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PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI–ACP) Boot Camp - Online

Course Code: STTA AGILECERT
Length: 4 Days
Tuition: $1,795.00
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Course Description:

PMI: 21 PDUs
NASBA: 18.5 CPEs
IIBA: 21 CDUs

PMI-ACP training will prepare you for ACP certification, the industry standard for those who lead Agile software projects that adapt to change, drive innovation and deliver on-time business value.

Agile has made its way into the mainstream – it's no longer a grassroots movement to change software development. Today, more organizations and companies are adopting this approach over a more traditional waterfall methodology, and more are working every day to make the transition.

To stay relevant in the competitive, professional world, it's increasingly important that professionals can demonstrate true leadership ability on today's software projects. The Project Management Institute's Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) certification clearly illustrates to colleagues, organizations or even potential employers that you're ready and able to lead in this new age of product development, management and delivery.

This PMI-ACP training course not only prepares you to lead your next Agile project effort, but ensures that you're prepared to pass the PMI-ACP certification exam. Acquiring this certification now will make you one of the first software professionals to achieve this valuable industry designation from PMI.

Immediate Benefits of Participating in this PMI-ACP Training Course:

  • Learn precisely what you will need to know in order to pass the new Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI–ACP) Exam
  • Understand Agile principles and practices that will transform team performance and improve customer satisfaction
  • Acquire valuable insights into how you can "empower and inspire" your team
  • Gain insight on how to establish transparency in communication inside the team as well as with customers
  • Learn how to develop teams into high–performance teams; they will deliver amazing results for customers
  • Discover techniques to more actively manage a project's scope to help better ensure the delivery of the best product possible, not just the product that was planned
  • Experience the freedom of embracing change and redefining how change affects projects, for the better
  • Evaluate how new approaches to manage project scope, schedule, budget and quality are easily improved through the use of effective Agile controls
  • Uncover the mystery of teams that are more accurate by being less precise
  • Combine best methods from multiple Agile methodologies to apply to your team
  • Learn to better know and collaborate with customers for better results
  • Build trust with your team and your customer through consistent cadence of "common sense" best practices
  • Learn the most powerful metrics to employ to ensure that teams continuously improve their development and delivery
  • Avoid the pitfalls many teams fall into when adopting Agile practices
  • Gain powerful insights, techniques and skills to successfully coach a new or existing agile team
  • Successfully make the transition from a 'Command and Control' leadership style to the more powerful 'Servant Leadership' method of management
  • React and respond to change quickly and effectively to seize competitive advantage for your customer
  • Arm yourself with the latest industry knowledge on how to manage dynamic projects in the most unforgiving environments
  • Learn why studies have shown Agile teams are significantly happier with their work, and ensure this benefit for your own team

Why Agile Project Management?

There are many compelling reasons teams are moving toward Agile, including:

  • The ability to manage rapidly changing priorities
  • Increased productivity of the team
  • Enhanced quality of the product
  • Accelerated time–to–market
  • Reduced risk to project efforts
  • Reduced overall cost of projects
  • Improved alignment between the business and IT
  • Early return on investment
  • Improved project visibility
  • Satisfied customers and stakeholders

Join the many already certified individuals who have realized these and many other benefits through the PMI-ACP certification.

Learn in the most time-effective manner

This PMI-ACP training course provides a proven combination of class learning and testing that prepares students for some of the most difficult of testing situations. uestions are designed to allow you to learn through practice so that you will be able to apply what you have learned for the exam.

Become an ICAgile Certified Professional
IC AgileThe International Consortium for Agile has worked with experts around the world to develop an education roadmap of training and certification for all specialties involved in Agile development. This course has been approved and earns all students the ICAgile Certified Professional designation upon completion of the course.

Cutting Edge Ideas:

This course is based on leading–edge tools and techniques from some of the main principles of the Agile revolution.

We'll explore concepts from:

  • Agile Estimation & Planning - Cohn
  • Agile Project Management Certification Workshop - Highsmith
  • Extreme Programming - Beck
  • Lean Software Development - Poppendieck
  • Agile Retrospectives - Derby & Larsen
  • The Software Project Manager's Bridge to Agility - Sliger & Broderick

Every instructor is experienced in Agile Projects and holds the PMI-ACP designation.

Who Should Attend PMI-ACP Training

This Agile PM training course is designed for anyone who is considering the use of an Agile Project Management methodology for software development, including:

  • Project Managers
  • Program Managers
  • Analysts
  • Developers
  • Testers
  • IT Managers/Directors
  • Software Engineers
  • Software Architects
  • Software Managers
  • Testing Managers
  • Team Leaders
  • Customers

Prerequisites

n/a

Course Outline:

1. Getting Started: During this kick-off section of the class the group not only covers introductions and course objectives, but they are also taken through some useful techniques Agile teams use to set the stage for working together. This section specifically covers:

  • Introductions
  • Objectives
  • Working Agreements
  • Agile Overview

2. Tools and Techniques: During this section of the class, the group examines the PMI recognized Tools and Techniques of Agile Project Management. This material represents 50% of the material on the test. This section specifically covers:

  • Communication
  • Planning, Monitoring, and Adapting
  • Agile Examination
  • Agile Analysis and Design
  • Product Quality
  • Soft Skills negotiation
  • Value-based Prioritization
  • Risk Management
  • Metrics
  • Value Stream Analysis

3. Knowledge and Skills (Level 1): During this section of the class the group explores the first of three levels of Agile Knowledge and Skills. This material represents 33% of the material on the test. This section specifically covers:

  • Active Listening
  • Agile Manifesto values and principles
  • Assessing and incorporating community and stakeholder values
  • Brainstorming techniques
  • Building empowered teams
  • Coaching and mentoring within teams
  • Communications management
  • Feedback techniques for product
  • Incremental delivery
  • Knowledge sharing
  • Leadership tools and techniques
  • Prioritization
  • Problem-solving strategies, tools, and techniques
  • Project and quality standards for Agile projects
  • Stakeholder management
  • Team motivation
  • Time, budget and cost estimating
  • Value-based decomposition and prioritization

4. Knowledge and Skills (Level 2): During this section of the class the group gains mastery of the second level of Agile Knowledge and skills. The part of the examination represents 12% of the actual test. This section specifically covers:

  • Agile Framework and Terminology
  • Building High-Performance Teams
  • Business Case Development
  • Colocation
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Elements of a Project Charter
  • Facilitation Methods
  • Participatory Decision Models
  • PMI's Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
  • Process Analysis Techniques
  • Self Assessment
  • Value-Based Analysis

5. Knowledge and Skills (Level 3): During this section of the class the group digs into details of the final Knowledge and Skills. This material represents the final 5% of the exam material. This section specifically covers:

  • Agile Contracting Methods
  • Agile Project Accounting Principles
  • Applying New Agile Practices
  • Compliance (Organization)
  • Control Limits for Agile Projects
  • Failure Modes and Alternatives
  • Globalization, Culture, and Team Diversity
  • Innovation Games
  • Principles of Systems Thinking
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Variance and Trend Analysis
  • Variations in Agile Methods and Approaches
  • Vendor Management

6. Testing Details: During this section of the class the group will cover the nuts-andbolts of testing details related to the PMI-ACP® examination. This section will specifically cover:

  • Discuss the timeline for the exam
  • Review the eligibility requirements
  • Examine the costs to take the exam
  • Understand the audit process
  • Understand the details and results of the exam
  • Discuss what happens if you don't pass

7. Wrap-Up: During this concluding section of the class the group will explore next steps on what they need to do in order to prepare to receive the PMI-ACP® designation, what they could improve as an Agile practitioner, and how the course went. Specifically this section will cover:

 

  • "Next Steps" Retrospective
  • Course Retrospective
  • Course Evaluation Process
  • PMI PDU Credits
  • IC Agile Certified Professional opportunities
  • Ways to keep learning

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