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PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Boot Camp

Course Details
Code: 2401
Tuition (USD): $1,995.00 • Virtual (3 days)
$1,995.00 • Classroom (3 days)

PMI ACP is the worls fastest growing agile certification. Today, more organizations and companies are seeing the value of adopting the agile approach over a more traditional waterfall methodology, and more are working every day to make the transition.

As organizations recognize the advantages of adopting agile also recognize the capabilities of those professionals they need to have to enable the agile transition. PMI-ACP certification will allow you to demonstrate that agile professional skillset to your peers, stakeholder and employers, both current and future.

If you are experienced using agile approaches and want to stay relevant in the competitive, professional world, is increasingly important that you can demonstrate true leadership ability on today's projects. The Project Management Institute's (PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP certification formally recognizes your knowledge of agile principles and your skill with agile techniques.

Using a proven combination of class learning, activities and testing, this PMI-ACP training course prepares you for some of the most difficult testing situations. Exercises and questions are used to allow you to learn through practical experience so that you will be able to apply what you have learned for the exam.

PMI and PMI-ACP are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Skills Gained

  • Become an expert in the knowledge required to pass the new Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) exam
  • How agile principles will transform team performance, deliver outcomes and improve customer satisfaction
  • How to lever your leadership ability to genuinely empower and inspire your collaborative team
  • Improve stakeholder engagement including inside the team as well as with customers
  • Empower and enable your teams to deliver excellent results for customers, through high-performance execution
  • Apply agile techniques to manage a project's scope and value to help better ensure the delivery of an optimum product, not just the product that was initially conceived
  • Create collective mindsets, open to change and enabling change to benefit project performance
  • Evaluate how new approaches to manage project scope, schedule, budget and quality are easily improved through the use of effective agile controls
  • Realize the potential of the project team, where better accuracy is a result of being less precise
  • Combine best methods from multiple agile methodologies such as Kanban, Scrum etc. to apply to your teas approach
  • Improve Customer collaboration and welcome challenge for better results
  • Foster a culture of trust within your team and your Customers through the application of open and consistent common sense best practices
  • Utilize the power of metrics to ensure that teams continuously improve their development and delivery
  • Learn out to lead the team away from the pitfalls many teams fall into when adopting agile practices
  • Apply powerful insights, techniques and skills to successfully coach a new or existing agile team
  • How to lead the transition from a command and control leadership style to the more powerfulservant leadershi method of management
  • Build a reactive and responsive culture that embraces change quickly and effectively to seize competitive advantage for your customer
  • Learn how to deliver success even when challenged with unforgiving environments and rapidly changing context

Who Can Benefit

  • Agile Professionals
  • Project managers
  • Program managers
  • Analysts
  • Developers
  • Testers
  • IT managers/directors
  • Software engineers
  • Software architects
  • Software managers
  • Testing managers
  • Team leaders

Prerequisites

Familiarity with Agile processes and methodology would be advantageous.

Course Details

1. Getting Started

  • Introductions
  • Objectives
  • Working agreements
  • Agile overview

2. Tools and Techniques

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

3. Knowledge and Skills

  • 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
  • Self-assessment tools and techniques
  • Participatory decision models
  • Principles of systems thinking
  • 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

4. Testing Details

  • The role delineation study as the basis of the exam
  • Timeline for the exam
  • Review the eligibility requirements
  • Examine the costs to take the exam
  • Audit process
  • Details and results of the exam
  • What happens if you don't pass

5. Wrap-Up

  • Next steps retrospective
  • Course retrospective
  • Course evaluation process
  • PMI PDU credits
  • IC Agile certified professional opportunities
  • Ways to keep learning

6. The Project Team

  • Collaboration essentials
  • Managing the individual personalities of the team
  • Understanding your coaching style to improve your ability to effectively lead the team
  • The Agile project team roles
  • Managing distributed teams

7. Project Metrics

  • Common Agile metrics
  • Taskboards as tactical metrics for the team
  • Effectively utilizing metrics to communicate the current state of the project as well as projected delivery date

8. Continuous Improvement

  • Why continuous improvement must be a part of every Agile approach
  • How the team's commitment empowers continuous improvement
  • How to effectively use retrospectives
  • Why every team member should care about improving

9. Project Leadership

  • Project leadership over simple project management
  • Command and control vs. servant leadership
  • Insulating the team from disruption and distraction
  • Matching needs to opportunities

10. Successfully Transitioning to Agile Project Management

  • Correlating current challenges to possible solutions
  • How corporate culture affects team ability to complete a lasting transition
  • Overcoming resistance to Agile early in the adoption process
  • Navigating around popular Agile myths

11. A Full Day of Preparation for the PMI-ACP Certification Exam

  • Completing your PMI-ACP application
  • How to complete your reservation to take the certification exam
  • What to expect on the day of your exam
  • In-depth review of each section of the exam, what you will need to know, and how to prepare to pass the exam on your first attempt
  • Class review of sample test questions to help prepare for the exam