PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®Training

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PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®Training

The PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® is a widely accepted credential in the Agile community and is a reflection of the holder’s competence in carrying out project management using Agile practices.

The certification mandatorily requires a combination of agile training, experience working on agile projects, and a thorough comprehension of agile principles, methods, tools, and techniques.

Join our The PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® course now and learn how best to implement Agile practices appropriate for single and enterprise-scale projects, through an engaging blend of discussion, group interaction, case studies, and real-world focused workshops.

Our workshop on the PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®  will help you implement Agile practices appropriate for your teams, and gain the skills and knowledge required to sit for the PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® certification exam.

Comprehensive courseware and ample quiz sessions will also thoroughly prepare you for the PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® examination. Candidates who have successfully obtained this certification can meet the needs of organizations by applying a diversity of methods to project management.

The PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®  certification recognizes your expertise in applying agile principles and techniques in your organization.

Earning PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® certification shows you have the skills to implement value-driven delivery while facilitating continuous improvement through improved communication and collaboration.

Prepare to achieve your MI-Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® certification and earn 21 Professional Development Units (PDUs) with this training course.

Through real-life scenarios, you will review Agile terminology and public practices, and leverage seven domains of the method to create a personalized self-study plan and increase the effectiveness of your exam preparation.

This training will empower you to become a skilled, agile professional with knowledge of a broad range of agile methodologies, including Scrum, Kanban, Lean, extreme programming, and test-driven development.

The MI-Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® is the fastest-growing certification and is a recognized way for a project manager to demonstrate experience and professional versatility.

Today’s employers care about the PMI® credential, making it an excellent choice for career advancement.

Reach a milestone in your Agile career, with the PMI-ACP® certification!

The course can be taken as a next level after Project Management Professional (PMP)®  

This course will allow you to apply for PMI® exams.

PMBOK, PMI-ACP, and PMI are registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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Our PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® training program is aligned to the PMI® guidelines and is designed to help you pass your PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® exam in the first attempt.

The course covers agile methodologies, tools, and techniques extensively and provides real-life scenarios plugged in throughout the course.

This course provides participants with a solid foundation of the PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® exam. During class, participants will be introduced to Agile concepts and practices with banks of sample questions.

Additionally, participants will apply agile principles directly to a real-world project taken directly from their industry.

If you already use agile practices or your organization is adopting agile methods, earning the PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® certification will demonstrate your knowledge of and commitment to this rapidly growing approach to project management.

Participants will:

  • Prepare for the PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® exam while completing the required 21 contact hours/PDUs
  • Navigate the tools, techniques, knowledge, and skills addressed in the exam
  • Review relevant topics in the PMI® suggested reference materials
  • Practice for the exam with sample questions and exercises

IMPORTANT COURSE INFORMATION

Requirements:

  • 2,000 hours of general project experience in the last five years
  • 1,500 hours of Agile project experience in the previous three years

Course Preparation:

Overnight reading required during class.

Certification & Exam Information:

To earn this certification, you must take and pass the three-hour PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® exam, comprised of 120 multiple-choice questions

Strategic Axis can help you maintain your certification with a comprehensive list of PDU-eligible training courses.

To maintain your PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®, you must earn 30 Professional Development Units (PDUs) in agile topics every three years.

PMBOK, PMI-ACP, and PMI are registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

COURSE OUTLINE

Modules:

Module 1: Introduction to the PMI-ACP®

  • Recognizing critical Agile developments and definitions
  • Applying the values and principles of the Agile Manifesto
  • Mapping tools, techniques, knowledge, and skills to PMI’s six domains of Agile development
  • Why and When Agile
  • Agile Manifesto
  • Agile Vs. Waterfall
  • Agile Methods
  • SCRUM
  • Extreme Programming (XP)
  • Feature Driven Development
  • LEAN
  • DSDM
  • Crystal

Module 2: Implementing Value-Driven Delivery

  • What is Value-Driven Delivery
  • Assessing Value
  • Planning Value
  • Focusing on business value
  • Defining and prioritizing features regarding user and stakeholder value
  • Leveraging rapid feedback cycles
  • Ensuring progressive elaboration of requirements
  • Identifying Minimally Marketable Features for release planning
  • Sharpening the requirements definition by agreeing on the Definition of Done
  • Customer Value Prioritization
  • Moscow prioritization
  • Kano Analysis
  • Relative Prioritization
  • Product Roadmap – Story Ma
  • Risk-Adjusted Backlogs
  • Agile Contracts
  • DSDM Contracts
  • “Money for Nothing and your change for Free.”
  • Graduated Fixed Price Contract
  • Fixed Price Work Package
  • Delivering Value
  • Task and Kanban Board
  • WIP Limits
  • Incremental Delivery
  • Confirming Value
  • Tracking and Reporting Value
  • Agile EVM
  • Cumulative Flow Diagrams (CFDs)
  • Risk Burn Down Graphs
  • Tasks / Kanban Boards

Module 3: Maintaining Stakeholder Engagement

  • Engaging in empowered business stakeholders
  • Identifying stakeholders and their concerns
  • Promoting effective collaboration and participation
  • Communicating progress to help the organization make informed decisions
  • Enabling knowledge sharing
  • Building trust and managing expectations through shared success criteria
  • Aligning Stakeholders’ understanding
  • Wireframes
  • Personas
  • User Stories/Backlogs
  • Story Maps
  • Incorporating Stakeholder Values
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Vendor Management
  • Communicating with Stakeholders
  • Information Radiators
  • Burn Down and Burn Up Charts
  • Velocity
  • Agile Modeling
  • Critical Soft Skills
  • Negotiation
  • Active Listening
  • Facilitation Methods
  • Globalization, Culture, and Team Diversity
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Distributed Teams
  • Participatory Decision Models
  • Leading Effectively
  • Servant Leadership
  • Leadership Tools and Techniques

Module 4: Boosting Team Performance Practices

  • Forming cross-functional teams
  • Establishing collaborative behaviors through group decision-making
  • Influencing organizations to design their internal work processes
  • Empowering teams to self-organize
  • Encouraging teams to estimate and track project progress
  • Creating safe environments for experimentation
  • Developing high-performance teams
  • Raising productivity by eliminating waste
  • Coaching styles that foster skill enhancement
  • Understanding Team Performance
  • Adaptive Leadership
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Building an Empowered Team
  • Building High-Performance Team
  • Team Practices
  • Daily Stand-Ups
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Brainstorming
  • Team Space
  • Co-located and Distributed Teams
  • Osmotic Communication
  • Tacit Knowledge
  • Communication Tools
  • Agile Tooling
  • Low Tech, High Touch tools
  • Digital Tools

Module 5: Implementing Adaptive Planning

  • Planning at multiple levels
  • Applying rolling wave planning
  • Leveraging progressive elaboration
  • Employing empirical planning
  • Balancing priorities and team capabilities
  • Coaching the team to adjust cadences based on situational awareness
  • Applying Agile Earned Value Measurement (EVM)
  • Refining estimate ranges to reflect uncertainty
  • Capturing measures of accepted work delivered within a specified timeframe
  • Controlling costs through quantitative measures
  • Planning Concepts
  • Timeboxing
  • Progressive Elaboration
  • Process Tailoring
  • Minimum Marketable Features
  • Value-Based Analysis
  • Value-Based decomposition and Prioritization
  • Agile Games
  • Estimation
  • Planning Poker and Wideband Delphi
  • Ideal Time
  • Relative Sizing/Story Points
  • Affinity Estimating
  • Agile Project Accounting Principal
  • Agile Plans
  • Agile Charters
  • Business Case Development
  • Product Vision
  • Release Planning
  • Story Maps
  • Iteration Planning

Module 6: Problem Detection and Resolution

  • Recognizing and mitigating risks
  • Time Boxing to focus on immediate issues
  • Engaging the team proactively in identifying risks and creating mitigation strategies
  • Ensuring impediments are resolved, and stakeholder expectations are adjusted
  • Communicating threats and obstacles
  • Maintaining visibility with burndown charts, value stream mapping, and Kanban boards
  • Managing features and technical issues with Backlog
  • Identifying Problems
  • Cycle Time
  • Escaped Defects
  • Project and Quality Standards
  • Failure Modes and Alternatives
  • Variance and Trend Analysis
  • Control Limits
  • Resolving Problems
  • Continuous Integration
  • Risk-Based Spikes
  • Frequent Verification and Validation
  • Test-Driven Development (TDD) /Test-First Development (TFD)
  • Acceptance Test-Driven Development
  • Problem Solving

Module 7: Facilitating Continuous Improvement

  • Tailoring the process
  • Conducting retrospectives to improve the team’s behavior
  • Experimenting with new techniques and process ideas
  • Evaluating work efficiency
  • Removing nonvalue-adding methods
  • Reducing Work In Progress (WIP)
  • Knowledge Sharing
  • Process Tailoring
  • The principal of Systems Thinking
  • Process Analysis
  • Applying New agile Practices
  • Continuous Improvement Process

Module 8: Preparing to Pass the Exam

  • Defining your exam preparation strategy
  • Gaining insight into the exam format and process
  • Applying proven tips for exam success
  • Optimizing your study time and focus
  • In The Classroom

  • Live, Online

  • Private Team Training

  • Indiviual Private Session

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