In the capstone project, you will have a guided opportunity to practice your agile development skills. Using the venture design process that frames the four courses in this Specialization, you will apply agile processes to a project of your choice or to a provided venture concept. From persona, problem scenario, and user story development to designing user testing and product launch, you’ll practice leading an agile project. You’ll finish the Specialization with a portfolio-building design brief that demonstrates your learning and specialized skills in agile product development.
Agile Development Specialization
Drive to Value with Agile Methods . Master an adaptive approach to product development
About This 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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- Beginner Specialization.
- No prior experience required.
Agile Meets Design Thinking
- 5 weeks of study, 2 - 5 hours/week
About the CourseDespite 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
Running Product Design Sprints
- 5 weeks of study, 1-5 hours/week
About the CourseTypically, clients and managers don't want to pay for design (or strategy) -- they want ‘results’! Too often, this leads to solutions that just don’t make sense and aren’t valuable to anyone. Design sprints allow you to meet client's desire fo
Managing an Agile Team
- 4 weeks of study, 2-5 hours/week
- English, Arabic
About the CourseTraditional development processes often lead to team frustration and poor results. Agile offers a different approach to managing the complexity of software development. This course focuses on the day-to-day jobs of running a software development program
Testing with Agile
- 3 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week
About the CourseTo deliver agile outcomes, you have to do more than implement an agile process; you have to create a culture of experimentation. It's this commitment to experimenting that's at the heart of a high-functioning practice of agile. This course shows yo
Agile Development in Practice (Project-centered Course)Upcoming session: Dec 17
- 8 weeks of study, 4-5 hours per week
About the CourseThis project-centered course provides a guided opportunity for you to practice your agile development skills. Using the venture design process that frames the four courses in this Specialization, you will apply agile processes to a project of your choi
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