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PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner (ACPÒ)


What is this course about ?


In this PMI-ACPÒ course, you gain the skills necessary to help you prepare for the Project Management Institute's new PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner PMI-ACPÒ credential exam. Through concentrated practice exams and workshops, you learn essential Agile terminology, tools and techniques, as well as the specialized elements within the PMI suggested reference materials required to pass the exam. Upon completion of this course you will have created a personalized study plan identifying your specific strengths and weaknesses designed for exam success. Further, this course features extended class hours, providing you with the 21 contact hours/PDUs you need to take the PMI-ACPÒ  exam. The course duration is 3 days.


What background knowledge should I have ?


This course is valuable for experienced or aspiring Agile certified practitioners who are planning to take the PMI- ACP exam in the near future. A general project management background and additional Agile development experience is required prior to taking this course.


Course Content:


Introduction to the PMI-ACPÒ  Exam

  • Recognizing key 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

Implementing Value-Driven Delivery


Focusing on business value

  • Defining and prioritizing features in terms of 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

Maintaining Stakeholder Engagement


Engaging 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

Boosting Team Performance Practices


Forming cross-functional teams

  • Establishing collaborative behaviors through group decision-making
  • Influencing teams to design their own 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

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 in a specified time frame
  • Controlling costs through quantitative measures

Problem Detection and Resolution


Recognizing and mitigating risks

  • Time Boxing to focus on immediate issues
  • Engaging the team proactively to identify risks and create mitigation strategies
  • Ensuring impediments are resolved and stakeholder expectations are adjusted

Communicating risks and impediments

  • Maintaining visibility with burn down charts, value stream mapping and Kanban boards
  • Managing features and technical issues with Backlog

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 non value-adding processes
  • Reducing Work In Progress (WIP)

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
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