1432RE: [scrumdevelopment] Re: Digest Number 327
- Jun 6, 2003Yes, hands-on is probably the best way to really learn it. But it would
still be useful for schools to teach some of the specifics--why does agile
work, how to plan agile projects, test-driven development, refactoring, etc.
would all make great college classes (or minimally portions of a class).
Additionally, universities at some point have to stop teaching things that
run counter to reality (e.g., we can write down all the requirements
From: Deb [mailto:deborah@...]
Sent: Friday, June 06, 2003 12:07 PM
Subject: [scrumdevelopment] Re: Digest Number 327
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Mike Cohn" <mike@m...> wrote:
> Good points, Jeff.
> I was on a similar industry advisory committee to a university with the
> exact same results. This was about 10 years ago and pretty much
> we suggested was ignored and rather than start teaching anything about
> client/server and distributed computing and more PC-based
> continued to insist on mainframe programming classes for everyone,
> structured analysis, and kept COBOL as the official language of the
> I'm tempted to suggest that we should find a way to propose some form of
> agile curriculum but I don't know how we get universities to listen.
> the poor economy I've met so many people who have decided that "if
> had a [better] degree, I'd be employable." Yet when I talk to them
> things they're learning I can't see how it helps them.
Would immersion be the best training in Agile? Taking on co-op
students would allow this, without getting involved in curriculum...
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