University of Virginia
Agile Development Specialization
University of Virginia

Agile Development Specialization

Drive to Value with Agile Methods . Master an adaptive approach to product development

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Alex Cowan

Instructor: Alex Cowan

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Specialization - 4 course series

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What you'll learn

  • How to determine what's valuable to a user early by focusing your team on testable narratives and creating a strong shared perspective

  • How to drive a focus on outcomes over outputs by facilitating a culture of experimentation and a test-driven, results-driven approach to agile

  • How to charter and focus an analytics (and data science) program that enhances your core objectives

  • How to iteratively identify and test the right agile practices from leading frameworks like scrum, XP, and kanban to your team's work

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Specialization - 4 course series

Agile Meets Design Thinking

Course 19 hours4.7 (3,387 ratings)

What you'll 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'll gain

Category: Software Development
Category: Product Management
Category: Agile Software Development
Category: User Experience Design (UXD)
Category: agile user stories

Hypothesis-Driven Development

Course 210 hours4.7 (951 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • How to drive valuable outcomes for your user and reduce waste for your team by diagnosing and prioritizing what you need to know about them

  • How to focus your practice of agile by pairing qualitative and quantitative analytics

  • How to do just enough research when you need it by running design sprints

  • How to accelerate value delivery by investing in your product pipeline

Skills you'll gain

Category: Usability Testing
Category: Continuous Delivery
Category: hypothesis-driven development
Category: Lean Startup

Product Analytics and AI

Course 314 hours4.7 (452 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • How to naturally, habitually tie your team’s work to actionable analytics that help you drive to user value.

  • How to pair your hypotheses on customer personas and problem with analytics.

  • How to test propositions (a la Lean Startup) so you don’t build features no one wants.

  • How to instrument actionable observation into everything you build (a la Lean UX).

Skills you'll gain

Category: Software Development
Category: Product Management
Category: Agile Software Development

Managing an Agile Team

Course 411 hours4.7 (1,314 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • How to select and test agile practices to adaptively improve your team’s practice of agile

  • How to create an agile team charter that aligns your team’s focus with company strategy while leaving it free to work creatively

  • How to facilitate retrospectives with your team to iteratively, collaboratively improve your practice of agile

  • How to support your team’s transition to agile

Skills you'll gain

Category: Kanban
Category: agile product management
Category: XP
Category: backlog management
Category: Agile Software Development

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Alex Cowan
University of Virginia
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