About this Specialization

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Beyond practices and beyond principles, you'll learn the applied skills that enable an agile team to succeed. While applying an evidence-based approach across the four courses, you'll practice what you've learned by creating an actionable, adaptive focus for a digital product team.
Learner Career Outcomes
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Started a new career after completing this specialization.
11%
Got a pay increase or promotion.

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100% online courses

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Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 4 months to complete

Suggested 3 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Arabic
Learner Career Outcomes
67%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
11%
Got a pay increase or promotion.

Shareable Certificate

Earn a Certificate upon completion

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 4 months to complete

Suggested 3 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Arabic

There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Agile Meets Design Thinking

4.7
stars
1,727 ratings
478 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Hypothesis-Driven Development

4.6
stars
435 ratings
80 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Agile Analytics

4.6
stars
16 ratings
7 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Managing an Agile Team

4.7
stars
689 ratings
153 reviews

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University of Virginia

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  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free. If you cannot afford the fee, you can apply for financial aid.

  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • The Digital Product Management Specialization is a superset of the Agile specialization- you've already earned it.

  • You may earn Project Management Institute (PMI) professional development units (PDUs) and Contact Hours for completing courses in the specialization. To do so, log in to PMI to access your account and submit a report.

  • At the end of the specialization, you’ll be able to:

    • Explain how key agile methods fit into best current practices across software engineering, general business, and product design; and how those matter for your particular project
    • Apply product design best practices to your project through user stories, prototypes, and narrative collaboration
    • Focus your work on outcomes (vs. output) with hypothesis-driven development
    • Introduce agile practices to your team & customers on an incremental, success basis
    • Integrate your activities across development, QA, and operations
    • Conduct phase-appropriate usability testing
  • We suggest you take the courses in the order presented to get maximum benefit from the materials.

  • While no specific background knowledge is needed, learners might find it helpful to have a basic understanding of digital product development.

  • Coursera courses don't carry university credit, though some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.

  • Admission to Darden is highly competitive and based on a number of requirements, including undergraduate record and degree, GMAT scores, and work experience. Successful completion of the Specialization is in no way a guarantee of admission, but please do mention this achievement in your application.

  • All course materials are for your personal use while participating in this course. You are not allowed to share or distribute them in any form; however, they are available for licensing. If you’re interested, please contact DardenOnline@darden.virginia.edu.

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