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Introduction to Software Product Management

University of Alberta via Coursera

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  • Provider Coursera
  • Subject Computer Science
  • $ Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Upcoming
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Start Date
  • Duration 2 weeks long

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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

Syllabus

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.

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.

Taught by

Kenny Wong

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Omar F
3.0 3 years ago
by Omar completed this course, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.
This was a very easy introductory course. I'd say it took me less than 3 hours to complete the entire course. It glances over what product management is, agile techniques, and benefits.

I see this as a the basics if you haven't yet read about or practiced any product management before.
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Oliver T
5.0 3 years ago
by Oliver completed this course, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.
I really liked the course. It was too easy for my taste, but that's normal for an introduction, I guess. What I really appreciated: You can actually interact with the staff, and they seem to be willing to iteratively improve the course -- quite in line with the principles of Agile Software Development :-)
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