructions.
8) Recognize the need for life-long learning; show ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continuously educate oneself.
9) Develop an awareness of professional and ethical responsibility, and behave accordingly. Be informed about the standards used in Energy Systems Engineering applications.
10) Learn about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; develop an awareness of entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable development.
11) Acquire knowledge about the effects of practices of Energys Systems Engineering on health, environment, security in universal and social scope, and the contemporary problems of Energys Systems engineering; is aware of the legal consequences of Energys Systems engineering solutions.