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Course number HL259S
Length 3 days
Delivery method* Instructor-led training (ILT)
Onsite dedicated training (OST)
Price USD $1,800
CAD $1,980
*Courses are supported in the delivery formats above, but are not necessarily scheduled in every delivery format listed. Please click the schedule links at the top of the page to see which delivery formats are currently scheduled.

Course overview

This 3-day course is designed for those preparing to take PMI®’s new Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)SM examination. Provides participants with an application based course experience that includes comprehensive information concerning the Agile process and framework based on information and resources outlined by PMI. In addition, this course will provide participants with an Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)SM Exam Survival Guide and tips and techniques on preparing for the PMI-ACP examination and will satisfy PMI’s 21 education hours requirements for certification.


Prerequisites

  • PMI®’s education and experience requirements

Audience

  • This course is intended for for students who are looking to prepare to take the PMI’s Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)SM examination

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Course objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Prepare for the exam
  • Describe the basic philosophy and principles of Agile development and methodologies
  • Illustrate how Agile principles and practices align with PMI’s basic project management fundamentals
  • Discuss how value-driven delivery tasks are implemented throughout the Agile project life cycle
  • Examine the importance if stakeholder engagement tasks to ensure project success
  • Illustrate the benefits of boosting team performance by forming high-performing, committed Agile project teams
  • Demonstrate the value of incorporating adaptive planning tasks early in the project
  • Identify the purpose of implementing specific processes to allow for problem detection and resolution
  • Define the standards for continuous improvement in Agile management

Next steps

  • Recognition of your knowledge and skill by passing the Agile Certified Practitioner Examination appropriate to your country or region

Benefits to you

  • World-class project management training based on the PMI® Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). Project management is an HP core competency, with 3500 experienced project managers in 160 countries
  • Increased confidence in the management of your projects leading to professional recognition and increased levels of responsibility
  • Better project performance and increased satisfaction among your project team

Course outline

Agile Principles, Practices, & Values

  • The significance of the principles and values of the Agile Manifesto
  • Agile frameworks, terminology, and methods and approaches
  • The benefits of using agile methods for project management and product development

Agile Project Management

  • The framework of the agile project management life cycle
  • The domains and tasks for the Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)SM
  • Agile tools and techniques
  • PMI-ACP domains and tasks

Value-Driven Delivery

  • Incorporating features and previous experience to sharpen requirements and maximize project success
  • Benefits of incremental development tasks
  • Avoid potential downsides
  • Prioritization as it relates to requirements verification and validation

Stakeholder Engagement

  • Identifying stakeholder needs
  • Stakeholder involvement
  • Collaboration, communication, and trust amongst stakeholders in the agile environment

Boosting Team Performance Practices

  • Forming successful agile teams
  • Empowering agile project teams
  • Communication and collaboration to improve team effectiveness
  • Aligning team goals to the project vision and objectives

Adaptive Planning

  • The levels of planning that occur in agile project management
  • Adjusting and adapting plans to reflect changes or priorities
  • Constructing and refining project estimates
  • Adjusting project velocity and cycles as necessary

Problem Detection and Resolution

  • The importance of daily team meetings to detect potential problems and set expectations
  • Conducting risk management tasks throughout the life cycle of the project

Standards for Continuous Improvement (Product, Process, People)

  • Maintaining agile project teams to ensure efficiency and effectiveness. What is meant by ensuring individual integrity and professionalism?
  • Creating systemic improvements and implementing them throughout the organization
  • Planning for continuous improvement and team development. Study tips to focus your preparation time
  • Improving team and organizational processes to increase efficiency over short periods of time. Test-taking strategies

Exam Tips

  • How to prepare for the exam

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