Software Processes and Agile Practices
University of Alberta
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assignment Level : Introductive
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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.

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Syllabus

  • Week 1 - Module 1: Introduction to Processes
    Are you someone who likes to see the big-picture? Being a forward thinker who knows what’s coming next is an invaluable trait as a software product manager. This module will prepare you to become this asset for your team. A software process organizes developme...
  • Week 2 - Module 2: Process Models
    Ready to dive a little deeper? This module will familiarize you with a wide variety of software process models from throughout history. You will learn about basic software process models, like the Waterfall model and The Unified Process. These fundamental proc...
  • Week 3 - Module 3: Agile Practices
    Do you want to help developers reach their full potential? Do you want to impress clients by delivering a great product on-schedule and on-budget? Then this module is the place for you! In this module, you will learn some Agile methodologies that are practice...
  • Week 4 - Module 4: Other Practices
    Almost there! In this last module, we will dive into Lean Software Development and Kanban. Being the most complex tools which we will cover in this course makes them the “spike-driving machines” from our railroad-building analogy. Lean and Kanban are a cumulat...
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Instructors

Kenny Wong
Associate Professor
Computing Science, Faculty of Science

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I have found a lot of interesting and practical information. Also I want to mark an article “How to manage 7 wastes in software development”. It was very helpful for me!

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on the February 5, 2018
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There is a large amount of content in this course. All the content is excellent, little more explanation on the practices would be great. Great content from the presenters. Manual was a little light and didn't

on the February 2, 2018
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I have found a lot of interesting and practical information. Also I want to mark an article “How to manage 7 wastes in software development”. It was very helpful for me!

on the January 28, 2018
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This was very helpful to my work...putting into one context many principles that I have learn of over time separately.

on the January 18, 2018
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I like this course very much. Information is well structured, it's interesting to read and watch and I think it'll be heplful in case of leading real projects.

on the January 8, 2018
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I am very thankful to Coursera and university of Alberta who taught me lots of things related to SPM.This course is really beneficially for me.I am very thankful to Kenny Wong and the other professors