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Software Product Management (SPM) Specialization

The Software Product Management is a six course certification program that focuses on the principles and practice of efficient and effective software development. By examining the history of software development processes and models to the use of the Agile framework this set of courses is designed as a professional development opportunity for anyone who wishes to leverage current models and practices into their career development.

Specializations are the next level of MOOCs. With this new Software Product Management specialization, we are sharing our subject matter expertise with thousands of students across the globe looking to further their careers.
- Jonathan Schaeffer, Dean of the Faculty of Science

Software Product Management This course was envisioned Ken Wong, Associate Professor in Computing Science and with two accomplished graduates from the computing science program – Morgan Patzelt and Bradley Poulette – designed, developed and implemented this impressive set of courses. These courses open the door to the global population and provide an anytime, anywhere approach to learning that is now in high demand with those who are trying to balance work, life and learning.

We are thrilled to offer the Introduction to Software Product Management specialization with the University of Alberta. This specialization, along with dozens more we are launching this fall, is expected to reach hundreds of thousands learners worldwide, many of whom would never otherwise have access to the University of Alberta’s high quality instruction in computing science. More than half of our learners come to the platform specifically to build career skills, and cutting edge technology fields like software product management are in particularly high demand.
- Daphne Koller, president and co-founder of Coursera

If you are interested in engaging in this certification our courses are now open and available to begin at any time! Register now!