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Agile Certified Practitioner ACP Preparation Course SPACP01

3 Day Instructor Led Course - 21 Contact Hours (21 PMI Professional Development Units)
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Upcoming Schedules for PMI ACP :
Dubai 27/Oct/2020 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday to Thursday Enquire Now

Become a world-class Project Manager with the right PMP skills & exam prep course!

Course Benefits

  • PMI®-Registered Education Provider (PMI® REP)
  • Receive 35 Professional Development Units (PDUs) – PMI-approved 35 contact hours/ PDU certificate for your PMP® exam
  • Internationally recognized, Industry-expert & certified trainers
  • PMI®-approved, high-quality course curriculum as per the PMBOK Guide 6th edition
  • Insights for PMP® Exam Preparation- Tips and strategies to clear PMP certification exam in your first attempt
  • Learn through the most comprehensive courseware, case studies & practice tests
  • Accredited institute by the UAE Ministry of Education
  • Certificate of Achievement (ministry attestation fees apply)
  • Exams: Prometric & VUE Exams available (fees excluded)
(conditions apply)

• Free Course Trial

• Free Course Repeat

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Course Overview
The PMI-ACP recognizes knowledge of agile principles, practices and tools and techniques across agile methodologies.

Course Objectives

- Demonstrate to employers their level of professionalism in agile principles, practices, tools and techniques.
- Increase their professional versatility in project management tools and techniques.
- Hold a certification that is more credible than existing offerings based only on exams or training.

Target Audience

If you already use agile practices or your organization is adopting agile methods, earning the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® certification will demonstrate your knowledge of and commitment to this rapidly growing approach to project management.

Delivery Method

Instructor led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.

Course Outline


1. Introduction to PMI and PMI- ACP

2. Introduction to Agile Framework
a. Why and When Agile
    b. Agile Manifesto
    c. Agile Vs. Waterfall
    d. Agile Methods
        i. SCRUM
        ii. Extreme Programming (XP)
        iii. Feature Driven Development
        iv. LEAN
        v. DSDM
        vi. Crystal

3. Value Driven Delivery
a. What is value Driven Delivery
    b. Assessing Value
    c. Planning Value
        i. Customer Value Prioritization
            1.MoSCoW prioritization
            2.Kano Analysis
        ii. Relative Prioritization
        iii. Product Roadmap – Story Map
        iv. Risk Adjusted Backlogs
        v. Agile Contracts

            1. DSDM Contracts
            2. “Money for Nothing and your change for Free”
            3. Graduated Fixed Price Contract
            4. Fixed Price Work Package
    d. Delivering Value
        i. Task and Kanban Board
        ii. WIP Limits
        iii. Incremental Delivery
        iv. Confirming Value
    e. Tracking and Reporting Value
        i. Agile EVM
        ii. Cumulative Flow Diagrams (CFDs)
        iii. Risk Burn Down Graphs
        iv. Tasks / Kanban Boards

4. Stakeholder Engagement
a. Aligning Stakeholders’ understanding
        i. Wireframes
        ii. Personas
        iii. User Stories/Backlogs
        iv. Story Maps
        v. Incorporating Stakeholder Values
        vi. Stakeholder Management
        vii. Vendor Management
    b. Communicating with Stakeholders
        i. Information Radiators
        ii. Burn Down and Burn Up Charts
        iii. Velocity
        iv. Agile Modeling
    c. Critical Soft Skills
        i. Negotiation
        ii. Active Listening
        iii. Facilitation Methods
        iv. Globalization, Culture and Team Diversity
        v. Conflict Resolution
       vi. Distributed Teams
        vii. Participatory Decision Models
    d. Leading Effectively
        i. Servant Leadership
        ii. Leadership Tools and Techniques

5. Boosting Team Performance Practices
a. Understanding Team Performance
        i. Adaptive Leadership
        ii. Emotional Intelligence
        iii. Building Empowered Team
        iv. Building High Performance Team
    b. Team Practices
        i. Daily Stand –Ups
        ii. Coaching and Mentoring
        iii. Brainstorming
        iv. Team Space
        v. Co-located and Distributed Teams
            1. Osmotic Communication
            2. Tacit Knowledge
            3. Communication Tools
        vi. Agile Tooling
            1. Low Tech, High Touch tools
            2. Digital Tools

6. Adaptive Planning
    a. Planning Concepts
        i. Time boxing
        ii. Progressive Elaboration
        iii. Process Tailoring
        iv. Minimum Marketable Features
        v. Value Based Analysis
        vi. Value Based decomposition and Prioritization
        vii. Agile Games
    b. Estimation
        i. Planning Poker and Wideband Delphi
        ii. Ideal Time
        iii. Relative Sizing/Story Points
        iv. Affinity Estimating
        v. Agile Project Accounting Principal
    c. Agile Plans
        i. Agile Charters
        ii. Business Case Development
        iii. Product Vision
        iv. Release Planning
        v. Story Maps
        vi. Iteration Planning

7. Problem Detection and Resolution
    a. Identifying Problems
        i. Cycle Time
        ii. Escaped Defects
        iii. Project and Quality Standards
        iv. Failure Modes and Alternatives
        v. Variance and Trend Analysis
        vi. Control Limits
    b. Resolving Problems
        i. Continuous Integration
        ii. Risk Based Spikes
        iii. Frequent Verification and Validation
        iv. Test Driven Development (TDD) /Test-First Development (TFD)
        v. Acceptance Test Driven Development
        vi. Problem Solving

8. Continuous Improvement
    a. Retrospectives
    b. Knowledge Sharing
    c. Process Tailoring
    d. Principal of Systems Thinking
    e. Process Analysis
    f. Applying New agile Practices
    g. Continuous Improvement Process\

Note: There will be short quiz at logical completion of each topic.

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