A day of inspiration for the Dyneo module (IRT Nanoelec Education & Training)

STMicroelectronics is encouraging business school GEM and Grenoble Institute of Technology to develop new courses to teach students agile, collaborative R&D practices and behaviors. Several meetings and a day-long seminar attended by around 30 people representing all three organizations provided opportunities to share experiences and identify six types of dilemmas in which agile practices and behaviors are crucial:

–  The momentum of success vs. drift toward failure

–  Collective performance vs. silos

– Effective project management vs. lack of decision-making

– Moving projects forward vs. pressures and limitations

– Leveraging existing resources (individually and collectively) vs. reinventing the wheel

– The individual’s attitude toward the group: positive vs. negative

GEM and Grenoble Institute of Technology are currently creating stories and game-based learning modules with plans to kick off the first course in the fall of 2018