It would be great if every project we undertook had unlimited resources and time in which to complete it. It’s never like that. So how can students gain basic project management experience that is crucial in real-world environments? The College of William and Mary prototyped an agile project management exercise built around student teams building a CubeSat mock-up—on a resource-constrained and time-limited basis. In the activity, students set roles within their group, prioritized activities, allocated resources, and met mission guidelines—all at the same time. Materials for this activity are available and can be utilized in one- or multiple-session structures to engage students in this important skill area.
Activity DescriptionCompetitive team-based workshop
- Learn how team-based projects can be effectively managed with agile methodology
Ideally 4 hours, at least 3 hours
Undergraduate or graduate students
Suggested context for implementation
The following recording provides information on how to implement agile management strategies using the CubeSat Scrum.