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PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Exam Prep

COURSE TYPE

Intermediate

Course Number

3605

Duration

3 Days

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Prepare to achieve your PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® certification and earn 21 Professional Development Units (PDUs) with this training course. Through real-life scenarios, you will review Agile terminology and well-known practices, and leverage PMI's seven domains of practice to create a personalised self-study plan and increase the effectiveness of your exam preparation.

You Will Learn How To

  • 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

Important Course Information

Requirements:

  • Experience at the level of:
    • Course 918, Agile Fundamentals: Scrum, Kanban, Lean & XP, or
    • Course 1814, Certified Scrum Product Owner®
  • 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 Outline

  • 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 Practices

Forming cross-functional teams

  • Establishing collaborative behaviours through group decision-making
  • Influencing teams to design their own internal work processes

Empowering teams to self-organise

  • 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
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Course Tuition Fee Includes:

After-Course Instructor Coaching
When you return to work, you are entitled to schedule a free coaching session with your instructor for help and guidance as you apply your new skills.

Free Course Exam
You can take your Learning Tree course exam on the last day of your course or online at any time after class and receive a Certificate of Achievement with the designation "Awarded with Distinction."

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Training Hours

Day 1 class hours:
9:00am - 5:00pm
60-minute lunch

Day 2 - 3 class hours:
8:30am - 5:00pm
45-minute lunch

Extended hours course to warrant 21 PMI PDUs
Overnight reading required

AFTERNOON START class hours:
2:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.


Last day class hours:
2:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


Free Course Exam – Last Day:
8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.


Each class day:
Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest
9:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

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Earn 21 PDUs


PMI, the Registered Education Provider logo, PMP, CAPM, PMI-ACP,
and PMBOK are marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

This course is approved by PMI® for 21 professional development units (PDUs). For more on the Project Management Institute and a full list of courses approved for PDUs.

Technical : 19 PDUs
Leadership : 1 PDUs
Business & Strategic : 1 PDUs

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