PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) Boot Camp

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PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) Boot Camp

PMI-ACP® training will prepare you to become an Agile Certified Practitioner, the industry standard for those who lead Agile software projects.

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.

The Project Management Institute® (PMI) launched the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®) Agile Certification in 2011. This designation was built with the same rigors as the rest of the PMI certification family to provide comparable credibility for professionals who practice Agile methodologies in their organizations and during their projects.

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

  • Learn precisely what you will need to know in order to pass the Agile Certified Practitioner (PMIACP) 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

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

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:

  1. Introductions
  2. Objectives
  3. Working Agreements
  4. 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:

  1. Agile analysis and design
  2. Agile estimation
  3. Communications
  4. Interpersonal skills
  5. Metrics
  6. Planning, monitoring, and adapting
  7. Process improvement
  8. Product quality
  9. Risk management
  10. 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:

  1. Agile values and principles
  2. Agile frameworks and terminology
  3. Agile methods and approaches
  4. Assessing and incorporating community and stakeholder values
  5. Stakeholder management
  6. Communication management
  7. Facilitation methods
  8. Knowledge sharing/written communication
  9. Leadership
  10. Building agile teams
  11. Team motivation
  12. Physical and virtual co-location
  13. Global, cultural, and team diversity
  14. Training, coaching, and mentoring
  15. Developmental mastery models (for example, Tuckman, Dreyfus, Shu Ha Ri)
  16. Self-assessment tools and techniques
  17. Participatory decision models (for example, convergent, shared collaboration)
  18. Principles of systems thinking (for example, complex adaptive, chaos)
  19. Problem solving
  20. Prioritization
  21. Incremental delivery
  22. Agile discovery
  23. Agile sizing and estimation
  24. Value based analysis and decomposition
  25. Process analysis
  26. Continuous improvement
  27. Agile hybrid models
  28. Managing with agile KPIs
  29. Agile project chartering
  30. Agile contracting
  31. Agile project accounting principles
  32. Regulatory compliance
  33. PMI''s Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct

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

Upcoming Classes

Dates Location GTR  
Jan 17-20 (12pm-4:30pm) EST
Feb 13-16 (12pm-4:30pm) EST
Mar 7-10 (12pm-4:30pm) EST
Mar 20-23 (12pm-4:30pm) EST
Apr 10-13 (12pm-4:30pm) EST
Apr 24-27 (12pm-4:30pm) EST
May 1-4 (12pm-4:30pm) EST
May 22-25 (12pm-4:30pm) EST
Jun 12-15 (12pm-4:30pm) EST
Jun 26-29 (12pm-4:30pm) EST
Jul 10-13 (12pm-4:30pm) EST

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