Experimentation is a key capability for any business to develop and master. Learn how to leverage data to build knowledge and apply this knowledge to improve business outcomes and create strategic advantages.
Individual course: $399
Course duration: 6 weeks total
Time commitment: 3-5 hours each week
Experience level: Advanced
Learning partner: Boston University
Course type: Instructor-led on a course schedule
Subjects: Computer science and information technology
This course is part of both the Digital Product Management and Digital Leadership MicroMasters® programs. In it, you will learn to develop iterative business experiments using agile methods. This capability is central to digital businesses as it allows them to sustain competitive advantage through both incremental improvements as well as significant, disruptive innovations when opportunities and conditions warrant them.
This course focuses on experimentation across the three layers of a digital business:
The capacity of the technical infrastructure to provide an iterative and operational process that uses experiments to gather data and develop knowledge
The ability to use agile methods and manage the knowledge interfaces among experts at the organizational layer to derive insight from data to create knowledge and ultimately drive improvements in products and processes
The capability to use the technical and organizational infrastructures to drive experimentation at scale to deliver digital transformation
Topics of study
Use a business experimentation cycle to deliver desired business outcomes
Use operational processes, modular design, and agile methods to develop and drive iterative, small-loop experiments that create continuous improvement
Identify the need for, and manage the risks inherent in, big-loop experiments used to drive disruptive change
Manage the knowledge interfaces among the variety of experts involved in big-loop experiments
Manage your technical and organizational infrastructures to drive a capability for experimentation at scale
In order to be successful in this course, you should already have:
Familiarity with programming and object-oriented design
Experience with the construction and use of APIs and basic design patterns
Who can take this course?
Unfortunately, learners from the following countries or regions will not be able to register for this course: Iran, Cuba, and the Crimea region of Ukraine. While edX has sought licenses from the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to offer their courses to learners in these countries and regions, the licenses they have received are not broad enough to allow them to offer this course in all locations. EdX truly regrets that U.S. sanctions prevent them from offering all of their courses to everyone, no matter where they live.
About Boston University
As one of the world’s leading research universities, Boston University is currently engaged in more than 340 separate research, service, and educational programs and projects. Today, BU is the fourth-largest private university in the country and a member of the American Association of Universities, a nonprofit association of 62 of North America’s leading research-intensive institutions.