PMI-ACP Agile Certified Practitioner Exam Preparation Course

///PMI-ACP Agile Certified Practitioner Exam Preparation Course
PMI-ACP Agile Certified Practitioner Exam Preparation Course 2018-02-07T16:37:12+00:00

Overview

ACP Course Objectives

Course Benefits

Course Outline

Course Calendar

ACP Course Overview

Agile Certified Practitioner ACP Course OverviewAttend our PMI Agile Certified Professional (PMI-ACP) certification exam preparation training program and get ready to become PMI-ACP certified. Our PMI Agile Certified Professional (PMI-ACP) course is aligned to the 2015 PMI guidelines and is designed to help you clear the PMI ACP Exam on the first attempt. Additionally, this course will empower you to become a versatile agile professional with the knowledge of Scrum, Kanban, Lean, extreme programming (XP) and test-driven development (TDD).

The use of agile as an approach to managing projects has been increasing dramatically over the last several years. Gartner predicts that by the end of 2012, agile development methods will be used on 80% of all software development projects. PMI’s research has shown that the use of agile has tripled from December 2008 to May 2011. Furthermore, research demonstrates the value that agile can have in decreasing product defects, improving team productivity, and increasing delivery of business value. The PMI-ACP is positioned to recognize and validate knowledge of this important approach.

PMI ACP Course Objectives

Agile Certified Professional (ACP) Exam Prep Course Objectives Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Prepare to pass the PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP exam)

  • Navigate the tools and techniques exam sections and the knowledge and skills exam areas

  • Align your Agile development experience with PMI’s six domains of practice

  • Review relevant topics in the PMI® suggested reference materials for exam preparation

  • Compare Agile development practices to the classical approaches for project management

  • Create a personalized plan for self-study to focus your efforts between the course and your exam date

Who will benefit from this course?

Who will benefit from Agile Certified Professional CourseExperienced Agile practitioners who plan to take the PMI-ACP exam as well as PMP® credential holders with Agile experience who wish to enhance their accreditation.

Course Outline

Agile Certified Professional Course Outline

Introduction to the PMI-ACP 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 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 that allow teams to experiment
  • Developing high performance teams
  • Raising productivity by eliminating waste
  • Coaching and mentoring 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 current levels of 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 burndown charts, value stream mapping and Kanban boards
  • Managing features, technical issues and defects with Backlog

Facilitating Continuous Improvement

  • Tailoring the process
  • Conducting frequent retrospectives to improve the team’s behavior
  • Experimenting with new techniques and process ideas
  • Evaluating work efficiency
  • Removing no value adding processes
  • Reducing Work In Progress (WIP)

Preparing to Pass the Exam

  • Developing your personalized study plan
  • Pinpointing areas of strength and weakness to optimize study time
  • Defining your exam preparation strategy
  • Incorporating study tips for best results

Assessing your exam preparedness

  • Gaining insight into the exam format and process
  • Applying proven tips for exam success
  • Optimizing your study time and focus

Certificate Awarded

A certificate of completion will be issued to those who attend and complete the program. This course will entitle delegates to 21 Professional Development Units (PDUs) from PMI.

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Course Calendar

Date

Course

Sun - Tue

12 - 14

AUG

Course Category: Project Management Courses

Location: Dubai

Sun - Tue

16 - 18

SEP

Course Category: Project Management Courses

Location: Dubai

Sun - Tue

14 - 16

OCT

Course Category: Project Management Courses

Location: Dubai

Tue - Thu

4 - 6

DEC

Course Category: Project Management Courses

Location: Dubai

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