PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP)

Agile is a philosophy that uses organizational models based on people, collaboration and shared values, such as rolling wave planning; iterative and incremental delivery; rapid and flexible response to change; and open communication between teams, stakeholders and customers. There are many methodologies that adhere to these tenets such as SCRUM, Kanban, Lean, XP.

Agile is a topic of growing importance in project management. The PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® is developed in response to this increasing demand of organizations in the marketplace for project practitioners who can apply a diversity of methods to their projects.

This PMI-ACP® course provides a high quality training program that teaches you the skills and knowledge you need to successfully apply Agile practices in real life and to pass the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®examination to earn your certification.

This classroom course is aimed at people who work in Agile projects or whose organizations are adopting Agile principles.

Learning Objectives:

Agile manifesto, principles and practices across Agile methodologies, such as:

  • Scrum
  • eXtreme Programming (XP)
  • Lean
  • Kanban
  • Dynamic Systems Development Methods (DSDM)
  • Test-Driven / Feature-Driven Developments
  • Agile project lifecycle and key Agile management skills and social, economical and environmental influences.
  • Applying Agile management knowledge and skills, such as communications, coaching and mentoring, leadership, team motivation, problem solving strategies, and more.
  • Using Agile tools & techniques, such as value based prioritization, risk management, soft skills negotiation, product quality, Agile estimation, analysis, and design.
  • How to deliver a high quality product in a shorter period of time
  • Empowerment of team; self-organization and self-management
  • Professional responsibilities concerning Agile Project management.
  • Requirements to apply for the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner certification and pass the PMI-ACP ® exam

Audience:

You or your organization use Agile practices or your organization is adopting Agile methods:

  • Professionals pursuing the PMI-ACP® certification
  • CIO / CTO / IT Executives
  • Project / Program Management Officers
  • Development / Operation Managers
  • Project Managers / Team Leads
  • Developers/ Programmers
  • Designers / Testers
  • Project Controllers / Planners
  • Product Owners / Stakeholders
  • Scrum Masters / Scrum Team Members

 

Agenda:

  • Module 1 - Introduction

    • Introduction to the Course
    • Course Overview
    • Module Structure

    Module 2 - Introduction to the Project Management

    • Project and Project Management
    • PMI and PMBOK® Guide Fifth Edition
    • Introduction to Agile

    Module 3 - Agile Manifesto and Principles

    • Agile Philosophy
    • Agile Project Management
    • Agile project Life Cycle
    • Traditional vs. Agile Project Management

    Module 4 - Agile Methods and Approaches

    • Scrum
    • eXtreme Project Management (XPM)
    • Lean
    • Kanban
    • Agile Unified Process (AUP)
    • Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM)
    • Test-Driven Development (TDD)
    • Feature-Driven Development (FDD)

    Module 5 - Agile Domains and Tasks

    • Domain I. Agile Principles and Mindset
    • Domain II. Value-driven Delivery
    • Domain III. Stakeholder Engagement
    • Domain IV. Team Performance
    • Domain V. Adaptive Planning
    • Domain VI. Problem Detection and Resolution
    • Domain VII. Continuous Improvement (Product, Process, People)

     

  • Module 6 - Agile Tools and Techniques - I

    • Agile Analysis and Design
    • Agile Estimation
    • Communications
    • Interpersonal Skills
    • Metrics

    Module 7 - Agile Tools and Techniques - II

    • Planning, Monitoring & Adapting
    • Process Improvement
    • Product Quality
    • Risk Management
    • Value-Based Prioritization
  • Module 8 - Agile Knowledge and Skills

    • Stakeholder Management
    • Building Agile Teams
    • Communication Management
    • Problem Solving
    • Other Agile Concepts

    Module 9 - PMI-ACP Exam Preparation

    • Introduction to PMI® and PMBOK®
    • PMI-ACP® Credential
    • PMI-ACP® Application Overview
    • Exam Preparation

     

  • Exam Description
    The Project Management Professional (PMP)® is the most important industry-recognized certification for project managers. For detailed information on the certification exam, please visit the PMP certification page at https://www.pmi.org/certifications/types/agile-acp

    Exam Facts

    • The certification exam has 120 multiple-choice questions and you have three hours to complete it.
    • To maintain your PMI-ACP, you must earn 30 professional development units (PDUs) in agile topics every three years.

    Prerequisites

    • 2,000 hours of general project experience working on teams. A current PMP® or PgMP® will satisfy this requirement but is not required to apply for the PMI-ACP.
    • 1,500 hours working on agile project teams or with agile methodologies. This requirement is in addition to the 2,000 hours of general project experience.
    • 21 contact hours of training in agile practices.

     

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