PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®

NTUC LearningHub

Course introduction

Be trained in becoming effective project managers. Acquire knowledge on Agile methodologies. The course will fulfill the PMI requirement of 21 contact hours needed to apply for the PMI-ACP Certification examination.

Course Benefits

Course Objectives
After completing this course, students will learn about:

  • Agile development lifecycle end to end with real world examples,
  • Compare Agile development practices to the traditional approaches for project management,
  • Agile Methodologies (Scrum, XP, Kanban and Lean),
  • How to build self-organizing high performing teams,
  • Real world techniques for planning, estimating and prioritizing requirements in an Agile way,
  • Learn how to engage your business customers and delight them through early and frequent delivery of value,
  • Requirements gathering through vision, product road map, collaboration, brainstorming, defining high level user stories (Epics) and defining acceptance tests,
  • Key Agile Project management processes of release planning, iteration planning, iterations monitoring and meetings, along with other factors such as prioritizations using different techniques,
  • Create effective visible Agile tracking reports using burn downs, burn up etc,
  • Get understanding  advanced topics such as scaling Agile to large projects, distributed teams and lean portfolio management, and
  • Prepare participants to pass the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner PMI-ACP examination.

Course Pre-Requisites

For a good learning experience with this course, students are required to have:

  • 2,000 hours working on project teams within last 5 years or PMP certification
  • Additional of 1500 hours working on agile project teams or with Agile methodologies within the last 3 years,
  • 21 contact hours of education this must be earned in Agile practices.

Course Outline

PMI-ACP Certification and Exam Format
• Overview of Examination/ Overview of Agile Tools And Techniques

Introduction to Agile and Agile Methodologies
(Scrum, XP, Kanban, Lean –Agile, FDD, Crystal, DSDM)

• Comparison of Agile Frameworks?
• What is Agility
• Agile Manifesto
• Agile Principles and Values
• Agile Triangle
• Agile Methodologies
• Agile Project Lifecycle

Agile Project Visioning, Project Initiation – Setting a Stage
• Multiple Levels of Planning
(Release Planning, Iteration Planning, Portfolio Planning)
• Time Boxing
• Agile Burndown and Burnup Charts
• Agile Cumulative Flow Diagrams
• Agile  Kanban Boards
• Agile Retrospectives

Agile Requirements, User Stories
• User Stories
• Theme & Epics
• Agile Story Maps
• Agile Wireframes
• Agile Project Charter
• Agile Persona’s
• Agile Modeling

Project Estimation
• Agile Relative Sizing/Story Points
• Ideal Days
• Elapsed Time
• Agile Planning Poker
• Agile Wideband Delphi
• Agile Affinity Estimating

Project Communication
• Project Communication
• Agile Information Radiator
• Agile Team Space
• Osmotic Communications for Collocated and Distributed Teams
• Agile Tooling
• Agile Daily Stand-Ups

Agile - Product Quality
• Agile Frequent Verification and Validation
• Agile Test First Development
• Agile Acceptance Test-Driven Development
• Agile Definition of Done
• Agile Continuous Integration

Soft Skills
• Agile Emotional Intelligence
• Agile Collaboration
• Agile Adaptive Leadership
• Agile Negotiation
• Agile Conflict Resolution
• Agile Servant Leadership

Value-Based Prioritization
• Time Value of Money
• Business Case
• Agile Return on Investment (ROI)
• Agile Net Present Value (NPV)
• Agile Internal Rate of Return (IRR)
• Payback Period
• Agile Compliance
• Agile Customer-Valued Prioritization
• Agile Minimally Marketable Feature (MMF)
• Agile Relative Prioritization or Ranking

Risk Management
• Risk Management in Agile
• Agile Risk Adjusted Product Backlog
• Agile Risk Management (Risk Identification, Assessment, Response, Review)
• Agile Risk Burndown Chart
• Agile Risk Profile Graphs
• Progressive Risk Reduction Steps
• Agile Risk-Based Spike

Agile Metrics and Value Stream Analysis
• Definition – Metrics
• Types of Metrics
• Agile Velocity
• Agile Cycle Time
• Earned Value Management (EVM) for Agile Projects
• Earned Value Terms Defined
• Earned Value Metrics
• Baseline Metrics
• Measuring Metrics
• Burnup/Burndown Charts
• Agile Escaped Defects

Agile Knowledge and Skills
• Assessing and Incorporating Community and Stakeholder Values
• Active Listening
• Brainstorming Techniques
• Building Empowered Teams
• Coaching and Mentoring within Teams
• Agile Communications Management
• Feedback Techniques for Product
• Incremental Delivery

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Trainer Profile

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