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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...
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What you will learn

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    Define the role of a software product manager
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    Describe value of process, requirements, planning, and monitoring in software production
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    Discuss how Agile principles can improve your own projects
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    Understand why product management leads to better software products

Skills you will gain

Agile Software DevelopmentSoftware Product ManagementSoftware Project Management
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Module 1: Software Product Management - The Discipline

Are you ready to start? Our starting point will be the goal of software product management, and that is to build better software. We will delve into the role of ​the software product manager, where you will hear from software industry representatives. ​ This module will also cover the path ​which you will take through this specialization, which offers to prepare you for taking on a software product manager role....
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8 videos (Total 39 min), 7 readings, 1 quiz
Video8 videos
Course Difficulty1m
1.1.1: Better Software8m
1.1.2: Why Software Product Management?5m
1.1.3: The Role of a Software Product Manager8m
1.1.4: How to be a Better Learner3m
1.1.5: Plagiarism2m
1.1.6: Specialization Overview7m
Reading7 readings
Meet Your Presenters: Bradley Poulette10m
Meet Your Presenters: Morgan Patzelt10m
Meet Your Facilitators10m
Course Resources: Introduction to Software Product Management10m
Course Map: Introduction to Software Product Management10m
Discussion: Introduce Yourself10m
Module 1: Supplemental Resources10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 1 (Graded)8m
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2 hours to complete

Module 2: Foundations of Software Product Management

Welcome to the second half of Introduction to Software Product Management. In this module you will learn the philosophy, core values,​ and principles of Agile software development. ​The​ Agile philosophy has reshaped modern software development. ​ Challenge yourself by thinking about how you would deliver a successful software product within the “triangle” of (a) meeting client needs, (b) delivering on schedule, and (c) staying within budget. ​This module will also preview software product management in four foundational areas: establishing a process, defining requirements, planning the work, and monitoring development. You’ll see the important role they play in producing better software....
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9 videos (Total 50 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
Video9 videos
1.2.2: Agile Manifesto4m
1.2.2A: Delivering Working Software3m
1.2.2B: Flexible Design4m
1.2.2C: Collaborative Communication5m
1.2.3: Why Process?5m
1.2.4: Why Requirements?5m
1.2.5: Why Planning?6m
1.2.6: Why Monitoring?7m
Reading4 readings
Mandatory Readings10m
Discussion: Your Experience with Agile10m
Module 2: Supplemental Resources10m
Acknowledgements10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Module 2 (Graded)16m
Course Final Assessment (Graded)28m
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Top Reviews

By EDFeb 19th 2018

Though it is an introductory course, it is packed with great information about managing a software product. I enjoyed the course, and I am moving on with the next course on the SPM specialization.

By GGAug 31st 2018

This course is excellent. It's difficult, but students learn by watching University of Alberta videos and third-party TED talks, as well as by reading interesting and crucial textual materials.

Instructor

Kenny Wong

Associate Professor
Computing Science, Faculty of Science

About 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....

About the Software Product Management 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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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • 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. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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