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Agile Certified Professional (PMI-ACP)

Overview

Agile is a general methodology applicable to project management and product development, and is increasingly used today as businesses and industries recognise the inherent value in this approach. The PMI-ACP® is a well respected credential in the Agile community, and demonstrates your competence in carrying out project management using Agile practices. The certification mandatorily requires a combination of agile training, experience working on agile projects and passing a rigorous examination on agile principles, practices, tools and techniques.

Our three-day workshop gives you multiple opportunities to learn how best to implement Agile practices appropriate for your teams, through an engaging blend of discussion, group interaction, case studies and real-world focused workshops. It also prepares candidates to sit for the rigorous PMI-ACP® examination. Candidates who have successfully obtained this certification can meet the needs of organisations by applying a diversity of methods to project management.

Agenda

Overview of Agile Project Management

  • Agile Manifesto
  • Popular Agile Methodologies
  • Agile Principles and Practices
  • Quick Overview of the Agile Practices using Scrum

Understanding the Key roles and Artifacts of Scrum

  • Scrum Master (Agile Project Manager)
  • Product Owner
  • Team Members
  • Product Backlog
  • Sprint Planning Meeting
  • Sprint Backlog
  • Tracking Board
  • Sprint Demo
  • Retrospectives

Understanding User Stories

  • The Anatomy of a User Story
  • User Story Development Techniques
  • Story Points
  • Ideal Time
  • Wide Band Delphi

The Sprint Planning Meeting

  • The Sprint Planning Meeting Time Box
  • Feature Prioritization
  • The Tracking Board
  • Definition of Done
  • Load Balancing

Sprinting

  • Self Organized teams
  • Work Volunteering
  • Daily Stand-up Meetings
  • Burn Down Chart Updation
  • Sprint Demo Meetings (Continuous improvement process)
  • Velocity
  • Sprint Retrospectives
  • Scaling Scrum
  • Co-located and Distributed Teams

Best Practices and Concepts

  • Agile Tooling
  • Osmotic Communications for Co-Located and Distributed Teams
  • WIP Limits
  • Cumulative Flow Diagram
  • Process Tailoring
  • Affinity Estimating
  • Product Road Map
  • Story Maps
  • Wire Frames
  • Chartering
  • Frequent Verification and Validation
  • Test Driven Development / Test First Development
  • Continuous Integration
  • Project Charter for an Agile Project
  • Participatory Decision Models
  • Process Analysis Techniques
  • Self-Assessment
  • Value-based Assessment

Soft Skills

  • Negotiation
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Collaboration
  • Adaptive Leadership
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Servant Leadership
  • Building High Performance Teams

Value Based Prioritization

  • Return on Investment (ROI)
  • Net Present Value (NPV)
  • Internal Rate of Return (IRR)
  • Compliance
  • Customer Valued Prioritization
  • Minimally Marketable Feature (MMF)
  • Relative Prioritization / Ranking
  • Business Case Development

Agile Implementation

  • Agile Contracting Methods
  • Agile Project Accounting Principles
  • Applying New Agile Practices
  • Compliance (Organization)
  • Control Limits for Agile Projects
  • Failure Modes and Alternatives
  • Globalization, Culture and Team Diversity
  • Innovation Games
  • Principles of Systems Thinking (Complex Adaptive Chaos)
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Variance and Trend Analysis
  • Vendor Management

Benefits

From the Course :

  • Get an introduction to Agile principles and practices
  • Learn how to mentor high-performance teams who deliver results
  • Understand techniques for actively managing project scope and ensuring delivery of the best products possible
  • Get familiar with new ways of managing project scope, schedule, budget and quality that are easily improved through effective Agile controls
  • Learn to combine best methods from multiple Agile methodologies
  • Use consistent cadence of “common sense” best practices in Agile
  • Apply powerful metrics to ensure continuous improvement
  • Learn about common pitfalls many teams fall into when adopting Agile practices
  • Change "Command and Control" leadership style to the more powerful "Servant Leadership" method of management
  • Respond to change quickly to seize competitive advantage
  • Benefits of Agile and why Agile teams are significantly happier with their work

From the Workshop :

  • 21 PDUs and 21 SEUs
  • 100 Days extra free online access to Agile & Scrum
  • 1 PMI-ACP® Practice Test
  • Group discussions facilitated through classroom training
  • Hard copy of the courseware
  • Assistance with PMI® Exam Application Form and end-to-end support via phone, email and chat

Certificates

Eligibility :

To apply for the PMI-ACP®, you need to meet the following requirements:

1. General Project Experience

  • 2000 hours of working on project teams within the last 5 years or having an active PMP/PgMP credential

2. Agile Project Experience

  • 1500 hours of working on Agile Project Teams or with Agile Methodologies, in addition to “General Project Experience” above

3. Training in Agile Practices

  • 21 contact hours earned in Agile Practices

Process :

To apply for the PMI-ACP® Certification Exam:

Register and log in to PMI's Online System to get started.
A printable PMI-ACP application form is also available.
You can always refer the PMI-ACP Handbook for further information.
Please note that credential must be maintained in 3 year cycles, by adding 30 PDUs in agile project management per three year cycle.

Who can attend?

  • Project Managers
  • Project Planners
  • Quality Assurance Staff
  • Developers/Programmers
  • Designers
  • Testers
  • Project Controllers
  • Product Owners
  • Scrum Masters
  • Scrum Team Members
  • Anyone looking to demonstrate level of experience and knowledge of managing agile projects or wanting to further the understanding of how Agile is applied and practiced.

Contact Us

+91 - 96119 22110
+91 - 95606 22981

taruna@delightlearning.com
aishu@delightlearning.com

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