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PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)

Get certified with this PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) boot camp. PMI-ACP certification recognises your expertise in applying agile principles and techniques in your organisation. Earning PMI-ACP® certification shows you have the skills to implement value-driven delivery while facilitating continuous improvement through improved communication and collaboration.

Through real-life scenarios, you will review Agile terminology and well-known practises, and leverage PMI's seven domains of practise to create a personalised self-study plan and increase the effectiveness of your exam preparation.

Key Features of this PMI-ACP Training

  • After-course instructor coaching benefit

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Learning Objectives

  • Prepare for the PMI-ACP exam while completing the required 21 contact hours/PDUs
  • Navigate the tools, techniques, knowledge, and skills addressed in the exam
  • Review relevant topics in the PMI suggested reference materials
  • Practise for the exam with sample questions and exercises

Pre-Requisites

  • Experience at the level of:
    • Agile Fundamentals Training 
    • Certified Scrum Product Owner® (CSPO) Certification Training
  • 2,000 hours of general project experience in the last five years
  • 1,500 hours of Agile project experience in the last three years

Course Content

Introduction to the PMI-ACP Exam

  • Recognising 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 prioritising 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

Maintaining Stakeholder Engagement

Engaging empowered business stakeholders

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

Communicating progress to help the organisation make informed decisions

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

Boosting Team Performance Practises

Forming cross-functional teams

  • Establishing collaborative behaviours 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

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

Recognising 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

Facilitating Continuous Improvement

Tailoring the process

  • Conducting retrospectives to improve the team's behaviour
  • 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
  • Optimising your study time and focus

Exams & Certification

  • To earn this certification, you must take and pass the three-hour PMI-ACP® exam, comprised of 120 multiple-choice questions (these three-hours are factored in to the full training time required by PMI)
  • We can help you maintain your certification with a comprehensive list of PDU-eligible training courses.
  • To maintain your PMI-ACP®, you must earn 30 Professional Development Units (PDUs) in agile topics every three years.
  • The PMI-ACP® exam is currently based on the Sixth Edition of the PMBOK® Guide, and PMI's Agile Practise Guide (2017).

Pre-Reading

Overnight reading required during class.

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