About this Specialization

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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
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. 11 months to complete

Suggested 5 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. 11 months to complete

Suggested 5 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Arabic

How the Specialization Works

Take Courses

A Coursera Specialization is a series of courses that helps you master a skill. To begin, enroll in the Specialization directly, or review its courses and choose the one you'd like to start with. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. It’s okay to complete just one course — you can pause your learning or end your subscription at any time. Visit your learner dashboard to track your course enrollments and your progress.

Hands-on Project

Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.

Earn a Certificate

When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.

how it works

There are 5 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Agile Meets Design Thinking

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1,511 ratings
407 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Running Product Design Sprints

4.6
stars
622 ratings
122 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Managing an Agile Team

4.7
stars
624 ratings
135 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Hypothesis-Driven Development

4.6
stars
397 ratings
69 reviews

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.

  • 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.

  • Time to completion can vary based on your schedule, but most learners are able to complete the Specialization in about 6 months.

  • Each course in the Specialization is offered on demand, with cohorts opening each month. If you don't complete a course on the first try, you can easily transfer to the next session, and your completed work and grades will carry over. The Capstone is offered a few times per year.

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

  • We suggest you take the courses in the order presented to get maximum benefit from the materials.

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

  • 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

    -Plan and run a design sprint that avoids waste and defines valuable outcomes

    -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

  • 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.

  • Our video lectures are designed to be self-contained; therefore, we suggest but do not require readings. The suggested readings have been selected to enhance the course experience; however, not all of the intellectual property owners of these materials make them freely available on the internet. While we strive to find sources of additional materials which are freely available, sometimes the best additional materials we would like to alert students to (books, magazine articles, journal articles or newspaper articles) are only available from their respective copyright owners for compensation. Rather than not alert the students to these materials, we have decided to list them and let students make their own decision on whether they would like to invest the money to view these materials.

  • 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.

  • You may earn PMI PDUs and Contact Hours for completing each course in the specialization.

    To get Project Management Institute (PMI) professional development units (PDUs) and submit Contact Hours, log in to PMI to access your account and submit a report.

    -- Follow the tips on this page, clicking through to the "Report PDUs for Courses and Training for specific steps on how to submit to PMI: http://www.pmi.org/help/ccrs_user/default.htm

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