Explain key concepts and practices from the agile product development methodology
Create a strong shared perspective and drive to value using personas and problem scenarios
Diagnose what software to develop and why by using a set of agile user stories and prototypes
Facilitate narrative collaboration with user stories and prototypes
Allow for early testing and validation by analyzing and deciding on story backlogs
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 product development, one that results in valuable solutions to meaningful problems.
In this course, you’ll learn how to determine what’s valuable to a user early in the process, to frontload value, by focusing your team on testable narratives about the user and creating a strong shared perspective.
Overview of agile
Introduction to key concepts and practices from the agile product development methodology
Actionable personas and problem scenarios
Writing user stories
Strategies to enhance user stories
This course is for people interested in developing digital products, who are using agile methods and have some experience working in the digital space.
For people interested in receiving professional development units (PDUs), as a Project Management Institute (PMI®) Registered Education Provider, the University of Virginia Darden School of Business has been approved by PMI to issue 25 PDUs for this course.