Start Date Location Course Type Duration Fee
01 August 2015 Chicago,Illinois In Class 3 Days $1,000

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COURSE INTRODUCTION

PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® certification conducted by the PMI® is offered to professionals establishing their agile skills. The PMI-ACP recognizes knowledge of agile principles, practices and tools and techniques across agile methodologies.

USITplus offers an exclusive certification program designed for Agile users/ professionals to demonstrate to the employers their level of professionalism in agile principles, practices, tools and techniques. It also helps them to increase their professional versatility in project management tools and techniques. Moreover, this course helps them to align their Agile experience with PMI's six domains of practice and to create a personalized plan for self-study to focus their efforts from after the course to the exam date.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

The course is designed to:

·         give you the knowledge and tools to pass your PMI-ACP® exam

·         Learn the 10 tools and techniques and 43 knowledge and skills areas pertinent to exam success

·         Walk through real world Agile techniques that project teams have successfully implemented

·         Increase your professional versatility in project management tools

·         Let you learn a lot and in detail about agile principles, practices, tools and techniques

 

 

 

COURSE OUTLINE

 

Description

Module 1

Introduction to the PMI-ACP Exam

·         Recognizing key Agile developments and definitions

·         Applying the values and principles of the Agile Manifesto

·         Mapping tools, techniques, knowledge and skills to PMI's six domains of Agile development

 

Implementing Value-Driven Delivery

           Focusing on business value

·         Defining and prioritizing features in terms of user and stakeholder value

·         Leveraging rapid feedback cycles

          Ensuring progressive elaboration of requirements

·         Identifying Minimally Marketable Features for release planning

·         Sharpening the requirements definition by agreeing on the Definition of Done

Module 2

Maintaining Stakeholder Engagement

       Engaging empowered business stakeholders

  • Identifying stakeholders and their concerns
  • Promoting effective collaboration and participation

Communicating progress to help the organization make          informed decisions

  • Enabling knowledge sharing
  • Building trust and managing expectations through shared success criteria

 

Boosting Team Performance Practices

      Forming cross-functional teams

  • Establishing collaborative behaviors through group decision-making
  • Influencing teams to design their own internal work processes

       Empowering teams to self-organize

  • Encouraging teams to estimate and track project progress
  • Creating safe environments for experimentation

      Developing high performance teams

  • Raising productivity by eliminating waste
  • Coaching styles that foster skill enhancement

Module 3

Implementing Adaptive Planning

      Planning at multiple levels

  • Applying rolling wave planning
  • Leveraging progressive elaboration

      Employing empirical planning

  • Balancing priorities and team capabilities
  • Coaching the team to adjust cadences based on situational awareness

       Applying Agile Earned Value Measurement (EVM)

  • Refining estimate ranges to reflect uncertainty
  • Capturing measures of accepted work delivered in a specified time frame
  • Controlling costs through quantitative measures

 

Problem Detection and Resolution

     Recognizing and mitigating risks

  • Time Boxing to focus on immediate issues
  • Engaging the team proactively to identify risks and create mitigation strategies
  • Ensuring impediments are resolved and stakeholder expectations are adjusted

     Communicating risks and impediments

  • Maintaining visibility with burndown charts, value stream mapping and Kanban boards
  • Managing features and technical issues with Backlog

Module 4

Facilitating Continuous Improvement

     Tailoring the process

  • Conducting retrospectives to improve the team's behavior
  • Experimenting with new techniques and process ideas

      Evaluating work efficiency

  • Removing nonvalue-adding processes
  • Reducing Work In Progress (WIP)

       Preparing to Pass the Exam

  • Defining your exam preparation strategy
  • Gaining insight into the exam format and process
  • Applying proven tips for exam success
  • Optimizing your study time and focus

 

 * Full Tution fee is due and is non-refunded after attending 2nd class*

Reviewed By: Jim

Great Instructor, Class size, Good Pace.

Reviewed By: Rashid Ishaq

Lots of information, Instructor did a good job very patient. Gave lots of additional tips and details. Recommended to anyone who wants to enhance his/her skills

Reviewed By: Tariq Khan

Not following slides was a good change, course covered all the topics and pace was just spot on. Keep up the good work.

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