“Change is the only constant” as mentioned by the Greek philosopher Heraclitus already 2500 years ago. The need to adapt to changing situations drives change in our way of doing things. In our society it becomes more and more important to adapt faster to those changes. The need to let go of what you have become, is a cause for insecurity. How should we change and is it ever enough?
The term agile has become a working title for this “constant change” in software or product development. It originated from adaptively learning how we do things in software development and goes back to the fifties. In a ski cabin in Snowbird (Utah) in 2001 17 people came up with the Agile manifesto and the principles behind this manifesto.
Agility starts with embracing the fact that change is good. This mindset is no longer only applied in software and product development, but also embedded in all aspects associated with the people around it.
This has inspired us to develop a Massive Open Online Course to make the core values behind the agile mindset (transparency and adaptive learning) to be a commodity for all. With this interactive journey we offer our knowledge on Agility to you but we also encourage you to learn from each other to apply Agility in different contexts.
About the course
The MOOC starts on November 19th and will take four weeks. During these weeks we will cover several topics, such as Why Agile? What is Agility? What means being Agile? How can you use Agile?
We will do this by sharing video’s, blogs, readings, etc. with you. At the end of each topic we will challenge you with a number of questions and statements. Parallel to this, a discussion platform will be created where you can share thoughts, ideas and content with the other participants. The idea is that you don’t just learn from us, but also from each other. The MOOC is self-paced. You decide when and where you want to take the course, within the four week period.
Level 1 – Why Agile became so important
First we want to know why according to you agile is more and more important. We will give you some of our ideas on where agile originated from and hopefully are able to discuss them with you, then we will try to make the bridge to how agile became so important in our current time frame. Learning For A World Of Constant Change
Level 2 - What is Agile?
This week we'll go into the different appliances of agile in society, we will use the initial agile manifesto for software development, and compare it to a number of other agile manifesto's that have been developed for different fields.
Level 3 - How to be and act in an agile way?
Level 4 – Now it’s your turn
This week we are going to have a look at applying agile. We'll explain Scrum and Kanban, and give example of how to apply them in your everyday lives, both professionally and at home.
This MOOC is for free.
This MOOC will be facilitated by the MOOC team of cibit academy.
About the Platform
The MOOC will work through the latest version of Curatr, an innovative and engaging social learning platform. Through this platform, you can access a variety of learning objects, collaborate and discuss with your peers and contribute content to enhance to course.