Description

The PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) certification clearly illustrates to colleagues, organizations or even potential employers that students are ready and able to lead in this new age of product development, management and delivery.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 students’ versatility, wherever your projects may take you. To stay relevant in the competitive, professional world, it’s increasingly important that professionals can demonstrate true leadership ability on today’s software projects.

This course provides students with 21 contact hours in agile practices to help attain the Project Management Institute (PMI) credential.
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Objectives

After finishing this course, you will be able to:
  • Use an Agile approach to effectively manage a project’s schedule, scope, budget, quality, and team
  • Tangible, effective methods of team-based planning
  • Creating transparent communication among and with customers
  • Prioritizing methods that will help the team build trust with customers
  • Connecting all five levels of planning to create cadence for the team
  • Establishing a road map for what you want to apply to your team and how success with Agile can be achieved

Outline

The course contains the following components:
  • Intro to the PMI-ACP exam
    • Terminology and exam content outline review
    • Knowledge and skills area overview
    • The Agile Manifesto
    • Empirical Process Control
  • Agile Principles and Mindset
    • Overview of Agile Methodologies
    • Scrum
    • Extreme Programming
    • Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM)
    • Lean Product/Software Development
    • Kanban
    • Feature Driven Development (FDD)
    • Crystal Methods
    • Adaptive Software Development (ASD)
    • Developing a Successful Mindset
  • Value Driven Delivery
    • ROI and Benefit Measurement Methods
    • Earned Value
    • Key Performance Indicators
    • The Gulf of Misunderstanding
    • Dot Voting or Multi-Voting
    • MoSCoW
    • Monopoly Money
    • 100-Points
    • Kano Analysis
    • Customized Procurement
  • Stakeholder Engagement
    • Charters and Agile Projects
    • Techniques of Pre-Project Engagement
    • The Definition of Done
    • Agile Knowledge Sharing and Communication
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Conflict Resolution
    • Adaptive Leadership
  • Team Performance
    • Tuckman’s Ladder
    • Shu-Ha-Ri and Skill Mastery
    • Dreyfus Model:5 stages of skill acquisition
    • Collaborative Working Environments
    • Osmotic Communication
    • Team and Individual Coaching
    • Velocity tracking
    • Burn Down and Burn Up Charts
  • Adaptive Planning
    • Iteration Zero
    • Analyzing Based on Business Value
    • Timeboxing
    • Epics, Features and User Stories
    • Story Mapping
    • Relative Sizing
    • Planning Poker
    • Sprint Calculations
    • Iterations and Spikes
    • Initial Velocity Planning
  • Problem Detection and Resolution
    • The Cost of Changes
    • Refactoring
    • Lead, Cycle Time and WIP
    • Determining Defects
    • Common and Special Causes
    • Risk Adjusted backlog
    • Risk Burndown Charts
  • Continuous Improvement
    • Process Tailoring
    • Cycle Time and Value Streams
    • Value Stream Mapping
    • Total Cycle Time and Process Efficiency
    • Continuous Product Improvement
    • Intraspectives and Retrospectives

Prerequisite Knowledge

It is recommended that before attending this course students have prior project management knowledge and experience.
Price:

Price on request