Practicing Agile - PMI-ACP®

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Practicing Agile - PMI-ACP®

Authors: Stephen Haunts, Jeremy Jarrell, Chuck Cobb

This skill measures your knowledge of agile principles and your skill level with agile techniques.

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

  • General project experience
  • Experience working on agile project teams or with agile methodologies

Beginner

In this beginner section we cover Agile fundamentals and introduce Agile project management

Agile Fundamentals

by Stephen Haunts

Jan 26, 2015 / 2h 43m

2h 43m

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Description

In Agile Fundamentals, we explore how working on an Agile project has benefits for your development team, your end users, and your organization as a whole. This course starts by exploring the more traditional waterfall process, and then covers why running an Agile team is a good idea. This course is ideal for software developers, project managers, software leadership, or anyone that would have an interest and gain benefit from running an Agile project and delivering maximum value early to your customers.

Table of contents
  1. Introduction
  2. Waterfall Development and Its Problems
  3. What Is Agile All About?
  4. Common Agile Misconceptions and Mistakes
  5. Advantages and Disadvantages?
  6. Extreme Programming (XP)
  7. Scrum

Agile in the Real World

by Jeremy Jarrell

Dec 24, 2014 / 2h 9m

2h 9m

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Description

Agile practices often sound great on paper, but quickly lose their luster once you try to apply them in the real world. This course will show you how to take the best of Agile methodologies and apply them to your own team in a way that actually makes sense. Rather than focus on the theory of how agile works in a vacuum, the techniques taught in this course are based on the most common places where agile breaks down in reality and the concrete strategies to fix them.

Table of contents
  1. Bending Agile to Fit Your Team
  2. Help! My Product Owner is MIA!
  3. Meeting Hard Deadlines While Staying Agile
  4. Squashing Bugs While Keeping Up with New Development
  5. Scaling Agile Across Multiple Teams
  6. Keeping Teams in Sync

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

Intermediate

In this intermediate section we talk about Agile methodologies, planning, estimation, metrics and risk management. We will also cover Agile communication, development and testing practices, as well as Agile teams and leadership.

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

Advanced

In this advanced section we talk about Agile continuous improvement and how to scale Agile to an enterprise level.

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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Description

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. Agile Stakeholder Management and Agile Contracts
  4. Hybrid Agile Models
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