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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...

Top reviews

Apr 17, 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.

Oct 25, 2020

I really enjoyed the course and learned many new things that i was not aware about. The instructors were helpful and easy to understand. Peer review assignments were very interesting to me. Thank you.

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By rahel l

Jul 8, 2018

The instructors are so knowledgeable and experienced on software development. I have learned a lot. thank You!

By Thang D P

Jun 29, 2020

Short enough, Easy understanding and updated information for the person who wants to refresh He/She self

By Dipu S

Jul 13, 2020

Really it was amazing course with better concept. The concept delivered by faculty was really awesome.

By 17STUCHH010187

May 8, 2020

Very easy to understand course, a lot of topics were very easy to finish within a short span of time.

By Indrani I

Apr 27, 2020

Very professional teaching and the depth of the subject makes little more interesting to learn more.


Nov 6, 2020

It really helped me understand the concepts in software development.

It's a great course I must say.

By Nathan W

Oct 18, 2020

I enjoyed and learned a lot from this course. The instructors were helpful and easy to understand.

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.!

By Amin M

Jan 6, 2021

Amazing course with good overview of the software development process and best practices.


Jun 26, 2020

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

By 堃鉉 張

Apr 6, 2020

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

By Sandra S

Feb 4, 2021

The instructors explanation are very clearly. For introduction is a very good course.

By Iakovos N

Jan 6, 2019

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

By Nikhil G

Jan 9, 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 6, 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