Agile Development Specialization

Starts Nov 20

Agile Development Specialization

Agile Development Specialization

Drive to Value with Agile Methods . Master an adaptive approach to product development

About This Specialization

In this Specialization, you'll gain an understanding and appreciation of the principles and practice of agile management. You'll learn to coordinate all aspects of the agile development process, including running design sprints, managing teams, and fostering a culture of experimentation. In the final Capstone Project, you'll apply what you've learned to guide a real-world software development project to successful completion. UVA Darden

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courses
5 courses

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projects
Projects

Designed to help you practice and apply the skills you learn.

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Certificates

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Courses
Beginner Specialization.
No prior experience required.
  1. COURSE 1

    Getting Started: Agile Meets Design Thinking

    Upcoming session: Nov 20
    Commitment
    5 weeks of study, 2 - 5 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    Despite everyone's good intentions, hard work and solid ideas, too many projects end up creating unneeded, unusable, and unsellable products. But it doesn't have to be this way. Agile and design thinking offer a different--and effective--approach to
  2. COURSE 2

    Running Product Design Sprints

    Current session: Nov 13
    Commitment
    5 weeks of study, 1-5 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    Typically, clients and managers don't want to pay for design (or strategy) -- they want ‘results’! Too often, this leads to solutions that just don’t make sense and aren’t valuable to anyone. Design sprints allow you to meet client's desire fo
  3. COURSE 3

    Managing an Agile Team

    Upcoming session: Nov 20
    Commitment
    4 weeks of study, 2-5 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    Traditional development processes often lead to team frustration and poor results. Agile offers a different approach to managing the complexity of software development. This course focuses on the day-to-day jobs of running a software development program
  4. COURSE 4

    Testing with Agile

    Current session: Nov 13
    Commitment
    3 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    To deliver agile outcomes, you have to do more than implement an agile process; you have to create a culture of experimentation. It's this commitment to experimenting that's at the heart of a high-functioning practice of agile. This course shows yo
  5. COURSE 5

    Agile Development in Practice (Project-centered Course)

    Upcoming session: Jan 15
    Commitment
    8 weeks of study, 4-5 hours per week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    This project-centered course provides a guided opportunity for you to practice your agile development skills. Using the venture design process that frames the four courses in this Specialization, you will apply agile processes to a project of your choi

Creators

  • University of Virginia

    UVA's Darden School of Business prepares entrepreneurial, global-minded, and responsible leaders through the world’s best business education experience.

    A premier institution of higher education, The University of Virginia offers outstanding academics, world-class faculty, and an inspiring, supportive environment. Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, the University is guided by his vision of discovery, innovation, and development of the full potential of students from all walks of life. Through these courses, global learners have an opportunity to study with renowned scholars and thought leaders.

  • Alex Cowan

    Alex Cowan

    Faculty & Batten Fellow

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