PMI-ACP Exam Preparation - ILT

$1,695.00

The course includes a significant number of practice exams and exercises to ensure student success on the real exam. The PMI-ACP recognizes knowledge of Agile principles, practices and techniques across a variety of Agile methodologies, and this course walks you through all the required information to pass the exam along with hundreds of exam practice questions, subject reading and video presentations.

Course Objectives:
  • Prepare for the ACP exam
  • Learn about the certification process
  • Learn practical tools for agile project management

Target Audience: Individuals or groups looking to implement Agile project management practices in their environments, and Agile practitioners wishing to gain a credential reflecting their professional achievement. This PMI ACP Exam Preparation Course allows students to claim 21 contact hours or PDUs depending on their certification status.

Prerequisites: To sit for the PMI-ACP exam candidates must hold the Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification OR 2000 hours of documented project management experience. In addition, candidates must have at least 1500 document hours of Agile Project Management experience (non-overlapping with the aforementioned 2000 hours).  This course does NOT assume the participant has any practical Agile experience, but it is recommended.

Provided Materials: Course manual.  Online courses receive a PDF version of the manual.  ILT courses receive a softcover physical manual.

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: The Process

  • Application Process
  • ACP Qualifications
  • Scheduling Your Exam
  • Rescheduling/Canceling Your Exam
  • Fees

Lesson 2: The Exam

  • Exam Results
  • Exam Breakdown
  • Tools & Techniques of the Exam
  • Knowledge & Skills of the Exam
  • Level I Topics
  • Level II Topics
  • Level III Topics
  • Key Readings
  • Domain Breakdown

Lesson 3: Agile Principles & Mindset Part I

  • Domain Tasks
  • PMBOK Guide vs. Agile
  • Iterative & Incremental
  • WIP
  • Agile Beginnings
  • 12 Principles of Agile Development
  • Heartbeat of Agility
  • Must, Wants & Needs
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Scrum
  • Extreme Programming
  • Feature Driven Development

Lesson 4: Agile Principles & Mindset II

  • Dynamic Systems Development Method
  • Crystal Development
  • Lean Software Development
  • Kanban
  • SAFe
  • Nexus
  • LeSS
  • DAD

Lesson 5: Value-Driven Delivery

  • Domain Tasks
  • Assessing Value
  • Planning Value
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Poppendieck’s 7 Forms of Waste
  • Agile Prioritization Methods
  • Story Maps
  • Agile Risk Management
  • PDCA
  • Expected Monetary Value & Decision Trees
  • Agile Contracting
  • Agile & Earned Value
  • Burndowns & Burn Ups

Lesson 6: Stakeholder Engagement

  • Domain Tasks
  • Stakeholders Defined
  • Wireframes
  • Personas
  • User Stories
  • The Definition of Done
  • F2F
  • Information Radiators
  • Agile Modeling
  • Use Cases
  • Listening & Other Keys
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Decision Models
  • Servant Leadership
  • Atkins 12 Principles for Leading Agile

Lesson 6: Boosting Team Performance

  • Domain Tasks
  • COCOMO
  • Adaptive Leadership
  • Leadership Styles
  • High-Performance Teams
  • Team Dysfunctions
  • One-on-one Coaching & Mentoring
  • Brainstorming Techniques

Lesson 7: Adaptive Planning

  • Domain Tasks
  • Timboxing
  • Progressive Elaboration & Rolling Wave Planning
  • Process Tailoring
  • Value-Based Analysis
  • Agile Games & Estimation

Lesson 8: Problem Detection & Resolution

  • Domain Tasks
  • Cycle Time & Failure Modes
  • Continuous Integration & Risk-Based Spikes
  • Test Driven Development & Refactoring
  • Problem Solving

Lesson 9: Continuous Improvement

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