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What you will learn

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    Apply techniques to measure and visualize project progress

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    Integrate Agile review practices to increase project visibility

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    Reflect on lessons learned in software projects through retrospective exercises

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    Improve project and process quality through ongoing measurement

Skills you will gain

Software MetricAgile Software DevelopmentSoftware Project ManagementSoftware Metrics

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Flexible deadlines

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Approx. 8 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Module 1: Right Product

7 videos (Total 63 min), 7 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
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
1 hour to complete

Module 2: Done Right

7 videos (Total 59 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
7 videos
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
2 hours to complete

Module 3: Managed Right

6 videos (Total 54 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
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
2 hours to complete

Module 4: Project Retrospectives

8 videos (Total 49 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
8 videos
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
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Top reviews from Reviews & Metrics for Software Improvements

By SSMay 24th 2019

IT WAS AN WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE LEARNING THROUGH THIS COURSE. IT IS AN WELL SET-UP COURSE. EASY TO LEARN. THE TEACHING FACULTY IS ALSO EXPERIENCED AND NICE.

By GCMar 1st 2016

All my projects, in terms of productivity and quality, have improved by simply applying various aspects of what I have learnt from this specialization.

Instructor

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Kenny Wong

Associate Professor
Computing Science, Faculty of Science

About University of Alberta

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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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