Agile in Education

Here are just a few examples of how education institutions are using Agile methodology to improve their curriculum development and program implementation.

It's important to note that Agile methodology is not a one-size-fits-all solution and not every education institution will benefit from it.

It's important to evaluate whether Agile is suitable for your specific context before implementing it. And also it's important to have a good understanding of the Agile principles and practices, and to have a team that is willing to work in an Agile way.

Open University, UK


The Open University (OU) has adopted Agile methodology to improve its curriculum development and program implementation. The OU has used Agile to develop a new online course in computing, which was delivered to students in 2014.


University of Southern California, USA


The University of Southern California (USC) has adopted Agile methodology to improve its curriculum development and program implementation. USC has used Agile to develop a new software engineering degree program, which was delivered to students in 2016.


University of Agder, Norway


The University of Agder (UiA) has adopted Agile methodology to improve its curriculum development and program implementation. UiA has used Agile to develop a new software engineering degree program, which was delivered to students in 2017.


Catholic University of Murcia, Spain


The Catholic University of Murcia (UCAM) has adopted Agile methodology to improve its curriculum development and program implementation. UCAM has used Agile to develop a new software engineering degree program, which was delivered to students in 2018.


IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark


The IT University of Copenhagen (ITU) has adopted Agile methodology to improve its curriculum development and program implementation. ITU has used Agile to develop a new software engineering degree program, which was delivered to students in 2019.

The education institutions that have adopted Agile methodology have reported a number of benefits, including:

1. Increased collaboration and communication: Agile promotes collaboration and communication among team members, which can lead to more effective problem-solving and decision-making.


2. Flexibility and adaptability: Agile allows education institutions to adapt to changing requirements and deliver functional programs incrementally, which can lead to more effective curriculum development and program implementation.


3. Improved student engagement: Agile allows education institutions to involve students in the development of curriculum and programs, which can lead to increased student engagement and better alignment of curriculum with student needs.


4. Increased efficiency and productivity: Agile allows education institutions to deliver value incrementally and to adapt to changes throughout the development process, which can lead to increased efficiency and productivity.


5. Increased satisfaction: Agile allows education institutions to deliver value incrementally and to adapt to changes throughout the development process, which can lead to increased satisfaction among students, faculty, and staff.


6. Improved program quality: Agile allows education institutions to continuously improve and adapt to changes throughout the development process, which can lead to improved program quality.