PMI-ACP Exam Prep

PMI-ACP Exam Prep Course

“If you use agile practices in your projects, or your organization is adopting agile approaches to project management, the PMI-ACP® certification may be right for you. The PMI-ACP recognizes knowledge of agile principles, practices and tools and techniques across agile methodologies.
If you are working in organizations using agile, the PMI-ACP can pro-vide an opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge of agile practices. The PMI-ACP is not limited to project managers as individuals with experience working on agile project teams can apply and experience requirements to obtain the PMI-ACP do not reflect the need to manage projects.” – PMI.org

Why this training?

  • Demonstrate to employers the level of professionalism in agile practices, tools and techniques
  • Increase professional versatility in agile techniques
  • Hold a certification that is more credible than existing entry-level, training or exam-only based offerings

What do you get?

  • 3-day classroom training
  • Full exam simulation
  • Practice questions during the course
  • Application support and exam logistics
  • Post course coaching for 30 days

Audience

  • Project managers
  • Team members (developers, testers, analysts, etc.)
  • Team leads and managers
  • Business people

Certification Requirements

Agenda

  • Introduction
    – How to pass the exam
    – Build your study plan
    – Becoming Agile
  • The agile value proposition
    – Agile myths and reality
    – Agile vs Waterfall
  • Agile methodologies
    – Becoming value-driven
    – Values and principles
    – The Agile mindset
    – What makes it a methodology
    – How to use methodologies
    – Deep dive into Scrum, Lean, Kanban, XP, FDD, DSDM, Crystal
  • The framework
  • Pillars and artefacts
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Incremental and iterative
  • Agile delivery teams
    – How to add value
    – The Development Team
    – The Product Owner/Customer – The Scrum Master/Coach
    – The sponsor
    – Managing the stakeholders
    – Servant leadership
    – Active listening
    – Emotional Intelligence
    – High performance teams
    – Conflict management
  • Project initiation
    – Project charter and the vision
    – Project metrics: ROI, NPV , IRR, etc.
    – The vision statement
    – „Design the box“
    – Using Personas
    – Product backlog
    – Value stream mapping
    – Requirements decomposition
    – Progressive elaboration
    – User stories
    – Agile Estimations
    – Understanding velocity
    – Building a product roadmap
  • Release planning
    – Mapping and decomposing stories
    – Story mapping
    – Breaking down large stories
    – Prioritization techniques
    – Risk management
    – Using spikes
  • Sprint Zero
    – Setting up the project
    – High level designs
    – Process diagrams, user flows, UI prototypes, wireframes
  • Sprint Planning
    – The planning meeting
    – Task management
    – Storyboards and task boards
  • Inside the iteration
    – Face-to-face communications
    – Daily Stand-Ups
    – Information radiators
    – Project reporting: burn ups/downs, tracking deliveries and velocity, defects
  • Sprint Review
    – Preparing for the review
    – Running the review
    – How to run a good review
  • Sprint Retrospective
    – Continuous improvement
    – Retrospective techniques
    – Self-assessments
    – Best practices
  • Test strategy
    – Exam simulation
    – Conclusions

Format

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