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Dec 12th 2016

Running Experiments with Agile (Coursera)

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To deliver agile outcomes, you have to do more than implement an agile process; you have to create a culture of experimentation. It's this commitment to experimenting that's at the heart of today’s most successful implementations of agile. This course shows you how to integrate the practice of experimentation across concept testing, usability testing, functional testing, and continuous deployment.

Basically, we’ll show you how to answer these three big questions with experiments:

Should we build it? (And then: Did it matter?)

Is it usable?

Did it break?

We'll show you how to:

- Translate your product’s strategic direction into a user-centric charter with lots of small, testable ideas

- Test user motivation to make sure you’re building something that matters

- Design and conduct best practice usability testing (even without working software)

- Use narrative collaboration to focus your testing

- Integrate functional testing into a more continuous release flow


Running Experiments with Agile is course 4 of 5 in the Agile Development Specialization.

In this Specialization, you'll gain an understanding and appreciation of the principles and practice of agile management. You'll learn to coordinate all aspects of the agile development process, including running design sprints, managing teams, and fostering a culture of experimentation. In the final Capstone Project, you'll apply what you've learned to guide a real-world software development project to successful completion. UVA Darden