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PMI-ACP - PMI Agile Certified Practitioner

Overview

Duration: 3 days

The PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® formally recognizes your knowledge of agile principles and your skill with agile techniques. It will make you shine even brighter to your employers, stakeholders and peers. 

The PMI-ACP® is our fastest growing certification, and it’s no wonder. Organizations that are highly agile and responsive to market dynamics complete more of their projects successfully than their slower-moving counterparts — 75 percent versus 56 percent — as shown in our 2015 Pulse of the Profession® report. 

The PMI-ACP spans many approaches to agile such as Scrum, Kanban, Lean, extreme programming (XP) and test-driven development (TDD.) So it will increase your versatility, wherever your projects may take you.

Objectives

Prepare trainees for obtaining the PMI – ACP
certification. Additionally the course should also help
you to:
• Apply agile practices on specific project situations;
• Understand the agile approach, during the
requirement, analysis, design, development, tests
and deployment phases;
• Understand the challenges of the agile approach in
project management;
• Determine if the agile approach is an option
considering the project situation and environment;
• Adapt the agile approach;

Content

Module 1 - About The PMI-ACPM Certification
And The Exam
Module 2 Introduction To Agile
• Agile History
• Agile Manifesto
• Agile vs Waterfall
Module 3 - Project Selection
• Project Charter
• Project Selection Methods
Module 4 - Define Requirements
• Brainstorming
• Root-Cause Analysis
• 20/20 Vision
• “Buy a Feature”
• The Apprentice
• “Product Box”
• ”Prune the Product Tree”
• Force Field Analysis
• “Parking Lot”
• Personas and Extreme Personas
• Wireframes
Module 5 - Agile Planning
• Release and Iteration Planning
• Vision Document
• Product Roadmap
• Themes
• Epic Stories
• User Stories and Story Cards
• Story Maps
• Features
• Minimal Marketable Feature
• Tasks
• Value Stream Mapping
• Progressive Elaboration
• Rolling Wave Planning
• Test-First Development
• Agile Modeling
• Time Boxing
• Continuous Integration
Module 6 - Agile Estimating
• Relative Sizing
• Delphi and Wideband Delphi
• Planning Poker
• Affinity Diagramming
• Ideal Time
• Velocity
• Cycle Time
• Burn Rate
• Product Backlog
Module 7 - Working With Agile
• Backlogs
• Quality Management
• Verification and Validation
• Kaizen
• WIP Limits
• Retrospectives
• Change Management
• Escaped Defects
• Smells
• Spikes
• Kaizen
• Refactoring
• Risk-Adjusted Backlogs
Module 8 – Communication
• Osmosis Communication
• Burn Up and Burn Down Charts
• Kanban Boards
• Radiators
• Cumulative Flow Diagram
Module 9 - Stakeholder And Team
Management
• Collaboration
• Motivation
• Negotiation
• Emotional Intelligence
• Conflict Management
• Leadership
Module 10 - Earned Value Management
• Earned Value Adjusted to Agile
• Reporting
Module 11 - Agile Methodologies
• Scrum
• XP
• Lean

Audience

If you work on agile teams or if your organization is adopting agile practices, the PMI-ACP is a good choice for you. Compared with other agile certifications based solely on training and exams, the PMI-ACP is evidence of your real-world, hands-on experience and skill.

Prerequisites

General Project Experience
• 2,000 hours working on project teams
• These hours must be earned within the last 5
years
• Active PMP® or PgMP® will satisfy this
requirement
Agile Project Experience
• 1500 hours working on agile project teams or with
agile methodologies
• These hours are in addition to the 2,000 hours
required in “general project experience”
• These hours must be earned within the last 3
years
Training in Agile Practices
• 21 contact hours
• Hours must be earned in agile practices
Examination
• Tests knowledge of agile fundamentals

Certification

PMI-ACP AGILE PRACTITIONER 

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