Jan 11, 2019
The course was very interactive, useful and interesting. I can definitely apply the knowledge that I gained out of this course to my day on day work on Software Management. Kudos to the production and
Feb 19, 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.
par Néstor d J M G•
Mar 24, 2016
par Justin B•
Feb 24, 2018
This specialization does nothing to prepare you for a job in product management, it barely scratches the surface of the requirements for even a PM internship (most of which require an MBA anyway). I invested a significant amount of time and effort into completing this specialization and found out all of my effort was a complete waste when it came to start job hunting. While it may be useful to understand some of the foundational concepts, the basics can be easily taught in the first week on the job. What employers are really looking for are hard skills like Scrum certifications, quantitative analytics, SQL fluency, data visualization, and a thorough understanding of business metrics, none of which this specialization covers.
par Allen J•
Apr 18, 2017
The course seems to be a course in Scrummerfall, i.e., a mixture of Scrum and Waterfall. After having briefly discussed the Agile Manifesto, which emphasizes things like "People over processes," what is the first thing that they dive into? Processes where they say things like "Requirements combined with processes are the backbone of any successful software project." I would disagree. Requirements and processes are important, but people and communications are the backbone of any successful software project.
I'm dropping this specialization and searching for another course that really follows Agile methodologies.
par Jose B•
Feb 07, 2018
The instructors seem like they are reading from a teleprompter, and it feels like they are robots. Also very bad transition editing between scenes. All instructors should use more body language, and explain the info as if they where giving a life class, not some verbatim script. Other than that is fine.
par Boris S•
Mar 24, 2016
Only the link agilemanifesto.org has real value in this course. The rest is self-PR and "water". I see no reason paying for the sertificate and I am not convinced further cources of this specialization will deliver greater value.
par Lei L•
Nov 05, 2015
Dry principles without real life examples and exercises. You can passed the quiz by just reading online or have basic project management experience. Disappointed.
par Erick S•
Mar 22, 2016
A little disappointed in this course, it would have been better suited for the first part to a larger course other than a week long introduction to th subject.
Oct 22, 2017
Informative, but I kind of knew a lot of the material. Was hoping to learn something concrete and useful. I'm hoping the next courses will be informative.
par Mathias D•
Nov 05, 2019
Very, very basic... more like fishing for customers to apply for the other courses. Yet, still quite the motivated and enthusiastic team.
par Kate B•
Jul 22, 2018
Extremely basic. Spent more time introducing the tutors than telling us much about the topic.
par Brian D•
Nov 02, 2015
Defiantly the worse MOOC I have taken. Does the specialisation need such a long introduction?
par Hameed A•
Dec 11, 2016
The quizzes are about the course structure and not product management.
par Igor A•
Feb 17, 2016
Not really about Product Management, but about Project Management
par vaibhav r•
Nov 01, 2015
The Course could have been covered in a more interesting way
par Mitesh P•
Nov 07, 2015
Small introduction. I was expecting some thing concrete.
par Oleg K•
Feb 08, 2018
Low on content. Lacks of specific actions
par BAI X•
Aug 24, 2019
Too general without any specific skills
Sep 12, 2017
need more examples to be more specific
par Apurva P•
Jul 19, 2017
can be better
par durga k•
Mar 11, 2018
par Roy V•
Jan 07, 2016
This is a very old fashion way of looking at development and developers. Where developers are considered resources and minions that need to follow orders. Modern development techniques value developers and allow them to be much more active players. Product Manager is not a MANAGER but a facilitator. This course describes the view that developers are loose canons that need to be managed and that upfront planning and estimation are the right path. I do not agree at all with this view.
Should you happen to agree with this view, the Course is well explained and presented well.
par Suresh S•
Oct 22, 2015
Difference between a Software Project and a Software Product - of course it is defined by convention, but it is there and is pretty generally understood. Typical software projects are bespoke applications developed for the use of one organization and typically automates a business process. A S/w product, on the other hand, is built and sold to a range of users in the target group, who can be individuals to large organizations. This course does not seem to address any of the issues faced by a S/w Product Manager. I think this course completely misses the point.
par Florian S•
Jan 15, 2020
Unfortunately, this course focuses on the role of an IT delivery manager / development team lead rather than looking at the business side a Product Owner or Product Manager will mostly care about. I cannot see the focus on the job a Product Owner / Manager (as in Scrum) will do. Therefore no value added for me. Apart from that, I miss the use of helpful graphics / slides in the videos and do not see a consistent use of references for the statements made.
par Yourie K•
Jul 22, 2017
Wasted time, material is super common sense, I went straight to the quiz and was able to ace it using common sense, and then I watched the videos/read. I don't have any background in this PM stuff. I think the next course will be more useful.
par kiran v•
Dec 19, 2017
No useful info(at least in the introduction course). This is just an overview of what they're going to cover in the rest of the specialization and a huge waste of time. Thanks!