MGT 641 Week 1 Assignment Aligning Agile Methodologies

MGT 641 Week 1 Assignment Aligning Agile Methodologies

Week 1 Assignment  

Aligning Agile Methodologies

While the course project emphasizes the Scrum methodology, which is discussed in detail in Topic 2, it is important to recognize that there are several agile methodologies in use and that any combination of their features can be integral to the success of an agile project. Because flexibility is key in agile, there may be times when one methodology is best, while at other times a project manager might blend methods together to achieve the most effective results. In this assignment you will act as the project manager whose task is to align the most appropriate methodology or combination of methodologies to solve the given story problems.


Complete your readings assignments in Chapter 1 and Chapter 3. You should also review the web site as a resource to complete the “Aligning Agile Methodologies Worksheet” (attached).

Select the most appropriate agile methodology for approaching the project for each of the five story problems. Justify your selection.

In the “Methodology or Combination of Methodologies” column of the worksheet, list the methodology or combination (blend) of methodologies you selected.

In the “Justification of Methodology or Combination of Methodologies” column, write a reflection (50-100 words) for each story problem that addresses the following:

What is the specific problem in the scenario?

Why did you choose the methodology or combination of methodologies? Because there is not necessarily one right or wrong answer, it is important to provide a clear justification for your choice.

Cite evidence from the textbook or other sources in your justification.

Explain how you think each selected methodology differs most significantly from a traditional project management approach.

APA style is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.

This assignment uses a scoring guide. Please review the scoring guide prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

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