Create Better Software using Agile Practices
Master Agile development and effective interactions to drive the making of great software products
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- Beginner Specialization.
- No prior experience required.
Introduction to Software Product ManagementCurrent session: Apr 24 — May 15.
- 2 weeks of study, 1-2 hours/week
About the CourseThis course highlights the importance and role of software product management. It also provides an overview of the specialization, as well as its goals, structure, and expectations. The course explains the value of process, requirements, planning, and monitoring in producing better software. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to: - Relate software product management to better software products - Recognize the role of a software product manager - Reflect on how Agile principles will improve your own projects
Software Processes and Agile PracticesCurrent session: Apr 24 — May 29.
About the CourseThis course delves into a variety of processes to structure software development. It also covers the foundations of core Agile practices, such as Extreme Programming and Scrum. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to: - Distinguish between different process models for organizing software production. - Gauge the applicability of process models for a software development project. - Apply the fundamentals of Agile software development and management practices.
Client Needs and Software RequirementsCurrent session: Apr 24 — May 29.
- 4 weeks, 3 - 4 hours per week
About the CourseThis course covers practical techniques to elicit and express software requirements from client interactions. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to: - Create clear requirements to drive effective software development - Visualize client needs using low-fidelity prototypes - Maximize the effectiveness of client interactions - Adapt to changing product requirements
Agile Planning for Software ProductsCurrent session: Apr 24 — May 29.
- 4 weeks of study, 1-2 hours/week
About the CourseThis course covers the techniques required to break down and map requirements into plans that will ultimately drive software production. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to: - Create effective plans for software development - Map user requirements to developer tasks - Assess and plan for project risks - Apply velocity-driven planning techniques - Generate work estimates for software products
Reviews & Metrics for Software ImprovementsCurrent session: Apr 24 — May 29.
- 4 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week
About the CourseThis course covers techniques for monitoring your projects in order to align client needs, project plans, and software production. It focuses on metrics and reviews to track and improve project progress and software quality. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to: - Apply techniques to measure and visualize project progress - Integrate Agile review practices to increase project visibility - Reflect on lessons learned in software projects through retrospective exercises - Improve project and process quality through ongoing measurement
Software Product Management CapstoneUpcoming session: Jun 26 — Aug 14.
- 6 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week
About the Capstone ProjectIn this six-week capstone course, you will gain practical management experience in a safe, simulated software production setting. You will apply Agile practices and techniques to conquer industry-inspired challenges. Interacting with a realistic client, you will discern what they want and express what they truly need in software requirements to drive software production. Upon completing the capstone, you will be prepared to advance your career as a confident software product management professional.