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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 andThe 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 Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)

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