Agile education manifesto to transform education sector in India

The Enterprise Coach molds the Agile manifesto to leverage the education sector


New Delhi : Agile has been the de facto worldwide standard for software development project management for almost two decades. Collaboration, engagement, and being ready to adapt to change are all emphasised in this approach to project management. The Agile Manifesto, written by Kent Beck, Mike Beedle, James Grenning, and a number of other experts in 2001, serves as the cornerstone of this technique.

Mr. Satyavrat Nirala, an accomplished Enterprise Coach, has taken the Agile Manifesto and adapted it into a set of guidelines for reshaping the educational system, twenty years after it was first created. He is the primary author of the Agile Education Manifesto, which he developed while staying true to the spirit of Agile.

Individuals, interactions, collaboration, functioning software, and accepting change were stressed in the Manifesto for Agile Software Development. In a similar vein, Mr. Nirala included the following in his Agile Education Manifesto:

Advantages of an Adaptive Learning Strategy over More Static Methods Collaborative learning above unhealthy competition and a focus on agility in the classroom Prefer forward-looking information.

Mr. Nirala is well-versed in the fundamentals of Agile, having spent over 17 years teaching teams in the Information Technology (IT), Publishing (publishing), Electronic Commerce (eCommerce), and Marketing (marketing). He had previously managed a school and saw many parallels between operating a business and coordinating numerous teams to achieve common objectives. When it comes to adaptability, teamwork, and change management, Mr. Nirala compares the workplace to a university. This inspired him to create a Scaled Agile Framework for use by educators everywhere who are interested in facilitating transformation in their institutions and the lives of their students.

Mr. Nirala is of the opinion that many parts of the international education system suffer from a lack of creative thinking and adaptability. According to him, “in this era of digitalization, we see daily the implementation of dynamic changes in the IT business. However, education continues to be plagued by outdated methods and inflexible policies. By creating the Agile Education Manifesto, we have sparked the much-needed shift in the field of education, enabling students and instructors to get to the heart of what they are supposed to be doing in school.

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