Dec 08, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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UX 3031 - Agile Product Management

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This course is designed to expose students to the realities of agile product management through participation in a project from inception to implementation. It addresses the dynamic and fluid nature of people, product teams, and management styles, as well as the techniques used to adjust a product in real-time as a way of addressing customer needs. Emphasis is placed on “agility” as a vehicle for creating innovative, delightful products and services. (prereq: UX 3011  and junior standing)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Gain an expanded vocabulary of agile product management terminology 
  • Recognize different ways to integrate UX into an agile work environment
  • Apply agile methodologies to organize and work within an agile product team 
  • Know how collaborative thinking and planning drives product development 
  • Develop proficiency in digital product management tools  
  • Adopt an agile mindset 

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Foundations of collaborative design or teamwork 

Course Topics
  • Overview of the agile project management industry in comparison to traditional management styles
  • The relationship between customer satisfaction and embracing continuous delivery to rapidly respond to customer and company needs
  • Agile Manifesto
  • Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®), Scrum, and Kanban
  • How UX fits into Agile
  • Ideation through sketching and lean UX techniques
  • Getting businesspeople and developers to work collaboratively
  • Creating and managing a product backlog
  • Building products around motivated people
  • The need for face-to-face conversations
  • Agile processes and sustainable development
  • How technical excellence and good design enhances agility and product usability

Amii LaPointe

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