Software Product Management Capstone

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About this course: In this six-week capstone course, you will gain practical management experience in a safe, simulated software production setting. You will apply Agile practices and techniques to conquer industry-inspired challenges. Interacting with a realistic client, you will discern what they want and express what they truly need in software requirements to drive software production. Upon completing the capstone, you will be prepared to advance your career as a confident software product management professional.

Created by:  University of Alberta
  • Taught by:  Kenny Wong, Associate Professor

    Computing Science, Faculty of Science
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When you enroll for courses through Coursera you get to choose for a paid plan or for a free plan

  • Free plan: No certicification and/or audit only. You will have access to all course materials except graded items.
  • Paid plan: Commit to earning a Certificate—it's a trusted, shareable way to showcase your new skills.

About this course: In this six-week capstone course, you will gain practical management experience in a safe, simulated software production setting. You will apply Agile practices and techniques to conquer industry-inspired challenges. Interacting with a realistic client, you will discern what they want and express what they truly need in software requirements to drive software production. Upon completing the capstone, you will be prepared to advance your career as a confident software product management professional.

Created by:  University of Alberta
  • Taught by:  Kenny Wong, Associate Professor

    Computing Science, Faculty of Science
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WEEK 1


Capstone Project - Week 1



Welcome to the first week of the capstone. This week, you will be primarily focusing on eliciting requirements. You will get to meet your client as well as collaborate with an expert advisor. You will also meet the development team that you will be working with. They will help you to clarify and elaborate on the information elicited from the client and expert. You will finish off the week by creating a Requirements Document.


6 videos, 12 readings expand


  1. Video: Capstone Preview
  2. 阅读: Course Map: Software Product Management Capstone
  3. Video: 0.1 Introduction
  4. 阅读: 0.2 Tutorial: Capstone Introduction
  5. 阅读: 0.3 Software Product Management Capstone Community Guidelines
  6. Video: 0.4 Plagiarism
  7. 阅读: 0.6 Discussion Forum: Introduce Yourself
  8. 阅读: 0.7 Capstone Assignments Time Estimates
  9. 阅读: 0.8 Resource: Software Product Manager Job Posting
  10. 阅读: 1.1 Email: Greetings from Inukshuk Books
  11. 阅读: 1.2 Tutorial: Decision Tree
  12. 阅读: 1.3 Decision Tree: Meeting the Client
  13. 阅读: 1.4 Decision Tree: Expert Advisor Meeting
  14. 阅读: 1.5 Email: TedTalk Video
  15. Video: 1.6 Video Simulation: Development Team Introduction (Monday)
  16. Video: 1.7 Video Simulation: Development Team Meeting (Monday)
  17. Video: 1.8 Tutorial: Google Docs Tutorial (Video Tutorial)
  18. 阅读: 1.9 Tutorial: Google Docs Tutorial (Written Tutorial)

Graded: 0.5 Plagiarism Quiz
Graded: 1.10 Assignment: Requirements Document (Graded)

WEEK 2


Capstone Project - Week 2



Now that the requirements are elicited, it’s now time to start refining those user stories! This week, you will conduct Requirements Technical Reviews on your peers Requirements Documents. You will also discuss risks with the development team and generate a risk plan.


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  1. Video: 2.3 Video Simulation: Risk Discussion (Wednesday)
  2. 阅读: 2.5 Email: Removing Android

Graded: 2.1 Assignment: Requirements Technical Review - Part 1 (Graded)
Graded: 2.2 Assignment: Requirements Technical Review - Part 2 (Graded)
Graded: 2.4 Assignment: Risk Plan (Graded)

WEEK 3


Capstone Project - Week 3



There’s a lot of work to be done this week to prepare for the first sprint. User stories need to be prioritized and assessed for risks, release and iteration plans need to be created, and design needs to begin. You will work with your team to get everything ready so that Sprint 1 can start promptly next week!


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  1. 阅读: 3.1 Resource: Project Requirements/User Stories
  2. 阅读: 3.2 Email: Size Estimates and Dependencies
  3. 阅读: 3.3 Tutorial: Prioritization Template
  4. 阅读: 3.4 Decision Tree: Prioritization Meeting
  5. 阅读: 3.5 Email: Risk Assessment
  6. 阅读: 3.7 Exercise: Week 3 Release Planning
  7. 阅读: 3.9 Resource: Week 3 Project Release Plan (Proposed Solution)
  8. Video: 3.10 Video Simulation: Task Breakdown Meeting
  9. 阅读: 3.11 Email: Task Breakdown

Graded: 3.6 Assessment: Prioritization (Graded)
Graded: 3.8 Assignment: Week 3 Release Plan (Graded)
Graded: 3.12 Assignment: Iteration Plan for Sprint 1 (Graded)
Graded: 3.13 Assignment: Product Wireframe (Graded)

WEEK 4


Capstone Project - Week 4



This is your first development sprint! You will have stand-up meetings with the development team. Your team will also demo the product to the client and expert at the end of the week. There will be issues that need solving, plans to make for the next sprint, and monitoring that will need to be done!


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  1. Video: 4.1 Video Simulation: Standup Meeting (Wednesday)
  2. 阅读: 4.2 Email: Acceptance Tests
  3. Video: 4.4 Simulation: Office Chat Conversation (Thursday)
  4. Video: 4.5 Video Simulation: Standup Meeting (Friday)
  5. Video: 4.6 Video Simulation: Client Demo and Backlog Refinements (Friday)
  6. Video: 4.8 Video Simulation: Sprint Retrospective (Friday)
  7. 阅读: 4.9 Resource: Sprint 1 Retrospective - Meeting Minutes
  8. 阅读: 4.10 Exercise: Week 4 Release Planning
  9. 阅读: 4.12 Resource: Week 4 Project Release Plan (Proposed Solution)
  10. 阅读: 4.14 Email: Iteration Plan Explanation

Graded: 4.3 Assignment: Writing Acceptance Criteria and Tests
Graded: 4.7 Assignment: Iteration Burndown Sprint 1 (Graded)
Graded: 4.11 Assignment: Week 4 Release Plan (Graded)
Graded: 4.13 Assignment: Iteration Plan for Sprint 2 (Graded)

WEEK 5


Capstone Project - Week 5



This is Sprint 2 of development. Similar to last week, there will be standups and other meetings. The team will also demo the product at the end of the sprint. You will be expected to monitor the progress of the project and prepare a plan for the third and final sprint--but a surprise twist at the end of the sprint might require you to be agile.


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  1. Video: 5.1 Video Simulation: Standup Meeting (Monday)
  2. Video: 5.3 Video Simulation: Standup Meeting (Wednesday)
  3. Video: 5.4 Video Simulation: Standup Meeting (Friday)
  4. Video: 5.5 Video Simulation: Client Demo (Friday)
  5. Video: 5.6 Video Simulation: Backlog Refinement (Friday)
  6. 阅读: 5.7 Exercise: Week 5 Release Planning
  7. 阅读: 5.9 Resource: Week 5 Project Release Plan (Proposed Solution)
  8. Video: 5.11 Video Simulation: Sprint Retrospective (Friday)
  9. 阅读: 5.12 Resource: Sprint 2 Retrospective - Meeting Minutes (Friday)

Graded: 5.2 Assignment: Risk Plan Update (Graded)
Graded: 5.8 Assignment: Week 5 Release Plan (Graded)
Graded: 5.10 Assignment: Release Burndown (Graded)
Graded: 5.13 Assignment: Iteration Plan for Sprint 3 (Graded)

WEEK 6


Capstone Project - Week 6
With the trade show quickly approaching, you will need to work with the team to create an impressive working demo by the end of this sprint. With the added pressure, issues may arise. Will the team get the product completed in time?


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  1. Video: 6.1 Video Simulation: Standup Meeting (Wednesday)
  2. 阅读: 6.2 Decision Tree: Loose Cannon
  3. Video: 6.3 Video Simulation: Standup Meeting (Friday)
  4. Video: 6.4 Video Simulation: Client Demo (Friday)
  5. 阅读: 6.6 Supplemental Reading: Release Burndown Solution
  6. Video: 6.7 Video Simulation: Project Retrospective
  7. 阅读: 6.8 Resource: Project Retrospective - Meeting Minutes
  8. Video: 6.10 Congratulations on completing the Capstone
  9. 阅读: Discussion Forum: Your Specialization Experience
  10. 阅读: Acknowledgements

Graded: 6.5 Assignment: Release Burndown (Graded)
Graded: 6.9 Assignment: Personal Project Retrospective (Graded)
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