PMI-ACP® Certification Boot Camp – 21 PMI PDUs

Today, more organizations and companies are adopting the Agile 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 training 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.

What You’ll Learn

  • Agile project management essentials
  • Adopting an agile approach to project management
  • Agile methodologies
  • Scrum development process
  • Agile planning
  • Project initiating and requirements gathering
  • Estimates and completion of the release plan
  • Planning and monitoring iterations on an agile project
  • Lead an agile team
  • Manage stakeholder engagement on an agile project
  • Ensure delivery of value and quality in agile projects
  • Core PMI values and ethical standards

Who Needs to Attend

Managers and members of project teams who currently use or plan to adopt agile techniques

Existing PMP®s who wish to add on the PMI-ACP to demonstrate their knowledge and ability to lead both traditional and agile projects.

Individuals who have general project management experience and are using agile practices in their projects

Course Outline

1 – PMI-ACP Introductory Concepts

  • Tips for Testing
  • PMI Ethics & Professional Conduct
  • Introduction to Agile Processes
  • What are the Agile Processes?

2 – Agile Inception Planning

  • Introduction to Inception
  • Process Selection
  • Agile Processes with Planning
  • Decision Tree – Process Selection

3 – Inception Standards and Practices

  • All About Inception Standards
  • Inception Practices
  • The Practice of Swarming
  • The Definition of Done
  • Practices for Scrum
  • Practices for XP
  • Practices for Kanban

4 – Agile Inception Practices and Tools

  • Team Definition – Coupling
  • The Tuckman Model
  • Colocation of Teams & Distributed Teams
  • Tools for Distributed Teams

5 – Agile Roadmap Concepts

  • Introduction to the Roadmap
  • How to Conduct a Story Mapping Session
  • How to Create a Roadmap
  • All About Lean
  • Architecture Planning

6 – Agile Release Concepts I

Release Concepts and Planning

7 – Agile Release Concepts II

  • Estimation
  • Affinity Estimation
  • Units for Absolutie/Relative Size
  • Release Planning

8 – Agile Iteration Concepts I

  • Agile Analysis
  • The Iteration
  • Time Boxes
  • The Sprint
  • Sprint Planning Meeting
  • Daily Standup
  • Sprint Review Meeting
  • Retrospective Meeting
  • Backlog Grooming

9 – Agile Iteration Concepts II

  • Task Breakdown
  • Estimating Tasks
  • Phases of Planning Sprints
  • Capacity Analysis
  • Product Backlog
  • Sprint Backlog

10 – Agile Iteration Concepts III

  • Suppling Status Information
  • Taskboard
  • Burndown Charts
  • Burnup Charts
  • Cumulative Flow Diagrams

11 – Agile Day Concepts

  • Agile Leadership
  • Conflict
  • Facilitation in Meetings
  • Brain Storming