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What you will learn

  • Relate software product management to better software products

  • Recognize the role of a software product manager

  • Reflect on how Agile principles will improve your own projects

Skills you will gain

Agile Software DevelopmentSoftware Product ManagementSoftware Project Management

Learner Career Outcomes

33%

started a new career after completing these courses

34%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

13%

got a pay increase or promotion
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Approx. 4 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, Korean, Spanish

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Module 1: Software Product Management - The Discipline

2 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 39 min), 7 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
Course Difficulty1m
1.1.1: Better Software8m
1.1.2: Why Software Product Management?5m
1.1.3: The Role of a Software Product Manager8m
1.1.4: How to be a Better Learner3m
1.1.5: Plagiarism2m
1.1.6: Specialization Overview7m
7 readings
Meet Your Presenters: Bradley Poulette10m
Meet Your Presenters: Morgan Patzelt10m
Meet Your Facilitators10m
Course Resources: Introduction to Software Product Management10m
Course Map: Introduction to Software Product Management10m
Discussion: Introduce Yourself10m
Module 1: Supplemental Resources10m
1 practice exercise
Module 1 (Graded)8m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Module 2: Foundations of Software Product Management

2 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 50 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
9 videos
1.2.2: Agile Manifesto4m
1.2.2A: Delivering Working Software3m
1.2.2B: Flexible Design4m
1.2.2C: Collaborative Communication5m
1.2.3: Why Process?5m
1.2.4: Why Requirements?5m
1.2.5: Why Planning?6m
1.2.6: Why Monitoring?7m
4 readings
Mandatory Readings10m
Discussion: Your Experience with Agile10m
Module 2: Supplemental Resources10m
Acknowledgements10m
2 practice exercises
Module 2 (Graded)16m
Course Final Assessment (Graded)28m

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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...
Software Product Management

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