Why Being Agile?

 

PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI ACP) is one of the most recognized project management certifications showing best practices on how to be an AGILE PRACTITIONER, Working as Agile Leader & Coach, Scrum Master, Scrum Product Owner, Scrum Develper, applying Kanban, XP and Lean methodologies and much more. 

PMI-ACP Agile Certified Practitioner Certificate is offered by Project Management Institute PMI.Tthis Agile Certified Practitioner PMI-ACP exam prep training course is designed to help participants learn, understand, and practice agile project management methodologies, as well as, passing the Agile certified Practitioner PMI-ACP Certification Exam, and Many Scrum Certification Exams, such as Scrum master professional certification, Scrum Product Owner Professional, and Scrum Developer, XP, Kanban and more.

Project Management is a mean that helps organizational strategic goals and objectives, managing project effectively and efficiently is a key to organizational success. Project Management approaches has been developed over the time to ensure best management, so many project management approaches are in place now, and agile is the future of project management profession. Many companies, specially software development companies are adopting agile methodologies to increase team performance and improve customer satisfaction and maintain competitive market advantages. 

 
We deliver Agile Certified Practitioner Certification Courses in Amman - Jordan, Riyadh - Saudi Arabia KSA, UAE and More.
 
 
 

 

 

Learning Outcomes 

By the end of this Agile Certified Paractitioner PMI ACP Training Course, trainees should be able to:  

  • Understand the knowledge, and experience to pass the PMI-ACP certification Exam, Scrum Certification Exams  
  • Use Agile Manifestos, Domains, Methodologies, Workflows, Handouts and selected documents.
  • Play the roles of Scrum Master, Scrum Product Owner, Scrum Develeoper, Tester. 
  • Apply learned processes in managing an agile projects in real life project management  
  • Produce needed documents to manage agile projects.  
  • Use new ways of managing project scope, schedule, budget and quality that are easily improved through effective Agile controls  
  • Apply powerful metrics across projects to ensure continuous improvement  
  • Avoid common pitfalls while adopting Agile practices
  • Learn agile principles of Scrum, Kanban, XP, and TDD 

Training Methodology 

It is a 12 Modules content workshop with 35 training hour, we will use our customized learning aids like Agile Project Management Software, WBS Pro, Mind Management, Real and approved project case studies, as well as, serious game and formal real assignment and Scrum Real Practice. The workshop stages are developed shown below in the stages section.

Material Provided

  • Power Point Slides  
  • PMI-ACP EXAM PREP BOOK – Mike Griffiths (Rita Book)  
  • Student Manual 
  • SCRUM Handbook 
  • Agile Project Management Software  
  • Case-study  
  • Simulation Exams  
  • Certificate of completion

 

Agile Certified Practitioner PMI-ACP Training Modules


 

Module 1: Background

In all ways projects are in place to achieve strategic goals and objectives, regulation compliance, and customer request. So, it is very important to understand the project purposes and objectives in order to make decisions regarding project management road map like shaping the proper project management lifecycle, product options, prioritization and business values, stakeholders’ expectations, project requirements, etc., that will help manage projects successfully. 

  • Understanding Organizational Strategic Goals and Objectives  
  • Linking Projects to Strategy and defining the business needs  
  • Project Management Environments  
  • Definable work vs. Uncertainty  
  • Agile Manifesto and Mindset  
  • Scrum, Lean and Kanban Methods
  • Characteristics of Predictive Life Cycles  
  • Characteristics of Iterative Life Cycles  
  • Characteristics of Incremental Life Cycles  
  • Characteristics of Agile Life Cycles (Scrum)  
  • Agile Suitability Filters  
  • Characteristics of Hybrid Life Cycles  
  • Combined Agile and Predictive Approaches  
  • Predominantly Predictive Approach with Some Agile Components  
  • A Largely Agile Approach with a Predictive Component   
  • Hybrid Life Cycles as Fit-For-Purpose  
  • Hybrid Life Cycles 

Module 2: LINKING PROJECT TO STRATEGY

Understanding the link between project objectives and strategic objectives, feasibility, the product scope origins, organizational project management, and how the business case has been developed is the big picture, which will help understand the desired quick wins and help shaping the project lifecycle, as well as, developing release and iteration planning, execution, review, and release introspection.  

  • Project Management Environment  
  • Organizational Structure
  • Organizational Culture
  • Organizational Change Management  
  • Creating Agile Environment
  • Agile and PMO  
  • Product Scope vs Business Need vs Gap Analysis  
  • Business Need and Capability Table  
  • Business need to depicted business value 
  • Business Need and Stakeholder value  
  • Business Need and Feasibility  
  • Quick wins  
  • Business Analysis key models and Product Scope
  • Developing Business Case

Module 3: AGILE KEY CONCEPTS

It is important to go throw the key agile concepts in order to understand and talk agile common language, and will provide the trainees with agile sense before start the practice part using the serous game method.

  • Project Charter
  • Product Roadmap
  • Product Backlog
  • Minimally Marketable Feature (MMF)
  • Value-Based Prioritization
  • Product Backlog Grooming
  • User Stories
  • Personas
  • Story Maps
  • Epics
  • Themes
  • Scrum Sprint Planning Meeting  
  • Sprint Goal  
  • Introduction  
  • Modeling 
  • Sprint Backlog  
  • Daily Scrum Meeting  
  • Sprint Review Meeting  
  • Retrospective  
  • Scrum of Scrums  
  • The Scrum Team, Scrum Master, Scrum Prooduct Owner, Scrum Developer
  • Extreme Programming (XP)  
  • Lean Software Development

Module 4: PROJECT PRE-INITIATION

Valuation techniques are the mean in which project metrics are defined based on, as well as, determines the value proposition of projects and lead the value delivery concepts as per the agile mindset and manifesto. 

  • Value-Driven Delivery Overview  
  • Assessing Value  
  • Planning Value  
  • Value based Analysis  
  • Value Stream Mapping  
  • Poppendieck's 7 Forms of Waste  
  • Agile Prioritization Methods  
  • PDCA  
  • Business Case

Module 5: AGILE ANALYSIS & DESIGN

Agile analysis and design starts with creating the roadmap for the product, which is often a high-level view of how the sponsor or the customer wants the features to be released. Based on this, the requirements are elaborated further to come to a point when all the doubts are clarified and it is ready for implementation. Agile modeling and business analysis modeling are the cornerstone in this stage. This stage will focus to learn about models and understand the difference between agile and business analysis modeling, how they are interacting, and how to select and use the set of the models. 

  • Introduction  
  • Product roadmap  
  • Backlog  
  • Requirements analysis models  
  • Story maps  
  • Agile modeling  
  • Wireframes  
  • Personas  
  • Participatory decision model  
  • Chartering

Module 6: Value-based Prioritization and Value Mapping

Quality is one aspect of value. Value as such considers lot of other factors like ease of use, reliability of the organization, brand value of the company, etc., so value is something more than the quality. 

  • Introduction  
  • Definition of value  
  • Roi, npv, irr  
  • Value-driven delivery  
  • Checkpoints in agile projects  
  • Value stream mapping  
  • Relative prioritization and ranking  
  • Value-based prioritization  
  • Mmf (minimum marketable feature)  
  • Agile compliance  
  • Regulatory compliance 

Module 7: Stakeholder Engagement

Stakeholders are your navigator in order to achieve project success. Managing stakeholders starts from identification up to product acceptance, so using it is wise to use many tools and techniques throughout this journey like persona analysis using wire fames etc. According to the PMI-ACP it is a profession domain  

  • Stakeholders Defined  
  • Wireframes  
  • Personas  
  • User Stories  
  • The Definition of Done  
  • F2F  
  • Information Radiators  
  • Use Cases
  • Listening & Other Keys  
  • Conflict Resolution  
  • Servant Leadership  
  • Atkins 12 Principles for Leading Agile

Module 8: Planning 1, Monitoring and Adapting

In the dynamic project environment shifting from the traditional Predictive Planning model to more flexible Adaptive Planning model is the need of the hour. Preparing a detailed plan (predictive planning) too far into the future can be wasteful because changes will inevitably happen and they cannot be predicted. Plan can be created with confidence only up to the point where predictability moves into uncertainty. It is safe to plan in detail up to this point, but beyond it you should plan with a decreasing level of detail and precision. 

  • Introduction  
  • What is adaptive planning?  
  • Progressive elaboration  
  • Iteration and release planning  
  • Daily planning  
  • Adaptive planning and organizational culture  
  • Agile contracting methods  
  • Agile project tracking  
  • Agile project accounting principles

Module 9: Planning 2, Agile Metrics and Estimations

Agile project plan evolves progressively and so does the estimate of an Agile project. During release planning the epics are being estimated rather than user stories. Of course the epics are the high level user stories and so they are estimated at a high level, with relative complexity measurement usually using qualitative technique. Quantitative technique may not be possible at the high level; even if done it is subject to change because of uncertainty and so it may not be accurate, hence we follow only qualitative technique at the higher levels. 

  • Relative sizing  
  • Story points  
  • Wideband delphi  
  • Probe technique  
  • Planning poker  
  • Ideal time  
  • Affinity diagram and estimating  
  • Velocity  
  • Cycle time  
  • Agile project cost management  
  • Project cost management  
  • Earned value management (evm)  
  • Escaped defects

Module 10: Planning 3,Agile Project Risk Management

Agile projects are fitting into the environment where there are uncertainties. Risks come along with uncertainties; in fact, it is the direct outcome of uncertainties. Agile projects have its own inbuilt risk handling mechanism, well aligned with quick risk identification, responding and controlling mechanism. The iterative nature of Agile projects identifies risks earlier in the project execution and also the risk process repeats for each and every iteration, thereby managing it in a better way. 

  • Introduction  
  • Plan risk management  
  • Identify risks  
  • Risk adjusted backlog  
  • Risk burn-down graphs  
  • Perform qualitative risk analysis  
  • Risk-based spike  
  • Plan risk responses  
  • Monitoring and control risks  
  • Checkpoints in agile projects  
  • Common risk management mistakes

Module 11: Execution, Monitor and Adaptive

Quality is defined as the degree to which a set of inherent characteristics fulfill requirements. Grade is a rank or category measuring features or characteristics of a product. Low quality is always a problem while low grade is not. Total cost of all efforts related to quality throughout the product life cycle is called cost of quality. 

  • Introduction  
  • Cost of quality  
  • Frequent verification and validation  
  • Test-driven development (tdd)  
  • Definition of done  
  • Incremental delivery  
  • Feedback techniques for product  
  • Continuous improvement process  
  • Process analysis techniques  
  • Cause and effect diagrams  
  • Control limits for agile projects

Module 12: Agile Project Management Office

This module aim to link project manager to their organizational structure with will help understand how to establish communication management and provide a real reporting system:  

  • What is a pmo?  
  • Traditional flavours of pmo  
  • Roles played by agile pmo  
  • Vendor management  
  • Procurement life cycle  
  • Procurement negotiation
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