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Course Agenda

About The Course

Benefits of  PMI ACP :

  • Globally recognized Agile certification from Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • Enhances participants skills pertaining to agile methodologies and principles
  • Showcases one’s agile knowledge and experience to potential employers
  • Helps in building an excellent career road map in Agile Project Management methodology

Who Should do The Course

Any professional wants to obtain  knowledge on agile methodologies, agile principles and agile tools and techniques should pursue PMI-ACP® certification. PMI-ACP certification establishes individual’s proficiency in various Agile methodologies. Project Managers, aspiring Project managers, Project team members who want to move from traditional project management to Agile project environment

Things you will learn:

Module 1: ACP Exam Agenda

Learn about the prerequisites for PMI-ACP & understand the finer details of the exam pattern. How to craft your way to pass the certification exam is the key outcome expected for this module. This includes:

• Exam Eligibility
• Exam Pattern
• Pre-requisites
• Content Distribution
• Tools and techniques
• Domains and Tasks for Agile Certification

Module 2: Introduction to Agile methodology

Learn about the introduction to various agile methodologies, concepts to get introduced to basics of Agile, when to use Agile and many such details as part of this module. Short list of concepts you will learn includes:

• Introduction to Agile Project
• Genesis of Agile Project
• Agile Market Share
• Traditional vs. Agile Software development
• Manifesto of Agile
• Principles of Agile
• Agile Methodologies
• Spectrum of Process Complexity

Module 3: Agile Project Management Framework (APM) – Envision

APM framework includes five phases & Envision phase is the first phase. This phase includes the key concept of formalising the product vision, project scope, constraints, stakeholders

• APM Framework
• Envision
• Objectives
• Activities
—–• Requirement Gathering
—–• Organize Features
—–• Accounting Risk

• 13 key things to learn in Envision phase are:
• Business Case
• Agile Role
• Pigs & Chiken
• Epic
• User Stories/Features
• Theme
• Product Backlog
• MMF
• Iteration
• Release
• Time Box
• Story Point
• Value Based Decomposition

Module 4: Agile Project Management Framework (APM) – Speculation

APM framework includes five phases & Speculation phase is the second phase. This phase includes prioritising requirements, estimating story points, requirements gathering techniques & many more. The list of topics you will learn is listed here:

• Requirement Gathering
• Organizing Features
• Estimate Requirements
• Accounting Risk
• Risk Adjusted Product Backlog
• Release Plan
• Roadmap
• Adaptive Planning
• Progressive Elaboration

Module 5: Agile Project Management Framework (APM) – Explore

APM framework includes five phases & Explore phase is the third phase. This phase includes key metrics to monitor, various iteration activities, tracking the agile project & many more. The list of topics you will learn is listed here:

• Extreme Programming (XP) Practice
• Ideal Days
• Velocity
• Cycle Time
• Sprint Backlog
• Iteration Activities
• Iteration Planning
• WIP Limits Kanban
• Agile Project Tracking
• Burn Down Chart
• Burn Up Chart
• Combined Burn Chart
• Parking Lot Chart
• Cumulative Flow Diagram

Module 6: Agile Risk Management

Risk Management is imperative & independent of the development methodology. This part of session includes the various risks in Agile methodology, how to counter the risks & how to monitor the risks using risk burn down charts. The list of topics you will learn is listed here:

• Agile Triangle
• Identify Risks
• Core Areas of Risk
• Classify Risk
• Quantify Risk
• Impact
• Plan Risk
• ACT Risk
• Risk Burndown Chart
• Risk Adjusted Burn-Up Chart
• Risk Adjusted Backlog
• Strategies for both Threats and Opportunities

Module 7: Agile Cost & Control

Cost Management in Agile development methodology if discussed thoroughly as part of this module. This part of session includes all aspects of cost, budget, contracts, EVM to monitor project progress etc.  The list of topics you will learn is listed here:

• Agile Project Cost Management
• Types of Costs
• Budgeting
• Agile Contract
• Earned Value Management
• ROI, IRR and NPV

Module 8: Tools, Techniques & Agile Quality Management

Various tools & techniques in terms of communication management are discussed in this module. There is a huge emphasis on using Agile automated tools to ensure high quality as part of Agile quality including Verification & Validation. The list of topics you will learn is listed here:

• Communication
• Information Radiators
• Team Space
• Osmotic Communication
• Types of Communications and Benefits
• Factors which effect Communication
• Daily Standups
• Planning Monitoring & Adapting
• Agile Estimation
• Agile Analysis and Design
• Product Quality
• Frequent Verification & Validation
• Test-driven Development
• Acceptance Test Driven Development
• Definition of Done
• Continuous Integration

Module 9: Soft Skills, Metrics & Lean

Learn about the soft skills required to manage Agile project successfully. Also learn the key metrics to be captured along with extremely important Lean concepts. The list of topics you will learn is listed here:

• Soft Skills Negotiation
• Emotional Intelligence
• Collaboration
• Adaptive Leadership
• Negotiation
• Conflict Resolution
• Conflict Stages
• Servant Leadership
• Metrics
• Escaped Defects
• Value Steam Analysis
• Value Stream Mapping

Module 10: Knowledge & Skills Level 1, 2, 3

Knowledge & skills are explained in the order of importance. These are key for the success of not just Agile projects but also Traditional projects.  The list of topics you will learn is listed here:

• Knowledge & Skills Level 1
• Active Listening
• Brain Storming techniques
• Building Empowered Team
• Coaching & Mentoring
• Communication Management
• Feedback Techniques for Agile
• Incremental Delivery
• Knowledge Sharing
• Leadership Tools & Techniques
• Problem Solving Strategies Tools & Techniques
• Project and Quality Standard for Agile Project
• Stakeholder Management
• Team Motivation

• Knowledge & Skills Level 2
• Agile Framework and Terminology
• Building High Performance Team
• Business Case Development
• Collocation/ Distributed Team
• Continuous Improvement Process
• Element of Project Charter
• Facilitation Methods
• Process Analysis Techniques
• Self – Assessment
• PMI Codes of Ethics

• Knowledge & Skills Level 3
• Agile Project Accounting Principles
• Organization Compliances
• Control Limits
• Failure Mode and Alternatives
• Globalization, Culture & Team Diversity
• Principle of System Thinking
• Regulatory Compliance
• Variance & Trend Analysis

Module 11: Other Agile Methodologies

Learn the various agile methodologies & concepts specific to each of these. This will help you manage projects executed using agile methodologies, Hybrid agile & tailored agile are possible with the knowledge accrued using this module.  The list of topics you will learn is listed here:

• Agile Methodologies
• XP
• Scrum
• Crystal Clear
• Lean
• Kanban
• TDD
• ATDD
• AUP
• FDD
• DSDM
• Miscellaneous
• Empirical Process Control
• Fractional Assignment

Course Introduction Video

  • Introduction to pmp
    • Introduction to pmp

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Watch our sample e-learning video recorded by industry’s best trainers with extensive subject knowledge expertise and who are considered to be the best trainers of the industry. All the participants will be provided access to our state-of-the-art Learning management system (LMS) at ExcelR.net, where one can access end to end course videos at your own pace & convenience sitting back at your home. Videos can be accessed from your desktop, mobile, tablet, etc. Switch back and forth as you choose

FAQS

  • Almost 90% of the IT companies have already migrated to Agile methodology because of the every changing customer requirements, which arise because of the pace at which the world around is changing. Also 70% of these companies are claiming mature Agile implementation. Hence there is a demand for Agile certified practitioners who can manage the project well & thereby meet the project objectives.
  • No, you need not be a PMP to pursue PMI-ACP certification. However, you have to showcase that you have experience in both traditional project management & agile methodology.
  • Yes, ExcelR provides you will 21 contact hours of training & certificate which can be used while applying for the PMI-ACP certification.
  • As part of PMI-ACP you learn about Scrum, Extreme Programming (XP), Kanban, Lean. However, as part of Scrum certifications you will learn only about Scrum methodology.
  • Agile is a project management methodology which has a lot of other flavours including Scrum, XP, Kanban, Lean, DSDM Atern, AUP, EssUP, Crystal etc.
  • PMI does not disclose the pass percentage. However, based on third party research, it is safe to conclude that 75% is the pass mark. Success rate of PMI-ACP trained professional through ExcelR is 95%.
  • Yes, we provide comprehensive PMI-ACP training material which includes content from 14 odd books suggested by PMI for the exam. Also we provide 3 full length PMI-ACP mock exam questions.
  • ExcelR has trainers who have over 15 years of experience on an average, in Agile methodology process implementation, managing, playing role of Agile coach etc. This will ensure that you get the best from the best.
  • Yes, we provide on-demand training on Agile tool – JIRA.

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