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.
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.
von Carlos M B•
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.
von Amir K•
This course had a lot of jargon that didn't feel relevant, and much of the supplementary content was dated. My 2-star rating is for the little bit of information that I actually found helpful in pursuing a career in Product Management ... earning the certificate required, in my opinion, a lot of unnecessary memorization and regurgitation of irrelevant vocabulary.
von Dimitry K•
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....
von Gabriella H•
Feels like concepts are rushed. Too much reliance on external resources to fully grasp all concepts. Lecturer just repeated the course notes.
von Kelvin F•
Content very bland and not exciting. Material is very basic, which you can read or learn on other channels for free.
von Fiona H•
It's really quite boring. Instructors are like reading from a textbook...
von Nithya R•
Could have been more practice than theory.
Doing this course coz i had free subscription for couple of months. I have enrolled for the specialization which i would still complete. Having said that the topic in itself was very interesting however the content is nowhere close to product management. Role of Product owner includes: understanding business requirement, creating user stories, prioritizing backlog, understanding business context, Product vision none of the topic is being covered.
This feedback is based on first two courses of the specialization by now all above topics should have been started considering last one course is simulation project. Disappointed with the content.
Like many other reviewers have said, this course is very badly thought - and executed jus as badly. The lecturers just read a lot of theoretical concepts from a prompter. The few examples and "quizzes" are extremely poorly chosen and explanations are even worse. There are 20 minute videos with not even a single picture or drawing in them, just the lecturer reading and reading and reading a loooong text from the prompter...
Avoid taking this course if you don't have time and money to squander!
von Anna G•
Dear Kenny Wong,
Thank you for your work. For me, the course seemed a little informative, resources, presentations. The course is not useful to me. Due to the difficult economic situation, could you return the money for the course
von Shriram J•
Too academic. It's too pedantic. What difference does it make if I call a task an activity or an activity a task? I need real world examples and tips to excel at the job.
von Tamer N•
very basic and a bit boring