PMI-ACP Exam Prep

“If you use agile practices in your projects, or your organization is adopting agile approaches to project management, the PMI-ACP® certification may be right for you. The PMI-ACP recognizes knowledge of agile principles, practices and tools and techniques across agile methodologies.

If you are working in organizations using agile, the PMI-ACP can pro-vide an opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge of agile practices. The PMI-ACP is not limited to project managers as individuals with experience working on agile project teams can apply and experience requirements to obtain the PMI-ACP do not reflect the need to manage projects.” – PMI.org

Why this training?

  • Demonstrate to employers the level of professionalism in agile practices, tools and techniques
  • Increase professional versatility in agile techniques
  • Hold a certification that is more credible than existing entry-level, training or exam-only based offerings

What do you get?

  • 3-day classroom training
  • Full exam simulation
  • Practice questions during the course
  • Application support and exam logistics
  • Post course coaching for 30 days

Audience

  • Project managers
  • Team members (developers, testers, analysts, etc.)
  • Team leads and managers
  • Business people

Certification Requirements

We strongly encourage you to constantly review the official webpage of the certification:
www.pmi.org/certifications/types/agile-acp

Agenda

Introduction
– How to pass the exam
– Build your study plan
– Becoming AgileThe agile value proposition- Agile myths and reality- Agile vs WaterfallAgile methodologies- Becoming value-driven
– Values and principles
– The Agile mindsetAgile methodologies
– What makes it a methodology
– How to use methodologies
– Deep dive into Scrum, Lean, Kanban, XP, FDD, DSDM, CrystalThe framework
Pillars and artefacts
Roles and responsibilities o Incremental and iterative
Agile delivery teams
– How to add value
– The Development Team
– The Product Owner/Customer
– The Scrum Master/Coach
– The sponsor
– Managing the stakeholders
– Servant leadership
– Active listening
– Emotional Intelligence
– High performance teams
– Conflict managementProject initiation
– Project charter and the vision
– Project metrics: ROI, NPV , IRR, etc.
– The vision statement
– „Design the box“
– Using Personas
– Product backlog
– Value stream mapping
– Requirements decomposition
– Progressive elaboration
– User stories
– Agile Estimations
– Understanding velocity
– Building a product roadmap
Release planning
– Mapping and decomposing stories
– Story mapping
– Breaking down large stories
– Prioritization techniques
– Risk management
– Using spikesSprint Zero
– Setting up the project
– High level designs
– Process diagrams, user flows, UI prototypes, wireframes Sprint Planning
– The planning meeting
– Task management
– Storyboards and task boardsInside the iteration
– Face-to-face communications
– Daily Stand-Ups
– Information radiators
– Project reporting: burn ups/downs, tracking deliveries and velocity, defects Sprint Review
– Preparing for the review
– Running the review
– How to run a good reviewSprint Retrospective
– Continuous improvement
– Retrospective techniques
– Self-assessments
– Best practicesTest strategy
– Exam simulation
– Conclusions

Duration

  • 3 days / 21 contact hours (exam requirement)

Interested?