About this Specialization
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Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

No programming skills are required.

Approx. 4 months to complete

Suggested 8 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Korean, Greek

What you will learn

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    Master Agile software development practices.

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    Confidently interact with clients and manage a team of developers.

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    Practice and apply management techniques to industry-inspired scenarios.

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    Share your experiences and learn from the insights of others as part of a software product management community.

Skills you will gain

Project PlanningSoftware RequirementsProduct ManagementScrumagile
Learners taking this Specialization are
  • Product Managers
  • Business Analysts
  • Project Managers
  • IT Managers
  • Technical Writers

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

No programming skills are required.

Approx. 4 months to complete

Suggested 8 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Korean, Greek

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 6 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Introduction to Software Product Management

4.6
3,976 ratings
727 reviews
Course2

Software Processes and Agile Practices

4.7
2,861 ratings
397 reviews
Course3

Client Needs and Software Requirements

4.7
1,880 ratings
306 reviews
Course4

Agile Planning for Software Products

4.7
1,252 ratings
167 reviews

Instructor

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Kenny Wong

Associate Professor
Computing Science, Faculty of Science

About University of Alberta

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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.

  • 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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