PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (UT-PMI-ACP)


Course Description

For many organizations, business success and even survival hinges on embracing an Agile mindset. Continuous delivery of value, an unwavering customer-centric perspective, and the ability to respond and adapt to change characterize many of today’s best performing organizations. Even if not formally implementing a specific approach, Agile practices are often employed in more traditional organizations competing in today’s disrupted, hyper-dynamic business environment. This exam prep course provides a solid foundation for anyone seeking to develop fluency in Agile concepts, terms, and practices as well as the necessary knowledge to be prepared for the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® exam. This course covers the values and principles articulated in the Agile Manifesto, as well as the values of key Agile frameworks and methods, including Scrum, XP, and Lean. Our 2-day PMI-ACP exam prep course, with successful completion of an online mock exam, satisfies the 21 hours of formal education required to sit for the certification exam.

Course Objectives

  • Improved ability to use an Agile mindset when collaborating
  • Better team productivity with clearly defined roles and responsibilities
  • A common language and improved team communication
  • Higher-quality products developed more rapidly
  • Increase customer satisfaction
  • Greater organizational agility to respond to change and uncertainty

All of our PMI-ACP exam prep courses are taught by our expert instructors and fulfill the PMI-required 21 contact hours of training. In addition to the PMI-ACP training course, you will also receive the following with 6-months of access to an online PMI-ACP training portal immediately upon registration:

  • Digital PMI-ACP exam prep materials
  • Downloadable training aids
  • Additional online resources, including quick reference guides, terminology flashcards
  • Realistic sample questions to conduct practice exams

Course Outline

1 - Introduction

  • Agile Foundation Introduction
  • Agile Development Overview
  • When is Agile Appropriate
  • Agile Manifesto
  • Agile Fundamentals

2 - Fundamentals

  • Project Charter
  • Product Roadmap
  • Product Backlog
  • Minimally Marketable Feature (MMF)
  • Value-Based Prioritization
  • Product Backlog Grooming
  • User Stories
  • Personas
  • Story Maps
  • Epics
  • Themes

3 - Agile Methodologies

  • Methodologies Introduction
  • Scrum Introduction
  • Sprint Planning Meeting
  • Sprint Goal
  • Modeling
  • Sprint Backlog
  • Daily Scrum Meeting
  • Sprint Review Meeting
  • Retrospective
  • Scrum of Scrums
  • The Scrum Team
  • Extreme Programming (XP)
  • Lean Software Development

4 - Agile Communications

  • Communications Management
  • Colocation/Distributed Teams
  • Team Space
  • Osmotic Communications
  • Agile Tooling
  • Information Radiators
  • Task/Kanban Board
  • Work in Progress (WIP) Limits
  • Cumulative Flow Diagram
  • Sprint Burndown Chart
  • Release Burnup Chart

5 - Agile Estimating

  • Relative Sizing
  • Story Points
  • Wideband Delphi Technique
  • Planning Poker
  • Consensus Building
  • Velocity
  • Cycle Time

6 - Agile Metrics

  • Agile Earned Value Management (Agile EVM)
  • Test Driven Development (TDD)
  • Unit Testing
  • Acceptance Testing
  • Frequent Verification and Validation
  • Escaped Defects
  • Risk-Adjusted Backlog
  • Risk Burn-Down Chart

7 - Agile Leadership

  • Leadership Theories
  • Knowledge Sharing
  • Active Listening
  • Brainstorming
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Negotiation
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Coaching and Mentoring

8 - Agile Contracts and Accounting Principles

  • Agile Contracts and Accounting Principles
  • Value Based Analysis
  • Burn Rate
  • Compliance

Course Prerequisites

For those who wish to sit for the PMI-ACP exam, the following is required:

  • 12 months of general project experience, earned within the last 5 years OR an active PMP® or PgMP® certification
  • 8 months of agile project experience - working on agile project teams or with agile methodologies (in addition to the 12 months required in ""general project experience""), earned within the last 3 years
  • 21 contact hours of training on agile practices (earned by attending this course and completing the full-length mock exam)

Course Information

Length: 2 day

Format: Lecture and Lab

Delivery Method: Virtual

Max. Capacity: 16



Schedule

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UPCOMING COURSES
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Mar 28, 2024 - 2 day(s)
Mar 28, 2024
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$1195 USD
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Apr 13, 2024 - 2 day(s)
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May 02, 2024 - 2 day(s)
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May 23, 2024 - 2 day(s)
May 23, 2024
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Jun 03, 2024 - 2 day(s)
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Jun 27, 2024 - 2 day(s)
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Who Should Attend

This PMI-ACP exam prep course is intended for anyone who wants to learn the principles and practices of agile and/or wants to obtain the PMI-ACP credential.