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PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®

- Only 3 Days

Improve your knowledge of agile practices and methodologies, with PMI's globally-recognised ACP® certification.

The Agile Certified Practitioner® certification proves that you have professional knowledge of agile principles, methodologies and tools. Technology and trends are changing daily - which means we all need to become agile. The need for agile professionals is constantly increasing, so now's the time to prove your agility.

With our official PMI-ACP® certification, you'll be able to:

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  • Demonstrate to employers your level of professionalism in Agile practices of project management
  • Increase your skills and understanding in project management tools and techniques
  • Show that you can lead basic Agile project teams
  • Provide a framework for Agile training and professional development initiatives

PMI-ACP and Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. You'll be PMI-ACP certified in just 3 days. With us, you’ll be PMI-ACP trained in record time
  2. Our PMI-ACP course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. Pass PMI-ACP first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  4. You’ll learn more. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  5. You’ll learn PMI-ACP faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  6. You’ll be studying PMI-ACP with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 75348 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  7. You'll do more than study Firebrand's courseware. We use practical exercises to make sure you can apply your new knowledge to the work environment. Our instructors use demonstrations and real-world experience to keep the day interesting and engaging

Think you are ready for the course? Take a FREE practice test to assess your knowledge!

Benefits of Training with Firebrand

  • Distraction-free residential training - you’ll live just steps away from your classroom
  • A purpose-built training centre – get access to dedicated Pearson VUE Select facilities
  • Your Certification Guarantee – pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)
  • Everything you need to certify – you’ll even sit your exam on the course and return home certified
  • No hidden extras – one cost covers everything you need to certify

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Agile Tools and Techniques

Communications

  • Information radiator
  • Team space
  • Agile tooling
  • Osmotic communications for colocated and/or distributed teams
  • Daily stand-ups

Planning, monitoring and adapting

  • Retrospectives
  • Task/Kanban boards
  • Timeboxing
  • Iteration and release planning
  • WIP limits
  • Burn down/up charts
  • Cummulative flow diagrams
  • Process tail

Agile estimation

  • Relative sizing/story points
  • Wide band Delphi/planning poker
  • Affinity estimating
  • Ideal time

Agile analysis and design

  • Product roadmap
  • User stories/backlog
  • Story maps
  • Progressive elaboration
  • Wireframes
  • Chartering
  • Personas
  • Agile modeling

Product quality

  • Frequent verification and validation
  • Test-driven development/test first development
  • Acceptance test-driven development
  • definition of done
  • continuous integration

Soft skills negotiation

  • Emotional intelligence
  • Collaboration
  • Adaptive leadership
  • Negotiation
  • Conflict resolution
  • Servant leadership

Value-based prioritization

  • Return on investment (ROI)/net present value (NPV)/internal rate of return (IRR)
  • Compliance
  • Customer-valued prioritization
  • Minimally marketable feature (MMF)
  • Relative prioritization/ranking

Risk management

  • Risk-adjusted backlog
  • Risk burn down graphs
  • Risk-based spike

Metrics

  • Velocity
  • Cycle time
  • Earned value management (EVM) for Agile projects
  • Escaped defects

Value stream analysis

  • Value stream mapping

Agile Knowledge and Skills

Level 1

  • Active listening
  • Agile Manifesto values and principles
  • Assessing and incorporating community and stakeholder values
  • Brainstorming techniques
  • Building empowered teams
  • Coaching and mentoring within teams
  • Communications management
  • Feedback techniques for product
  • Incremental delivery
  • Knowledge sharing
  • Leadership tools and techniques
  • Prioritization
  • Problem-solving strategies, tools and techniques
  • Project and quality standards for Agile projects
  • Stakeholder management
  • Team motivation
  • Time, budget and cost estimation
  • Value-based decomposition and prioritization

Level 2

  • Agile frameworks and terminology
  • Building high-performance teams
  • Business case development
  • Colocation/distributed teams
  • Elements of a project charter for an Agile project
  • Facilitation methods
  • Participatory decision models
  • PMI’s Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
  • Process analysis techniques
  • Self-assessment
  • Value-based analysis

Level 3

  • Agile contracting methods
  • Agile project accounting principles
  • Applying new Agile practices
  • Compliance
  • Control limits for Agile projects
  • Failure modes and alternatives
  • Globalization, culture and team diversity
  • Innovation games
  • Principles of systems thinking
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Variance and trend analysis
  • Variations in Agile methods and approaches
  • Vendor management

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You will prepare to sit the PMI-ACP® exam. This exam is not included. To sit your PMI-ACP exam you will need to contact PMI or your local Prometric Testing Centre.

The PMI-ACP exam consists of 120 questions. 50% will be based on the Agile tools and techniques module and 50% on the Agile knowledge and skills module, covered in our curriculum.

Please note: Your exam fee is not included in the course price. The exam must be requested and paid directly to PMI. This should be done at least 21 days before the course starts.

As part of the PMI’s Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) program, Once you gain your PMI-ACP certification, you'll need to earn 30 PDUs in agile project management every three-years.

PMI-ACP is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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On this accelerated course, you'll also receive:

  • Agile Practice Guide - ISBN 9781628253993
  • The Mike Griffith’s PMI-ACP® Exam Prep, Updated Second Edition - ISBN-13: 978-1932735987

Please note: Your exam fee is not included in the course price. The exam must be requested and paid directly to PMI. This should be done at least 21 days before the course starts.

PMI-ACP is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee
  • On-site exams**
  • Exam vouchers**
  • Practice tests*
  • Certification Guarantee**
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Hands-on training through Lecture | Lab | ReviewTM
  • Digital courseware (if available)
  • * Some exceptions apply
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track
  • *** Pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)

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Before taking this course, you must have the following experience:

General project experience

  • 2,000 hours working on project teams
  • These hours must be earned within the last 5 years
  • Active PMP® or PgMP® will satisfy this requirement

Agile Project Experience

  • 1,500 hours working on agile project teams or with agile methodologies
  • These hours are in addition to the 2,000 hours required in “general project experience”
  • These hours must be earned within the last three years

This Firebrand PMI-ACP® course will fully meet the required 21 hours of training in agile practices (we actually deliver 25 hours) for you to qualify to take the PMI-ACP exam.

PMP, PgMP and PMI-ACP is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites? Don’t worry. Your training consultant will discuss your background with you to understand if this course is right for you.

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