MGM508 Agile Project Management and Recovery (8)

This subject will introduce the principles and practices of Agile Project Management and also address recovery issues.  Students will learn various Agile concepts, methodologies and practices.  Scrum will be examined in detail as well as the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). Students will evaluate the strenghts and weaknesses of Agile approaches, the steps involved in managing an Agile project and recovery options for projects that go "off track".

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2021.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Management and Marketing

Enrolment Restrictions

Available to postgraduate students only

Subject Relationships

ITE518 Paired Subject

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to compare and contrast the differences between Agile and other project management methodologies;
  • be able to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of Agile and leverage or mitigate them in the correct situations including recovery;
  • be able to create elements of an Agile project management plan and apply the practical decisions and management actions of an Agile project within context;
  • be able to examine stakeholder strategies and create engagement plans for different people in an Agile project;
  • be able to intrepret and apply various principles, phases and activities of the Scrum methodology; and
  • be able to implement SAFe principles to larger projects.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Agile Core Principles
  • The Agile Model and Methodologies
  • Scrum: Core Concepts, Planning, Managing and Project Recovery
  • Agile Tools
  • SAFe: Agile in Enterprise
  • SAFe: Agile Release Planning
  • SAFe: Scaling Agile
  • Project Recovery

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.