Agile Methodology is a general approach to project management and product development, which has mainly been utilized in software development. However today, Project Managers everywhere are finding that they can apply Agile principles and practices to virtually any project in a variety of industries and bring increased value to their organizations.
Our three-day workshop offers an engaging blend of discussion, group interaction, case studies and real-world focused workshops that will educate you on how best to implement Agile practices appropriate for your teams.
Overview of agile project management
- Agile manifesto
- Popular agile methodologies
- Agile principles and practices
- Quick overview of the agile practices using scrum
Understanding the key roles and artifacts of scrum
- Scrum master (Agile project manager)
- Product owner
- Team members
- Product backlog
- Sprint planning meeting
- Sprint backlog
- Tracking board
- Sprint demo
Understanding user stories
- The anatomy of a user story
- User story development techniques
- Story points
- Ideal time
- Wide band Delphi
- Playing poker
The sprint planning meeting
- The sprint planning meeting time box
- Feature prioritization
- The tracking board
- Definition of done
- Load balancing
- Self-organized team
- Work volunteering
- Daily stand up meetings
- Burn down chart up-dation
- Sprint demo meetings (Continuous improvement process)
- Sprint retrospectives
- Scaling scrum
- Co-located and distributed team
Best practices and concepts
- Agile tooling
- Osmotic communications for co-located and distributed teams
- WIP limits
- Cumulative flow diagram
- Process tailoring
- Affinity estimating
- Product road map
- Story maps
- Wire frames
- Frequent verification and validation
- Test driven development / test first development
- Continuous integration
- Project charter for an agile project
- Participatory decision models
- Process analysis techniques
- Value based assessment
- Emotional intelligence
- Adaptive leadership
- Conflict resolution
- Servant leadership
- Building high performance team
Value based prioritization
- Return on investment (ROI)
- Net present value (NPV)
- Internal rate of return (IRR)
- Customer valued prioritization
- Minimally marketable feature (MMF)
- Relative prioritization / ranking
- Business case development
- Agile contracting methods
- Agile project accounting principles
- Applying new agile practices
- Compliance (Organization)
- Control limits for agile projects
- Failure modes and alternatives
- Globalization, Culture and team diversity
- Innovation games
- Principles of systems thinking (complex, adaptive, chaoes)
- Regulatory compliance
- Variance and trend analysis
- Vendor management
From the Course :
- Learn Agile principles and practices that transform team performance
- Coach high-performance teams who deliver results
- Discover techniques to more actively manage project scope and better ensure delivery of the best products possible
- Evaluate how new approaches to manage project scope, schedule, budget and quality are easily improved through effective Agile controls
- Combine best methods from multiple Agile methodologies
- Build trust with your team and customers through consistent cadence of “common sense” best practices
- Learn the most powerful metrics to ensure continuous improvement
- Avoid the pitfalls many teams fall into when adopting Agile practices
- Transition from a "Command and Control" leadership style to the more powerful "Servant Leadership" method of management
- React and respond to change quickly to seize competitive advantage
- Learn why studies have shown Agile teams are significantly happier with their work, and ensure this benefit for your own team
From the Workshop :
- 21 PDUs
- 100 Days Online Training Access
- 2 PMI-ACP Practice Tests
- Group Discussions facilitated through classroom training
- Offline reference material
- Assistance with PMI Exam Application Form and end-to-end support
To apply for the PMI-ACP, you need to meet the following requirements :
1.General Project Experience
(2000 hours of working on project teams within the last 5 years or having an active PMP/PgMP credential)
2.Agile Project Experience
(1500 hours of working on Agile Project Teams or with Agile Methodologies, in addition to “General Project Experience” above)
3. Training in Agile Practices
(21 contact hours earned in Agile Practices)
To apply for the PMI-ACP Certification Exam:
Register and log in toPMI's Online System to get started. A printable PMI-ACP application form is also available.
You can always refer the PMI-ACP Handbook for further information
- Project Managers
- Project Planners
- Quality Assurance Staff
- Project Controllers
- Product Owners
- Scrum Masters
- Scrum Team Members
- Anyone looking to demonstrate level of experience and knowledge of managing agile projects or wanting to further the understanding of how Agile is applied and practiced.
- Gartner's analysts (Thomas Murphy and David Norton) predict that by 2012 "agile development methods will be utilized in 80% of all software development projects"
- It is not a matter of choice but just a matter of time before you will find yourself working in Agile Team / Organization. The Sooner you embrace this shift the faster you will grow.
- Being Agile (Not just Doing Agile) brings efficiencies not just to Teams but also to enterprises.
Why Choose a PMI® Certification, than any other project management certifications? What makes PMI-ACP®'s special?
- PMI-ACP®certifications are not based on one specific methodology, so they're flexible and adaptable. You can easily transfer them between industries, market segments and geographic locations.
- PMI-ACP®continually conducts in-depth studies to ensure that our credentials actually reflect the current skills, knowledge and best practices you need to succeed.
- You never have to worry about a PMI-ACP® certification becoming obsolete. Our certification maintenance program requires you to earn a professional development unit (PDUs), which encourages you to continually develop your skills and stay current as the profession changes.
- PMI-ACP® certification offers financial benefits - the Project Management Professional (PMP) ® credential increases your salary by up to 10%, according to the PMI-ACP® Salary Survey - Sixth Edition, 2009 - and helps you stand out and better market yourself to prospective employers.
- Part of that marketability comes from the prestige of PMI-ACP® certifications. PMI-ACP® has provided project management certifications for over 25 years, and our PMP-ACP® credential was the first one designed specifically for project managers.
Why PMI's ACP Certification?
- Earn More - Studies show that certified professionals can earn more than their non-certified peers.
- Brand - Over the years PMI has not only gained a huge community following but also respect of Enterprises around the world and at all levels.
- Coverage - Unlike other Agile "based" certification, PMI ACP focuses on depth and breadth of general Agile foundation and methodologies.
- Acceptance - Response to recently completed "pilot" program has been extremely favorable and this lucrative certification is open to all (check PMI-ACP Requirement's section to see you qualify).
What value does a practitioner with the PMI-ACP bring to an organization?
- The PMI-ACP demonstrates a practitioner's value and level of professionalism to employers:
- The knowledge of both Agile and waterfall methods gives the practitioner greater breadth and depth as a project manager.
- The certification shows the practitioner's ability to lead basic teams using Agile principles and practices.
- The certification appeals to a wide, rapidly growing audience as more organizations adopt Agile processes
How will I get my 21 PDU's? Is there any extra cost associated to this apart from the course fee?
Once you complete the specified numbers of hours of e-learning on our website, we will issue the 21 PDU certificate and there is no extra cost associated for the PDU's.
After completing the application, how much time do I have to complete the examination?
After you pay the certification fee and have your application approved, you have one year to take the examination.
Where does PMI offer the certification examination?
PMI offers the PMI-ACP examination globally at computer-based testing centers. You cannot schedule your examination appointment until you receive your eligibility notification and submit payment.
Will the examination be available in many languages?
The examination is only available in English at this time. PMI is considering adding additional translations in the future.
How many questions are in the examination?
There are a total of 120 questions on the examination. Of the 120 questions, 20 are considered pretest questions. Pretest questions do not affect the score and are used in examinations as an effective and legitimate way to test the validity of future examination questions, and are randomly placed throughout the exam.
What are the Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) for this certification?
PMI-ACP holders are required to earn 30 professional development units (PDUs) in Agile topics during each three-year renewal cycle.
Can PMI-ACP PDUs count toward the maintenance of other PMI credentials?
The 30 PDUs in Agile topics can also count towards the maintenance of the PMP® or PgMP® certification(s). If an Agile practitioner is taking general project management classes, only the hours that pertain to Agile topics can be applied towards the PMI-ACP
What certification exams does PMI-ACP® offer?
PMI-ACP® offers now five different exams related to the discipline of Project Management. These are:
- PgMP : Program Management Professional
- PMP : Project Management Professional
- CAPM® : Certified Associate in Project Manager
- PMI-SP® : PMI®- Scheduling Professional
- PMI-RMP® : PMI®- Risk Management Professional
- PMI-ACP® : PMI® Agile Certified Practitioner
Venue for Atlanta, GA - 30th Jun - 01st Jul 2014
Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center - AtlantaTiming: 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Georgia (GA) 800 Spring St. NW Atlanta,