The PMI ACPSM certification is a new credential offered by PMI for people working in Agile project management environments. The PMI ACPSM certification recognizes an individual's expertise in using Agile practices in their projects, while demonstrating their increased professional versatility through Agile tools and techniques. The process of earning this credential involves satisfying PMI's eligibility criterion and passing the exam.
This Program fulfils the PMI® requirement of 21 contact hours which a PMI ACPSM aspirant needs to have before applying for the PMI ACPSM Certification examination. The Program also aims to train the participants to be effective Project Managers using Agile methodologies.
Why become Agile Certified Practitioner PMI ACP?
- Gartner predicts that 80% of all Software projects will being using Agile in the next couple of years
- The certification covers all the Agile methods including Scrum, XP, Lean, Kanban and has more eligibility rigor compared to existing entry level certifications
- Research use of agile has tripled from December 2008 to May 2011
- Agile helps in decreasing product defects, improving team productivity, and increasing delivery of business value
- Approval of your knowledge of Project Management
- Demonstrate to employers their level of professionalism in agile practices of project management
- Increase their professional versatility in both Waterfall and agile techniques
- Hold a certification that is more credible than existing entry-level, training or exam-only based offerings
- Increases Customer Confidence
The adoption of Agile methodologies is becoming more prevalent in the business environment. The Project Management Institute is recognizing this growth with the introduction of the new PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACPSM) certification. In this course, you gain the skills necessary to prepare for the PMI-ACPSM credential exam, validating your experience as an Agile practitioner. Through practice exams, workshops and overnight study, you learn essential Agile terminology, tools and principles.
What You will Learn?
- Prepare to Pass the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner [PMI – ACPSM] Exam
- Learn the 10 Tools and Techniques and 43 Knowledge and Skills areas needed to pass the PMI-ACPSM Exam
- Walk through the entire Agile Development Lifecycle end to end
- Compare Agile development practices to the classical approaches for project management
- Learn how to build self-organizing high performing teams
- Learn real world techniques for planning, estimating and prioritizing requirements in an Agile way
- Learn how to engage your business customers and delight them through early and frequent delivery of value
- Learn about the key Agile Project management processes of Product Backlog, Sprint Planning, Sprint Reviews and Retrospectives, Along with other factors such as Prioritizations using different techniques
Program Outline & Topics
- PMI ACP® Certification – advantages
- PMI ACP® certification – process and fees related information
- PMI ACP® Application procedures – instructions on how to fill in the form
- What is Agile?
- Agile vs. Traditional Project Management
- Why Agile?
- Variants in Agile (Scrum, XP, TDD, FDD)
- The concept of Agile Project Lifecycle and its characteristics
- Phases defining the Agile Project Lifecycle
- Project Charter & Business Case for Agile Projects
- Agile Project Stakeholders – how to identify and manage Stakeholders?
- Product Roadmap
- Product Backlog
- User Stories
- Value Based Prioritization
- Customer Valued Prioritization
- Minimal Marketable Feature
- User stories
- Release Backlog
- Product Backlog
- MOSCOW Principle in Prioritization
- Sprint Backlog
- Brain Storming Techniques
- Re-Prioritization of Requirements / User Stories across Iteration
- Planning Poker
- Sprint Planning Meeting
- Sprint Burn Down Chart
- Product Burn Down Chart
- Release Burn Down Chart
- Release Burn Up Chart
- Sprint Reviews
- Sprint Retrospectives
- Osmotic Communication
- Co-located Teams vs. Distributed Teams
- Daily Stand Ups
- Coaching and Mentoring within Teams
- Conflict Resolution Management
- Servant Leadership
- Test Driven Development
- Definition of "Done"
- Problem Solving Strategies, Tools and Techniques
- Project and Quality Standards for Agile Projects
- Risk Adjusted Backlog
- Risk Burn Down Graphs
- Cycle Time
- EVM in Agile
- Escaped Defects
- Variance and Trend Analysis
Who Should Attend the Course?
The target audience for the program are professionals interested in pursuing the PMI ACP® certification examination conducted by Project Management Institute. These include but not limited to Agile Project Managers, Product Owners, Scrum Masters, Scrum Team Members, Project Sponsors, Project Planners, Quality Staff (Testing and Quality Assurance), Agile Developers / Programmers, Designers, Testers and Project Controller (PMO Office).