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About the Course

Software is quickly becoming integral part of human life as we see more and more automation and technical advancements. Just like we expect car to work all the time and can't afford to break or reboot unexpectedly, software industry needs to continue to learn better way to build software if it were to become integral part of human life. In this course, you will get an overview of how software teams work? What processes they use? What are some of the industry standard methodologies? What are pros and cons of each? You will learn enough to have meaningful conversation around software development processes. After completing this course, a learner will be able to 1) Apply core software engineering practices at conceptual level for a given problem. 2) Compare and contrast traditional, agile, and lean development methodologies at high level. These include Waterfall, Rational Unified Process, V model, Incremental, Spiral models and overview of agile mindset 3) Propose a methodology best suited for a given situation...

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Apr 18, 2020

Very nice course that provides good insight on software development practices and common problems. It provides also some insights on project management, highlighting pros and cons of different models.


May 25, 2018

Week 4 assignment. I kept going back to my submission to see if it’s been graded since I never got any email verifications. Now it says I’ve resubmitted the asisngment. Which I haven’t done.

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By Philipp R

Jul 17, 2020

The learning matter is very well prepared and conducted. Also good as reference if necessary later.

By Heracles M

Jun 16, 2020

Excellent course to get a first approach on software development. Great instructors and content.


Oct 16, 2020

It was really good course to develop my skill in software engineering.

Thanks for your support.!


Jun 26, 2020

great overview of the different designs and patterns in the software development process.

By 堃鉉 張

Apr 06, 2020

The lesson let me learn how to true build a system, software and a team work situtaion.

By Iakovos N

Jan 06, 2019

Really great course give you an ideal overview of software development methodologies.

By Nikhil G

Jan 09, 2020

Exceptionally well learning & tremendous learning experience. Thanks a lot, Cousera.

By Esraa M A

Aug 28, 2019

Very simple and elegant way of teaching, using sketches and examples from real life.

By Ataullah M

Oct 13, 2020

This is an excellent course for Software Development Processes and Methodologies.

By Abhishek K

Mar 29, 2020

really enjoyed the course it has taught me many thing that i was not aware about.

By Faiz C A

Jul 25, 2019

Great course! Easy to understand and give me a solid understanding about SDLC.

By Abdelrahman E

Jul 20, 2019

Wonderful course, I've learned so much and I can't wait to apply my knowledge!

By Konda S

Sep 30, 2020

Such an excellent course which focuses on Decision Making in Software Jobs.

By Abhilesh S

May 06, 2020

A ver very helpful course particularly who really develop interactive UI's.

By Khaled M

Oct 27, 2019

this course is very helpful and i enjoyed it alot, i totally recommend it

By Tarek A H

May 20, 2018

Very good introduction course for software development process life cycle

By Seyyed A A

Jul 16, 2020

Good Teachers and Nice Topics if you interested in Software development

By Mohamed M h m m a

Sep 16, 2020

it's a good course to start with in the world of software engineering

By Star d

May 20, 2019

short and specific, I can see the time and efforts behind the course.

By Kalpesh S

Sep 29, 2020

Very Well Documented Processes and Very Clear Explanation by Faculty

By Savneet K C

May 04, 2020

Great course which is amazingly explained by the two great mentors.


May 04, 2020

Awesome course straightforward and gain some new useful knowledge.

By Chukwuka N J

Jul 24, 2020

This is good course to do if you want to be a software developer


Sep 29, 2020


By Matheus E d S

Jun 18, 2020

I learned a lot from the course, I recommend it to everyone