EncartaLabs

PMI-ACP (Agile Certified Practitioner)

( Duration: 4 Days )

The PMI-ACP (Agile Certified Practitioner) training course will empower participants to become a versatile agile professional with the knowledge of Scrum, Kanban, Lean, extreme programming (XP) and test-driven development (TDD).

By attending PMI-ACP (Agile Certified Practitioner) workshop, Participants will learn to:

  • Develop the knowledge and skills required to clear the PMI-ACP certification exam along with the requisite PDUs
  • Develop a working knowledge of the Agile Principles of SCRUM, KANBAN, XP and TDD
  • Develop the expertise of implementing multi iterative development models for any scale of projects
  • Develop the ability to deliver high Velocity Stories and Epics

  • Project managers
  • Agile Team Members
  • Associate/Asst. Manager - Projects
  • Team leads/Managers
  • Project Executives/Engineers
  • Software Developers
  • Any professional aspiring to be a Project Manager

COURSE AGENDA

1

Getting started with PMI-ACP

2

Course Overview

  • Objectives
  • Value of PMI-ACP Certification to the Professional
  • Value of PMI-ACP Certification to the Organization
  • PMI-ACP Eligibility Requirements
  • PMI-ACP Timeline
  • PMI-ACP Certification Fees
  • PMI-ACP Certification Maintenance and Renewal
  • PMI-ACP Exam Information
  • Domains and Tasks
  • Domains Covered
  • PMI-ACP Exam Blueprint
  • Practice Questions
  • Sources of Information
3

Agile Principles and Mindset - Part 1

  • Objectives
  • Agile
  • Agile-Best Practices
  • Agile Evolution
  • Agile Manifesto
  • Principles of the Agile Manifesto
  • Agile-Less Engineering, More Enabling
  • Agile Core Principles and Practices
  • What Agile is Not
  • Benefits of Agile
  • Agile-Real Life Example
4

Agile Principles and Mindset - Part 2

  • Objectives
  • Agile Methodologies, Frameworks, and Processes
  • Scrum
  • Three Pillars of Scrum
  • Scrum Roles
  • Scrum Vocabulary
  • Scrum Meetings
  • Project Using Scrum - Example
  • Scrum Roles - Key Points
  • Extreme Programming
  • Five Core Principles of XP
  • XP Practices
  • XP Process Diagram
  • Success of XP Methodology - Example
  • Crystal Methodology
  • Crystal Methodology - Key Principles
  • Crystal Methodology - Key Categories
  • Dynamic Systems Development Method
  • Principles of DSDM Atern
  • Phases of DSDM
  • Feature Driven Development
  • Agile Project Management
  • APM Framework
  • APM and PMBOK Guide
  • Lean Software Development
  • Lean Principles
  • Kanban
  • Kanban Method - Case Study
  • Lean Kanban Method
  • OpenUP
  • OpenUP - Phases
  • Information Radiators
  • Effective Information Radiators
  • Examples of Information Radiators
  • Knowledge Sharing
  • Knowledge Sharing Contexts
  • Servant Leadership
  • Characteristics of a Servant Leader
  • Agile Servant Leadership
  • Summary
  • Conclusion
5

Value-Driven Delivery - Part 1

  • Value - Driven Delivery
  • Objectives
  • Value
  • Forecasting Value
  • Time Value of Money
  • Time Value of Money - Terminologies
  • Future Value and Present Value - Formulas
  • Calculation of Future Value - Example
  • Financial Feasibility of Projects
  • Return on Investment
  • Net Present Value
  • Internal Rate of Return
  • Payback Period
  • NPV, ROI, and Payback Period - Example
  • Prioritization
  • Factors in Prioritization
  • Agile Customer - Value Prioritization
  • Prioritization Techniques
  • Prioritization Techniques - MoSCoW
  • Prioritization Techniques - Kano Model
  • Kano Model - Categories
  • Prioritization Techniques - Relative Weighting
  • Relative Weighting - Example
  • Risk Management in Agile
  • Risk Adjusted Product Backlog
  • Non - Functional Requirements
  • Prioritization of Non - Functional Requirements
6

Value-Driven Delivery - Part 2

  • Objectives
  • Minimum Marketable Feature
  • Kanban Boards
  • Kanban Cards
  • Simple Kanban Board
  • Detailed Kanban Board
  • Kanban and JIT
  • Siemens Health Services- -Example
  • Incremental Delivery
  • Reviews and Feedback Techniques
  • Benefits of Review and Feedback
  • Reprioritization or Relative Prioritization
  • Prioritization List
  • Agile Compliance
  • Earned Value Management for Agile
  • EVM Terminologies
  • Earned Value Metrics with Formulae
  • Earned Value - Planning Parameters
  • EVM for Agile
  • Agile Earned Value Metrics - Example
  • Agile Contracts
  • Agile Contracting Methods
7

Stakeholder Engagement - Part 1

  • Objectives
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Principles of Stakeholder Management
  • Project Charter
  • Components of Agile Project Charter
  • Business Case
  • Understanding Stakeholder Needs
  • Agile Wireframes
  • User Story
  • User Story - Card, Conversation, and Confirmation
  • User Story-Attributes
  • Story Card Information
  • User Story - Examples
  • Agile Personas
  • Creating Agile Personas - Example
  • Theme and Epic
  • Product Backlog
  • Agile Story Maps
  • Assessing and Incorporating Community and Stakeholder Values
  • Real Life Example
8

Stakeholder Engagement - Part 2

  • Objectives
  • Communication Management
  • Agile Communication
  • Social Media Communication
  • Information Radiators
  • Visible Charts
  • Agile Modeling
  • Best Practices of Agile Modeling
  • Active Listening
  • Key Elements of Active Listening
  • Globalization Culture and Team Diversity
  • Cultural Diversity Issues-Recommendations
  • Agile Facilitation Methods
  • Agile Participatory Decision-Making
  • Agile Participatory Decision-Making Models
  • Agile Negotiation
  • Agile Negotiation and Conflict Management
  • Five Levels of Conflict
  • Agile Conflict Resolution
9

Team Performance - Part 1

  • Objectives
  • Team Formation Stages
  • Building High - Performance Teams
  • HPT - Generalizing Specialist
  • Attributes of High - Performance Agile Teams
  • Building Empowered Teams
  • Setting and Managing Expectations
  • Daily Stand - Up Meeting
  • Introduction to Agile Leadership
  • Leadership Best Practices
  • Adaptive Leadership
  • Adaptive Leadership - Doing Agile Tools
  • Management vs. Leadership
  • Coaching and Mentoring Within Teams
  • Agile Coaching
  • Coaching at Levels
  • Skills of an Agile Coach
  • Agile Emotional Intelligence
  • EI and Scrum Masters - Agile Project Managers
  • EI Skills Assessment Framework
  • Benefits of EQ
10

Team Performance - Part 2

  • Objectives
  • Agile Team Motivation
  • Team Space
  • Signs of Bad Team Space
  • Co - Located Teams
  • Distributed Teams
  • Co - Located vs Distributed Teams
  • Osmotic Communication
  • Collaboration and Coordination
  • Collaboration Technology
  • Communication Gap Examples
  • Agile Brainstorming Session
  • Setting up an Effective Brainstorming Session
  • Brainstorming Session - Steps
  • Velocity
  • Unit of Measure for Velocity
  • Sample Velocity Chart
  • Agile Tools
11

Adaptive Planning - Part 1

  • Objectives
  • Multiple Levels of Planning
  • Aligning Agile Projects to Programs and Portfolios
  • Rolling Wave Planning or Progressive Elaboration
  • Timeboxing
  • Timeboxing - Best Practices
  • Timeboxing - Advantages
  • Estimation
  • Accuracy vs. Precision
  • Measures of Project Size
  • Relative Sizing
  • Story Points
  • Story Points Estimation - Steps
  • Story Points - Estimation by Analogy
  • Value Points
  • Ideal Days
  • Story Points and Ideal Days
  • Estimation Scale
  • Wideband Delphi
  • Wideband Delphi Process
  • Wideband Delphi Technique-Planning Poker
  • Planning Poker - Example
  • Affinity Estimation
  • Affinity Estimation Process
  • Estimation Using T - Shirt Sizing
  • Determining Project Size
  • Project Size Estimation - Real Life Example
  • Project Size Estimation - Explanation
12

Adaptive Planning - Part 2

  • Objectives
  • Release Plan
  • Steps in Planning a Release
  • Release Planning - Example
  • Agile Product Roadmap
  • Iteration Plan
  • Iteration Length Selection
  • Length of Iterations - Example
  • Velocity - Driven Iteration Planning
  • Commitment - Driven Iteration Planning
  • Iteration Lifecycle
  • Release Plan vs. Iteration Plan
  • Value - Based Analysis and Decomposition
  • Determining Initial Schedule and Cost Range Estimates
  • Cone of Uncertainty
  • Agile Cone of Uncertainty
  • Velocity Variations
  • Sprint Reviews
  • Importance of Sprint Reviews
  • Sprint Retrospection
  • Backlog Grooming or Refinement
  • Backlog Grooming or Refinement - Illustration
  • Mid - Course Corrections
  • Mid - Course Corrections - Inspect and Adapt
  • Release Burndown Chart
  • Agile Games
13

Problem Detection and Resolution - Part 1

  • Objectives
  • Agile Problem Detection
  • Problem Detection Techniques
  • Fishbone Diagram
  • Fishbone Diagram Analysis
  • Whys Tool
  • Control Charts
  • Lead Time and Cycle Time
  • Escaped Defects
  • Work In Progress
  • Cumulative Flow Diagrams
  • CFD-Littles Law
  • Work In Progress-Detailed
  • CFD with Bottleneck
  • Agile Problem-Solving
  • Agile Problem-Solving-Best Practices
14

Problem Detection and Resolution - Part 2

  • Objectives
  • Metric and Measure
  • Benefits of Metrics
  • Types of Metrics
  • Baseline Metrics
  • Actual Metrics or Actuals
  • Best Practices
  • Burn Charts
  • Variance Analysis
  • Trend Analysis
  • Variance and Trend Analysis
  • Risk Management in Agile
  • Risk Management Lifecycle
  • Step -Risk Identification
  • Risk Identification Opportunities
  • Step -Risk Assessment
  • Risk Assessment-Risk Census
  • Step -Risk Assessment
  • Step -Risk Response Strategies
  • Step -Risk Review
  • Risk Log
  • Risk Burndown Chart
  • Risk Profile Graphs
  • Progressive Risk Reduction
  • Spike
  • Agile Failure Modes
  • Agile Coach Failure Modes
15

Continuous Improvement - Part 1

  • Objectives
  • Kaizen - Introduction
  • Kaizen - Key Aspects
  • Retrospectives
  • Retrospectives-Agenda
  • Importance of Retrospectives
  • Conducting a Retrospective-Factors
  • Conducting a Retrospective - Steps
  • Techniques to Conduct Retrospectives
  • Brainstorming Techniques
  • Process Analysis Technique
  • Agile Process Tailoring
  • Agile Process Tailoring - ShuHaRi
  • Quality in Agile
  • Project and Quality Standards for Agile Projects
  • Quality in Agile - Best Practices
  • Quality Best Practices - Frequent Verification and Validation
  • Quality Best Practices - Exploratory Testing
  • Quality Best Practices - Usability Testing
  • Quality Best Practices - Test - Driven Development
  • Test - Driven Development - Advantages
  • Quality Best Practices - Acceptance Test - Driven Development
  • Acceptance Test - Driven Development Cycle
  • Effectiveness of TDD - Experiment
  • Quality Best Practices - Continuous Integration
  • Best Practices of Continuous Integration
  • Quality Best Practices - Definition of Done
  • Checklist for Story Completion

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