The course is highly interactive...i like the concept of giving questions based on the the information learnt in that particular video...I personally like the instructors teaching methods ....
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.
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It's challenging to teach and learn product management through an online course. You can get an overview of the important topics and learn the theory, but this doesn't enable discussion, exchanging experiences, and forming balanced opinions. A product management does a lot of her/his work by talking (to many different people involved), which is very difficult to train online (it could be done with role playing assignments supported by video conferencing, but I think learning from experienced colleagues in practice is a much better way). The quizzes are often a good way to rehearse the topics that have been explained, but sometimes feel like an extremely simplified black-white view on very nuanced issues.
The best parts of the Software Product Management courses for me were the larger assignments you make that are reviewed by fellow students (getting feedback is very useful and it's also instructive to see what approach your peers took) and the interviews with experienced product managers which offer valuable insights in the complicated situations product managers often have to deal with.
I recommend this course to anyone that is new to software product management and quite new to software development. The course can be a good first step on your path to becoming a product manager, as long as you realize that you will also need a lot of skills that an online course cannot teach you.
By olivier h•
Not a bad course, but I've seen much better on coursera.
First, why are they talking like robots ? It's quite boring to listen to the speakers standing in front of this same blurred background. And they repeat themselves a lot.
Second, The topic here is "Agile Practices" which are quite easy to grasp, but need experience to be fully understood and applied. I've been expecting a lot more examples and facts.
Furthermore, links are broken. not a big deal, but doesn't look good in the end.
Good point : I like the quizzes inlaid in the videos.
By HARSHA R•
The course laid out the concepts pretty well but if one had access to the materials, the lectures were not really necessary to understand the concepts.
This was because the lectures were pretty much a re-reading of the materials and more importance could be placed on creating scenarios where the processes would be applicable. This would be a far better use of the lecture time than trying to combine the two and not doing a good job of either.
By Oliver T•
The course way OK, but it had some flaws.
It was very general and could have gone into more detail, but that was intentional, I guess. No big deal. Then again, the difficulty was way too easy and the quiz questions should be tested for test wiseness. What I disliked the most: The way Scrum was introduced and mapped to the role of a "product manager" was very confusing.
Still, not a bad course though.
By Mehedi H P•
this was a very good courses to understand the software processes and process model . All was fine .just there should involvement of practical things that are relevant to the courses . And the another problem is that the male instructor speaks too fast which is tough to understand . Thank you.
By Don L•
Audio was poor throughout the course. The instructors all sounded like goats! Not sure if this was due to my HW or the course HW/SW. I have not experienced this issue with other courses offered from other educational institutions.
Course content was great!
By Loïc H•
Overall is good. But it feels a bit out dated. Feature Driven Develoment is now very popular in Product Management. Maybe you should explore the Agile Methodology
By Ayush B•
The lectures were done well. The tests should have more "Real world scenario" questions, then just asking about specifics terms used in a given process
By Yvonne G•
course content is good. but i feel like the instructors are just reading the material..i can finish the course by just reading material...
By Joanna K•
Although the information is useful, it would have been better with a bit more interaction, rather than just doing a quiz here and there
By Alberto G G•
Interesting review of many of the theoretical aspects. It completely lacks practice though. No exercises, no real world scenarios...
By Siham S•
This course was filled with jargon and definitions. I enjoyed agile topics and specifically scrum and kanban introductions.
By Oscar Z J•
Visual resources to support course explanations are lacking. The course is good as an introductory course