Agile PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI ACP)BootCamp

PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI ACP)BootCamp


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  • Course Delivery: Virtual Classroom
  • Language: English

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Agile has made its way into the mainstream it's no longer a grassroots movement to change software development. Today, more organizations and companies are adopting this approach over a more traditional waterfall methodology, and more are working every day to make the transition.

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

This PMI-ACP training course not only prepares you to lead your next Agile project effort, but ensures that you're prepared to pass the PMI-ACP certification exam. Acquiring this certification now will make you one of the first software professionals to achieve this valuable industry designation from PMI.

Course Objectives

  • Learn precisely what you will need to know in order to pass the new Agile Certified Practitioner (PMIACP) Exam
  • Understand Agile principles and practices that will transform team performance and improve customer satisfaction
  • Acquire valuable insights into how you can ""empower and inspire"" your team
  • Gain insight on how to establish transparency in communication inside the team as well as with customers
  • Learn how to develop teams into high–performance teams; they will deliver amazing results for customers
  • Discover techniques to more actively manage a project's scope to help better ensure the delivery of the best product possible, not just the product that was planned
  • Experience the freedom of embracing change and redefining how change affects projects, for the better
  • Evaluate how new approaches to manage project scope, schedule, budget and quality are easily improved through the use of effective Agile controls
  • Uncover the mystery of teams that are more accurate by being less precise
  • Combine best methods from multiple Agile methodologies to apply to your team
  • Learn to better know and collaborate with customers for better results
  • Build trust with your team and your customer through consistent cadence of ""common sense"" best practices
  • Learn the most powerful metrics to employ to ensure that teams continuously improve their development and delivery
  • Avoid the pitfalls many teams fall into when adopting Agile practices
  • Gain powerful insights, techniques and skills to successfully coach a new or existing agile team
  • Successfully make the transition from a 'Command and Control' leadership style to the more powerful 'Servant Leadership' method of management
  • React and respond to change quickly and effectively to seize competitive advantage for your customer
  • Arm yourself with the latest industry knowledge on how to manage dynamic projects in the most unforgiving environments
  • Learn why studies have shown Agile teams are significantly happier with their work, and ensure this benefit for your own team

Topics Covered

1. Getting Started:
During this kick-off section of the class the group not only covers introductions and course objectives, but they are also taken through some useful techniques Agile teams use to set the stage for working together. This section specifically covers:
  • Introductions
  • Objectives
  • Working Agreements
  • Agile Overview

2. Tools and Techniques:
During this section of the class, the group examines the PMI recognized Tools and Techniques of Agile Project Management. This section specifically covers the following toolkits:
  • Agile Analysis and Design
  • Agile Estimation
  • Communications
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Metrics
  • Planning, Monitoring, and Adapting
  • Process Improvement
  • Product Quality
  • Risk Management
  • Value-Based Prioritization

3. Knowledge and Skills:
During this section of the class the group explores the levels of Agile Knowledge of and Skills in each of the following:
Agile values and principles
  • Agile frameworks and terminology
  • Agile methods and approaches
  • Assessing and incorporating community and stakeholder values
  • Stakeholder management
  • Communication management
  • Facilitation methods
  • Knowledge sharing/written communication
  • Leadership
  • Building Agile teams
  • Team motivation
  • Physical and virtual co-location
  • Global, cultural, and team diversity
  • Training, coaching, and mentoring
  • Developmental mastery models
  • Self-assessment tools and techniques
  • Participatory decision models
  • Principles of systems thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Prioritization
  • Incremental delivery
  • Agile discovery
  • Agile sizing and estimation
  • Value based analysis and decomposition
  • Process analysis
  • Continuous improvement
  • Agile hybrid models
  • Managing with Agile KPIs
  • Agile project chartering
  • Agile contracting
  • Agile project accounting principles
  • Regulatory compliance
  • PMIs Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct

4. Testing Details:
During this section of the class the group will cover the nuts-and bolts of testing details related to the PMI-ACP examination. This section will specifically cover:
  • The Role Delineation Study as the basis of the exam
  • Discuss the timeline for the exam
  • Review the eligibility requirements
  • Examine the costs to take the exam
  • Understand the audit process
  • Understand the details and results of the exam
  • Discuss what happens if you don't pass

5. Wrap-Up:
During this concluding section of the class the group will explore next steps on what they need to do in order to prepare to receive the PMI-ACP designation, what they could improve as an Agile practitioner, and how the course went. Specifically this section will cover:
  • "Next Steps" Retrospective
  • Course Retrospective
  • Course Evaluation Process
  • PMI PDU Credits
  • IC Agile Certified Professional opportunities
  • Ways to keep learning

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