Jul 06, 2016
Excellent! There is a lot of great practical info you can apply in real life. I would suggest instructors include some more info about SPM in the framework of startups (rather than client framework).
Jan 31, 2018
It is very good knowledge. But my English poor for that, was, sometimes. So was hard to understand and catch information. As a result 90% for grade. It is ok. But it is ok.\n\nViam supervadet vadens
by Mouhammad M•
Jun 01, 2017
Thank you for the nice videos and very useful quizz and summaries.
by Anastasiya N•
Jan 25, 2016
I really like tasks and quizzes in the course. It makes in much more transparent. Thanks!
by Oleksandra S•
Nov 06, 2018
Quite useful!!! Thanks a lot!
by Rakesh S•
Apr 22, 2019
Good, detailed course. Basics to understand software development business requirements.
by Niraj H•
May 21, 2019
I would recommend this course to the BA's and Product Managers who are dealing with the client requirements day in day out.
by Masood N•
Nov 12, 2019
I found weeks three and four a bit difficult to grasp. Lots of vague definitions that were a bit too close to one another to be distinct. Overall however, very useful course. Good work.
by Keith v E•
Sep 23, 2019
Overall the content is good - I have found going through the process and the rather challenging peer review assignments does reinforce the concepts and at least makes sure one is focused on the material!
by Manjula K•
Mar 03, 2019
Great course where I learnt many practical aspects about requirements. I would definitely apply some of the tips I learnt from this course in my career.
by Mohammed A K•
Oct 17, 2016
I liked the course.
by Perit H•
Jul 23, 2019
Course notes need to have more info, like a small handbook to back to it as needed (during and after the course)
by Kirill K•
Sep 28, 2016
Thank you very much for the course - it was really interesting and I've found some useful techniques to be used in my work. However, there are some moments to be improved to make course better: correct questions statements and lack of communication between partipants (there were a lot of interesting topics to discuss but only very few users were involved in discussions, thus, discussion were very poor).
But still thank you very much again!!!:))
by Du G H•
Aug 15, 2019
Comprehensive materials with clear structure! Would love to have more exercises to practice
by C C•
Jan 15, 2019
This has been one of the better courses I've taken on Coursera. The Supplemental Material is better curated. Other courses just include Wikipedia links. For someone new to the field, specialty links are more helpful and provides a starting list of good websites to reference later. I do wish the course took a deeper dive into the topic and provided more examples.
by 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.
by Richard J H•
Feb 06, 2017
I know a lot of work went into preparing this material. Although the Table of Contents serves this purpose in a more text-rich, visually complicated way - something I would find very useful is a step by step table or guide (to ensure no step is skipped) for the entire process, i.e.
Story Board development
User Story Development
Product Backlog Development
and so on. I hope this will be helpful.
by Néstor d J M G•
Mar 24, 2016
by Cecil R•
Jun 28, 2018
The exam questions could have been written more clearly.
by Stanislava G•
Oct 27, 2018
There are some quite good things in this course like an overview of requirement types or tools to help requirement elicitation more efficient. However, I found the part on user stories quite dogmatic and imprecise (my opinion); the same for assignments, which lead to confusion in assessment. Nevertheless, not a bad course in general, I'd just recommend not to take all you see/ read in this course too literally and learn presented topics from other sources as well.
by Mikhail K•
Dec 27, 2015
Too high level course. Expected more from it.
by Toby P•
Feb 06, 2016
Could be a useful course if you've never worked with IT projects, or for younger students. Everything seems to be about building a mobile phone app.
by Katherine P Z•
Sep 14, 2016
Incredibly frustrated by the peer grading system. I've been able to work on the course at relatively fast pace and have now completed all of the lectures, readings, quizzes and test but can't go on to the next course because not enough people have submitted the homework for me to grade. I understand the advantage of being able to "learn from others" but it doesn't outweigh the disadvantage of not being able to work at one's own pace .
by Lino J J•
Feb 22, 2016
I don't know how useful the ambiguous requirements exercise is when we only have one-way feedback. I also think that the ambiguous requirements exercise is the most important of the course, and the exercise missed the mark.
I would suggest you structure that exercise as a dialogue, where a PM is working with the customer to elicit requirements, and not give us a big long wish-list of functionality. Structured as a dialogue, you can show that a PM would ask, "You said that the game would make noise. When is the first time it makes noise? How often would game noises be made? Does it ever stop? What makes it stop? Why even have the game make noise in the first place? Are there different noises made during the course of game play/"
So, I can't recommend this particular course, and I'm concerned about what the capstone will look like if you give us an assignment where we're to make sense of functionality delivered as a block of text .