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Implementation of Agile Method in Russian University
Implementation of Agile Method in Russian University

Author(s): Natalia Molodchik, Natalia Nagibina
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Economy
Published by: Vysoká škola ekonomická v Praze
Keywords: Agile model; university; practice-oriented education
Summary/Abstract: Purpose:The purpose of the article is to elaborate agile based model „University-Student-Enterprise“ andexplore its applicability in the case of Russian university.Impactful global social, economic and political challenges call for corrections in the current labor market needs and raise the importance of university education improvement. In conditions of state educational institutions optimization, transformation isthe only viable option for most of the Russian universities. Design/methodology/approach:The theoretical design is based on literature review, concept analysis and practical experience of agile technologyin higher education, when the authors develop a new agile based model “University-Student-Enterprise”. The implementation design is based on the action research with regard to the Russian university bachelor programs. Findings:The study finds out that agile-based work can qualitatively change the interaction between participants and impact the organizational and motivational configuration of the educational process and product of the educational system. The designed agilemodel helps define the core principles and tools of the educational process management. Research/practicalimplications:Agile based model can be applied in other universities. Practical results of its implementation prove its effectiveness through the following metrics:quality improvement, acceleration of processes, cost reduction.The key difference between the Agile model and the conventional university education model concerns the format and nature of interaction between the education process participants (University-Student-Enterprise). Originality/value:The paper makes a valuable contribution in the field of research and implementation of management innovations in the educational environment. The suggested model contains description of specific organizational and motivational devices that ensure agile, flexible, transformation-inducing configuration of the university educational system.

  • Page Range: 708-721
  • Page Count: 14
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: English