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PMI-ACP Certified Practitioner Training (Blended learning)

The PMI Agile Certified Practitioner recognizes your knowledge in Agile and also equips you with the Agile practices necessary to maximise output of your team. It will help you stand out to your employers and peers. The PMI-ACP is evidence of your real-world, hands-on experience and skill

USD 599 USD 699

Course Overview

The PMI-ACP is the fastest growing certification. Organizations that follow the agile practices and adapt to the market dynamics complete more of their projects successfully than other organizations

Key Highlights

  • 55 hours of blended learning
  • 28 hours of instructor-led training
  • 27 hours of self-paced learning content
  • 2 industry case study and 61 real life examples
  • 49 end-of-chapter quizzes
  • 5 simulation exams
  • 26 PDUs (self-paced learning) and 28 PDUs (instructor-led training
  • No exam fee included

What You'll Learn

  • Increases your adaptability in Agile technologies
  • Increases team production
  • Multiiterative models

SCHEDULE

    • Delivery Format: Virtual Classroom Live
    • Location: Online
    • Access Period: 4 Weeks
    • Course Date: 28 Nov-19 Dec
    • Course Time: 07:30 - 11:30 CST
    • Session: Weekend
    • Total Class: Sat - Sun ( 7 Sessions)
    QTY
    USD 599 USD 699

Career Benefits

  • Certified professionals are relevant and marketable in different sectors
  • Growth in the organization
  • Better paycheck
  • Work better with your peers

Who Can Attend

  • Individuals working in agile teams
  • If the organization is transitioning to agile practices
  • Project managers 
  • Associate/assistant project managers
  • Team leads/managers
  • Project executive
  •  Software developers
  • Any professional aspiring to be a project manager

Exam Formats

 The PMI ACP exam fee is not included in the course fee. It must be paid by you directly to the Project Management Institute (PMI) for the application and examination

The PMI-ACP examination consists of 100 scored items and 20 unscored (pre-test) items. The unscored items will not be identified and will be randomly distributed throughout the exam. The duration of the exam is three hours

Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

  • Virtual Classroom Live Duration: 28 Hrs

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Course Syllabus


Lesson 01 - Course Introduction

  • Course Introduction
  • Eligibility Requirements
  • Certification Fees and Renewal
  • About Our Course

Lesson 02 - Agile Principles and Mindset - Part 1

  • Agile Principles and Mindset - Part One
  • Introduction to Agile
  • Agile Engineering Practices
  • The Agile Manifesto
  • Agile Manifesto Explained
  • Principles of Agile Manifesto
  • Applying the Principles of Agile Manifesto
  • Agile Core Principles and Practices
  • Benefits of Agile
  • Project Life Cycle Characteristics
  • Key Takeaways
  • Knowledge Check

Lesson 03 - Agile Principles and Mindset - Part 2

  • Agile Principles and Mindset - Part Two
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Agile Mindset
  • Where to Apply Agile
  • Meaning of Scrum
  • Features of Scrum
  • Three Pillars of Scrum
  • Scrum Roles
  • Key Terms of Scrum
  • Scrum Meetings
  • Scrum: An Empirical Process
  • Extreme Programming
  • Extreme Programming Practices - Part A
  • Extreme Programming Practices - Part B
  • Roles in Extreme Programming
  • Process Diagram of XP
  • Crystal Method
  • Properties of Crystal Method
  • Key Categories of Crystal Method - Part A
  • Key Categories of Crystal Method - Part B
  • Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM)
  • Basic Principles of Atern
  • Planning Philosophy in DSDM
  • DSDM Techniques
  • DSDM Phases
  • Feature-Driven Development
  • Agile Project Management
  • Key Takeaways
  • Knowledge Check

Lesson 04 - Value-Driven Delivery - Part 1

  • Value-Driven Delivery - Part One
  • Quantifying Customer Value
  • Time Value of Money
  • Time Value of Money: Example
  • The Financial Feasibility of Projects
  • Return on Investment ROI
  • Net Present Value (NPV)
  • Net Present Value (NPV): Example
  • Internal Rate of Return (IRR)
  • Payback Period
  • Payback Period: Example
  • Prioritization of Functional Requirements
  • MoSCoW
  • Kano Model
  • Relative Weighting
  • Prioritization of Non-Functional Requirements
  • Risk Management in Agile
  • Key Takeaways
  • Knowledge Check

Lesson 05 - Value-Driven Delivery - Part 2

  • Value-Driven Delivery - Part Two
  • Minimal Viable Product
  • Project Planning Using MVP
  • Agile Compliance
  • Key Drivers of Agile Compliance
  • Incremental Delivery
  • Review and Feedback
  • Earned Value Management
  • Earned Value Metrics
  • Earned Value Metrics: Example
  • Agile Contracts: Components
  • Agile Contracting Methods
  • Fixed-Price or Fixed-Scope Contract
  • Time and Materials (T and M) Contract
  • T and M with Fixed Scope and Cost Ceiling
  • T and M with Variable Scope and Cost Ceiling
  • Bonus or Penalty Clauses
  • Rolling Agile Contracts
  • Terms Used in Agile Contracts
  • Key Takeaways
  • Knowledge Check

Lesson 06 - Stakeholder Engagement - Part 1

  • Stakeholder Engagement - Part One
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Project Charter
  • Understanding Stakeholder Needs
  • Agile Wireframes
  • User Story
  • Story Card Information
  • Agile Personas
  • Theme and Epic
  • Agile Story Maps
  • Community and Stakeholder Values
  • Key Takeaways
  • Knowledge Check

Lesson 07 - Stakeholder Engagement - Part 2

  • Stakeholder Engagement - Part Two
  • Community Management
  • Communication and Knowledge Sharing
  • Social Media Communication
  • Information Radiators
  • Burnup and Burndown Charts
  • Kanban or Task Board
  • Impediment Logs
  • Characteristics of Information Radiators
  • Agile Modeling
  • Active Listening
  • Key Elements of Active Listening
  • Globalization Diversity and Cultural Sensitivity
  • Cultural Diversity Issues: Recommendations
  • Agile Facilitation Methods
  • Agile Negotiation and Conflict Management
  • Five Levels of Conflict
  • Key Takeaways
  • Knowledge Check

Lesson 08 - Team Performance - Part 1

  • Team Performance - Part One
  • Features and Composition of Agile Teams
  • Stages of Agile Team Formation
  • High Performance Teams
  • Generalizing Specialist
  • Team Responsibility
  • Self-Organization
  • Key Takeaways
  • Knowledge Check

Lesson 09 - Team Performance - Part 2

  • Team Performance - Part Two
  • Agile Leadership
  • Best Practices of Agile Leadership
  • Management vs Leadership
  • Servant Leadership
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Agile Coaching
  • Agile Emotional Intelligence
  • Team Motivation
  • Maslow’s Theory
  • Frederick Herzberg's Theory
  • McClelland's Theory
  • Boehm's Theory
  • Team Space
  • Co-Located Teams
  • Distributed Teams
  • Co-Located vs. Distributed Teams
  • Osmotic Communication
  • Team Collaboration and Coordination
  • Collaboration Technology
  • Communication Gap-Example One
  • Communication Gap-Example Two
  • Brainstorming Sessions
  • Team Velocity
  • Velocity-Example One
  • Velocity-Example Two
  • Sample Velocity Chart
  • Velocity-Example Two
  • Agile Tools
  • Knowledge Check

Lesson 10 - Adaptive Planning - Part 1

  • Adaptive Planning - Part One
  • Planning Philosophy
  • Aligning Agile Projects
  • Rolling Wave Planning
  • Timeboxing
  • Best Practices of Timeboxing
  • Advantages of Timeboxing
  • Agile Estimation
  • Story Points
  • Assigning Story Points
  • Story Points Estimation
  • Story Points Estimation Scale: Example
  • Value Points
  • Ideal Days
  • Story Points vs. Ideal Days
  • Wideband Delphi Technique
  • Planning Poker
  • Planning Poker: Example
  • Affinity Estimation
  • Key Takeaways
  • Knowledge Check

Lesson 11 - Adaptive Planning - Part 2

  • Adaptive Planning - Part Two
  • Project Size Estimation
  • Release Plan
  • Release Plan: Example
  • Iteration Plan
  • Types of Iteration Planning
  • Iteration Lifecycle: Example
  • Release Plan vs. Iteration Plan
  • Agile Product Roadmap
  • Backlog Refinement - Part Two
  • Value-Based Analysis and Decomposition
  • Agile Cone of Uncertainty
  • Velocity Variations
  • Sprint Reviews
  • Sprint Retrospectives
  • Mid-Course Corrections
  • Key Takeaways
  • Knowledge Check

Lesson 12 - Problem Detection and Resolution - Part 1

  • Problem Detection and Resolution - Part One
  • Agile Problem Detection
  • Problem Detection Techniques
  • Fishbone Diagram
  • Five Whys Technique
  • Control Charts
  • Lead Time and Cycle Time
  • Kanban
  • Kanban Process
  • Example of Kanban Board
  • Work In Progress
  • Managing Constraints
  • Little’s Law
  • Escaped Defects
  • Agile Problem Solving
  • Key Takeaways
  • Knowledge Check

Lesson 13 - Problem Detection and Resolution - Part 2

  • Adaptive Planning
  • Metrics and Measures
  • Benefits of Metrics
  • Examples of Metrics
  • Baseline Metrics
  • Variance and Trend Analysis
  • Risk Management Life Cycle
  • Step One-Risk Identification
  • Step Two-Risk Assessment
  • Step Three-Risk Response Strategies
  • Step Four-Risk Review
  • Risk Log
  • Risk Burndown Chart
  • Risk Profile Graph
  • Spike
  • Agile Failure Modes
  • Agile Coach Failure Modes
  • Troubleshooting Guidelines
  • Key Takeaways
  • Knowledge Check

Lesson 14 - Continuous Improvement - Part 1

  • Continuous Improvement - Part One
  • Kaizen
  • Kaizen in Agile
  • Lean
  • Defining Waste Manufacturing and Software Development
  • A Five Step Process to Becoming Lean
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Agile Retrospectives
  • Cargo Smells
  • Conducting a Retrospective
  • Brainstorming Techniques
  • Process Analysis Techniques
  • Agile Process Tailoring
  • Project Factors That Influence Tailoring
  • Key Takeaways
  • Knowledge Check

Lesson 15 - Continuous Improvement - Part 2

  • Continuous Improvement - Part Two
  • Quality in Agile
  • Best Practices for Quality in Agile
  • Best Practice One: Verification and Validation
  • Best Practice Two: Exploratory Testing
  • Best Practice Three: Usability Testing
  • Best Practice Four: Test-Driven Development
  • Test-Driven Development Advantages
  • Acceptance Test-Driven Development Cycle (ATDD)
  • Best Practice Five: Continuous Integration
  • Best Practice Six: Definition of Done
  • Testing Pyramid and Quadrant
  • Checklist for Story Completion
  • Agile Flowchart
  • Agile Spaghetti Diagram
  • Organizational Self Assessment
  • Key Takeaways
  • Knowledge Check

FAQ's


How will i become PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner?

You must take formal training on PMI Agile Certified Practitioner, gain PMI membership and pay the exam fee directly to schedule your exam. Once you pass the exam successfully, you will be awarded the prestigious PMI-ACP certificate from PMI.
 
Disclaimer:
PMI, PMBOK, PMP, PgMP, CAPM, PMI-RMP, PMI-ACP are registered trademarks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.


 

What are the prerequisites for PMI Agile Certified Practitioner exam?

To apply for the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner certification PMI, you should have:
> A secondary degree or higher
> 2000 hours of general project management experience in the last five years
> At least 1,500 hours of experience working on agile project teams during last three years

 

Do you provide any practice test as part of this course?

Yes, we provide 1 practice test as part of our course to help you prepare for the actual certification exam. You can try this free PMI-ACP® Exam Practice Test to understand the type of tests that are part of the course curriculum.

Mike Williams, Direct Consultant