What you'll learn:
- Become familiar with jargon used in agile product development
- Master and apply a wealth of tools and techniques to plan the life cycle, strategy and tactics for product realisation
- Adopt the mindset of a qualified product design engineer for embodying successful software product development in agile
- Identify opportunities for applying the diligence of product design management to the practice of agile product management
Agile software developmentpractices and product managementborrowa number ofconcepts from the domain of traditional product design and manufacturing engineering, for example, lean development, Kanban and more.
However, it is quite common for organisations who implement agile methodologies, like Scrum,to hold the illusion that thesewould act as thesilver bullet to resolve all theweaknessesin their software development and management practices.
The reality is, this is far from being the case! To be able to conceive and foster great software products, the way they areengineeredought to be based on the kinds of theoretical and practical underpinnings that are inherent of traditional branches of engineering. This way,the sufficientlevel ofrigour can be achievedto permit the evolution of well-rounded andwell-engineeredsoftware products that deliver value to stakeholders and customers.
This is where product design management can beleveragedto revitalise andcomplementagile software development practices. Productdesign management may be seen asanenterprisephilosophy and a multi-disciplinarymanagementframeworkthat fosterstheembodiment,thedeployment and gradual improvement ofthe products that theenterprise develops, grows and retires over time.
Aspiring to properproduct design management in the world of agile software development demands not only the right mindset as individuals, but also the use of suitable tools as well asthe skills to apply a range of appropriatetechniques. This course will shed light on a set ofimportant tools and techniques tosupport strategic and tacticalagile product management.
The course ischiefly targeted at agile practitioners, for example,product managers, product owners, business analysts, agile project managers, etc. The course may also be taken if you have an interest in appliedproduct design management,provided you have had some priorbasicexposure to agile software development or have worked within an agile business.
What this course is NOT about:
NOTa course in agile methodologies, agile manifesto,Scrum,Kanban, user story mapping,velocity charts, etc.
NOT a course about interaction or user experience design