PMI-ACP Exam Prep Course

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Our PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)sm Exam Prep course trains participants to learn Agile methods with special focus on Scrum projects while also covering subjects of  Extreme Programming (XP), Lean SW Development, Feature Driven Development (FDD) and other relevant topics. 

Course Objectives

    * To provide information about the real world techniques for planning, estimating and prioritizing requirements in an Agile way.

    * To increase versatility of practitioner in project management’s tools and techniques.

    * To give a good working knowledge of Agile framework that can help participants to engage their business customers and delight them through early and frequent delivery of value.

    * To help comprehend the Agile Tools and Techniques and Knowledge and Skills areas that are needed to pass the PMI-ACP Exam confidently.

    * To facilitate learning environment that is interactive while supported with functional exercises, quizzes and examination tips.

Course Topics (Inclusive but not limited to)

Agile Project Management Overview

• Intro Agile methods -Scrum, XP, FDD, Lean SW Development, etc

• Agile Manifesto

• Agile principles

• Scrum overview

Scrum – Key Artifacts and Roles

• Scrum Characteristics

• Scrum Roles-Product Owner, Scrum Master, Team

• Scrum planning horizons: Product Release, Iteration

• Product and sprint backlog

• Sprint Planning meeting

• Review and Retrospectives

 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 

User Stories

• The anatomy

• Development techniques

• Story points

• Ideal time

• Wide band delphi

• Planning poker

Sprint Planning Meeting

• Sprint Goal

• Time box

• Prioritization of features

• The tracking board

• Definition of done

• Load balancing

• Sprinting

• Self organized teams

• Work volunteering

• Daily stand up meetings

• Information Radiator

• Burn down chart updation

• CI process -Sprint demo meetings

• Velocity

• Retrospectives And Showcases

• Scaling scrum

• Co-located and distributed teams

 Soft skills

• Negotiation

• Emotional intelligence

• Collaboration

• Adaptive leadership

• Conflict resolution

• Servant leadership

• Building high performance teams

Agile implementation

• Agile contracting methods

• Agile project accounting principles

• Control limits for agile projects

• Compliance (Organization)

• Regulatory compliance

• Applying new agile practices

• Variance and trend analysis

• Failure modes and alternatives

• Globalization, Culture and team diversity

• Innovation games

• Vendor management

Best practices and concepts

• Agile tooling

• Chartering

• Osmotic communications

• Road map-Product

• CFD -Cumulative flow diagram

• Process tailoring

• Story maps

• Affinity estimating

• Limits of WIP

• Wire frames

• 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

 Course Schedule

• Flexible-Classes arranged to suit your schedule

 Course Format

• In Class Structure: Group or “One to One” coaching format as applicable

• Online Structure: Group or “One to One” coaching format as applicable

Course Takeaways

    * 21 Contact hours Training Certificate as required for PMI-ACP Exam application (pre approved by PMI).

    * Copy of course slides.

    * PMI-ACP Exam prep practice questions.

Course Fee

• 1650 CAD plus HST (Discounted pro-rated and corporate group pricings also offered)