In this Software Product Management Specialization, you will master Agile software management practices to lead a team of developers and interact with clients. In the final Capstone Project, you will practice and apply management techniques to realistic scenarios that you will face as a Software Product Manager. You will have the opportunity to share your experiences and learn from the insights of others as part of a Software Product Management
Master Agile software development practices.
Confidently interact with clients and manage a team of developers.
Practice and apply management techniques to industry-inspired scenarios.
Share your experiences and learn from the insights of others as part of a software product management community.
Introduction to Software Product Management
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.
Software Processes and Agile Practices
This course delves into a variety of processes to structure software development. It also covers the foundations of core Agile practices, such as
Extreme Programming and Scrum.
Client Needs and Software Requirements
This course covers practical techniques to elicit and express software requirements from client interactions.
Agile Planning for Software Products
This course covers the techniques required to break down and map requirements into plans that will ultimately drive software production. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to: - Create effective plans for software development - Map user requirements to developer tasks - Assess and plan for project risks - Apply velocity-driven planning techniques - Generate work estimates for software products
Reviews & Metrics for Software Improvements
This course covers techniques for monitoring your projects in order to align client needs, project plans, and software production. It focuses on
metrics and reviews to track and improve project progress and software quality.
Software Product Management Capstone
In this six-week capstone course, you will gain practical management experience in a safe, simulated software production setting. You will apply Agile practices and techniques to conquer industry-inspired challenges. Interacting with a realistic client, you will discern what they want and express what they truly need in software requirements to drive software production. Upon completing the capstone, you will be prepared to advance your career as a confident software product management professional.
You should have a basic knowledge on how software is developed. Programming experience is not required.