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Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

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

Hours to complete

Approx. 15 hours to complete

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

English

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Skills you will gain

Software Development Kit (SDK)Agile Software DevelopmentScrum (Software Development)
Specialization
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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

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Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

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

Hours to complete

Approx. 15 hours to complete

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

English

Subtitles: English...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Agile Fundamentals

In this module, we will learn about agile mindset, the core behind many agile methods. How agile methods are different than traditional methods and when to use agile methods. We will learn about how to apply agile mindset and finally review different frameworks available to implement agile....
Reading
9 videos (Total 52 min), 3 readings, 4 quizzes
Video9 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
Reading3 readings
Course Learning Plan10m
Video: Agile Manifesto : Values5m
Agile Manifesto Explained30m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Agile Values and Principles10m
Using Agile Methods10m
Applying an Agile Mindset6m
Agile Fundamentals30m
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Requirements and Planning

In this module we will learn about user stories and agile estimation and planning techniques. ...
Reading
9 videos (Total 77 min), 1 reading, 5 quizzes
Video9 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
Reading1 reading
Video: Planning Poker10m
Quiz5 practice exercises
User Stories20m
Gathering User Needs20m
Agile Estimation25m
Release Planning and Tracking8m
Requirements and Planning30m
Week
3
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Scrum

In this module we will learn about Scrum which is one of the most popular agile framework. We will learn about scrum practices and the purpose behind these practices. ...
Reading
6 videos (Total 36 min), 5 quizzes
Video6 videos
Sprint Planning12m
Sprint Tracking3m
Sprint Execution and Daily Standups4m
Sprint Review3m
Sprint Retrospective5m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Scrum Overview16m
Sprint Planning and Tracking12m
Sprint Review, Retrospective and Execution8m
Scrum20m
Week
4
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

XP and Course Wrap-up

In this module, we will compare Scrum to XP and learn about some of the engineering practices from XP. ...
Reading
5 videos (Total 23 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
Video5 videos
XP Values3m
XP Practices - Part 15m
XP Practices - Part 26m
XP Process Model3m
Reading1 reading
Scrum vs XP10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
XP30m
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Praveen Mittal

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College of Science and Engineering

About University of Minnesota

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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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