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Digital Team Academy

As a partner institution of, the HES-SO Valais-Wallis introduces its students to the agile project management method Scrum by offering them access to the platform's resources. The Business Information Technology degree programme includes a project management module where students learn how to use Scrum. 

A case study about Scrum being used at the HES-SO Valais-Wallis was recently published on the platform.

The Scrum method

Scrum is probably the best-known agile project management method. It is based on iterative development cycles and involves the customer during the entire project. Scrum is structured in such a way that the project team can naturally adapt to changing conditions and requirements. The constant redefinition of priorities and short delivery cycles allow the team to continuously learn and improve.

Scrum as part of the curriculum

Nicolas Debons, head of the Business Information Technology degree programme, and Alexandre Cotting, professor UAS, have developed a module that integrates the Scrum method into the curriculum. In a multicultural environment, students with different linguistic backgrounds learn the theoretical foundations of the agile method before taking the official Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I) Assessment. They then have the opportunity to put their knowledge into practice in projects they carry out in partnership with companies.  

Read the case study

Photo de Nicolas Debons, Professeur à l'institut Informatique de la HES-SO Valais-Wallis
Head of the Business Information Technology degree programme, Nicolas Debons
Photo d'Alexandre Cotting, Professeur HES de l'Institut Informatique de la HES-SO Valais-Wallis
Professor UAS, Alexandre Cotting