PMI-ACP® Certification Preparation Training

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Agile project management has recently drawn attention as a viable technique to delivering projects in an environment where there is uncertainty surrounding the product to be delivered, as well as, the processes to deliver that product. Project managers, therefore, are increasingly embracing agile methodologies and frameworks for managing successful projects. Realizing this, Project Management Institute (PMI) came up with its Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®) certification, which tests an individual’s ability to deliver products in an agile environment.
This three-day workshop will assist you to understand the concepts of agile project management and be able to prepare for PMI-ACP® certification exam, which focuses on Tools and Techniques (T&Ts) and Knowledge and Skills (K&Ss) in six different domains, namely, Value-Driven Delivery, Stakeholder Engagement, Boosting Team Performance Practices, Adaptive Planning, Problem Detection and Resolution, and Continuous Improvement.

Course Contents: 

Day 1

• Introduction to PMI-ACP® Examination
o Importance of the Exam, Qualifying for the Exam, Exam Assumptions, Exam Contents, Tools And Techniques (T&Ts), Knowledge And Skills (K&Ss), Domains, Exam Score Breakdown.
o Agile Framework – Agile Manifesto, Guiding Principles, Declaration of Independence (DOI), Agile Process Overview.
• Agile Methodologies and Frameworks
o Scrum, Extreme Programming (XP), Feature-Driven Development (FDD), Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM), Crystal, Lead Software Development, Kanban.
• Domain - Value-Driven Delivery
o Tools and Techniques[1] – ROI, NPV, IRR, Chartering, Value Stream Mapping, Customer-Valued Prioritization, Relative Prioritization / Ranking, Product Roadmap, Risk Adjusted Backlog, Task / Kanban Boards, WIP Limits, Customer-Valued Prioritization, EVA, CFDs, Risk Burndown Graphs.
o Knowledge and Skills (Level 1) – Prioritization, Incremental Delivery, Feedbacks through Prototypes, Simulations, and Demonstrations.
o Knowledge and Skills (Level 3) – Agile Contracting Methods.

Day 2

• Domain - Adaptive Planning
o Tools and Techniques – Timeboxing, Progressive Elaboration, Process Tailoring, MMF, Wideband Delphi and Planning Poker, Ideal Time, Relative Sizing / Story Points, Affinity Estimating, Iteration and Release Planning.
o Knowledge and Skills (Level 1) – Value-Based Decomposition and Prioritization, Time, Budget, and Cost Estimation.
o Knowledge and Skills (Level 2) – Value-Based Analysis, Agile Charters, Business Case Development.
o Knowledge and Skills (Level 3) – Agile Games, Agile Project Accounting Principles.
• Stakeholder Engagement
o Tools and Techniques – Wireframes, Personas, User Stories / Backlogs, Story Maps, Information Radiators, Burndown / Burn Up Charts, Velocity, Agile Modeling, Negotiation, Conflict Resolution, Servant Leadership.
o Knowledge and Skills (Level 1) – Incorporating Stakeholder Values, Stakeholder Management, Communication Management, Active Listening, Leadership Tools and Techniques.
o Knowledge and Skills (Level 2) – Facilitation Methods, Distributed Teams, Participatory Decision Making.
o Knowledge and Skills (Level 3) – Vendor Management, Globalization, Culture, and Team Diversity.

Day 3

• Domain - Boosting Team Performance Practices
o Tools and Techniques – Adaptive Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, Daily Standups, Collocated Teams, Team Space, Agile Tooling
o Knowledge and Skills (Level 1) – Building Empowered Teams, Team Motivation, Coaching and Mentoring, Brainstorming Techniques.
o Knowledge and Skills (Level 2) – Building High-Performance Teams, Distributed Teams.
• Domain – Problem Detection and Resolution
o Tools and Techniques – Cycle Time, Escaped Defects, Continuous Integration, Risk-Based Spike, Frequent Verification and Validation, Test-Driven Development / Test-First Development, Acceptance Test-Driven Development.
o Knowledge and Skills (Level 1) – Project and Quality Standards, Problem Solving.
o Knowledge and Skills (Level 3) – Failure Modes and Alternatives, Variance and Trend Analysis, Control Limits.
• Domain – Continuous Improvement
o Tools and Techniques – Retrospectives, Process Tailoring.
o Knowledge and Skills (Level 1) – Knowledge Sharing.
o Knowledge and Skills (Level 2) – Process Analysis, PMI’s Code of Ethics, Continuous Improvement Processes, Self-Assessment.
o Knowledge and Skills (Level 3) – Principles of Systems Thinking, Applying New Agile Practices.
• Conclusion of the Workshop
o Questions and Answers, Assessment, Feedback.


• To understand the concepts of agile project management.
• Prepare for the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®) Exam.


This course is targeted towards project managers and project team members who are seeking to understand the agile project management concepts and want to be able to appear in PMI-ACP® Certification exam.

24 hours
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