PMI-ACP Course structure
Agile project management consists of the family of iterative development frameworks like XP, SCRUM, RUP, TDD. Agile project management is ideal for projects, where requirements are highly volatile (evolving), or technology is very new to the team, or both. While it is a right fit for product development, it is not limited to that alone. It is beneficial for any creative work like web based application development, architecting phase of a civil, mechanical,electrical,plumbing project, research projects etc. Even world bank sponsored programs have successfully deployed agile project management, yielding them better results than water fall (big bang single releases).
About PMI-ACP Certification
Certification is offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI), USA.
Exam comprises of 120 multiple choice questions.
Exam time is 3 hours.
50% of the questions are from Agile tools and techniques.
50% of the questions are from Agile knowledge and skills.
Participants are required to undergo 21 contact hours of instructor led training based on agile project management, within 1 year of taking the exam.
Participants can take the exam for a maximum of three times, within the one year period after gaining the required 21 contact hours.
The Course Objectives
Prepare the participants for the PMI-ACP Certification.
To impart sufficient knowledge and skills to the participants so that they can start practising the agile project management methodology at their work place.
Provide 21 contact hours of instructor led training credits to the participants
The course outline
Overview of agile project management
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)
Sprint planning meeting
Understanding user stories
The anatomy of a user story
User story development techniques
Wide band delphi
The sprint planning meeting
The sprint planning meeting time box
The tracking board
Definition of done
Self organised teams
Daily stand up meetings
Burn down chart updating
Sprint demo meetings Continuous improvement process
Co-located and distributed teams
Best practices and concepts
Osmotic communications for co-located and distributed teams
Cumulative flow diagram
Product road map
Frequent verification and validation
Test driven development / test first development
Project charter for an agile project
Participatory decision models
Process analysis techniques
Value based assessment
Building high performance teams
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
Control limits for agile projects
Failure modes and alternatives
Globalisation, Culture and team diversity
Principles of systems thinking (complex, adaptive, chaoes)
Variance and trend analysis
The course is delivered over gotomeeting in 4 weeks time
There will be one online meeting with the instructor / week, where the key concepts are discussed
Instructor is available till you clear the exam for doubt clarification
phone 0091 9895372115
Course fee : USD 200