PMI® Agile Certification 3 Days Training in Ottawa

PMI® Agile Certification 3 Days Training in Ottawa
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From Tue 19 November 2019 to Thu 21 November 2019
From Tuesday 19 November 2019 to Thursday 21 November 2019
Ended

Course  Overview:

Agile is a philosophy that uses organizational models based on people, collaboration and shared values, such as rolling wave planning; iterative and incremental delivery; rapid and flexible response to change; and open communication between teams, stakeholders and customers. There are many methodologies that adhere to these tenets such as SCRUM, Kanban, Lean, XP.

Agile is a topic of growing importance in project management. The PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® is developed in response to this increasing demand of organizations in the marketplace for project practitioners who can apply a diversity of methods to their projects.

This PMI-ACP® course provides a high quality training program that teaches you the skills and knowledge you need to successfully apply Agile practices in real life and to pass the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®examination to earn your certification.

This classroom course is aimed at people who work in Agile projects or whose organizations are adopting Agile principles.

Target Audience: 

  • You or your organization use Agile practices or your organization is adopting Agile methods

  • Professionals pursuing the PMI-ACP® certification    

  • CIO / CTO / IT Executives

  • Project / Program Management Officers

  • Development / Operation Managers

  • Project Managers / Team Leads

  • Developers/ Programmers

  • Designers / Testers

  • Project Controllers / Planners

  • Product Owners / Stakeholders

  • Scrum Masters / Scrum Team Members

 Learning Objectives:

Individuals who have completed this course will have an understanding of:

  • Agile manifesto, principles and practices across Agile methodologies, such as:

  • Scrum

  • eXtreme Programming (XP)

  • Lean

  • Kanban

  • Dynamic Systems Development Methods (DSDM)

  • Test-Driven / Feature-Driven Developments

  • Agile project lifecycle and key Agile management skills and social, economical and environmental influences.

  • Applying Agile management knowledge and skills, such as communications, coaching and mentoring, leadership, team motivation, problem solving strategies, and more.

  • Using Agile tools & techniques, such as  value based prioritization, risk management, soft skills negotiation, product quality, Agile estimation, analysis, and design.

  • How to deliver a high quality product in a shorter period of time

  • Empowerment of team; self-organization and self-management

  • Professional responsibilities concerning Agile Project management.

  • Requirements to apply for the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner certification and pass the PMI-ACP ® exam

Benefits of Taking This Course:

  • Provides you with increased professional versatility in project management methodologies and Agile framework,

  • Presents you a higher level of professional credibility with a combination of Agile training and examination on Agile principles, practices, tools, and techniques.

  • Supplies you with the material to apply Agile, Agile framework and in demand methodologies. i.e. SCRUM, Kanban, Lean, XP, TDD, DSDM and more

  • Gives you the most recent information about the PMI-ACP®  exam by PMI

  • Provides everything you need to be fully prepared to take and pass the PMI-ACP®  exam, including satisfying the 21 CPUs required to write the examination.

Prerequisites:

There are no formal requirements for participating in this course; however, we recommend that you familiarize yourself with the Agile basics.

 There are eligibility requirements for taking the exam if you plan to apply for the PMI-ACP certification upon completion of this course:

  • Secondary school diploma, associate's degree or global equivalent

  • 2000 hours working on project teams within the last 5 years (active PMP® or PgMP® will satisfy this requirement)

  • 1500 hours working on Agile project teams or with Agile methodologies within the last 3 years (in addition to the above 2000 hours)

  • At least 21 contact hours (CPUs) worth of Agile Project management training.

Follow-on Courses:

  • Project Management Professional (PMP)

  • PRINCE2®

  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM)

  • Agile Scrum Foundation

  • Agile PM Foundation and Practitioner

Course Materials:

Students will receive a course manual with presentation slides and reference materials.

Examination:

  • Candidates can only purchase the exam at PMI as part of their registration process, as training companies such as ITpreneurs cannot sell the exam vouchers directly to the candidates.

  • Candidates need to meet PMI’s exam eligibility (as listed above – see prerequisite).  

  • The exam is computer based and is in closed-book format; consists of 120 multiple-choice questions distributed between definitions, essay-type, and scenario-based questions.

  • The time allotted to complete the exam is 3 hours and computer based. A pass / fail result score is generated based on their overall performance at the end of the exam.

Technical Requirements:

For eBooks:

Internet for downloading the eBook

Laptop, tablet, Smartphone, eReader (No Kindle)

Adobe DRM supported software (e.g. Digital Editions, Bluefire Reader)

eBook download and activation instructions

Agenda:

Module 1 - Introduction

  • Introduction to the Course

  • Course Overview

  • Module Structure

Module 2 - Introduction to the Project Management   

  • Project and Project Management

  • PMI and PMBOK® Guide Fifth Edition

  • Introduction to Agile

Module 3 - Agile Manifesto and Principles

  • Agile Philosophy

  • Agile Project Management

  • Agile project Life Cycle    

  • Traditional vs. Agile Project Management

Module 4 - Agile Methods and Approaches

  • Scrum

  • eXtreme Project Management (XPM)

  • Lean

  • Kanban

  • Agile Unified Process (AUP)

  • Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM)

  • Test-Driven Development (TDD)

  • Feature-Driven Development (FDD)

Module 5 - Agile Domains and Tasks

  • Domain I. Agile Principles and Mindset

  • Domain II. Value-driven Delivery

  • Domain III. Stakeholder Engagement

  • Domain IV. Team Performance

  • Domain V. Adaptive Planning

  • Domain VI. Problem Detection and Resolution

  • Domain VII. Continuous Improvement (Product, Process, People)

Module 6 - Agile Tools and Techniques - I

  • Agile Analysis and Design

  • Agile Estimation

  • Communications

  • Interpersonal Skills

  • Metrics

Module 7 - Agile Tools and Techniques - II  

  • Planning, Monitoring & Adapting

  • Process Improvement

  • Product Quality

  • Risk Management

  • Value-Based Prioritization

Module 8 - Agile Knowledge and Skills

  • Stakeholder Management

  • Building Agile Teams

  • Communication Management

  • Problem Solving

  • Other Agile Concepts

Module 9 - PMI-ACP Exam Preparation

  • Introduction to PMI® and PMBOK®  

  • PMI-ACP® Credential

  • PMI-ACP® Application Overview

  • Exam Preparation

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