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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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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.


Jun 23, 2019

In this course you can develop the ability to select the right software development methodology in different scenarios.\n\nGreat instructors!\n\nVery well structured!

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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 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 Star d

May 20, 2019

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

By Mohamed A

Sep 22, 2019

Very nice introduction for software development processes

By Abhishek R M

Oct 10, 2019

Really Very Useful and Good Course Thank you Coursera

By Pranav B

Sep 21, 2019


By Dana

Oct 06, 2018

It is a good course and the information is useful.

By Samar a a

Mar 26, 2018

It very useful and I get a lot of information

By Jorge

Jun 20, 2018

very illustrative to see the big picture

By Tejpavan A

Feb 08, 2020

great to assosiate with you , thank you

By Xuecong L

Nov 10, 2018

Very overarching, good for beginners!

By Jaime E B G

Jul 02, 2019

Great guidence, clear explanations.

By Paulo G

May 21, 2019

One of the best courses I ever had.

By Maja V

Jun 11, 2019

Interesting and easy to follow :)

By Mrinalini S

Apr 03, 2019

This course is highly beneficial

By afsar h

Nov 05, 2019

helps in my university course

By Bartas C

Mar 05, 2019

I recommend this course !!!

By Aleena S

Mar 29, 2020

such a great experience

By saraa a z a

Apr 03, 2018

it was amazing course

By jouzaa M A

Mar 26, 2018

very good and beatful

By Nikhil S

Oct 12, 2019

Really useful course


Mar 24, 2018

Great information!