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PMI – Agile Certified Practitioner

Course number: PACP-CGI001

Introduction to the PMI-ACP Exam

See course outline below for details.

Course Outline
Introduction to the PMI-ACP Exam
  • Recognizing key Agile developments and definitions
  • Applying the values and principles of the Agile Manifesto
  • Mapping tools, techniques, knowledge and skills to PMI’s six domains of Agile development
Implementing Value-Driven Delivery
  • Implementing Value-Driven Delivery
Focusing on business value
  • Defining and prioritizing features in terms of user and stakeholder value
  • Leveraging rapid feedback cycles
Ensuring progressive elaboration of requirements
  • Identifying Minimally Marketable Features for release planning
  • Sharpening the requirements definition by agreeing on the Definition of Done
Maintaining Stakeholder Engagement
  • Maintaining Stakeholder Engagement
Engaging empowered business stakeholders
  • Identifying stakeholders and their concerns
  • Promoting effective collaboration and participation
Communicating progress to help the organization make informed decisions
  • Enabling knowledge sharing
  • Building trust and managing expectations through shared success criteria
Boosting Team Performance Practices
  • Boosting Team Performance Practices
Forming cross-functional teams
  • Establishing collaborative behaviors through group decision-making
  • Influencing teams to design their own internal work processes
Empowering teams to self-organize
  • Encouraging teams to estimate and track project progress
  • Creating safe environments for experimentation
Developing high performance teams
  • Raising productivity by eliminating waste
  • Coaching styles that foster skill enhancement
Implementing Adaptive Planning
  • Implementing Adaptive Planning
Planning at multiple levels
  • Applying rolling wave planning
  • Leveraging progressive elaboration
Employing empirical planning
  • Balancing priorities and team capabilities
  • Coaching the team to adjust cadences based on situational awareness
Applying Agile Earned Value Measurement (EVM)
  • Refining estimate ranges to reflect uncertainty
  • Capturing measures of accepted work delivered in a specified time frame
  • Controlling costs through quantitative measures
Problem Detection and Resolution
  • Problem Detection and Resolution
Recognizing and mitigating risks
  • Time Boxing to focus on immediate issues
  • Engaging the team proactively to identify risks and create mitigation strategies
  • Ensuring impediments are resolved and stakeholder expectations are adjusted
Communicating risks and impediments
  • Maintaining visibility with burn down charts, value stream mapping and Kanban boards
  • Managing features and technical issues with Backlog
Facilitating Continuous Improvement
  • Facilitating Continuous Improvement
Tailoring the process
  • Conducting retrospectives to improve the team’s behavior
  • Experimenting with new techniques and process ideas
Evaluating work efficiency
  • Removing nonvalue-adding processes
  • Reducing Work In Progress (WIP)
Preparing to Pass the Exam
  • Defining your exam preparation strategy
  • Gaining insight into the exam format and process
  • Applying proven tips for exam success
Optimizing your study time and focus
  • Optimizing your study time and focus

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