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What you will learn

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    Create effective plans for software development

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    Map user requirements to developer tasks

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    Assess and plan for project risks

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    Apply velocity-driven planning techniques

Skills you will gain

Software DevelopmentAgile ManagementProgram Evaluation And Review Technique (PERT)Agile Software Development
Learners taking this Course are
  • Product Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Business Analysts
  • Marketing Specialists
  • Program Managers

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Approx. 15 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 1-2 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
4 hours to complete

Module 1: Introduction to Planning

7 videos (Total 52 min), 6 readings, 2 quizzes
7 videos
Introduction to Agile Planning for Software Products3m
4.1.1: Introduction To Planning6m
4.1.1A: Introduction To Planning5m
4.1.2: Uncertainty Space5m
4.1.3: Work Breakdown Structure14m
4.1.4: Estimates, Targets, and Commitments13m
6 readings
Meet your presenters: Morgan Patzelt10m
Meet your presenters: Bradley Poulette10m
Meet Your Facilitators10m
Course Resources: Agile Planning for Software Products10m
Course Map: Agile Planning for Software Products10m
Module 1: Supplemental Resources10m
1 practice exercise
Module 1: Assessment (Graded)16m
Week
2
4 hours to complete

Module 2: Project Planning

6 videos (Total 52 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
4.2.1A: Story Points10m
4.2.2: Velocity Estimates9m
4.2.3: Time Boxing6m
4.2.4: Gantt Charts5m
4.2.5: Release Plans15m
4 readings
Discussion: User Story Points10m
Discussion: Velocity10m
Release Planning Tips10m
Module 2: Supplemental Resources10m
1 practice exercise
Module 2: Assessment (Graded)16m
Week
3
4 hours to complete

Module 3: Iteration Planning

6 videos (Total 57 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
4.3.1A: Estimating Task Time12m
4.3.2: Task Dependencies6m
4.3.3: CPM Chart9m
4.3.4: PERT Chart8m
4.3.5: Iteration Planning11m
2 readings
Worksheet and Discussion: Calculating Task Time10m
Module 3: Supplemental Resources10m
1 practice exercise
Module 3: Assessment (Graded)16m
Week
4
3 hours to complete

Module 4: Risk Planning

8 videos (Total 66 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
8 videos
4.4.1A: Anti-Patterns - Team9m
4.4.1B: Anti-Patterns - Development6m
4.4.1C: Anti-Patterns - Management6m
4.4.1D: Anti-Patterns - Individual Developers8m
4.4.2: Common Causes of Failure6m
4.4.3: Risk Assessment, Likelihood, and Impact10m
4.4.4: Risk Strategies, Contingency, Mitigation9m
3 readings
Discussion: Product Management Techniques10m
Module 4: Supplemental Resources10m
Acknowledgements10m
2 practice exercises
Module 4: Assessment (Graded)16m
Course Final Assessment (Graded)1h 4m
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Top reviews from Agile Planning for Software Products

By MKFeb 23rd 2018

As I am already into Product development and management, this course is very useful and helping me in real time. I am started applying few practices already into product development.

By RPDec 12th 2018

It's a solid addition to get the specialization certificate. I may give it 4.5+ stars, but the course resources are exceptional - its like they wrote their own textbook almost.

Instructor

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Kenny Wong

Associate Professor
Computing Science, Faculty of Science

About University of Alberta

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About the Software Product Management Specialization

In this Software Product Management Specialization, you will master Agile software management practices to lead a team of developers and interact with clients. In the final Capstone Project, you will practice and apply management techniques to realistic scenarios that you will face as a Software Product Manager. You will have the opportunity to share your experiences and learn from the insights of others as part of a Software Product Management...
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