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Hours to complete

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Suggested: 6 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week...
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Subtitles: English...

What you will learn

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    Advance your career as a confident software product management professional

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    Apply Agile practices and techniques to conquer industry-inspired challenges

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    Draw upon practical management experience in a simulated setting

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    Practice interaction with a realistic simulated client

Skills you will gain

Agile Software DevelopmentSoftware Product ManagementSoftware Project ManagementScrum (Software Development)
Specialization
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100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Hours to complete

Approx. 30 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Capstone Project - Week 1

Welcome to the first week of the capstone. This week, you will be primarily focusing on eliciting requirements. You will get to meet your client as well as collaborate with an expert advisor. You will also meet the development team that you will be working with. They will help you to clarify and elaborate on the information elicited from the client and expert. You will finish off the week by creating a Requirements Document. ...
Reading
6 videos (Total 20 min), 14 readings, 2 quizzes
Video6 videos
0.1 Introduction2m
0.4 Plagiarism2m
1.6 Video Simulation: Development Team Introduction (Monday)3m
1.7 Video Simulation: Development Team Meeting (Monday)6m
1.8 Tutorial: Google Docs Tutorial (Video Tutorial)4m
Reading14 readings
Meet Your Facilitators10m
Software Product Management Capstone: Open Study Guide10m
Course Map: Software Product Management Capstone10m
0.2 Tutorial: Capstone Introduction10m
0.3 Software Product Management Capstone Community Guidelines10m
0.6 Discussion Forum: Introduce Yourself10m
0.7 Capstone Assignments Time Estimates10m
0.8 Resource: Software Product Manager Job Posting10m
1.1 Email: Greetings from Inukshuk Books10m
1.2 Tutorial: Decision Tree10m
1.3 Decision Tree: Meeting the Client10m
1.4 Decision Tree: Expert Advisor Meeting10m
1.5 Email: TedTalk Video10m
1.9 Tutorial: Google Docs Tutorial (Written Tutorial)10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
0.5 Plagiarism Quiz10m
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Capstone Project - Week 2

Now that the requirements are elicited, it’s now time to start refining those user stories! This week, you will conduct Requirements Technical Reviews on your peers Requirements Documents. You will also discuss risks with the development team and generate a risk plan. ...
Reading
1 video (Total 2 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
Reading1 reading
2.5 Email: Removing Android10m
Week
3
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Capstone Project - Week 3

There’s a lot of work to be done this week to prepare for the first sprint. User stories need to be prioritized and assessed for risks, release and iteration plans need to be created, and design needs to begin. You will work with your team to get everything ready so that Sprint 1 can start promptly next week!...
Reading
1 video (Total 4 min), 8 readings, 4 quizzes
Reading8 readings
3.1 Resource: Project Requirements/User Stories10m
3.2 Email: Size Estimates and Dependencies10m
3.3 Tutorial: Prioritization Template10m
3.4 Decision Tree: Prioritization Meeting10m
3.5 Email: Risk Assessment10m
3.7 Exercise: Week 3 Release Planning10m
3.9 Resource: Week 3 Project Release Plan (Proposed Solution)10m
3.11 Email: Task Breakdown10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
3.6 Assessment: Prioritization (Graded)20m
Week
4
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Capstone Project - Week 4

This is your first development sprint! You will have stand-up meetings with the development team. Your team will also demo the product to the client and expert at the end of the week. There will be issues that need solving, plans to make for the next sprint, and monitoring that will need to be done! ...
Reading
5 videos (Total 18 min), 5 readings, 4 quizzes
Video5 videos
4.4 Simulation: Office Chat Conversation (Thursday)m
4.5 Video Simulation: Standup Meeting (Friday)2m
4.6 Video Simulation: Client Demo and Backlog Refinements (Friday)9m
4.8 Video Simulation: Sprint Retrospective (Friday)3m
Reading5 readings
4.2 Email: Acceptance Tests10m
4.9 Resource: Sprint 1 Retrospective - Meeting Minutes10m
4.10 Exercise: Week 4 Release Planning10m
4.12 Resource: Week 4 Project Release Plan (Proposed Solution)10m
4.14 Email: Iteration Plan Explanation10m
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Career Benefit

83%

got a tangible career benefit from this course
Career promotion

18%

got a pay increase or promotion

Top Reviews

By FDSep 15th 2017

Great course with lots of good material and assignments. Video content gives a thorough insight to the different subjects and makes it easier to complete assignments.

By ALOct 29th 2017

So far this is the best and most useful course, I've taken with Coursera. I will recommend it to my colleagues and friends. Very interesting and highly motivating!

Instructor

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Kenny Wong

Associate Professor
Computing Science, Faculty of Science

About University of Alberta

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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...
Software Product Management

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