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What you will learn

  • Apply techniques to measure and visualize project progress

  • Integrate Agile review practices to increase project visibility

  • Reflect on lessons learned in software projects through retrospective exercises

  • Improve project and process quality through ongoing measurement

Skills you will gain

Software MetricAgile Software DevelopmentSoftware Project ManagementSoftware Metrics

Learner Career Outcomes

50%

started a new career after completing these courses

54%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

22%

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. 8 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

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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: Right Product

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 63 min), 7 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
Introduction to Reviews & Metrics for Software Improvements5m
5.1.1: Introduction to Monitoring6m
5.1.2: Sprint Review Meeting10m
5.1.3: User Studies9m
5.1.4: Industry Examples9m
5.1.4A: Industry Examples - Interview19m
7 readings
Meet your presenters: Morgan Patzelt10m
Meet your presenters: Bradley Poulette10m
Meet Your Facilitators10m
Course Resources: Reviews & Metrics for Software Improvements10m
Course Map: Reviews and Metrics for Software Improvements10m
Discussion: Other Methods of Usability Testing10m
Module 1: Supplemental Resources10m
1 practice exercise
Module 1: Assessment (Graded)16m
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

Module 2: Done Right

1 hour to complete
7 videos (Total 59 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
7 videos
5.2.1A: Review Techniques10m
5.2.2: Monitoring Issues7m
5.2.3: Goal, Question, Metric (GQM)7m
5.2.4: Desirable Properties of Metrics13m
5.2.5: Other Metrics3m
5.2.6: Defect Analysis9m
1 reading
Module 2: Supplemental Resources10m
1 practice exercise
Module 2: Assessment (Graded)16m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Module 3: Managed Right

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 54 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
5.3.1A: Daily Scrum - Challenges8m
5.3.2: Velocity6m
5.3.3: Release Burndown Chart9m
5.3.3A: Release Burndown Chart - Changing Requirements7m
5.3.4: Iteration Burndown Chart12m
3 readings
Discussion: Daily Scrum10m
Reading: Release Burndown How-To Guide10m
Module 3: Supplemental Resources10m
1 practice exercise
Module 3: Assessment (Graded)16m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Module 4: Project Retrospectives

2 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 49 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
8 videos
5.4.2: Retrospectives Issues13m
5.4.3: Sprint Retrospective3m
5.4.4: Project Retrospective Exercises5m
5.4.4A: Project Retrospective Exercises - Readying8m
5.4.4B: Project Retrospective Exercises - Past4m
5.4.4C: Project Retrospective Exercises - Future4m
5.4.5: Course Summary2m
2 readings
Module 4: Supplemental Resources10m
Acknowledgements10m
2 practice exercises
Module 4: Assessment (Graded)16m
Course Assessment (Graded)1h 4m

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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