As a partner institution of Scrum.org, 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.
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.
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.