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Subtitles: English, Korean, Greek

What you will learn

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    Create clear requirements to drive effective software development

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    Visualize client needs using low-fidelity prototypes

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    Maximize the effectiveness of client interactions

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    Adapt to changing product requirements

Skills you will gain

Agile Software DevelopmentUser StorySoftware RequirementsUse Case

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

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Approx. 15 hours to complete

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

English

Subtitles: English, Korean, Greek

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
3 hours to complete

Module 1: Introduction to Requirements

11 videos (Total 64 min), 6 readings, 2 quizzes
11 videos
Introduction to Client Needs and Software Requirements3m
3.1.1: What is a Requirement?7m
3.1.1A: Requirement Activities8m
3.1.2: Types of Requirements4m
3.1.2A: User Requirements4m
3.1.2B: Functional Requirements4m
3.1.2C: Non-Functional Requirements6m
3.1.2D: Additional Requirement Types5m
3.1.3: Controlling Scope11m
3.1.4: Requirements and Design5m
6 readings
Meet your presenters: Bradley Poulette10m
Meet your presenters: Morgan Patzelt10m
Meet Your Facilitators10m
Course Resources: Client Needs and Software Requirements10m
Course Map: Client Needs and Software Requirements10m
Module 1: Supplemental Resources10m
2 practice exercises
Module 1: Practice Quiz (Ungraded)30m
Module 1 Assessment (Graded)16m
Week
2
4 hours to complete

Module 2: User Interaction

9 videos (Total 56 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
9 videos
3.2.2: User Considerations5m
3.2.2A: User Considerations4m
3.2.2B: User Considerations7m
3.2.3: Involving Clients11m
3.2.3A: Involving Clients2m
3.2.4: Use Cases8m
3.2.5: Wireframes5m
3.2.6: Storyboards9m
3 readings
Discussion: Cultural Differences10m
Good Questions to Ask Your Client10m
Module 2: Supplemental Resources10m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Assessment (Graded)16m
Week
3
3 hours to complete

Module 3: Writing Requirements

8 videos (Total 52 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
8 videos
3.3.2: User Stories5m
3.3.2A: User Stories6m
3.3.2B: User Stories4m
3.3.3: Acceptance Tests7m
3.3.4: Product Backlog7m
3.3.4A: Product Backlog5m
3.3.5: Story Maps7m
2 readings
Reading: User Story Assignment Proposed Solution (Locked)10m
Module 3: Supplemental Resources10m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 Assessment (Graded)16m
Week
4
3 hours to complete

Module 4: Quality Requirements

4 videos (Total 39 min), 5 readings, 3 quizzes
4 videos
3.4.1A: Criteria for User Stories6m
3.4.2: Ambiguous Requirements23m
3.4.3: Course Summary4m
5 readings
Ambiguous Requirements Study Guide10m
Discussion: Ambiguous Requirements10m
Reading: Ambiguous Requirements Quiz Pre-Reading10m
Module 4: Supplemental Resources10m
Acknowledgements10m
3 practice exercises
Ambiguous Requirements Quiz20m
Module 4: Assessment (Graded)16m
Course Assessment (Graded)1h 4m
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Top reviews from Client Needs and Software Requirements

By VBJul 6th 2016

Excellent! There is a lot of great practical info you can apply in real life. I would suggest instructors include some more info about SPM in the framework of startups (rather than client framework).

By RKJan 31st 2018

It is very good knowledge. But my English poor for that, was, sometimes. So was hard to understand and catch information. As a result 90% for grade. It is ok. But it is ok.\n\nViam supervadet vadens

Instructor

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Kenny Wong

Associate Professor
Computing Science, Faculty of Science

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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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