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Intermediate Level

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

Approx. 16 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 3-4 hours / week...

English

Subtitles: English, Portuguese (Brazilian)

Skills you will gain

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

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Intermediate Level

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

Approx. 16 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 3-4 hours / week...

English

Subtitles: English, Portuguese (Brazilian)

Learners taking this Course are

  • IT Managers
  • Business Analysts
  • Project Managers
  • Product Managers
  • Entrepreneurs

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
3 hours to complete

Agile Fundamentals

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
Agile Manifesto Explained30m
4 practice exercises
Agile Values and Principles10m
Using Agile Methods10m
Applying an Agile Mindset6m
Agile Fundamentals30m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

Requirements and Planning

9 videos (Total 77 min), 1 reading, 5 quizzes
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
1 reading
Video: Planning Poker10m
5 practice exercises
User Stories20m
Gathering User Needs20m
Agile Estimation25m
Release Planning and Tracking8m
Requirements and Planning30m
Week
3
4 hours to complete

Scrum

6 videos (Total 36 min), 5 quizzes
6 videos
Sprint Planning12m
Sprint Tracking3m
Sprint Execution and Daily Standups4m
Sprint Review3m
Sprint Retrospective5m
4 practice exercises
Scrum Overview16m
Sprint Planning and Tracking12m
Sprint Review, Retrospective and Execution8m
Scrum20m
Week
4
3 hours to complete

XP and Course Wrap-up

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
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Top reviews from Agile Software Development

By SSJul 15th 2019

One of the best course for Agile software methodology in order to understand each role and responsibility. It also describes the definition of the terms which are widely being used in Agile framework

By APFeb 16th 2019

It was a quite good course. Gave a good overview of Agile methodologies which could be used in your day to day job. Assignments are also good quality.

Instructor

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Praveen Mittal

Adjunct Professor
College of Science and Engineering

About University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations....

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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