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This course delves into a variety of processes to structure software development. It also covers the foundations of core Agile practices, such as Extreme Programming and Scrum. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to: - Distinguish between different process models for organizing software production. - Gauge the applicability of process models for a software development project. - Apply the fundamentals of Agile software development and management practices....
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What you will learn

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    Apply the fundamentals of Agile software development and management practices
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    Distinguish between different process models for organizing software production
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    Predict the suitability of process models for a software project
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    Understand complex tools such as Lean Software Development and Kanban

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Agile Software DevelopmentScrum (Software Development)Lean Software DevelopmentSoftware Development Process
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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2 hours to complete

Module 1: Introduction to Processes

Are you someone who likes to see the big-picture? Being a forward thinker who knows what’s coming next is an invaluable trait as a software product manager. This module will prepare you to become this asset for your team. A software process organizes development from beginning to end. We are going to walk through each step of the development process. This will allow you to become familiar with the entire development process so that you can effectively organize product development and foresee upcoming steps--even if you’ve never worked in software development before!...
Reading
8 videos (Total 39 min), 7 readings, 1 quiz
Video8 videos
Introduction to Software Processes and Agile Practices2m
2.1.1: Processes and Practices5m
2.1.1A: Processes and Practices5m
2.1.1B: Processes and Practices5m
2.1.2: Software Engineering Activities5m
2.1.2A: Software Engineering Activities5m
2.1.2B: Software Engineering Activities5m
Reading7 readings
Meet your presenters: Morgan Patzelt10m
Meet your presenters: Bradley Poulette10m
Meet Your Facilitator – Christopher Djuric10m
Course Resources: Software Processes and Agile Practices10m
Course Map: Software Processes and Agile Practices10m
Reading: Differentiating Phases, Activities and Tasks10m
Module 1: Supplemental Resources10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 1 Assessment (Graded)16m

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1 hour to complete

Module 2: Process Models

Ready to dive a little deeper? This module will familiarize you with a wide variety of software process models from throughout history. You will learn about basic software process models, like the Waterfall model and The Unified Process. These fundamental processes will set the stage for the knowledge you will gain later in the course, where more complex processes will be introduced....
Reading
5 videos (Total 58 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
2.2.2: Spiral Model8m
2.2.3: Unified Process8m
2.2.4: Prototyping14m
2.2.5: Continuous Delivery11m
Reading1 reading
Module 2: Supplemental Resources10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 2 Assessment (Graded)16m

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1 hour to complete

Module 3: Agile Practices

Do you want to help developers reach their full potential? Do you want to impress clients by delivering a great product on-schedule and on-budget? Then this module is the place for you! In this module, you will learn some Agile methodologies that are practiced in the industry today. This module will cover the Scrum and Extreme Programming methodologies. The practices in these methodologies are some of the most popular practices in the industry today. They provide practices that will help to maintain organized and effective development. These methodologies will help you to know the exact state of your product and deliver successfully!...
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4 videos (Total 46 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video4 videos
2.3.2: Extreme Programming14m
2.3.2B: Extreme Programming8m
2.3.3: Scrum15m
Reading2 readings
Discussion: Difficulties Adopting Scrum10m
Module 3: Supplemental Resources10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 3 Assessment (Graded)16m

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3 hours to complete

Module 4: Other Practices

Almost there! In this last module, we will dive into Lean Software Development and Kanban. Being the most complex tools which we will cover in this course makes them the “spike-driving machines” from our railroad-building analogy. Lean and Kanban are a cumulation of many lessons learned, and are widely used in some form in the industry today. ...
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5 videos (Total 48 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
Video5 videos
2.4.1A: Agile Variations and Lean Software Development9m
2.4.1B: Agile Variations and Lean Software Development8m
2.4.1C: Agile Variations and Lean Software Development4m
2.4.2: Kanban16m
Reading2 readings
Module 4: Supplemental Resources10m
Acknowledgements10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Module 4 Assessment (Graded)16m
Course Final Assessment (Graded)12m
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Top Reviews

By KCAug 12th 2017

I had read about the different agiles methodologies out there but It was until I took this course that I could "digest" them and internalize how to chose the right one for me and how to apply them.

By JOFeb 6th 2016

What other way to learn and understand Software Processes and Agile Practices than to register to Software Product Management at the University of Alberta, Canada.\n\nI rate the course 5 star.

Instructor

Kenny Wong

Associate Professor
Computing Science, Faculty of Science

About University of Alberta

UAlberta is considered among the world’s leading public research- and teaching-intensive universities. As one of Canada’s top universities, we’re known for excellence across the humanities, sciences, creative arts, business, engineering and health sciences....

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...
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