I was a bit sceptical at the beginning, but the course proved me wrong. Excellent introduction to data science and its basic concepts, and fits perfectly to the rest of specialization.
Very exciting course, probably the most exciting part of the specification so far. Helps to fill in the gaps on the theory front and provided a lot of useful practical advice as well.
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by Muhammad G•
I loved the whole specialization has a lot of benefits about product management from A to Z yet some lessons were confusing and doesn't have a clear view of how to use a specific concept or tool.
by William R•
I didn't get as much out of this as the other courses, but I already work with a lot of analytics so the material wasn't really new to me. The interviews with industry professionals were good.
by Sarah A•
I would loved to see more practical examples, although it might seem too much for a deep sub-topic like data science.
by Sandra B•
At times I found it a little bit too quick, but overall very good in my opinion.
by Elsa R W•
It was good information and assist with a different view
good intro to agile from analytics prespective
by Jorge A R L•
The course met my expectations
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by Anna K•
It is a good and interesting course in general. But peer assignments have mistakes. So, even students that understand materials well will lose points.
by Alexandre A•
A lot of material copied from previous courses
by Federico F C•
usefull, but simple.
by Neil I•
I have an issue with this course. I expected to love it, as it's the fourth of five in the DPM specialisation, and I've previously completed a specialisation on data science, as well as having quite an analytical job, however I HATED it. It was a chore that I had to get through as quickly as possible. Why? The practice quizzes. They are everything that gives this type of course a bad name: confusingly written, ambiguous (often with multiple possible correct answers) and far too frequent.
As a result, the course consistently demoralised me, making me think I didn't understand things I'd just learned, had misunderstood previous courses, and to question things I've held true for years.
Whoever let those questions out into the wild needs to take a long hard look at themselves.
The course content is fine; it's just those quizzes...
by Dario B•
Many things already seen in the prv Agile courses
by Laura W•
Based on my personal experience, I would advise against taking this course.
The content is OK, but the delivery leaves something to be desired. Ironically for a course talking about agile and lean start up philosophies, this is delivered in the extremely old-fashioned way of having someone talk at you (also, if I'm honest, in a quite American waffle, which isn't particularly user-friendly for those whose first language isn't American English). Oh, that said, they do give you about 3 minutes of a ridiculous 'skit' to illustrate the point... But really nothing innovative or experimental at all here..!
However, much, much worse than that is the fact that it is a hotbed for people who want to 'scam' a qualification. There appears to be no vetting of 'students' whatsoever. The majority of the submissions that I was required to review were one and the same document (that is, exactly the same, not one word changed). Because I had to report them for plagiarism, this also meant that they don't count towards the total no. of peer reviews completed, meaning it's extremely difficult to finish the course and earn the certificate, as there are really no genuine submissions at all it seems. (The few I did manage to complete were mostly just copied and pasted from the internet). Pessimal experience, and the same goes for the related courses - Hypothesis-Driven Development, Managing an Agile Team and Agile Meets Design Thinking.
Also, if you alert Coursera to this and / or ask how to complain, the 'customer help service' just repeats the same thing over and over regarding the plagiarism function and ignores the complaint request outright, every single time.
In my opinion this is disgusting for a course that is this expensive. Save yourself some time and hassle - best avoided.