∙ Fill the gaps in your knowledge and experience
∙ Pass the Agile Certified Practitioner Exam (PMI-ACP®) with confidence
∙ Focus on the domain areas where applicants typically have most difficulty
∙ Become comfortable with the style of questions you will see on the exam
∙ Use world-class study materials with hundreds review questions
∙ Develop a personalized study plan to help reduce or eliminate your follow on study time
∙ Utilize tips to pass the exam that have been used successfully by thousands of people
∙ Design your personalized test taking strategy
∙ Receive all 21 PDU / accredited training hours, the #1 requirement to apply for PMI-ACP®
A note to CEO, Director, Line Manager or any other decision maker
A never-ending dilemma of what’s the point of yet another certification hangs in the air now, perhaps more than ever before. What is the business value of going through the costly and relatively lengthy process of obtaining yet another credential?
To answer this question, we need to recognize that for 20+ years the Project Management Professional, better known as the PMP has been the gold standard for anyone pursuing a career in project management, but more importantly it was the business requirement that customers demanded of suppliers, for managing their commercial and other projects.
Then “Agile” came and totally changed the landscape. An “ocean” of new and easy-to-get certificates such as Scrum Master and Product Owner emerged, but those credentials have failed to fulfill the requirements and in most cases proved to be – useless paper.
Scrum and the other new wave methodologies argued that business doesn’t need to worry about cost and risk, the two of the most critical aspects of any project. The “paradigm” failed as the stakeholders rapidly grew frustrated of this new narrative of fake-it-until-you-make-it-project-management. Waterfall failed, but many iterative approaches proved short of expectations, as well. Clearly, there was a need for a new way to successfully deliver customer value and manage projects.
PMI has recognized that need and invested thousands of hours into research before they came out with an answer that will satisfy both the business and the customers; and give the necessary new tools & techniques to PMPs and other project managers.
The PMI-ACP® or popularly known as The Agile PMP is that answer. It combines the best of both worlds – control over scope, budget and quality of delivery with agility and flexibility of more modern iterative approaches.
This is why the PMI-ACP® is the fastest growing certificate on the global market. It gives traditional PMPs and other project managers a competitive edge, that no other credential does, but more importantly – it delivers greater value to the customer.
Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Exam Preparation course explains the most widely accepted agile methodologies and fully prepares you to pass the PMI-ACP® exam, all while testing and filling he gaps in your knowledge of the subject. This 3-day intensive and practical workshop provides 21 certified training hours (PDU) which is 100% of the formal training requirement. The course helps participants acquire a clear and complete vision and understanding of the different agile methodologies, their foundations, terminology and the tools that facilitate implementation.
Materials utilized in this class include Rita’s PMI-ACP® Exam Prep Book and other materials developed exclusively by the course instructor Roger Wild PMP, PMI-ACP, which are not available to the general public.
Course Learning Objectives
A flexible agile approach is ideal for many types of projects including new product development, software development, and others. Agile concepts focus on attributes that exist in every project, so if you're currently using other project management methodologies, you will discover how agile methods can add value and deliver more successful projects:
∙ Understand the knowledge and experience requirements you need to pass the PMI-ACP exam
∙ Understand the seven PMI domains that organize the vast world of agile:
* 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)
∙ Identify personal gaps in knowledge and experience for agile projects to focus your study time
∙ Develop a personalized study plan for preparing for the PMI-ACP exam
∙ Prospect of passing the PMI-ACP® exam IMMEDIATELY after this class
Why Take This Course?
Imagine what the class designed by Roger Wild PMP, PMI-ACP and Mike Griffiths PMP, PMI-ACP, two of the world’s greatest experts on the PMP® and PMI-ACP® Exam, might be like. Why should you take this PMI Ex-am prep class?
1. Study Time ~ After this course, you are fully prepared to pass the PMI-ACP® Exam!
2. Instruction ~ This course uses accelerated learning techniques. Project managers who are also expert trainers teach this course! Roger often gets “This was the best class I have EVER attended on ANY topic!” remarks.
3. You will utilize the best-selling materials available to pass the PMI-ACP® Exam-including Mike’s book and Flash Cards. You will also gain access to study materials not otherwise available to the general public.
4. You will learn topics that are on the exam but are NOT in the PMBOK® Guide, as well as, reasons why others fail the exam and how to avoid these critical mistakes.
5. You will understand how to analyze and answer the most difficult questions on the exam, and quickly tackle situational questions that seemingly have more than one correct answer.
6. You will discover what you know, as well as what you do NOT know, and receive help filling your knowledge gaps.
Who Should Attend?
Agile practices and principles offer a great benefit to a variety of industries and organizations, as business customers demand ever-faster delivery, with greater degree of flexibility in requirements adjustments (scope change) throughout the project life-cycle.
With this sharp shift to a more agility in the workplace, many companies are now looking for agile project managers. The popularity of the PMI-ACP® certification is growing faster than ever, as companies and managers realize that Scrum Master and Product Owner certificates fail to provide the critical understanding and acumen for successfully delivering projects.
This course and subsequent PMI-ACP® professional certificate is aimed at:
· Project Managers
· Program Managers
· PMO Heads
· Project Team Members
· Business Analysts
· Product Managers
· Scrum Product Owners
· Scrum Masters
Benefits of Attending
Delegates will receive the PMI- ACP® Exam Prep Book - Updated Second Edition written by Mike Griffiths, PMI-ACP Steering Committee member.
This workshop awards 21 PDUs to PMP® certified and other PMI® credential holders
|Technical Project Management
|Strategic & Business Management
Key Facts about about this Virtual Instructor-Led Workshop:
1. Takes place in an online space and in real time.
By using Zoom®
it is possible to mimic the physical classroom environment almost entirely, while adding a layer of learning experience not common in a physical class setting.
2. Flawless technical functionality.
While there is no replacement for the fresh coffee & croissants you get on a physical event, Zoom® offers a rich set of user-friendly features.
3. No software installation required.
The platform works with every major browser and requires no administrative rights. This is important for people who use corporate laptops, with increased security management and do not have administrative permissions to install software or apps on their computers.
4. Low bandwidth.
Zoom® requires very low bandwidth, even with FHD live video-stream enabled. This functionality allows for crystal clear picture quality and uninterrupted sessions, which is absolutely essential for a quality virtual training delivery.
5. Rich & fun learning environment.
In addition to the omnipresent PowerPoint, virtual offers additional tools, that make this type of training engaging and fun. For example, a chat-box that participants can use to communicate with each other, without interrupting the presenter or others. A Break-Out rooms feature, allowing for focused work-tasks in micro-teams. Ability to demonstrate to the group virtually anything, by using the screen-share functionality.
6. Greater interaction between participants.
In the virtual environment, you can send questions to the instructor via chat-box tool and communicate with other participants without interrupting the presenter’s flow. This way you allow the presenter to instantly react to your questions, without having to interrupt the flow. Instead, the instructor sees the question in a pop-up and reacts accordingly.
7. Resembles real-life better than a physical classroom.
By doing everything virtually, participants not only learn the subject of the training course, but also practice to work virtually as a team, which is an added benefit, compared to a physical classroom training. This way, the class is more directly linked to the real job.
8. Use of real-world / real-projects data.
Virtual workshop is much more likely to use examples from participants’ real business / projects. For example, instead of using ‘post-it-notes’ to create a simple project schedule, in a virtual training participants will typically work on a real project schedule using screen-share functionality to demonstrate a schedule for a real project they’re currently working on. By doing so they can improve this schedule based on their new skills. Thus, this type of exercise directly helps participant’s real business and goes way beyond a simple training exercise.
9. Virtual setting removes barriers.
In a physical classroom some people will be always reluctant to be “put on the spot” and may feel a nuisance having to present in front of a group. This barrier may not be completely eliminated in a virtual training, but it is significantly lesser, with people generally feeling more relaxed.
10. Significantly lower cost.
Not having to account for major cost items, such as a conference room rental, food & drinks, airfare, hotel accommodation and (international) travel allows us to dramatically lower the fees we otherwise charge. In some cases, the price of attending a virtual class vs. physical one may be as much as 50% lower.