About this Specialization
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Intermediate Level

No programming experience required!

Approx. 3 months to complete

Suggested 6 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Portuguese (Brazilian)

What you will learn

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    Critically analyze software engineering development processes from our four selected development philosophies (traditional, secure, agile, and lean)

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    Describe the trade-offs among the philosophies with respect to environmental, organizational, and product constraints

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    Discuss the workings of exemplary processes within each of the given philosophies

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    Perform activities within each of the four aforementioned philosophies and explain how they satisfy the principles of the given philosophy

Skills you will gain

Lean Software DevelopmentKanbanAgile Software DevelopmentSoftware Development Process
Learners taking this Specialization are
  • Project Managers
  • IT Managers
  • Business Analysts
  • Risk Managers
  • Product Managers

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Intermediate Level

No programming experience required!

Approx. 3 months to complete

Suggested 6 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Portuguese (Brazilian)

How the Specialization Works

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Hands-on Project

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There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Software Development Processes and Methodologies

4.6
275 ratings
62 reviews
Course2

Agile Software Development

4.5
163 ratings
32 reviews
Course3

Lean Software Development

4.1
55 ratings
14 reviews
Course4

Engineering Practices for Building Quality Software

Instructors

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Praveen Mittal

Adjunct Professor
College of Science and Engineering
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Kevin Wendt

Teaching Specialist
Department of Computer Science and Engineering

About University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations....

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