Date

March 01-03, 2021

Location

Virtual / Online Space

Audience size

Max. 15 People

Workshop Leader

Roger Wild, PMP, PMI-ACP

AGILE CERTIFIED PRACTITIONER (PMI-ACP®) PREP WORKSHOP / 3 days of practical and interactive learning sessions

Workshop Focus:

∙ 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.

Overview:

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

CREDENTIAL PMP® PgMP® PfMP® PMI-ACP® PMI-PBA® PMI-RMP® PMI-SP®
Technical Project Management 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Strategic & Business Management 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Leadership 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
PDU Total 21 21 21 21 21 21 21


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.

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Welcome ∙ by your ∙ Workshop Leader

Dear PMI- ACP® workshop participant,

I am very excited to welcome you to my latest training course, which I have been developing over the last 3 years, encompassing some of the very best practices from dozens of companies and hundreds of people I have been working with lately.

There is an evident trend that the number of certified PMI-ACP® credential holders is increasing year-by-year, but more importantly it is exponentially increasing against the SM / SPO papers, as these certificates failed to achieve its goal and companies are now increasingly turning towards the PMI agile methodology.

After more than 20 years of deliverring PM workshops all around the World, now I will be addressing you in the virtual space.

It’s a different “beast”, yet a very fun and effective way to learn, share and engage with peers.

I am looking forward to meeting you on MARCH 1st, this time live online!

Warm regards,
Roger Wild, PMP, PMI-ACP
Consulting Director
Project Associates (Europe) Ltd

AGILE CERTIFIED PRACTITIONER (PMI-ACP®) PREP WORKSHOP schedule / book it now

Welcome & intro

We’d love to serve you coffee & croissants, but this time we’ll have to do without it. If your favorite coffee mug is filled and you’re all set, this brief initial session will serve the purpose of saying hello to one another. The instructor will lay down the 2-day action plan and walk you through the key learning objectives.

Agile Principles and Mindset

· The Agile Manifesto
· Agile Methodologies
· Unifying Themes

>>> Break time @ 10:15 <<<

Half-time break

A great opportunity to engage in a casual chat with Roger and your fellow delegates. Half-time break will be served at the main hotel restaurant, providing a variety of specialties ranging from traditional Croatian food to best international cuisine.

Agile Delivery Teams
· Agile Delivery Team Participants
· Servant Leadership
· Building a High-Performance Team

>>> Break @ 14:30 <<<

The end of Day 1

Day 1 Re-cap

We’d love to serve you coffee & croissants, but this time we’ll have to do without it. If your favorite coffee mug is filled and you’re all set, this brief initial session will serve the purpose of saying hello to one another. The instructor will lay down the 2-day action plan and walk you through the key learning objectives.

Project Initiation
· Project Charter and Vision
· Managing the Backlog
· Creating User Stories
· High-Level Estimation and the Product Roadmap

>>> Break time @ 10:15 <<<

Half-time break

A great opportunity to engage in a casual chat with Roger and your fellow delegates. Half-time break will be served at the main hotel restaurant, providing a variety of specialties ranging from traditional Slovenian food to best international cuisine.

Release Planning
· Story mapping & Decomposing stories
· Story-Level Estimation
· Prioritization techniques
· Creating a Release Plan
· Preparing for the Upcoming Itera-tion

>>> Break @ 14:30 <<<

The end of Day 2

Day 2 Re-cap

We’d love to serve you coffee & croissants, but this time we’ll have to do without it. If your favorite coffee mug is filled and you’re all set, this brief initial session will serve the purpose of saying hello to one another. The instructor will lay down the 2-day action plan and walk you through the key learning objectives.

Inside the Iteration
· Planning the Iteration
· Communication and Team Space
· Agile Engineering Practices
· Project Reporting
· Inspect and Adapt
· Coaching and Mentoring the Team

>>> Break time @ 10:15 <<<

Half-time break

A great opportunity to engage in a casual chat with Roger and your fellow delegates. Half-time break will be served at the main hotel restaurant, providing a variety of specialties ranging from traditional Slovenian food to best international cuisine.

Strategy for taking the Exam
· Types of Questions
· Exam tips and background infor-mation
· How to study for the Exam

>>> Break @ 14:30 <<<

The end of the PMI-ACP® Prep Workshop

AGILE CERTIFIED PRACTITIONER (PMI-ACP®) Workshop Leader / meet the great



Roger Wild, PMP, PMI-ACP

Consulting Director · Project Associates (Europe) Ltd


Roger Wild, PMP, PMI-ACP has more than 25 years’ experience in project and program management, as a practitioner and training facilita-tor. He is a Project Management Professional (PMP®) certified by the Project Management Institute (PMI®) and a PRINCE2 Practitioner. Roger holds a Masters Certificate in Project Management from Georgetown Uni-versity.

As Consulting Director of Project Associates (Europe), he provides project & program management consultancy and training to international audiences including Alstom, AON, Barclays Bank, Cameron, Credit Suisse, ECCO, Er-icsson, Hewlett-Packard, HSBC Bank, Proctor & Gamble, TNK-BP, Nestle, Novartis, Orange, Unicredit Bank and Standard Life.

Recent experience includes working with HSBC Bank on their Change & Benefits Realization programs in Mexico and Hong Kong, assignments for Nestle (Europe) Food & Beverage businesses, implementing new processes for major Capital Investments Programs and various assignments for the Abu Dhabi Tourism Development & In-vestment Company (TDIC) working on their exciting portfolio of five star resorts, golf courses and museums.

Roger was personally trained by Rita Mulcahy PMP the founder of RMC Project Management Inc. to deliver her accelerated learning courses for PMP Exam Preparation. He has since delivered courses in Abu Dhabi, Berlin, Bucharest, Budapest, Cairo, Dubai, Kiev, Leeds, London, Manchester, Moscow, Riyadh, Toronto, Vilnius, Warsaw, Zagreb, Zurich and helped a great number of people achieve their PMP® and PMI-ACP® Certification.

About the Organizer / Who we are & what we do

KTC International is a training & consulting firm, specializing in bringing leading international speakers to cities across Europe. Our events aim to help delegates and their organizations to achieve strategic goals by proper implementation of project management tools & techniques, smooth business change and use of technology.

People presenting at our events are those who set the global standards and include coveted PMI Global Congress speakers, such as Dr. Prasad Kodukula, Karl Muenchow, Liam Dillon, Dr. Richard Graham or Roger Burlton, among many others.

KTC International was established in 2003 with headquarters in Budapest, Hungary. With a track-record spanning over 14 years, we have been instrumental in organizing over 500 different congresses, conferences, forums, round-tables, seminars, workshops and specialized in-house events, that gathered more than 10,000 people in total.

For more information visit: www.ktc-international.hu




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Workshop Participation Fees / reserve your place now

STANDARD INDIVIDUAL FEE

995
Valid for 1-3 delegates
From February 1st, 2021

EARLY-BIRD FEE UNTIL JANUARY 31

795
Valid for 1-3 delegates
Savings: €200/person

Event FAQS / find your answers

Yes, this workshop is globally accredited and provides 21 PDU points. The PMI Talent Triangle PDU distribution is:

Technical Project Management: 12

Strategic & Business Management: 6

Leadership: 3

This seminar is interactive and highly pragmatic workshop, designed as combination of

Short theoretical presentations grouped in 12 sub-sessions over the course of 3 days

Practical, hands-on exercises and discussions with the audience, after each sub-session

All registration fees are gross and no additional taxes or hidden charges shall be applied. The registration fee covers the following items:

Participation in all sessions

Mike Griffith's ACP book

All electronic course materials

Electronic copy of all presentation slides and other media, sent immediatelly after the event

Certificate of Attendance, awarding 21 PDUs to PMI credential holders

Yes, 25% for 4 participants. Click on. Click on DOWNLOAD PDF REGISTRATION FORM button above for details.

Taken from: www.pmi.org


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.
This course alone provides all the 21 hours!

If you are a certified PMP and you have been working with agile methodologies for the last 6 months, after taking this course you are 100% eligible and ready to successfully pass the PMI-ACP® exam! If you are not a PMP, but fulfill all 3 criteria – simply register at www.pmi.org and schedule your exam!

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