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Scrum as a Change Strategy

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2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access

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Virtual On line

Publication Date

June 22, 2020

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June 22, 2020

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June 26, 2021

Conference Session

NSF Grantees: Faculty Development 1

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NSF Grantees Poster Session

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6

DOI

10.18260/1-2--35181

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https://peer.asee.org/35181

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Timothy A. Wilson Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach

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Tim Wilson is chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida.

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James J. Pembridge Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach

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James J. Pembridge is an Associate Professor in the Engineering Fundamentals department at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, FL. Pembridges’ research is primarily focused on the faculty instructional development and the use of evidence-based instruction in higher education STEM courses. He is currently the co-chair of the campus’ Task Force on Innovation that examines opportunities for the enhancement of the educational experience for faculty and students across they Daytona Beach campus.

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Massood Towhidnejad Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach

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Massood Towhidnejad is Director of NextGeneration ERAU Applied Research (NEAR) laboratory, and Professor of Software Engineering in the department of Electrical, Computer, Software, and Systems Engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. His research interest includes; Software Engineering, Software Quality Assurance and Testing, Autonomous Systems, and Air Traffic Management (NextGen).

In addition to his university position, he has served as Visiting Research Associate at the Federal Aviation Administration, Faculty Fellow at NASA Goddard Flight Research Center, and Software Quality Assurance Manager at Carrier Corporations. He also contributed to the Software and System Engineering profession by serving as an author for Graduate Software Engineering Reference Curriculum (GSwE2009), Graduate Reference Curriculum for Systems Engineering (GRCSE),
Systems Engineering Body of Knowledge (SEBoK), and subject matter expert for IEEE Certified Software Development Associate (CSDA) training material.

He is senior member of IEEE.

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Erin Elizabeth Bowen Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Prescott

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Dr. Erin Bowen is an academic leader and scholar with an interdisciplinary focus on the intersection of psychology and aviation. Her areas of expertise include aviation psychology and safety, human performance, and organizational culture. She has collaborated with commercial air carriers, major aircraft manufacturers, and international collegiate aviation programs on data-driven methods for understanding human behavior in aviation.

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Carlos Alberto Castro Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach

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Carlos Alberto Castro received his Bachelors of Science in Aeronautical Engineering in June 1998 from I.U.P.F.A.N (Armed Forces University) of Maracay, Venezuela. He worked as a Component Control Manager and Heavy Maintenance Representative for ASERCA airlines in Venezuela. In August 2002, Carlos received his Masters in Aeronautical Science, with a Management and Safety Specialization, from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Carlos joined the Embry-Riddle NEAR Lab team in June 2003 as a Simulation Analyst, specializing in the Total Airspace and Airport Modeler (TAAM) simulation software. Carlos is currently the NEAR lab Project Manager. His duties include project lead and simulation support for different projects. He also is a simulation specialist for software such as TARGETS, SDAT, and TAAM. In addition to his NEAR Lab duties, Carlos is an Airport Planning and Design instructor for the College of Business at ERAU.

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Abstract

The agile methodology known as Scrum can be used as both the mechanism for accomplishing departmental change and as a sustainable method of department operations that focuses on rapid development of curricular materials, pedagogical approaches, and policies that allow the department to continuously innovate and thrive. Elements of Scrum, such as stand up meetings, sprint retrospectives, and scrum of scrum, provide opportunity to immerse the key change strategies into regular department operations. In general, the adoption of Scrum has the capability to facilitate improvement of pedagogy through more widespread use of evidence-based practices, improve effectiveness and reduce effort in development of programs, curricula, and course materials, and increase time available for other activities by working in cross-functional team that capitalize on expertise in knowledge and skills of each member of the faculty, including professors of practice and adjunct faculty.

Wilson, T. A., & Pembridge, J. J., & Towhidnejad, M., & Bowen, E. E., & Castro, C. A. (2020, June), Scrum as a Change Strategy Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--35181

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