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Intermediate Level

Familarity with the first four courses: Agile Meets Design Thinking, Running Product Design Sprints, Managing an Agile Team, Testing with Agile.

Approx. 12 hours to complete

Suggested: 8 weeks of study, 4-5 hours per week...

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Subtitles: English

What you will learn

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    How to formulate foundational positioning statements and then create, refine and test qualitative research with personas

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    How to conduct customer/user interviews and analyze the results

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    How to determine a 'happy path' to quickly test user stories

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    How to run motivation and usability testing and evaluate the results

Skills you will gain

Product DevelopmentPersona (User Experience)Agile ManagementAgile Software DevelopmentDesign Thinking

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Intermediate Level

Familarity with the first four courses: Agile Meets Design Thinking, Running Product Design Sprints, Managing an Agile Team, Testing with Agile.

Approx. 12 hours to complete

Suggested: 8 weeks of study, 4-5 hours per week...

English

Subtitles: English

Learners taking this Course are

  • Project Managers
  • Product Managers
  • Technical Solutions Engineers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Business Analysts

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
3 hours to complete

Introduction to Your Project

6 videos (Total 35 min), 4 readings
6 videos
The 20-Minute Strategy Brief5m
IT Strategy Brief: Value Definition4m
IT Strategy Brief: The Customer Journey7m
IT Strategy Brief: Key Activities10m
The Venture Design Framework3m
4 readings
Course and Project Overview20m
Getting Project Management Institute (PMI) Professional Development Units (PDUs)10m
Giving Feedback10m
Milestone 1: Create your positioning statement1h 30m
Week
2
5 hours to complete

Develop Personas and Problem Scenarios

7 videos (Total 42 min), 1 quiz
7 videos
Focusing Your Persona: Think, See, Feel, Do7m
Designing User Stories: Problem Scenarios6m
Demo: Creating an Interview Guide Personas7m
Demo: Creating an Interview Guide Problem Scenarios4m
Overview: Problem Scenario Sprint5m
Using "Day in the Life" to Drive Empathy4m
Week
3
5 hours to complete

Complete Persona Discovery

5 videos (Total 26 min), 1 reading
5 videos
Getting People to Interview7m
Talking with Users4m
Skit: Interviewing Trent the Technician5m
Overview Problem Scenario Sprint5m
1 reading
Milestone 3: Persona Discovery4h 10m
Week
4
6 hours to complete

Design and Test Your Value Proposition

5 videos (Total 26 min), 1 quiz
5 videos
Demo: Drafting Problem Scenarios, Alternatives, and Value Propositions3m
Learning What's Valuable6m
Recommendations by Type of Project5m
Preparing for Motivation Sprints5m
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Top reviews from Agile Development in Practice (Project-centered Course)

By SUApr 18th 2019

I had the interest in design thinking and Agile way of work, this Course has helped to sharpen my skills and learn Agile in a structure manner.

By MHSep 13th 2019

Excellent and thorough coarse. It takes a long time to complete, but it is thorough

Instructor

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Alex Cowan

Faculty & Batten Fellow
Darden School of Business

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About the Agile Development Specialization

In this Specialization, you'll gain an understanding and appreciation of the principles and practice of agile management. You'll learn to coordinate all aspects of the agile development process, including running design sprints, managing teams, and fostering a culture of experimentation. In the final Capstone Project, you'll apply what you've learned to guide a real-world software development project to successful completion. UVA Darden...
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