Agile project management hands-on (Workshop)

Lecturer (assistant)
  • Christoph Kipfer
Duration1 SWS
TermSommersemester 2022
Language of instructionEnglish
Position within curriculaSee TUMonline

Admission information


After successful participation, students will be able to: o implement project management basics in practice o perform and feel comfortable within agile project management (SCRUM) organisations o have a profound understanding about the roles and responsibilities in agile teams o apply techniques of professional communication


The workshop will be conducted remotely over two sessions, both scheduled for 4 hours (including breaks). On the first day we will briefly outline the theoretical foundations of SCRUM, and you will get a chance to put them into practice right away in an interactive simulation. We won’t reveal too much, but feel free to bring your creative hat for the simulation. In the week between our two sessions, you and your team will continue with the simulation for two additional iterations (sprints), which will take approximately two hours. We will ask you to summarize your learnings in a short reflection (one per team) and share them with the other teams in the second session. On the second day we will discuss your experiences and learnings and then repeat the simulation once again. This time around, we will rearrange the teams to give you the opportunity to meet more new people, but also to show how a common understanding of SCRUM/agile practices enable teams to start working effectively from the start. The session will conclude with an outlook into broader new product development foundations and an interactive quiz (not graded).


This course is aimed at students from all disciplines, regardless of business or technical, who would like to gain initial practical experience with agile project management and organisation. The contents taught are based on the SCRUM framework. No specific prior knowledge is necessary. If you already have experience in (agile) project management, you can still participate in the workshop and gain new knowledge as a product owner or scrum master in the interactive sessions.

Teaching and learning methods

- Individual case studies - Partner and group work - Exercises and presentations - Feedback and analysis


- Attending both sessions online - Independent group work and submission of the results in the form of a report (1 ECTS).