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Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI ACP)

ACP Exam Prep

Course length:  3-days

 

Course Description 

Learn to apply Agile methods to your projects and programs.  Implementation of Agile methodologies promises to decrease product defects, improves team productivity and increases delivery of business values. 

21 PDU's 

 

Overview of the PMI-ACP Certification 

Agile is a topic of growing importance in project management.  The market place reflects the importance, as project management practitioners increasingly embrace Agile as a technique for managing successful projects.  The PMI-ACP certification recognizes an individual’s experience in using Agile practices in their projects, while demonstrating their increased professional versatility through Agile tools and techniques.  In addition, the PMI-ACP certification carries a higher level of professional credibility as it requires a combination of Agile training, experience working on Agile projects, and examination on Agile principles, practices, tools and techniques.  This global certification also supports individuals in meeting their needs of organizations that rely on project practices to apply a diversity of methods to their project management. 

The Focus of Agile Project Management

Agile & Waterfall Methodologies - A Side-By-Side Comparison

 

PMI-ACP Requirements 

Active PMP certification or 2000 hours working on project teams within the last five years 

1500 additional hours working on Agile project teams or with Agile methodologies within the last three years 

21 contact hours of Agile practices 

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Target Student 

PMP’s 

Managers in organizations that have adopted or are planning to adopt Agile approaches to project management 

Want to increase professional versatility in both waterfall and Agile techniques 

ACP certification 

 

Prerequisites 

PMP or CAPM 

Introduction to Agile Project Management 

 

Course Content

Lesson 1 Agile Framework

Why Agile

The Agile Manifesto

The Declaration of Independence

Agile Methods

Process Tailoring

Agile Process Overview Chart

Professional Responsibility and Ethics 

Lesson 2 Value Driven Delivery

Accessing Value

Planning Value

Delievering Value

Confirming Value

Tracking and Reporting Value

Professional Responsibility and Ethics

Lesson 3 Stakeholder Engagement

Aligning Stakeholder’s Understanding

Communicating with Stakeholders

Using Critical Soft Skills

Leading Effectively

Professional Responsibility and Ethics

 Lesson 4 Boosting Team Performance Practices

Understanding Team Performance

Team Practices

Professional Responsibility and Ethics

Lesson 5 Adaptive Planning

Planning Concepts

Estimation

Agile Plans

Professional Responsibility and Ethics

Lesson 6 Problem Detection Resolution

Identifying Problems

Resolving Problems

Why Such a Focus on Engaging the Team?

Professional Responsibility and Ethics

 

Lesson 7 Continuous Improvement

Continuous improvement practices

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