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About the Course

Despite everyone's good intentions, hard work and solid ideas, too many projects end up creating unneeded, unusable, and unsellable products. But it doesn't have to be this way. Agile and design thinking offer a different--and effective--approach to product development, one that results in valuable solutions to meaningful problems. In this course, you’ll learn how to determine what's valuable to a user early in the process--to frontload value--by focusing your team on testable narratives about the user and creating a strong shared perspective. We’ll show you how to: - Explain key concepts and practices from the agile product development methodology - Create a strong shared perspective and drive to value using personas and problem scenarios - Diagnose what software to develop and why using a set of agile user stories and prototypes - Facilitate narrative collaboration with user stories and prototypes - Allow for early testing and validation by analyzing and deciding on story backlogs As a Project Management Institute (PMI®) Registered Education Provider, the University of Virginia Darden School of Business has been approved by PMI to issue 25 professional development units (PDUs) for this course, which focuses on core competencies recognized by PMI. (Provider #2122) This course is supported by the Batten Institute at UVA’s Darden School of Business. The Batten Institute’s mission is to improve the world through entrepreneurship and innovation: www.batteninstitute.org....

Top reviews

OT

Feb 24, 2017

This course was an excellent introduction to Agile, particularly for a 'newbie'. Having heard about Agile I've been interested in learning more and found this course to be exactly what I needed.

NO

Oct 28, 2018

Excellent course to immerse me into this new world of Agile. Appreciated the details and consistency of examples to build my understanding. Enjoying this journey to new understanding.

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By Olexander R

Jan 10, 2019

This course structured my understanding of User stories and approaches how to identify and describe personas and use them for creating User stories. Thanks!

By Anna S

Sep 21, 2018

This course is about product design rather that than about agile management, so be wise while choosing. In general, it contains a number of interesting technics and a lot of practical assignments where you can master you knowledges. It was a bit hard for to concentrate on topis, because the tutor uses too much general words and adjectives

By Marshall S

Jun 19, 2019

instructional and good interface of skills by creating personas and user stories but some of curriculum was repetitive of predicated on venture design and not necessarily how agile and design thinking intertwine

By Inna S

Jun 11, 2019

Great course - so informative and with a lot of practical assignments. Loved it.

By Cheralyn T

Jun 05, 2019

Interesting and so helpful - tools explained clearly

By YUDHA S P

Jun 02, 2019

good course..well developed

By Banchong S

May 28, 2019

I have got a lot of agile principle design thinking from this course. Recommend this course.

By Andre L

May 26, 2019

Very well structured and focused onlie course that provides a good introduction into agile and links it to the design thinking process. Thanks.

By Kunal R

May 15, 2019

this is amazing course i love learning all the knowledge from it :)

By Aditi S

May 15, 2019

This course details the significance of having a well-structured Persona and problem scenario. It pushes you to think and write apt user narratives.

By Goncalo C S C E

May 14, 2019

Fundamentally Strong in Process and Lean value ( delivering what the customers really means), also with great "gut" to go out there and experiment and then decide.

By Ping X L

Apr 30, 2019

Nice course and it has cover lots of useful information on Agile development thinking.

By Mohammed B

Apr 28, 2019

very useful

By rizky a

Apr 26, 2019

ok

By Manuel C R d S J

Apr 10, 2019

Week 3 was harder than the other weeks, I had no design thinking background and designing a persona took me way more than 3 hours

By MASOOTH A

Apr 10, 2019

extreme support from courser

very useful for good careers

By RICARDO A M P

Apr 05, 2019

I´ts Wonderful

By Shawn M

Mar 12, 2019

Great, to the point, learned a lot of takeaways

By Javier C

Mar 07, 2019

Good introduction to Agile Development

By zsoka m

Mar 04, 2019

Hands on, instantly usable learning experience with a hint of humour - a great combination. The ratio between videos and tasks is great, easy to stay focused and to divide the course into sections to accomodate a full time job.

By Non A

Feb 28, 2019

Very articulate!

By Miguel A T A

Feb 25, 2019

Es un curso muy claro y el profesor da ejemplos que ayudan a entender fácilmente la teoría

By Ihor B

Feb 22, 2019

Not enough people on the course, got to wait for peers to review

By Randy P

Feb 20, 2019

Great foundation to agile and design thinking. Overall, the material was cohesive and easy to follow. It appeared that the video content and slides provided in the resources section are no longer in sync which caused some avoidable extra steps.

By Lyubov A

Feb 18, 2019

Great content, valuable tricks and an excellent lecturer!

Highly recommended to all agileists.