PMI #174; Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) CertificationPreparation Training

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Yes, this class can be tailored to meet your specific training needs.
Yes, we provide Agile/Scrum consulting services.
Yes, group discounts are provided.

Course Description

 
In this PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) Certification Preparation training class, students will gain the required 21 hours of contact hours and prepare to take the PMI-ACP exam.
Course Length: 3 Days
Course Tuition: $1390 (US)

Prerequisites

Course Outline

 

Goals

  • Learn how to study for the exam.
  • Learn to utilize resources for preparing for the exam.
  • Learn about Agile methods.
  • Learn value-driven delivery methods.
  • Learn how to communicate with stakeholders.
  • Learn team performance practices.
  • Learn about planning concepts.
  • Learn how to detect and resolve problems.
  • Learn continuous improvement practices.

Outline

    Introduction
        Why the PMI-ACP Exam Is Important
        About the Exam
        Score Sheet
        How to Study for the Exam
        Resources to Use to Study for the Exam
        Practice Exam
    Agile Framework
        Why Agile Methods?
        The Agile Manifesto
        The Declaration of Interdependence
        Agile Methods
        Process Tailoring
        Agile Process Overview Chart
        Professional Responsibility and Ethics
        Practice Exam
    Value-driven Delivery
        Assessing Value
        Planning Value
        Delivering Value
        Confirming Value
        Tracking and Reporting Value
        Professional Responsibility and Ethics
        Practice Exam
    Stakeholder Engagement
        Aligning Stakeholders' Understanding
        Communicating with Stakeholders
        Using Critical Soft Skills
        Leading Effectively
        Professional Responsibility and Ethics
        Practice Exam
    Boosting Team Performance Practices
        Understanding Team Performance
        Team Practices
        Professional Responsibility and Ethics
        Practice Exam
    Adaptive Planning
        Planning Concepts
        Estimation
        Agile Plans
        Professional Responsibility and Ethics
        Practice Exam
    Problem Detection and Resolution
        Identifying Problems
        Resolving Problems
        Why Such a Focus on Engaging the Team?
        Professional Responsibility and Ethics
        Practice Exam
    Continuous Improvement
        Continuous Improvement Practices
        Practice Exam
 

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Agile/Scrum Uses & Stats

Agile/Scrum is Used For:
Project Management Processes Maintenance Iteration
Difficulty
Popularity
Year Created
2001
Pros

Faster Deployment of Solutions
Because there is a continuous collaboration between stakeholders and teams, the focus on the essentials speed up the delivery process.

Gives Every Team Member a Purpose
People own and are expected to deliver on their responsibilities.

Keeps the End Goal in Mind at Every Level
With the end-goal in mind, teams stay focused and unite in their efforts

Promotes Flexibility in Order to Adapt
Close team and customer contact prompts acceptance of change, and frequent deliverables.

Faster Detection of Issues and Defects
Scrum methodology incorporates daily meetings, which helps to identify problems and resolving them in time.
 

Cons

Can Act As a Band-Aid to Bigger Problems
Agile has been the go to cure-method for larger issues that most of the time organizations are not able to deal with because they don’t have a neutral party to facilitate their corporate patterns, practices, policies and culture.

Can Create a Micro-Managed Environment
Practiced incorrectly, a project manager may not want to give up control and neutralize any real decision making from the team.

Not Everyone Is On Board
Although project teams may be ready for agile development, the rest of the company may not always be easily absorbed within larger more traditional organizations where there are significant amounts of rigidity or flexibility within processes, policies, or teams.

Push for Higher Performance
The push for a higher performance is even more relentless than in traditional, procedural organizations that have rigid processes or operating methods.

Not Well-Suited for Every Project
Agile may not work as intended if a customer is not clear on goals, the project manager or team is inexperienced, or if they do not function well under significant pressure.

Agile/Scrum Job Market
Average Salary
$89,553
Job Count
n/a
Top Job Locations

Agile and SCRUM methodologies are practiced mostly in larger organizations that have cross-platform teams that need to be on the same page. Adoption rates vary in different industries. 

 

Industry                       Agile Adoption Rate

Software (ISV)               23 percent

Financial services          14 percent

Professional services     12 percent

Insurance                        6 percent

Healthcare                      6 percent

Government                    5 percent

Telecoms                         4 percent

Transportation                 4 percent

Manufacturing                 4 percent

Complimentary Skills to have along with Agile/Scrum

Agile Methodologies and Frameworks include:

ASD - DevOps - DAD - DSDM - FDD - IID - Kanban - Lean - SD - LeSS - MDD - MSF - PSP - RAD - RUP - SAFe - Scrum SEMAT TSP UP XP

The Standards and Bodies of Knowledge Include:

BABOK - CMMI - IEEE standards - ISO 9001 - ISO/IEC standards - PMBOK - SWEBOK - ITIL

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