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PMI - Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®

Duration

Duration:

Just 3 Days

Method

Method:

Classroom / Online / Hybrid

Next date

Next date:

30/11/2020 (Monday)

Overview

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:

  • 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.

Four reasons why you should sit your PMI-ACP course with Firebrand Training

  1. You'll be PMI-ACP trained and certified faster. Learn more on this 3-day accelerated course. You'll get at least 12 hours a day of quality learning time in a distraction-free environment
  2. Your PMI-ACP course is all-inclusive. One simple price covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals – so you can focus on learning
  3. Pass PMI-ACP first time or train again for free. Your expert instructor will deliver our unique accelerated learning methods, allowing you to learn faster and be in the best possible position to pass first time. In the unlikely event that you don't, it's covered by your Certification Guarantee
  4. Study PMI-ACP with an award-winning training provider. We've won the Learning and Performance Institute's "Training Company of the Year" three times. Firebrand is your fastest way to learn, with 76.866 students saving more than one million hours since 2001

Benefits

Curriculum

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

Exam Track

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.

What's included

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
  • Digital courseware **
  • * For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts
  • *** Pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)

Prerequisites

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.

Are you ready to get certified in record time?

We interview all applicants for the course on their technical background, degrees and certifications held, and general suitability. If you get through this screening process, it means you stand a great chance of passing.

Firebrand Training is an immersive training environment. You must be committed to the course. The above prerequisites are guidelines, but many students with less experience have other background or traits that have enabled their success in accelerated training through Firebrand Training.

If you have any doubts as to whether you meet the pre-requisites please call (0)8 52 50 01 66 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants, who can help you with a training plan.

Reviews

We've currently trained 76.866 students in 12 years. We asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently,
96,73% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations:

"Very good, focused on theory and exam as well as on practice in general and all questions were answered perfectly."
Karel Gajdicka, MIS. (14/11/2016 (Monday) to 16/11/2016 (Wednesday))

"Overall good course with a good instructor with an interesting sense of humour."
Bahtier Shahodjaev, NTT Data - QA Client. (13/1/2016 (Wednesday) to 15/1/2016 (Friday))

"Very comprehensive agile course. Has given me lots of ideas on how to improve in our workplace."
Anonymous (5/10/2015 (Monday) to 7/10/2015 (Wednesday))

"For me being away from distraction and spending focused periods of time on the subject matter, is far better than free form or self paced learning. It has proved successful for me in the past and I will be returning."
Anonymous (5/10/2015 (Monday) to 7/10/2015 (Wednesday))

"Good experience overall. Dedicated instructor, providing a good level of tuition. Sufficient facilities in place to encourage efficient study. I''d be happy to recommend Firebrand & this particular course going forward!"
Waqar Ahmed, IBM. (10/8/2015 (Monday) to 12/8/2015 (Wednesday))

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