About this Specialization

In this Software Product Management Specialization, you will master Agile software management practices to lead a team of developers and interact with clients. In the final Capstone Project, you will practice and apply management techniques to realistic scenarios that you will face as a Software Product Manager. You will have the opportunity to share your experiences and learn from the insights of others as part of a Software Product Management

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What you will learn

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    Advance your career as a confident software product management professional
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    Interact with clients and react to changing project needs
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    Lead a team of software developers with confidence
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    Use Agile management practices to build software projects

Skills you will gain

Agile Software DevelopmentUser StorySoftware RequirementsSoftware MetricSoftware Metrics
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100% online courses

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Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Clock

Approx. 5 months to complete

Suggested 5 hours/week
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English

Subtitles: English, Korean

How the Specialization Works

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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.

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There are 6 Courses in this Specialization

1Course

Introduction to Software Product Management

4.5
2,968 ratings
570 reviews
This course highlights the importance and role of software product management. It also provides an overview of the specialization, as well as its goals, structure, and expectations. The course explains the value of process, requirements, planning, and monitoring in producing better software. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to: - Relate software product management to better software products - Recognize the role of a software product manager - Reflect on how Agile principles will improve your own projects...
2Course

Software Processes and Agile Practices

4.7
2,163 ratings
320 reviews
This course delves into a variety of processes to structure software development. It also covers the foundations of core Agile practices, such as Extreme Programming and Scrum. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to: - Distinguish between different process models for organizing software production. - Gauge the applicability of process models for a software development project. - Apply the fundamentals of Agile software development and management practices....
3Course

Client Needs and Software Requirements

4.7
1,386 ratings
244 reviews
This course covers practical techniques to elicit and express software requirements from client interactions. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to: - Create clear requirements to drive effective software development - Visualize client needs using low-fidelity prototypes - Maximize the effectiveness of client interactions - Adapt to changing product requirements...
4Course

Agile Planning for Software Products

4.7
920 ratings
132 reviews
This course covers the techniques required to break down and map requirements into plans that will ultimately drive software production. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to: - Create effective plans for software development - Map user requirements to developer tasks - Assess and plan for project risks - Apply velocity-driven planning techniques - Generate work estimates for software products...

Instructor

Kenny Wong

Associate Professor
Computing Science, Faculty of Science

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Frequently Asked Questions

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  • 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.

  • This Specialization doesn't carry university credit, but some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.

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

  • The first five courses in the Specialization are offered once per month. The Capstone is offered on a regular schedule.

  • You should have a basic knowledge on how software is developed. Programming experience is not required.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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