International Journal of

Business & Management Studies

ISSN 2694-1430 (Print), ISSN 2694-1449 (Online)
DOI: 10.56734/ijbms
Product Innovation Using Agile Practices in Supply Chain Management Curriculum


The dynamic business landscape demands supply chain professionals with Agile project management skills. This study introduces a novel course project simulating a new product launch for a Fortune 500 company. We designed a theoretical multi-phase student team-based Agile project as part of an undergraduate Supply Chain Management course. This article describes implementing a project where teams are guided through the "Agile Way" using scaffolding of the Scrum framework. The project is designed using team-based learning of Agile methodologies. Agile methodologies often emphasize collaboration and open communication, which can foster psychological safety in teams. Using Agile frameworks and the designed templates, student teams work through theoretical Agile product innovation phases for a Fortune 500 company throughout the semester. Students simulate a product launch and apply Agile practices.

A validated Agile survey assessed student learning outcomes across two semesters. Statistical analysis revealed a significant positive impact of using Agile templates on student understanding of Agile practices, team collaboration, and continuous improvement. This project offers a practical and adaptable framework and provides insights into using Agile management in the classroom. This study contributes to understanding student learning processes and outcomes using Agile project management and outlines teaching methods for a Supply Chain Management class that successfully implements Agile management projects.