Introduction to Software Product Management

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Course 1 of 6 in the Software Product Management Specialization

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

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Approx. 4 heures pour terminer

Recommandé : 2 weeks of study, 1-2 hours/week
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Sous-titres : English

Ce que vous allez apprendre

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    Define the role of a software product manager
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    Describe value of process, requirements, planning, and monitoring in software production
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    Discuss how Agile principles can improve your own projects
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    Understand why product management leads to better software products

Compétences que vous acquerrez

Agile Software DevelopmentSoftware Development ProcessSoftware DevelopmentScrum (Software Development)

Cours en ligne à 100 %

Commencez dès maintenant et apprenez aux horaires qui vous conviennent.

Approx. 4 heures pour terminer

Recommandé : 2 weeks of study, 1-2 hours/week
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Sous-titres : English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course


2 hours to complete

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....
8 videos (Total 39 min), 7 readings, 1 quiz
Video8 videos
Course Difficulty1m
1.1.1: Better Software8m
1.1.2: Why Software Product Management?5m
1.1.3: The Role of a Software Product Manager8m
1.1.4: How to be a Better Learner3m
1.1.5: Plagiarism2m
1.1.6: Specialization Overview7m
Reading7 readings
Meet Your Presenters: Bradley Poulette10m
Meet Your Presenters: Morgan Patzelt10m
Meet Your Facilitator - Christopher Djuric10m
Course Resources: Introduction to Software Product Management10m
Course Map: Introduction to Software Product Management10m
Discussion: Introduce Yourself10m
Module 1: Supplemental Resources10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Module 1 (Graded)8m


2 hours to complete

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....
9 videos (Total 50 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
Video9 videos
1.2.2: Agile Manifesto4m
1.2.2A: Delivering Working Software3m
1.2.2B: Flexible Design4m
1.2.2C: Collaborative Communication5m
1.2.3: Why Process?5m
1.2.4: Why Requirements?5m
1.2.5: Why Planning?6m
1.2.6: Why Monitoring?7m
Reading4 readings
Mandatory Readings10m
Discussion: Your Experience with Agile10m
Module 2: Supplemental Resources10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Module 2 (Graded)16m
Course Final Assessment (Graded)28m
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Top Reviews

By EDFeb 19th 2018

Though it is an introductory course, it is packed with great information about managing a software product. I enjoyed the course, and I am moving on with the next course on the SPM specialization.

By RHJan 11th 2017

This course was an excellent way to begin immersing myself into the specialization. I am new to this field but can imagine myself using much of my printed out material as future reference



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