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PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMIACP) Boot Camp

  • Tuition USD $1,545
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 346 Ratings
  • Course Code AGILECERT-BC
  • Duration 3 days
  • Available Formats Classroom, Virtual

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 exam prep training not only prepares you to lead your next Agile project effort, but ensures that you're prepared to pass the PMI-ACP certification exam. This course provides a proven combination of class learning and testing that prepares students for some of the most difficult of testing situations. Questions are designed to allow you to learn through practice so that you will be able to apply what you have learned for the exam.

Skills Gained

  • Learn precisely what you will need to know in order to pass the Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI–ACP) Exam
  • Understand Agile principles and practices which will transform team performance and improve customer satisfaction
  • Acquire valuable insights into how you can empower and inspire your team
  • Discover techniques to more actively manage a project's scope to help better ensure the delivery of the best product possible, even if that differs from what was planned
  • Learn to better know and collaborate with customers for better results
  • 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
  • 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

Who Can Benefit

This PMI-ACP exam prep is designed for anyone who is considering the use of an Agile PM 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

Prerequisites

Although it is not mandatory, students who have completed the self-paced Agile Project Management eLearning course have found it very helpful when completing this course.

Course Details

Bonus Materials

Attendees receive a free copy of PMI's Agile Practice Guide with Purchase of this course. Created in partnership with Agile Alliance®, the Agile Practice Guide* provides tools, situational guidelines and an understanding of the various agile approaches available to enable better results. It is especially useful for those project managers accustomed to a more traditional environment to adapt to a more agile approach. Attendees of this course also receive the PMI-ACP Exam Simulation bank, with three complete PMI-ACP exam simulations to help ensure you are fully prepared for the exam after class.* *when regular course price is paid in full, cannot be combined with other discounts.

Course Outline

Part 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 an overview of the different Agile methods that are tested on the exam. This section specifically covers:

  • Introductions
  • Objectives
  • Working Agreements
  • Agile Overview
  • Why Agile?
  • What is Agile?
  • Agile Manifesto & Principles
  • Agile Practices
  • The Agile Team
  • Agile Metrics

Part 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:

  • Agile analysis and design
  • Agile estimation
  • Communications
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Metrics
  • Planning, monitoring, and adapting
  • Process improvement
  • Product quality
  • Risk management
  • Value-based prioritization

Part 3: Knowledge and Skills

During this section of the class the group explores Agile Knowledge and Skills. This material represents 50% of the material on the test. This section specifically covers:

  • Agile values and principles
  • Agile frameworks and terminology
  • Agile methods and approaches
  • Assessing and incorporating community and stakeholder values
  • Stakeholder management
  • Communication management
  • Facilitation methods
  • Knowledge sharing/written communication
  • Leadership
  • Building agile teams
  • Team motivation
  • Physical and virtual co-location
  • Global, cultural, and team diversity
  • Training, coaching, and mentoring
  • Developmental mastery models (for example, Tuckman, Dreyfus, Shu Ha Ri)
  • Self-assessment tools and techniques
  • Participatory decision models (for example, convergent, shared collaboration)
  • Principles of systems thinking (for example, complex adaptive, chaos)
  • Problem solving
  • Prioritization
  • Incremental delivery
  • Agile discovery
  • Agile sizing and estimation
  • Value based analysis and decomposition
  • Process analysis
  • Continuous improvement
  • Agile hybrid models
  • Managing with agile KPIs
  • Agile project chartering
  • Agile contracting
  • Agile project accounting principles
  • Regulatory compliance
  • PMI's Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct

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How do I pay for a class?

You can pay at the time of registration using credit card (Mastercard/Visa/American Express) cheque or PO.

What if I have training credits?

ExitCertified honors all savings programs from the partners we work with. ExitCertified also offers training credits across multiple partners through our FLEX Account.

When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.

Lunchtime?

Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

How can someone reach me during class?

If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.

What languages are used to deliver training?

Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.

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Excellent course. Ruben Lopez is an outstanding instructor. Learned tons of information. Would recommend ExitCertified to anyone!

Informative class with great instructure who was able to walk through the course material, answer all questions, and give great examples.

Great instruction on AWS DevOps, even added more to the presentation for better understanding. The teacher was well informed and technically savvy to assist students on the fly through hiccups.

The instructor was very good. He had a terrific temperament and never seemed to get tired. He was very patient with some of the participants and their lack of experience.

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