Project Management Institute (PMI)® Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®

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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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Deze cursus is gemaakt om u voor te bereiden op het PMI-ACP examen. U wordt geacht het examen zelf aan te schaffen. Bij het aanmelden voor deze cursus, zal een Firebrand Training vertegenwoordiger u ondersteunen tijdens de inschrijvingsprocedure voor het examen. Wanneer uw aanmelding eenmaal is doorgevoerd en geldig is verklaard ontvangt u een bevestiging van het Project Management Instituut waarin staat dat u in aanmerking komt. Examenkandidaten hebben één (1) jaar vanaf de datum dat hun aanmelding is goedgekeurd om het examen te doen. Deze datum staat vermeld bovenaan de bevestigingsbrief die de kandidaat krijgt wanneer hij/zij in aanmerking komt. Kandidaten mogen het examen maximaal drie keer doen binnen die periode.

Het PMI-ACP bestaat uit 100 vragen. 50%van de vragen is gebaseerd op de Agile tools and techniques module en 50% op de Agile knowledge and skills module welke worden behandeld in de cursus.

Volgens PMI’s Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) programma, behoort u met uw PMI-ACP certificaat minstens 30 PDUs in agile project management te voldoen per 3 jaar. Mocht u nog vragen hebben, neem dan contact met ons op.

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Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.

Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.

Firebrand Training provides instruction to meet every learning need:

  • Intensive group instruction
  • One-on-one instruction attention
  • Hands-on labs
  • Lab partner and group exercises
  • Question and answer drills
  • Independent study

This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a certification guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation and exams on your return). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.

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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.

Firebrand Training offers top-quality technical education and certification training in an all-inclusive course package specifically designed for the needs and ease of our students. We attend to every detail so our students can focus solely on their studies and certification goals.

Our Accelerated Learning Programmes include:

  • Intensive Hands-on Training Utilising our (Lecture | Lab | Review)TM Delivery
  • Comprehensive Study Materials, Program Courseware and Self-Testing Software including MeasureUp *
  • Fully instructor-led program with 24 hour lab access
  • Examination vouchers **
  • On site testing ***
  • Accommodation, all meals, unlimited beverages, snacks and tea / coffee****
  • Transportation to/from designated local railway stations
  • Examination Passing Policy

Our instructors teach to accommodate every student's learning needs through individualised instruction, hands-on labs, lab partner and group exercises, independent study, self-testing, and question/answer drills.

Firebrand Training has dedicated, well-equipped educational facilities where you will attend instruction and labs and have access to comfortable study and lounging rooms. Our students consistently say our facilities are second-to-none.

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We’re currently migrating from printed to digital courseware. Some courseware is already available in digital, while other books remain in printed form. To find out if this course is digital, call us on +32 (0)2 234 77 05.

There are several benefits of easy-to-use digital courseware: downloads are immediate, and you’ll always have your courseware available wherever you are. You won’t need to wait for a printed book to be delivered before you start learning – and it’s better for the environment. You can choose to download the courseware to your own device, or borrow one of ours.

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Examination Passing Policy

Should a student complete a Firebrand Training Program without having successfully passed all vendor examinations, the student may re-attend that program for a period of one year.  Students will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.

Please note

  • * Not on all courses
  • ** Examination vouchers are not included for the following courses: GIAC, CREST and CISSP CBK Review. Exam vouchers may also not be included for Apprentices and will require a separate purchase by an employer due to Education and Skills Funding Agency guidelines.
  • *** On site testing is not included for our GIAC, CREST or ITIL Managers and Revision Certification Courses
  • **** Accommodation not included on the CISSP CBK Review Seminar

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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 - we’ll discuss your technical background, experience and qualifications to determine whether this accelerated course suits you.

Just call us on +32 (0)2 234 77 05 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants.

Firebrand is an immersive environment and requires commitment. Some prerequisites are simply guidelines; you may find your unique experience, attitude and determination enables you to succeed on your accelerated course.

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