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What you will learn

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    How to use metrics to facilitate alignment with your company’s objectives while keeping your team autonomous, creative, and evidence-driven

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    How to drive to evidence-based, testable ideas that maximize outcomes and minimize waste

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    How to test alternative interface patterns before you build them to maximize both product usability and purposeful implementation

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    How to prioritize and execute investments in your delivery pipeline to increase the frequency of releases and decrease manual grunt work

Skills you will gain

Usability TestingContinuous DeliveryLean StartupAgile Testing

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Approx. 14 hours to complete

Suggested: 3 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Learners taking this Course are

  • Product Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Designers
  • Business Analysts
  • Entrepreneurs

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

How do we drive our agility with analytics?

13 videos (Total 68 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
13 videos
Creating a Culture of Experimentation5m
Getting to Hypothesis-Driven Development7m
Meet the Companies - HVAC in a Hurry and Enable Quiz3m
Facilitating Alignment at HVAC in a Hurry3m
Asking the Right Questions at HVAC in a Hurry2m
The Doing Behind the Data6m
A Foundation for Actionable Analytics - Intro + Example 16m
A Foundation for Actionable Analytics- Example 24m
Instrumenting for Action8m
Identifying Compelling Propositions2m
Recap on Lean Startup & Experimentation9m
Tracking Hypotheses3m
2 readings
Course Overview & Requirements10m
Getting Project Management Institute (PMI) Professional Development Units (PDUs)10m
1 practice exercise
Week 1 Quiz: Driving Agility with Analytics15m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

How do we create compelling propositions for our user?


17 videos (Total 112 min), 1 quiz
17 videos
Designing Experiments7m
Laura Klein on the Practice of Lean UX10m
Testing Features: When and How4m
Testing Features: Running the Experiment5m
Testing Funnels6m
Testing Cohorts4m
A/B Testing4m
Advanced Outcome Management: The Hook Framework6m
David Bland on Marrying Agile to Lean Startup7m
David Bland on the Practice of Lean Startup5m
David Bland on Creating a Culture of Experimentation, Part 14m
David Bland on Creating a Culture of Experimentation, Part 29m
Tristan Kromer on the Practice of Lean Startup6m
Tristan Kromer on Getting Started with Lean6m
Tristan Kromer on Creating a Culture of Experimentation7m
Laura Klein on Creating a Culture of Experimentation10m
1 practice exercise
Week 2 Quiz: Should we build it? Did it matter?15m
Week
3
4 hours to complete

How do we achieve excellent usability?


15 videos (Total 73 min), 2 quizzes
15 videos
Recap on Designing for Usability4m
Creating a Good Test Suite9m
Creating Good Test Items4m
Testing Your User Stories Part 12m
Testing Your User Stories Part 23m
Running Usability Tests3m
Demo: Running a Usability Test5m
Demo: Creating Interactive Prototypes in Balsamiq1m
Laura Klein on Qualitative vs. Quantitative Research4m
Creating Consistency5m
The Importance of Comparables and Prototyping10m
Common Terms: Wireframes, Mockups, Prototypes & MVPs1m
Laura Klein on Lean UX in Enterprise IT5m
Final Thoughts on Usability58s
1 practice exercise
Week 3 Quiz: Is it usable?15m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

How do we release fast without creating disasters?

23 videos (Total 117 min), 1 quiz
23 videos
The Team that Releases Together4m
The Continuous Delivery Pipeline8m
Getting Started with Continuous Delivery3m
Anders Wallgren on the Advantages of Continuous Delivery3m
Anders Wallgren on Getting Started4m
The Test Pyramid6m
The Commit and Small Test Phase2m
Anders Wallgren on Unit Testing3m
The Job of Version Control3m
The Medium Test Phase1m
The Large Test Phase6m
Anders Wallgren on Testing UI1m
Anders Wallgren on Functional Testing9m
The Release Stage4m
The Job of Deploying/Ops6m
Chris Kent on Developing with Continuous Delivery10m
Chris Kent on Continuous Deployment11m
Jim Rose on Continuous Integration and Delivery7m
Narrative and the "Happy Path"3m
The Emergence of DevOps and the Ascent of Continuous Delivery4m
Design for Deployability2m
Course Close2m
1 practice exercise
Week 4 Quiz: Did it break?15m
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Top reviews from Hypothesis-Driven Development

By MBJan 30th 2019

Alex does an excellent job in structuring and delivering his courses. Definitely makes me want to continue educational opportunities with his courses offered and University of Virginia.

By OSJun 26th 2017

I thought this was a very good practical course. It was challenging for me since I lack experience in software development industry, but I thought it gave me a very good framework.

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Alex Cowan

Faculty & Batten Fellow
Darden School of Business

About University of Virginia

A premier institution of higher education, The University of Virginia offers outstanding academics, world-class faculty, and an inspiring, supportive environment. Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, the University is guided by his vision of discovery, innovation, and development of the full potential of students from all walks of life. Through these courses, global learners have an opportunity to study with renowned scholars and thought leaders....

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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