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Online Course

Introduction to Software Product Management

University of Alberta via Coursera

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Found in Computer Science
  • Provider Coursera
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
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  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Duration 2 weeks long
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Overview

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.

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.

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Kenny Wong

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Omar F
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
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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Tal R
Tal completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
Martha and Adam did a very good job with this MOOC.

The lectures and reading material are very clear and well organized (in fact I could do very well by using either one of these media but this is ok).

The programming tasks are as helpful as automatically graded tasks can be.

The quizzes are a bit petty but still achieve their goal, to make sure that the notation and terminology are well understood.

I already started to learn the next course in this 4 courses specialization, which is the best testimony to my satisfaction.

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Sheila C
Sheila completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.
I have to agree with others, this course is very easy but it is the introduction for the specialization.

The big message here is "developing the right product, the done right and managed right".

I know that it seems easy but those are what make us crazy everyday. The message is simple, practicing is another story.

Of course, taking just any introductory course won't make anyone a product manager.
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