Agile is a general methodology applicable to project management and product development, and is increasingly used today as businesses and industries recognize the inherent value in this approach. The PMI-ACP® is a well respected credential in the Agile community, and demonstrates your competence in carrying out project management using Agile practices. The certification mandatorily requires a combination of agile training, experience working on agile projects and passing a rigorous examination on agile principles, practices, tools and techniques.
Agile Framework – A brief introduction to agile, discuss how agile is different from traditional methods, agile principles and values, and vital role of flexibility and stability in agile.
Introduction of Scrum – Conceptual learning and understanding of Scrum including detailed study of Scrum roles, ceremonies, artifacts.
User Stories – A tool used for trawling requirement in agile projects. What are user stories and how to write a good user story?
Agile Estimation – This lesson takes us to the black art, art of estimating the software project work, discusses agile sizing and estimation techniques. Also discusses estimation game and planning poker.
Value Based Prioritization – the lesson discusses all about prioritization- what features built in next iteration, discuss various models to assist PO to groom the product backlog. Agile Planning – the lesson talks about agile planning, two levels of planning-release and iteration; velocity estimates, release date identification.
Agile Monitoring – Once planning is done we need monitoring and adaptation. This lesson discusses release and iteration level monitoring of agile projects.
Retrospective – Retrospective is one of the most important steps in an agile methodology. It helps in adapting and improving the process. It discusses retrospective meeting, meeting structure.
Extreme Programming – Extreme programming values, practices.
Lean – Lean and Kanban is discussed in details. The lesson covers lean principles, lean tools including Value Stream Mapping, Cumulative flow diagram and Kanban Board, and major differences underlying Kanban and Scrum.
Communication – The lesson covers how agile communication is more about communication facilitation rather than management.
Risk Management – Risk Management, risk response strategies, and organic risk management are discussed in details.
Governance – The lesson deals with organization level governing structure for agile project, we discuss possible matrices and PMO in this lesson.
Soft Skills – Highlights are the soft zone of agile coach and team. Discuss the significance of power of listening, emotional intelligence skills, and conflict management.
Get an introduction to Agile principles and practices
Learn how to mentor high-performance teams who deliver results
Understand techniques for actively managing project scope and ensuring delivery of the best products possible
Get familiar with new ways of managing project scope, schedule, budget and quality that are easily improved through effective Agile controls
Learn to combine best methods from multiple Agile methodologies
Apply powerful metrics to ensure continuous improvement
Learn about common pitfalls many teams fall into when adopting Agile practices
Respond to change quickly to seize competitive advantage
Benefits of Agile and why Agile teams are significantly happier with their work
Who can attend?
Project Managers Quality Assurance Lead Developers/Programmers Testers Product Owners Scrum Masters Scrum Team Members
For a person appearing in PMI-ACP® certification test, PMI® expects prior experience of minimum 8 months in team following any agile methodology, it may be scrum (as scrum is a one of agile methodology) or any other company defined agile methodology.
21 PDUs / Contact Hours
Scrum Educational Units (SEUs ),16 SEUs for classroom training.
24/7 Post training support via online learning communities/mails/video chats/phone calls.