Encyclopedia of Education and Information Technologies

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Agile Methodology in Education of IT Students, Application of

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-60013-0_214-1



In recent years, the world has become much more complex and unpredictable. A special acronym “VUCA,” meaning “volatile,” “unknown,” “complex,” and “ambiguous,” has even appeared to describe it. The situation changes unexpectedly and rapidly, the crisis becomes the norm of life, and the rate of change inexorably increases. In modern management, the implementation of projects that respond flexibly to the demands of a volatile market is receiving increasing demand.

This VUCA world requires employees able to apply Agile principles to their work. Training in the Agile approach has become common for employees and leaders of large companies but also the governments such as Norway and New Zealand. Agile method education has been introduced at many universities including Cornell University and Northern Arizona universities.


The word “Agile” has many meanings. The English dictionary definitions include:
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Research University Higher School of EconomicsNizhniy NovgorodRussia

Section editors and affiliations

  • Bill Davey
    • 1
  1. 1.RMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia