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Agile Project Management (PMI-ACP Exam Prep)

Course Code

MQ881

Duration

3 Days

None
In this three-day intensive, interactive workshop, participants will learn the basic techniques of Agile Project Management and how these techniques differ from “traditional” methods; what value each technique can bring to a project and how to introduce these techniques to project teams.

The workshop focuses on the application of Agile techniques to IT projects, but these techniques can also be applied to non-IT environments. Examples and discussions in class will suit both IT and as required - non-IT context, based on the needs of the participants.

The course will give participants a solid understanding of Agile Project Management techniques and when and how to apply them. The course is aligned with the PMI-ACP certificate and will equip participants with the knowledge and context to pursue this certificate exam.
This course is designed for project managers, business analysts, and senior technical leads with basic knowledge of project management and for practitioners who are interested in pursuing the PMI-ACP certificate exam.

In this course, participants will:

  • List key aspects of the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) handbook and content outline
  • Discuss key Agile concepts as they relate to passing the PMI-ACP certificate exam
  • Recognize where Agile project management fits into the spectrum of management methodologies
  • Review the history and evolution of Agile Project Management
  • Apply basic concepts of the Scrum methodology
  • Perform Agile requirements management techniques
  • Explore Agile estimating and planning techniques
  • Learn Agile documentation practices
  • Incorporate Agile quality management techniques
  • Determine the appropriate level of metrics and controls
  • Identify the types of projects that are suited to Agile Project management and when not to use Agile Project Management

Introduction to Agile – concepts
System development landscape
From Linear to Incremental, Iterative, and Extreme
Overview of Scrum
Balancing Agility and discipline

Agile requirements management
Modeling
Documentation
Estimating and planning
Why traditional planning fails
Agile planning
Release, Iteration and Day planning
Why Agile planning works

Change
Responding to change
Trade-offs
Change control

Communication

Agile metrics and status
Problems with how we measure
Metrics and status reports
Agile tracking
Schedule

  • Financial
  • Quality
  • Other techniques

Test driven development

PMI-ACP exam prep
Agile tools and techniques – soft and hard skills
Core Agile tools and techniques
Value-based Agile tools and techniques
Agile knowledge and skills
Agile domains and tasks
Exam prep tips

Recap

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