Project Management Training Catalog – PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) ® Exam Prep Series!

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Overview: This course covers the functions and features of Agile Certified Practitioner to prepare you for your certification exam. Students will learn about the application process and the exam, Agile principles, and value-driven delivery. They will also learn about stakeholder engagement, boosting team performance, adaptive planning, problem detection and resolution, and continuous improvement.

Series Taught By: Martin VanDerSchouw

Career Path: This certification can lead to Project Management jobs across all different fields, including, but not limited to, IT, Biotech, Engineering, Manufacturing, Advertising, and Healthcare. PMI- ACP® certification allows you to access Project Management jobs using software such as Scrum, Kanban, Lean, extreme programming (XP) and test-driven development (TDD.)

Certification Details

The Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® formally recognizes your knowledge of agile principles and your skill with agile techniques. It will make you stand out to your employers, stakeholders and peers. The PMI-ACP® will increase your versatility as it spans many approaches to agile such as Scrum, Kanban, Lean, extreme programming (XP) and test- driven development (TDD.) The PMI-ACP® is the fastest growing certification. Organizations that are highly agile and responsive to market dynamics complete more of their projects successfully than their counterparts (Pulse of the Profession® study, PMI, 2015.) To qualify for the PMI-ACP®, candidates must have: (1) 2,000 hours of general project experience working on teams. A current PMP® or PgMP® will satisfy this requirement but is not required to apply for the PMI-ACP®, (2) 1,500 hours working on agile project teams or with agile methodologies. This requirement is in addition to the 2,000 hours of general project experience, and (3) 21 contact hours of training in agile practices.

Certification Exam Details:
Project Management Professional (PMI-ACP)® : Learn More about this certification exam.

Available PDUs for this Course Series: 21

By completing this course series, you will earn 21 PDUs. CareerAcademy is a Recognized Education Provider (REP # 4058) with the Project Management Institute (PMI®) and its courses have been approved for PDUs. Learn More

Available CEUs for Course Series Completion: 21
Students can earn up to 21 CEUs for fully completing this course series. This information will be displayed on the certificate of completion.Learn More

Course Modules:

Module 01 -The Process

(Duration: 18m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. The Process
  3. Application Process
  4. ACP Qualifications
  5. Scheduling Your Exam
  6. Rescheduling/Cancelling
  7. Fees
  8. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 02 – The Exam

(Duration:  19m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. The Exam
  3. Exam Results
  4. The ACP Exam
  5. Exam Breakdown
  6. Tools and Techniques 50% of Exam
  7. Knowledge & Skills 50% of Exam
  8. Level 1 (33% of Total Examination Questions)
  9. Level 2 (12% of Total Examination Questions)
  10. Level 3 (5% of Total Examination Questions)
  11. Key Readings
  12. Domain Breakdown
  13. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 03 – Agile Principles & Mindset Part 1

(Duration: 2h 41m)

  1. Workbook
  2. Agile Principles & Mindset
  3. Domain Tasks
  4. PMBOK Guide vs. Agile
  5. Project Life Cycle
  6. Two Types of Agile
  7. The Four Types of Life Cycles
  8. The Big 3 Life Cycles
  9. The Four Types of Life Cycles Continuum
  10. Strategies to Implement Agile
  11. Agile in Context
  12. Agile Methodologies
  13. Agile is Iterative & Incremental
  14. Iterative & Incremental Approaches
  15. The Effects of WIP & “Best Resourcing”
  16. The History of Agile
  17. The Beginning of Agile
  18. Agile Development Values…
  19. The 12 Principles of Agile Software
  20. The Heartbeat of Agility
  21. Must, Wants & Needs
  22. Scrum Basics
  23. Foundation
  24. The Scrum Roles
  25. Team Members
  26. A Product / Project Vision
  27. Product Backlog
  28. Scrum
  29. The Daily Sprint Schedule
  30. Sprint Planning Meeting
  31. The Daily Scrum
  32. Iteration-Based vs Flow-Based Agile
  33. Sprint Review
  34. Sprint Retrospective
  35. The Basic Team Board or Scrum Board
  36. Adding Kanban to Scrum
  37. Scrum: Iteration 0
  38. Extreme Programming
  39. Basics
  40. Core Values
  41. Principles & Practices
  42. Core Practices – Fine Scale Feedback
  43. Fine Scale Feedback – Release Planning
  44. Fine Scale Feedback – Iteration Planning
  45. Test Driven Development
  46. XP Core Practices – Continuous Process
  47. Core Practices – Shared Understanding
  48. Core Practices – Programmer Welfare
  49. The Extreme Programming Workflow
  50. The Basic Steps
  51. XP vs. Scrum
  52. Feature-Driven Development (FDD)
  53. Develop Overall Model
  54. Build Feature List
  55. Plan by Feature & 4. Design by Feature
  56. Build by Feature
  57. Feature-Driven Development (FDD) Terms
  58. Scrum vs. FDD
  59. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 04 – Agile Principles & Mindset Part 2

(Duration:  1h 36m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Agile Principles & Mindset
  3. Dynamic Systems Development (DSDM)
  4. Dynamic Systems Development Method
  5. Prerequisites for Using DSDM
  6. DSDM – Atern Philosophy
  7. The Atern Team Model
  8. DSDM Eight Principles
  9. Focus on the Business Need
  10. Deliver on Time
  11. Collaborate
  12. Never Compromise Quality
  13. Build Incrementally from Firm Foundations
  14. Develop Iteratively
  15. Communicate Continuously & Clearly
  16. Demonstrate Control
  17. Crystal Overview
  18. Cockburn Differentiated Between…
  19. Crystal Methods Focus on…
  20. Crystal
  21. Common Crystal 7 Properties
  22. Frequent Delivery
  23. Reflective Improvement
  24. Close or Osmotic Communication
  25. Personal Safety & Focus
  26. Easy Access to Expert Users
  27. Automated Tests, Configuration Management Frequent Integration
  28. Lean Software Development (LSD)
  29. Key Tools & Concepts
  30. Seven Wastes (TIMWOOD)
  31. Kanban
  32. Task/Kanban Board
  33. Five Core Principles of Kanban
  34. Scrum vs. Kanban
  35. Test Your Assumption
  36. Scaling Agile
  37. SAFe 3.0
  38. SAFe Core Values
  39. Level I – Portfolio
  40. Level II – Program
  41. Level III – Team
  42. What is Nexus?
  43. Nexus Consists of…
  44. Nexus Process Flow
  45. Each Retrospective Should…
  46. Refinement Meetings
  47. LeSS
  48. LeSS / Scrum Commonalities
  49. LeSS / Scrum Differences
  50. Disciplined Agile Development
  51. The Backlog
  52. Lifecycle Versions
  53. Roles
  54. DAD vs. Scrum
  55. Disciplined Agile Development
  56. PMOs
  57. Differentiation vs. Integration
  58. Organizational Structure
  59. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 05 – Value -Driven Delivery

(Duration: 2h 2m)

  1. Workbook
  2. Value -Driven Delivery
  3. Domain Tasks
  4. Value -Driven Delivery (cont.)
  5. Assessing Value
  6. Planning Value
  7. Value Stream Mapping
  8. Poppendieck’s 7 Lean Wastes Manufacturing to Software
  9. Prioritization
  10. Kano Analysis
  11. Prioritization (cont.)
  12. A Sample Story Map
  13. Risk
  14. Major Risk Classes
  15. Agile Helps Mitigate Risks
  16. Plan, Do, Check, Act
  17. Expected Monetary Value (EMV)
  18. Decision Tree Analysis
  19. EMV
  20. Agile Contracting
  21. Why not Gantt Charts & other software?
  22. Little’s Law
  23. Demonstrations
  24. Cumulative Cost Curve
  25. In Alphabetical Order
  26. Forecasting – ETC
  27. Forecasting – EAC
  28. Forecasting – TCPI
  29. Burndown Chart
  30. Burn Up Chart
  31. Cumulative Flow Diagram
  32. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 06 – Stakeholder Engagement

(Duration:  57m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Stakeholder Engagement
  3. Domain Tasks
  4. Who is a Stakeholder?
  5. Stakeholder Engagement (cont.)
  6. Wireframes
  7. Personas
  8. Persona Example: Frances Miller
  9. User Stories
  10. User Story Strengths
  11. User Stories The 3 Cs
  12. You Must INVEST in Your Stories
  13. Given, When, Then
  14. Definition of Done (DoD)
  15. F2F is Best
  16. Information Radiators
  17. Information Radiators Examples
  18. Agile Modeling
  19. The Diagram & The Write Up
  20. Active Listening
  21. Facilitation Methods
  22. Conflict Resolution
  23. Speed B. Leas Conflict Model
  24. Participatory Decision Models
  25. Management vs. Leadership
  26. Servant Leadership
  27. Servant Leader’s Approach to Work
  28. Servant Leaders…
  29. 12 Principles for Leading Agile Projects
  30. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 07 – Boosting Team Performance

(Duration: 33m)

  1. Workbook
  2. Boosting Team Performance
  3. Domain Tasks
  5. Weighting Factors for COCOMO Input Variables
  6. Adaptive Leadership
  7. Leadership Styles
  8. Theories of Management Style
  9. Emotional Intelligence
  10. Ability -Based EI Model
  11. Goleman’s Mixed EI Model
  12. Empowered Teams
  13. High -Performance Teams
  14. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
  15. The Daily Scrum
  16. One-on-One Coaching & Mentoring
  17. Brainstorming Techniques
  18. Green Zone/Red Zone
  19. Other Tools
  20. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 08 – Adaptive Planning

(Duration:  1h 3m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Adaptive Planning
  3. Domain Tasks
  4. The Basic Agile Project Planning Process
  5. Adaptive Planning (cont.)
  6. Timeboxing
  7. Progressive Elaboration
  8. Rolling Wave Planning
  9. Process Tailoring
  10. The Agile Pyramid
  11. The Agile Test Pyramid
  12. Value-Based Analysis
  13. Value-Based Decomposition & Prioritization
  14. Agile Games
  15. Wideband Delphi & Planning Poker
  16. Estimation
  17. Time & Cost Estimation
  18. What Causes Project Delays?
  19. Planning Differences
  20. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 09 – Problem Detection & Resolution

(Duration: 50m)

  1. Workbook
  2. Problem Detection & Resolution
  3. Domain Tasks
  4. Cycle Time
  5. Cost vs. Value of Change
  6. Escaped Defects
  7. Quality Standards
  8. Failure Modes & Alternatives
  9. In Control/Specification Limits
  10. Continuous Integration
  11. Risk-Based Spike
  12. Test Driven Development (TDD)
  13. Traditional Coding Model
  14. The TDD Model
  15. Red, Green, Refactor
  16. TDD
  17. Advantages & Disadvantages
  18. Acceptance Test-Driven Development
  19. TDD vs. Test 1st
  20. Extreme Programming
  21. Types of Refactoring
  22. Refactoring
  23. Why Refactor?
  24. Problem Solving
  25. Problem Solving- Gather Data
  26. Problem Solving- Generate Insights
  27. 5 Whys
  28. Problem Solving- Decide What to Do
  29. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 10 – Continuous Improvement

(Duration: 28m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Continuous Improvement
  3. Domain Tasks
  4. Retrospectives Are Key
  5. Retrospectives Steps
  6. Pre-Mortem
  7. Pre-Mortem Process
  8. Stacey Complexity Model
  9. Course Closure
  10. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

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