PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®

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PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®

Author: Chuck Cobb

The PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® is one of the fastest growing certifications in the field of project management. Earning a PMI-ACP® certification helps demonstrate... Read more

What you will learn

  • Agile Methodologies
  • Value-driven and Adaptive Planning
  • Agile Estimation, Metrics, and Risk Management
  • Agile Communications, Practices, and Agile Tools
  • Agile Development, Quality, and Testing Practices
  • Agile Team Dynamics, Performance, and Leadership
  • Agile Continuous Improvement
  • Scaling Agile to an Enterprise Level
  • Applied Agile Project Management

Pre-requisites

In order to earn your PMI-ACP® certification, The Project Management Institute has the following recommendations and requirements:

2,000 hours of general project experience working on teams. A current PMP® or PgMP® will satisfy this requirement but is not required to apply for the PMI-ACP.

1,500 hours working on agile project teams or with agile methodologies. This requirement is in addition to the 2,000 hours of general project experience.

21 contact hours of training in agile practices.

PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®

The courses in this path will help prepare you for the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® certification exam. This path is based on the PMBOK® Guide - Sixth Edition.

PMI-ACP®: Introduction to Agile Project Mgt and the PMI-ACP Exam (1 of 11)

by Chuck Cobb

Aug 1, 2016 / 3h 24m

3h 24m

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Description

This course will provide a foundation for the rest of the PMI-ACP® learning path and will enable students to see "Agile" and what is commonly called "Waterfall" in a fresh new perspective: as complementary approaches rather than competitive. They will begin to learn to develop an adaptive approach to project management that blends the two approaches together in the right proportions to fit any situation. This course is part of the PMI-ACP® Agile Project Management series.

Table of contents
  1. Becoming an Agile Project Manager and Achieving PMI-ACP® Certification
  2. What Are the Career Paths for an Agile Project Manager?
  3. Requirements for PMI-ACP® Certification and Exam Overview
  4. Understanding How Agile Came About and Why It Makes Sense
  5. Understanding Agile at a Deeper Level - The Roots of Agile
  6. Understanding Agile at a Deeper Level - Agile Values & Principles
  7. Developing an Agile Mindset

PMI-ACP®: Agile Methodologies (2 of 11)

by Chuck Cobb

Aug 1, 2016 / 3h 55m

3h 55m

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This course will provide an in-depth understanding of Agile methodologies with particular emphasis on a detailed discussion of Scrum, Scrum Principles and Values, and Kanban. The course also includes a general comparison of Agile and traditional, plan-driven methodologies, a comparison of Agile and PMBOK, and an overview of other Agile methodologies that are not as widely-used as Scrum. This course is part of the PMI-ACP® Agile Project Management series.

Table of contents
  1. Comparison of Agile and Traditional Plan-driven Methodologies
  2. Scrum
  3. Example Scrum Project
  4. Scrum Values and Principles
  5. Kanban, Flow, and Theory of Constraints
  6. Lean Software Development
  7. Other Agile Methodologies

PMI-ACP®: Value-driven Delivery and Adaptive Planning (3 of 11)

by Chuck Cobb

Aug 1, 2016 / 2h 40m

2h 40m

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This course will provide an in-depth understanding of Agile adaptive planning and value-driven delivery practices, requirements definition practices, as well as principles and practices related to stakeholder management. This course is part of the PMI-ACP® Agile Project Management series.

Table of contents
  1. Value-driven Delivery
  2. Adaptive Planning
  3. Agile Requirements Definition Practices

PMI-ACP®: Agile Estimation, Metrics, and Risk Management (4 of 11)

by Chuck Cobb

Aug 1, 2016 / 3h 6m

3h 6m

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An Agile project is a very different environment from a traditional, plan-driven project and requires a fundamentally different approach for estimation, metrics, and risk management. In this course, you will learn about estimation approaches and best practices in an Agile environment, how to identify, analyze, respond, and monitor and control risk in an Agile project, and lastly how metrics are used in an Agile environment. When you are finished with this course, you will have a foundational knowledge of Agile estimation, metrics, and risk management that will help you move forward to becoming an Agile Project Manager. This course is part of the PMI-ACP® Agile Project Management series.

Table of contents
  1. Time-boxing and Agile Estimation Practices
  2. Agile Risk Management
  3. Agile Metrics

PMI-ACP®: Agile Communications Practices and Agile Tools (5 of 11)

by Chuck Cobb

Dec 23, 2016 / 1h 54m

1h 54m

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Are you looking to further develop your Agile Project Management background to help you lead your team and project(s) with greater efficiency and effectiveness? In PMI-ACP®: Agile Communications Practices and Agile Tools, you will learn the foundational knowledge to cultivate a culture of high performance and informed decision making. First, you'll learn about Agile communications practices, which are so important to effective Agile teams. Next, you will dive into Agile communication and collaboration tools. Finally, you will learn about Agile project management tools. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of Agile communications practices and Agile tools to promote participation and collaboration throughout the project lifecycle. This course is part of the PMI-ACP® Agile Project Management series.

Table of contents
  1. Agile Communications Practices
  2. Agile Communication and Collaboration Tools
  3. Agile Project Management Tools

PMI-ACP®: Agile Development, Quality, and Testing Practices (6 of 11)

by Chuck Cobb

Mar 7, 2017 / 1h 17m

1h 17m

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Are you looking to further develop your Agile Project Management background to help you lead your team and project(s) with greater efficiency and effectiveness? In this course, PMI-ACP®: Agile Development, Quality, and Testing Practices, you will take the next step in becoming an Agile Project Manager who assumes a strong, cross-functional leadership role in these functions. First, you will learn about Agile development practices and what's different about Agile development. Next, you'll dive into Agile architecture and prototyping methods and techniques for product feedback. Finally, you will delve into Agile quality management and testing practices. When you are finished with this course, you will have an in-depth understanding of Agile development practices, along with quality and testing processes to utilize on your own projects. This course is part of the PMI-ACP® Agile Project Management series.

Table of contents
  1. Agile Development Practices
  2. Agile Quality Management and Testing Practices

PMI-ACP®: Agile Team Dynamics, Performance, and Leadership (7 of 11)

by Chuck Cobb

Jun 15, 2017 / 2h 54m

2h 54m

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Are you looking to develop a leadership approach that is optimized for an Agile environment? In this course, PMI-ACP®: Agile Team Dynamics, Performance, and Leadership, you'll learn all the skills needed to effectively lead high-performance Agile teams. First, you'll learn about Agile team coaching and development. Next, you'll explore team dynamics and how they affect performance. Finally, you'll delve into leadership principles and theories, and how to adapt to certain situations. When you're finished with this course, you'll have the knowledge and skills needed to lead your own team. This course is part of the PMI-ACP® Agile Project Management series.

Table of contents
  1. Agile Leadership
  2. Agile Team Dynamics and Performance
  3. Agile Team Coaching and Dynamics

PMI-ACP®: Agile Continuous Improvement (8 of 11)

by Chuck Cobb

Aug 23, 2017 / 1h 30m

1h 30m

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Continuous improvement is a goal for every Agile Project Manager. In this course, PMI-ACP®: Agile Continuous Improvement, you'll learn the skills needed to develop an effective process improvement approach that is designed for ongoing continuous improvement. First, you'll gain an understanding of what continuous improvement can do for you and your organization. Next, you'll learn about problem detection. Finally, you'll delve into resolution techniques. When you're finished with this course, you'll have the knowledge and skills needed to be more effective and efficient with your organizational processes.

Table of contents
  1. Continuous Improvement
  2. Process Improvement Tools
  3. Problem Detection and Resolution, and Sprint Retrospectives

PMI-ACP®: Scaling Agile to an Enterprise Level (9 of 11)

by Chuck Cobb

Dec 14, 2017 / 2h 46m

2h 46m

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Scaling Agile to fit your growing enterprise organizations needs is easier said than done. In this course, PMI-ACP®: Scaling Agile to an Enterprise Level, you'll learn the skills and techniques needed to successfully make this transition. First, you'll gain an understanding of what enterprise-level challenges to expect and how to conquer them. Next, you'll discover how to scale Scrum to multiple teams across your organization. Finally, you'll delve into enterprise-level frameworks and Agile transformations. When you're finished with this course, you'll have the knowledge and skills needed to scale Agile to an enterprise level.

Table of contents
  1. Enterprise-level Agile Implementation
  2. Scaling Scrum for Multiple-team Projects
  3. Enterprise-level Agile Frameworks
  4. Enterprise-level Agile Transformations

PMI-ACP®: Applied Agile Project Management (10 of 11)

by Chuck Cobb

Mar 16, 2018 / 2h 36m

2h 36m

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Applying Agile Project Management concepts and techniques is no easy undertaking. In this course, PMI-ACP®: Applied Agile Project Management, you will learn how to be successful in a real-world environment and what role you might play. First, you will gain an understanding of what the future of Agile Project Management looks like. Next, you will learn about developing a more adaptive approach for non-agile projects. Finally, you will delve into Agile stakeholder management, code of ethics, and professional conduct. When you are finished with this course, you will have the knowledge and skills needed to be successful as an Agile Project Manager in the real-world.

Table of contents
  1. What Is the Future of Agile Project Management?
  2. Agile Project Management Career Paths
  3. Hybrid Agile Models
  4. Agile Stakeholder Management and Agile Contracts

PMI-ACP®: Final Preparations for PMI-ACP® Certification (11 of 11)

by Chuck Cobb

May 10, 2018 / 2h 43m

2h 43m

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You are almost there. The light at the end of the tunnel has never been brighter! In this course, PMI-ACP®: Final Preparations for PMI-ACP® Certification, you will learn how to be successful when taking the certification exam. First, you will dive into a review of knowledge areas and the tasks associated with each primary domain. Next, you will explore tools and techniques, as well as skill areas required for PMI-ACP® certification. Finally, you will be given resources and tips for preparing for the exam. When you are finished with this course, you will have the knowledge and skills needed to be prepared for taking the certification exam.

Table of contents
  1. PMI-ACP® Domains of Knowledge
  2. PMI-ACP® Tools and Techniques
  3. PMI-ACP® Knowledge and Skill Areas
  4. Final Tips for PMI-ACP® Exam Preparation