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About the Course

Agile embraces change which means that team should be able to effectively make changes to the system as team learns about users and market. To be good at effectively making changes to the system, teams need to have engineering rigor and excellence else embracing change becomes very painful and expensive. In this course, you will learn about engineering practices and processes that agile and traditional teams use to make sure the team is prepared for change. In additional, you will also learn about practices, techniques and processes that can help team build high quality software. You will also learn how to calculate a variety of quantitative metrics related to software quality. This is an intermediate course, intended for learners with a background in software development. To succeed in the course, you should have experience developing in modern programming languages (e.g., Java, C#, Python, JavaScript), an understanding of software development lifecycle models, familiarity with UML diagrams (class and sequence diagrams), and a desire to better understand quality aspects of software development beyond program correctness. At the end of this course, you will be able to comfortably and effectively participate in various techniques and processes for building secure and high quality software....

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Mar 24, 2021

Overall the course is good but there should be more videos from instructor then reading assignments links because I could not understand them well.


Oct 4, 2022

i believe i've gained a lot of information from this course

and i did enjoy the learning process

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By Luca P

Apr 18, 2020

Not recommended. Many of these courses highlight old practices that do not fit in the current market. Also, the course alternates between complex topics, UML diagrams (which are used but not explained) , with other very basic concepts (like coding style or revision control systems).

By Michael F

May 19, 2020

I was really looking forward to this particular course, but found the technical issues with many of the lessons to be distracting. There were sound problems on a couple of the videos and I found some of the course materials hard to follow. I reported the issues as I found them, so hopefully they will be fixed in the future.

There were also some style issues with the materials. For example, in all or nearly all of the videos the Instructor took up half of the screen (I don''t mind looking at the instructor, but in many cases the materials were hard to read on my screen because they were not the focus of the lesson). The slides were almost all text, and often what was said and what was showing on the screen did not match. Finally, I am a visual learner. Diagrams, pictures, visual comparisons, charts and graphs can go a long way in helping me to comprehend the materials. Reading text on the screen does not help me to learn the materials.

Using the one quiz per hour approach (rather than 3 tests every 4 hours) combined with questions which did not always map to the course materials created several lost hours of study.

Some of the source materials were world class, but many of the referenced links were to bloggers and opinions and often the references were several years old and did not reflect current state of the art.

Finally, I had to repeatedly report one individual for cheating and it took almost a week to get the issue resolved. I don't know if it was the support staff who resolved it, or a note I sent the individual when grading his blank submission. I knew he was cheating when I saw that after I graded the blank submission, he submitted an exact copy of my work for three different exercises.

By Syanmil I

Feb 28, 2021

An amazing course that helps to learn the current standard industries in software development

By Chris W

Jul 12, 2022

Good videos that were well presented and interesting peer review assessments.

By Rodrigo C

Oct 28, 2020

Some of the topics are well explained but lacks visual support for a deep understanding of some concepts.

By David

Dec 21, 2020

The first week was not explained correctly and the teacher didn't provide detail explains. The other professor was better from UM. He gave real world examples even with a thick ass accent but explained it in detail to relate.

By Saranyapong P

May 6, 2021

Good example but some part is so difficult. But it works for my job.


Aug 21, 2020

Good course!!

By Sakshi U

Jul 24, 2020

very good

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Jun 20, 2020



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By Alberto G

Aug 11, 2020

Very challenging course but I have to say that I have learned a lot.

By Rajendra A

Nov 27, 2020

The tests rating could be improved better. Most peer review evaluation having rating as 0 or 1/15/ other value, which make very challenging to evaluate and give rating. Candidates has written something however not enough inline with rubic, so what could be rating? Definitely not 0 as there is information and with this option left is next higher rating which is full value. And full value would not be right again as there is some information missing as per rubic.

By Marta L

Aug 9, 2021

This course is having much to many readings - they do are interesting sometimes, but this is not the form I'd be expecting from an online course. The videos are relatively boring, with few slides that are vastly discussed, but without major substance. Obviously it did give me an overview, but it's not a very sophisticated course.

By Armando J A Q

Dec 20, 2021

no me gusta el metodo sin profesor

By Vipul K S

Aug 27, 2023

The course gives a new insight on the software development life cycle in terms terms of quality. The assignments and quizzes were a bit difficult and measures your in dept understanding of the course. I would recommend this to anyone who is trying to become a Project Manager in their team.

By C O

Jul 5, 2021

I enjoyed this course. It was tough. It is helpful if you have an understanding of programming. If not, there is still plenty of quality linked material for you to review that will help get a better understanding.

By Anton

Nov 19, 2021

Thank you Coursera and University of Minnesota for such a complete and useful course for improving IT knowledge and skills in such interesting and required area like Software Engineering.

By Shaheryar k

Mar 25, 2021

Overall the course is good but there should be more videos from instructor then reading assignments links because I could not understand them well.


Oct 5, 2022

i believe i've gained a lot of information from this course

and i did enjoy the learning process


Apr 1, 2020

Delivery and explanation was very clear. Happy for joining in coursera to enhance my knowledge.

By Jonathan D

Feb 17, 2022

Well writtens anc challenging. I learned a lot throughout!

By Mohammad A

Aug 28, 2022

It was a great journey, I'd like really to thank you

By khalil k

Oct 24, 2020

really helpful for everyone in IT sector

By Nguyen D G

Jan 21, 2024

it good and help me a lot . Thanks