Chevron Left
Back to Managing an Agile Team

Managing an Agile Team, University of Virginia

4.7
414 ratings
85 reviews

About this Course

Traditional development processes often lead to team frustration and poor results. Agile offers a different approach to managing the complexity of software development. This course focuses on the day-to-day jobs of running a software development program and how leading agile methodologies (Scrum, XP, kanban) can help you do them better. From transitioning a team to agile to running sprints to managing stakeholders, this course gives you the skills you need to manage an agile team in your specific operating environment. We'll show you how to: - Think through and focus on the most important aspects of your projects and sprints - Facilitate your team’s initial and ongoing adoption of the specific agile practices that work for you - Anchor your outcomes and success criteria in durable ideas about what makes for valuable products - Support your team's transition from traditional approaches to agile - Create an agile-friendly environment across functional disciplines - Identify and manage outside stakeholder needs As a Project Management Institute (PMI®) Registered Education Provider, the University of Virginia Darden School of Business has been approved by PMI to issue 20 professional development units (PDUs) for this course, which focuses on core competencies recognized by PMI. (Provider #2122) This course is supported by the Batten Institute at UVA’s Darden School of Business. The Batten Institute’s mission is to improve the world through entrepreneurship and innovation: www.batteninstitute.org....

Top reviews

By FB

Nov 13, 2018

I have learned new things about agile practices and it worth the time to take the course. Sometimes I had the impression that some subject are vague, but overall the course rised to the expectations

By OS

Jun 26, 2017

The course was challenging for me since I lacked the experience of working in an IT/Software Development, but I thought all the practical exercises forced me to develop some practical skills.

Filter by:

81 Reviews

By Benjamin Aktas

Jan 13, 2019

Good course and interesting insight from external experts

By Judy Newman

Jan 10, 2019

Very useful information.

By Reid Cushman

Jan 03, 2019

So far the best course set I've taken on Coursera.

By Jane

Jan 02, 2019

Fantastic overview and applicable processes which I can immediately use IRL with my team.

By Jorge Llorens Hernández

Dec 27, 2018

Great course

Only by my side, the language is a problem (I don't have a great level in english but the course requires a good level)

By Varun Damodar

Dec 19, 2018

Good overview and examples from real life, the assignments were relevant too

By Elias B Hiruy

Dec 19, 2018

One of the best course I took. Hands on and very through...must take for anyone interested in Agile Project Management.

By Carmen Morillo Gordillo

Dec 03, 2018

A wide view of agile project mana

By Anna Yaremenko

Nov 19, 2018

Very informative course with a lot of practical cases. This course is not just about theory, it's all about practicing, practicing and practicing! Very intensive and very exciting course! Thanks a lot to lecturer and authors.

By Mohamad Khaled

Nov 19, 2018

Its a great course , i advice everybody to take this course .