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Project Management Institute Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Certification

Vendor: Project Management Institute(PMI)®
OBJECTIVE:
  • Identification of 'exam significance' for each agile topic.
  • A focus on real-world Agile project issues.
  • Exclusive exercises and Tricks of the Trade®.
  • To understand the concepts of agile project management
  • Prepare for the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Exam
OVERVIEW:

Agile management or agile project management is an iterative method of determining requirements for engineering and information technology development projects in a highly flexible and interactive manner. Agile methodologies and frameworks for managing successful projects. Realizing this, Project Management Institute (PMI)® came up with its Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® certification, which tests an individual’s ability to deliver products in an agile environment.

This three-day workshop will assist you to understand the concepts of agile project management and be able to prepare for PMI-ACP® certification exam, which focuses on Tools and Techniques (T&Ts) and Knowledge and Skills (K&Ss) in six different domains, namely, Value-Driven Delivery, Stakeholder Engagement, Boosting Team Performance Practices, Adaptive Planning, Problem Detection and Resolution, and Continuous Improvement.

Course Contents:

Session1
    Introduction to PMI-ACP® Examination
  • Importance of the Exam, Qualifying for the Exam, Exam Assumptions, Exam Contents, Tools And Techniques (T&Ts), Knowledge And Skills (K&Ss), Domains, Exam Score Breakdown.
  • Agile Framework – Agile Manifesto, Guiding Principles, Declaration of Independence (DOI), Agile Process Overview.
    Agile Methodologies and Frameworks
  • Scrum, Extreme Programming (XP), Feature-Driven Development (FDD), Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM), Crystal, Lead Software Development, Kanban.
    Domain - Value-Driven Delivery
  • Tools and Techniques[1] – ROI, NPV, IRR, Chartering, Value Stream Mapping, Customer-Valued Prioritization, Relative Prioritization / Ranking, Product Roadmap, Risk Adjusted Backlog, Task / Kanban Boards, WIP Limits, Customer-Valued Prioritization, EVA, CFDs, Risk Burn-down Graphs.
  • Knowledge and Skills (Level 1) – Prioritization, Incremental Delivery, Feedbacks through Prototypes, Simulations, and Demonstrations.
  • Knowledge and Skills (Level 3) – Agile Contracting Methods.
Session 2
    Domain - Adaptive Planning
  • Tools and Techniques – Time boxing, Progressive Elaboration, Process Tailoring, MMF, Wideband Delphi and Planning Poker, Ideal Time, Relative Sizing / Story Points, Affinity Estimating, Iteration and Release Planning.
  • Knowledge and Skills (Level 1) – Value-Based Decomposition and Prioritization, Time, Budget, and Cost Estimation.
  • Knowledge and Skills (Level 2) – Value-Based Analysis, Agile Charters, Business Case Development.
  • Knowledge and Skills (Level 3) – Agile Games, Agile Project Accounting Principles.
    Stakeholder Engagement
  • Tools and Techniques – Wireframes, Personas, User Stories / Backlogs, Story Maps, Information Radiators, Burndown / Burn Up Charts, Velocity, Agile Modeling, Negotiation, Conflict Resolution, Servant Leadership.
  • Knowledge and Skills (Level 1) – Incorporating Stakeholder Values, Stakeholder Management, Communication Management, Active Listening, Leadership Tools and Techniques.
  • Knowledge and Skills (Level 2) – Facilitation Methods, Distributed Teams, Participatory Decision Making.
  • Knowledge and Skills (Level 3) – Vendor Management, Globalization, Culture, and Team Diversity.
Session 3
    Domain - Boosting Team Performance Practices
  • Tools and Techniques – Adaptive Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, Daily Stand-ups, Collocated Teams, Team Space, Agile Tooling
  • Knowledge and Skills (Level 1) – Building Empowered Teams, Team Motivation, Coaching and Mentoring, Brainstorming Techniques.
  • Knowledge and Skills (Level 2) – Building High-Performance Teams, Distributed Teams.
    Domain – Problem Detection and Resolution
  • Tools and Techniques – Cycle Time, Escaped Defects, Continuous Integration, Risk-Based Spike, Frequent Verification and Validation, Test-Driven Development / Test-First Development, Acceptance Test-Driven Development.
  • Knowledge and Skills (Level 1) – Project and Quality Standards, Problem Solving.
  • Knowledge and Skills (Level 3) – Failure Modes and Alternatives, Variance and Trend Analysis, Control Limits.
    Domain – Continuous Improvement
  • Tools and Techniques – Retrospectives, Process Tailoring.
  • Knowledge and Skills (Level 1) – Knowledge Sharing.
  • Knowledge and Skills (Level 2) – Process Analysis, PMI’s Code of Ethics, Continuous Improvement Processes, Self-Assessment.
  • Knowledge and Skills (Level 3) – Principles of Systems Thinking, Applying New Agile Practices. Conclusion of the Workshop
  • Questions and Answers, Assessment, Feedback.
  • AUDIENCE:

    This course is targeted towards project managers and project team members who are seeking to understand the agile project management concepts and want to be able to appear PMI-ACP® Certification exam.

    DURATION:

    3 Days

    SCHEDULE

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