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

Approx. 10 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

Learner Career Outcomes

50%

started a new career after completing these courses

33%

got a tangible career benefit from this course
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.
Beginner Level

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

Approx. 10 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

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University of Minnesota

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Lean Fundamentals

2 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 38 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
8 videos
What do we mean by Lean?3m
Lean for software development5m
Amplify Learning / Create Knowledge6m
Defer Commitments6m
Build Quality In5m
Deliver Fast4m
Optimize the whole3m
4 readings
Course Learning Plan10m
Video: Five Principles of Lean Manufacturing10m
Video: Eliminate Waste10m
Lean Principle: Respect People10m
2 practice exercises
Lean Fundamentals30m
Lean Principles30m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Kanban, Value Steam Mapping and Kaizen

3 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 24 min), 4 readings, 3 quizzes
2 videos
Value Stream Mapping14m
4 readings
Lean Metrics : Tracking Flow Based Methods like Kanban30m
Video: Intro to Kaizen10m
Video: Kaizen Examples10m
Video: The 5 Whys10m
2 practice exercises
Kanban30m
Kanban, Value Stream Mapping and Kaizen30m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Lean Startup

2 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 30 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
3 videos
Lean Startup (validated Learning and Build-measure-learn)14m
Innovation Accounting9m
1 reading
A Talk by Eric Ries on Lean Startup1h 10m
1 practice exercise
Lean Startup30m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Design Thinking

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 33 min)
4 videos
Lean Startup with Design Thinking4m
Identifying and Classifying Assumptions8m
Prototype and Test8m
1 practice exercise
Design Thinking30m

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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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