Aug 12, 2017
I had read about the different agiles methodologies out there but It was until I took this course that I could "digest" them and internalize how to chose the right one for me and how to apply them.
Feb 06, 2016
What other way to learn and understand Software Processes and Agile Practices than to register to Software Product Management at the University of Alberta, Canada.\n\nI rate the course 5 star.
por Pedro K•
Nov 26, 2019
Great content. Very Well organized!
por Freek d B•
Dec 22, 2018
It's challenging to teach and learn product management through an online course. You can get an overview of the important topics and learn the theory, but this doesn't enable discussion, exchanging experiences, and forming balanced opinions. A product management does a lot of her/his work by talking (to many different people involved), which is very difficult to train online (it could be done with role playing assignments supported by video conferencing, but I think learning from experienced colleagues in practice is a much better way). The quizzes are often a good way to rehearse the topics that have been explained, but sometimes feel like an extremely simplified black-white view on very nuanced issues.
The best parts of the Software Product Management courses for me were the larger assignments you make that are reviewed by fellow students (getting feedback is very useful and it's also instructive to see what approach your peers took) and the interviews with experienced product managers which offer valuable insights in the complicated situations product managers often have to deal with.
I recommend this course to anyone that is new to software product management and quite new to software development. The course can be a good first step on your path to becoming a product manager, as long as you realize that you will also need a lot of skills that an online course cannot teach you.
por Pavel B•
Jan 04, 2018
introductory material. going through the pdf doc sufficiently represents the whole course.
por Oliver T•
Dec 31, 2015
The course way OK, but it had some flaws.
It was very general and could have gone into more detail, but that was intentional, I guess. No big deal. Then again, the difficulty was way too easy and the quiz questions should be tested for test wiseness. What I disliked the most: The way Scrum was introduced and mapped to the role of a "product manager" was very confusing.
Still, not a bad course though.
por Victor U•
Feb 21, 2017
knowledge-based, no skill-based work at all which is weird since the capstone is skills-based
por Alberto G G•
Jan 17, 2016
Interesting review of many of the theoretical aspects. It completely lacks practice though. No exercises, no real world scenarios...
por HARSHA R•
Feb 22, 2016
The course laid out the concepts pretty well but if one had access to the materials, the lectures were not really necessary to understand the concepts.
This was because the lectures were pretty much a re-reading of the materials and more importance could be placed on creating scenarios where the processes would be applicable. This would be a far better use of the lecture time than trying to combine the two and not doing a good job of either.
por Ayush B•
Jan 15, 2016
The lectures were done well. The tests should have more "Real world scenario" questions, then just asking about specifics terms used in a given process
por Mylène R•
Feb 08, 2016
Could be more in-depth (e.g.Kanban part...)
por Maqbool K•
Nov 13, 2016
Course is awesome but the final 36 questions are really a headache.
por Siham S•
Mar 06, 2018
This course was filled with jargon and definitions. I enjoyed agile topics and specifically scrum and kanban introductions.
por michael s a•
Mar 05, 2016
It was good but so introductory
Instructors just reading the documents
por Gresë K B•
Aug 13, 2017
Interesting course but sadly presented in a not very exciting and modern way.
por Shaikha A•
Sep 06, 2017
lot of information I have to know I forgot some of it
por Joanna K•
Jul 14, 2019
Although the information is useful, it would have been better with a bit more interaction, rather than just doing a quiz here and there
por Yvonne G•
Sep 10, 2019
course content is good. but i feel like the instructors are just reading the material..i can finish the course by just reading material...
por Kelvin F•
Feb 06, 2019
Content very bland and not exciting. Material is very basic, which you can read or learn on other channels for free.
por Setareh M•
Feb 12, 2016
It was like someone is reading a book for you. there was no need to watch videos. It wasn't even helping your memory. Just 2 instructor standing still in front of camera and reading from a file in flat voice.
por Dimitry K•
Nov 16, 2015
Mapping of software product manager to scrum master is IMHO not correct. Some misunderstanding by introduction of scrum (e.g. customer is not a part of the scrum team).
Preparing of a part of an university course by a bachelor of computer science....
por Carlos M B•
Nov 29, 2016
The scope of the course is interesting, the objective is ambitious and the structure is fine, but the contents and quizzes are very often off-point. A specialist should go critically through the scripts and make a thorough review of the contents. Affirmations are most times not justified at all ("incremental prototyping will yield a feature-rich and robust software"). The quizzes some times ask about things which have nothing to do with what was explained before. The contents about SCRUM are presented eight times partially through the introduction and here. I know it takes a lot of time to prepare this material, but clearly that last effort for quality was not done.
por Nithya R•
Mar 29, 2016
Could have been more practice than theory.
por Fiona h•
May 28, 2017
It's really quite boring. Instructors are like reading from a textbook...