Learning Agile Scrum Methodology Using the Groupware Tool Trello® Through Collaborative Working

Nitin Naik*, Paul Jenkins, David Newell

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Agile is a project management philosophy for collaborative working which consists of a set of values and principles that can be employed in any sector. It is adopted by the software development community a long time ago and now several methodologies based on agile principles have become established as a method of software development. These agile based software development methodologies have developed as an integral part of the software engineering and software development curricula for many computing degree courses. One such agile based methodology is Scrum which is widely used in the software industry and thus in teaching. Several agile Scrum tools are available for software development, however, for teaching and learning purposes, this would not be affordable for many institutions due to its cost or learning curve. This necessitates the requirement for a free or open-source Scrum tool without any learning curve. Trello which is a free project management and collaborative working tool but not particularly designed for Scrum. However, its functionality and features can be transformed to make it a basic Scrum tool for teaching and learning purposes at no cost. This paper presents a systematic development and application of Trello-based agile Scrum methodology not just for teaching and learning purposes but for real project development. It is employed in the delivery of the software engineering module in BSc courses and subsequently, in the development of the BSc final year project at Bournemouth University, UK. This implementation of Trello-based agile Scrum methodology in the project development is compared against the simple agile Scrum based project development practice to demonstrate the success and learning improvement of this proposed methodology.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComplex, Intelligent, and Software Intensive Systems - Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Complex, Intelligent, and Software Intensive Systems, CISIS 2019
EditorsLeonard Barolli, Makoto Ikeda, Farookh Khadeer Hussain
PublisherSpringer
Pages343-355
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9783030223533
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event13th International Conference on Complex, Intelligent, and Software Intensive Systems, CISIS 2019 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 3 Jul 20195 Jul 2019

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume993
ISSN (Print)2194-5357
ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365

Conference

Conference13th International Conference on Complex, Intelligent, and Software Intensive Systems, CISIS 2019
CountryAustralia
CitySydney
Period3/07/195/07/19

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2020, Crown.

Copyright:
Copyright 2019 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.

Keywords

  • Agile Scrum methodology
  • Collaborative working
  • e-learning
  • Groupware
  • Software engineering
  • Trello

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