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Scrumban learning - agile, lean and transparent framework for practical learning experience

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSEFI 47th Annual Conference
Subtitle of host publicationVarietas Delectat... Complexity is the New Normality, Proceedings
EditorsBalazs Vince Nagy, Mike Murphy, Hannu-Matti Jarvinen, Aniko Kalman
PublisherEuropean Society for Engineering Education SEFI
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)978-2-87352-018-2
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventSEFI Annual Conference - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 16 Sep 201919 Sep 2019


ConferenceSEFI Annual Conference


Large, mid-large and/or wide practical work is important part of engineering education in almost any development field. In the practical work, student groups innovate, plan and implement usually large outcome. Because of teamwork and often-complex topic, creation of the outcome is challenging for students. Furthermore, often teachers have limited visibility to practical work itself, its phases and related progression in group or student level. Based on our study and experience we have created new framework for practical learning experience called Scrumban learning. It is compilation of two development frameworks; Scrum and Kanban. In this paper, we introduce a new detailed framework for practical work development in the engineering education. The created learning framework has following main dimensions; iterative design methodology based on a cyclic process of creation of practical work outcome, incremental model where the outcome is innovated, planned and implemented incrementally until the desired outcome is finished and creation of visualisation, where students, group and teachers are able to see student level tasks, plan for development and progression of work. We have tested the practical work framework with more than 110 practical works and 450 students during one academic year in two implementations of same engineering course. Benefits of the framework are clear and furthermore, three set targets for iterative and visualized practical work with room for formative assessment have been achieved. Study results presented in this paper are useful for any engineering learning organization to create and implement their practical work establishment based on this Scrumban learning framework.

ASJC Scopus subject areas


  • Learning framework, Learning process, Scrumban, Student groups

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