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Intermediate Level

Understanding of traditional software development processes helpful, not required. No programming background required.

Approx. 12 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English, Portuguese (Brazilian)

Skills you will gain

Software Development Kit (SDK)Agile Software DevelopmentScrum (Software Development)

Shareable Certificate

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100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

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Intermediate Level

Understanding of traditional software development processes helpful, not required. No programming background required.

Approx. 12 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English, Portuguese (Brazilian)

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Agile Fundamentals

3 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 52 min), 3 readings, 4 quizzes
9 videos
What software development looks like?7m
Intro to Software Development Models7m
Why Agile?4m
Agile Manifesto: Principles7m
Benefits and Challenges of Agile5m
Agile: When to Use and When NOT to!4m
Applying an Agile Mindset to a Project8m
Agile Frameworks3m
3 readings
Course Learning Plan10m
Video: Agile Manifesto : Values5m
Video: Agile Manifesto Explained30m
4 practice exercises
Agile Values and Principles10m
Using Agile Methods10m
Applying an Agile Mindset30m
Agile Fundamentals30m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Requirements and Planning

3 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 77 min)
9 videos
User Stories: The currency of agile development10m
Characteristics of good user stories6m
Generating User Stories13m
Agile Estimation and Planning13m
Estimation Styles and Process8m
Velocity8m
Release Planning7m
Release Tracking4m
5 practice exercises
User Stories20m
Gathering User Needs20m
Agile Estimation25m
Release Planning and Tracking30m
Requirements and Planning30m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Scrum

3 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 36 min)
6 videos
Sprint Planning12m
Sprint Tracking3m
Sprint Execution and Daily Standups4m
Sprint Review3m
Sprint Retrospective5m
4 practice exercises
Scrum Overview16m
Sprint Planning and Tracking30m
Sprint Review, Retrospective and Execution30m
Scrum30m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

XP and Course Wrap-up

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 23 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
5 videos
XP Values3m
XP Practices - Part 15m
XP Practices - Part 26m
XP Process Model3m
1 reading
Scrum vs XP10m
1 practice exercise
XP30m

About the Software Development Lifecycle Specialization

This Specialization is designed for people who are new to software engineering. It's also for those who have already developed software, but wish to gain a deeper understanding of the underlying context and theory of software development practices. At the end of this Specialization, we expect learners to be able to: 1.) Build high-quality and secure software using SDLC methodologies such as agile, lean, and traditional/waterfall. 2.) Analyze a software development team's SDLC methodology and make recommendations for improvements. 3.) Compare and contrast software development methodologies with respect to environmental, organizational, and product constraints....
Software Development Lifecycle

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