Software Product Management Specialization
Create Better Software using Agile Practices. Master Agile development and effective interactions to drive the making of great software products
About this Specialization
Applied Learning Project
You will gain practical management experience in a safe, simulated software production setting. You will apply agile practices and techniques to conquer industry-inspired challenges. Interacting with a realistic client, you will discern what they want, what they truly need, and express that as software requirements to drive software production. Upon completing the capstone, you will be prepared to advance your career as a confident software product management professional.
No programming skills are required.
No programming skills are required.
University of Alberta
UAlberta is considered among the world’s leading public research- and teaching-intensive universities. As one of Canada’s top universities, we’re known for excellence across the humanities, sciences, creative arts, business, engineering and health sciences.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the refund policy?
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Can I just enroll in a single course?
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Is financial aid available?
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Can I take the course for free?
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.
Is this course really 100% online? Do I need to attend any classes in person?
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.
Will I earn university credit for completing the Specialization?
How long does it take to complete the Software Product Management Specialization?
Time to completion can vary based on your schedule, but most learners are able to complete the Specialization in about 6 months.
How often is each course in the Specialization offered?
The first five courses in the Specialization are offered once per month. The Capstone is offered on a regular schedule.
What background knowledge is necessary?
You should have a basic knowledge on how software is developed. Programming experience is not required.
Do I need to take the courses in a specific order?
We recommend taking the courses in the order presented, as each subsequent course will build on material from previous courses. With this in mind the courses Software Processes and Agile Practices and Client Needs and Software Requirements do need to be taken before the remaining courses but both can be selected as your second or third course.
Will I earn university credit for completing the Software Product Management Specialization?
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.
What will I be able to do upon completing the Software Product Management Specialization?
You’ll be comfortable with Agile software development practices, and you’ll be able to confidently interact with clients, manage a team of developers, and learn from the insights of others in the software product management community.
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