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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....

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Aug 11, 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.


Feb 5, 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.

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By Victor U

Feb 21, 2017

knowledge-based, no skill-based work at all which is weird since the capstone is skills-based

By Pavel B

Jan 4, 2018

introductory material. going through the pdf doc sufficiently represents the whole course.

By Gresa K B

Aug 13, 2017

Interesting course but sadly presented in a not very exciting and modern way.

By michael s

Mar 5, 2016

It was good but so introductory

Instructors just reading the documents

By Maqbool K

Nov 13, 2016

Course is awesome but the final 36 questions are really a headache.

By Shaikha A

Sep 6, 2017

lot of information I have to know I forgot some of it

By Samantha R

Jun 21, 2020

The course is no up to date¡ resources are from 2016

By Mylène R

Feb 8, 2016

Could be more in-depth (e.g.Kanban part...)

By H M I

Jul 24, 2020

Nice and educative course for beginners.

By mohamed e

Apr 24, 2020

too much academia no real experience

By Virginia C P

Nov 23, 2021

I think the course was good

By Dirk S

Mar 2, 2020

Could be better presented.

By Sabrine R

Jun 1, 2020

difficult course



May 6, 2022

Too much theory.


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By Carlos M B

Nov 29, 2016

The scope of the course is interesting, the objective is ambitious and the structure is fine, but the contents and quizzes are very often off-point. A specialist should go critically through the scripts and make a thorough review of the contents. Affirmations are most times not justified at all ("incremental prototyping will yield a feature-rich and robust software"). The quizzes some times ask about things which have nothing to do with what was explained before. The contents about SCRUM are presented eight times partially through the introduction and here. I know it takes a lot of time to prepare this material, but clearly that last effort for quality was not done.

By Amir K

Nov 27, 2020

This course had a lot of jargon that didn't feel relevant, and much of the supplementary content was dated. My 2-star rating is for the little bit of information that I actually found helpful in pursuing a career in Product Management ... earning the certificate required, in my opinion, a lot of unnecessary memorization and regurgitation of irrelevant vocabulary.

By Dimitry K

Nov 16, 2015

Mapping of software product manager to scrum master is IMHO not correct. Some misunderstanding by introduction of scrum (e.g. customer is not a part of the scrum team).

Preparing of a part of an university course by a bachelor of computer science....

By Gabriella H

Apr 4, 2020

Feels like concepts are rushed. Too much reliance on external resources to fully grasp all concepts. Lecturer just repeated the course notes.

By Kelvin F

Feb 6, 2019

Content very bland and not exciting. Material is very basic, which you can read or learn on other channels for free.

By Fiona H

May 28, 2017

It's really quite boring. Instructors are like reading from a textbook...

By Nithya R

Mar 29, 2016

Could have been more practice than theory.

By Sumitikhanna

Oct 9, 2020

Doing this course coz i had free subscription for couple of months. I have enrolled for the specialization which i would still complete. Having said that the topic in itself was very interesting however the content is nowhere close to product management. Role of Product owner includes: understanding business requirement, creating user stories, prioritizing backlog, understanding business context, Product vision none of the topic is being covered.

This feedback is based on first two courses of the specialization by now all above topics should have been started considering last one course is simulation project. Disappointed with the content.


Nov 4, 2020

Like many other reviewers have said, this course is very badly thought - and executed jus as badly. The lecturers just read a lot of theoretical concepts from a prompter. The few examples and "quizzes" are extremely poorly chosen and explanations are even worse. There are 20 minute videos with not even a single picture or drawing in them, just the lecturer reading and reading and reading a loooong text from the prompter...

Avoid taking this course if you don't have time and money to squander!