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Beginner Level

Some familiarity with software development is helpful, but not required.

Approx. 9 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English, Arabic

What you will learn

  • How to evaluate and explain the relevance of concepts and practices from the agile development methodologies

  • How to create a strong shared perspective and drive to value using design methods like personas and problem scenarios

  • How to diagnose what software will be valuable to the user and how to test your ideas using agile user stories and prototypes

  • How to facilitate narrative collaboration with user stories and prototypes

Skills you will gain

agile user storiesUser Experience Design (UXD)Agile Software DevelopmentProduct ManagementSoftware Development

Learner Career Outcomes

35%

started a new career after completing these courses

31%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

Shareable Certificate

Earn a Certificate upon completion

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

Some familiarity with software development is helpful, but not required.

Approx. 9 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English, Arabic

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Problems Agile Solves

3 hours to complete
17 videos (Total 103 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
17 videos
Welcome to the Agile Specialization (Spanish)7m
Welcome to the Agile Specialization (Chinese)6m
What Is Agile?5m
Agile for Managers4m
Agile for Specialists4m
Agile 1017m
Today's Best Practices9m
Scale Friendly vs. Innovation Friendly4m
What Makes Agile Hard5m
The Blue Button Moment7m
Culture of Experimentation5m
The Manifesto in Practice6m
The Venture Design Framework3m
Greg Cohen on Getting Started with Agile6m
Bill Wake on Getting Started with Agile10m
How We Learn3m
3 readings
Course Overview & Requirements10m
Getting Project Management Institute (PMI) Professional Development Units (PDUs)10m
Get to Know Your Classmates in Discussion Forums10m
1 practice exercise
Week 1 Quiz15m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Focusing Your Agile with Personas, Problem Scenarios, and Alternatives

2 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 70 min)
11 videos
Meet the Companies: HVAC in a Hurry and Enable Quiz3m
Creating and Using Personas9m
Focusing Your Persona: Think, See, Feel, Do7m
Demo: Using the Venture Design Template2m
Demo: Drafting Personas12m
Demo: Drafting Think, See, Feel, Do7m
Designing User Stories: Problem Scenarios5m
Needfinding with Problem Scenarios8m
Skit: Meet the HVAC in a Hurry Team5m
Skit: Dani's Meeting with the CEO2m
1 practice exercise
Week 2 Quiz15m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Getting to Great Agile User Stories

1 hour to complete
15 videos (Total 77 min)
15 videos
Researching Personas9m
Demo: Creating an Interview Guide: Personas7m
Demo: Creating an Interview Guide: Problem Scenarios4m
Skit: Interviewing Trent the Technician5m
Demo: Designing Google AdWords3m
Enhancing Your Problem Hypothesis4m
Demo: Drafting Problem Scenarios, Alternatives, and Value Propositions3m
Preparing for Great User Stories5m
Writing Great User Stories6m
Adding Test Cases to User Stories4m
Skit: From Problem Scenarios to Epic User Stories2m
Demo: Drafting Epic User Stories3m
Demo: Storyboarding an Epic3m
Demo: Drafting Child Stories3m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Focusing on Customer Value with User Stories

4 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 48 min)
11 videos
Investable Stories2m
Bill Wake on INVEST7m
Coaching for Better User Stories5m
A Prototype Is Worth a Thousand Meetings5m
From Design Thinking to Agile Analytics1m
Designing a Meeting with User Stories9m
Using "Day in the Life" to Drive Empathy4m
Skit: Drafting Epics from Problem Scenarios1m
Skit: Storyboarding an Epic1m
Skit: Child Stories and Test Cases2m
1 practice exercise
Quiz on User Stories15m

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