PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)
PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)
Agile Key Exam Concepts
Agile Principles and Methodologies
Agile Project Planning
Agile Project Scheduling and Monitoring
Agile Stakeholder Engagement and Team Development

Agile Key Exam Concepts

Course Number:
apj_13_a05_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Agile Key Exam Concepts

  • recognize examples of waste
  • identify characteristics of the Kanban Pull system
  • describe features of Kanban boards
  • identify characteristics of lead time and cycle time
  • recognize the formula for calculating process cycle efficiency (PCE) and the relationship between the formula variables
  • recognize how the Little's Law formula is applied
  • recognize attributes of a product vision box and an elevator test statement
  • recognize characteristics of an Agile team's physical space
  • demonstrate your understanding of key Agile concepts

Overview/Description
Agile projects use many of the tools and techniques from lean project management in order to ensure that processes are as efficient as possible. Agile tools are often simple and highly visual, where a colocated team can easily access them. In this course you'll learn about key exam concepts such a muda or waste, the Kanban system, process efficiency, Little's Law and the product vision. This course also introduces you to the benefits of colocated Agile teams, including osmotic learning and communication. This course is one of a series in the Skillsoft learning path that covers the objectives for the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) exam. PMI-ACP is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Target Audience
Managers and members of project teams who currently use or plan to adopt Agile techniques; individuals interested in obtaining the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) certificate

Agile Principles and Methodologies

Course Number:
apj_13_a01_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Agile Principles and Methodologies

  • identify characteristics of the Agile method
  • distinguish between primary and secondary Agile values
  • identify the five phases of the Agile project management model
  • identify some of the methodologies that can be used for Agile project management
  • recognize the four Scrum inspect and adapt events
  • identify the five ADAPT steps required to transition to Agile
  • identify the recommended components of a business case
  • recognize the elements of a project charter
  • identify the contract types suitable for Agile projects
  • identify helpful types of documentation for Agile projects
  • demonstrate your understanding of the Agile principles and methodologies

Overview/Description
Agile projects use of short work iterations and incremental development of products that focus on business priorities and customer value. In this course, you'll learn fundamental Agile concepts, including the eight Agile values and twelve Agile principles. This course also covers the five phases of the Agile project management model, and introduces you to the most common Agile methodologies and frameworks. Finally, this course introduces key activities for managing an Agile project, including creating a product vision and project charter, and best contract and documentation types. This course is one of a series in the Skillsoft learning path that covers the objectives for the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) exam. PMI-ACP is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Target Audience
Managers and members of project teams who currently use or plan to adopt Agile techniques; individuals interested in obtaining the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) certificate

Agile Project Planning

Course Number:
apj_13_a02_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Agile Project Planning

  • distinguish between the key tasks of release planning and iteration planning
  • identify best practices for creating personas as part of requirements definition
  • identify wireframing best practices for formatting user stories
  • identify benefits of story mapping
  • recognize Agile estimating techniques
  • identify considerations to keep in mind when estimating team velocity
  • distinguish between the different customer-valued prioritization methods
  • identify the four MoSCoW model categories
  • distinguish between characteristics of the Kano model and priority matrices
  • identify the key activities that take place in the iteration planning meeting
  • demonstrate your knowledge of Agile planning activities

Overview/Description
Properly estimating and prioritizing project requirements is critical to Agile project planning success. You need to be able to map out the work necessary for your product release. In this course you'll learn about critical Agile planning activities including creating personas and wireframing. This course also covers the most common Agile estimation techniques such as story points, wideband Delphi, and affinity estimation. This course also covers requirements prioritization methods and activities you perform when completing your release plan. This course is one of a series in the Skillsoft learning path that covers the objectives for the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) exam.PMI-ACP is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Target Audience
Managers and members of project teams who currently use or plan to adopt Agile techniques; individuals interested in obtaining the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) certificate

Agile Project Scheduling and Monitoring

Course Number:
apj_13_a03_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Agile Project Scheduling and Monitoring

  • identify the benefits of setting WIP limits
  • distinguish between different types of scheduling buffers
  • sequence the steps of the Square Root of the Sum of the Squares method for calculating project buffer
  • identify the steps of the backlog grooming process
  • distinguish between tracking tools for the iteration level and the project level
  • identify the required parameters for EVM
  • recognize common review and feedback methods for Agile projects
  • identify common risk management strategies for Agile projects
  • recognize characteristics of Agile testing
  • demonstrate your knowledge of Agile project scheduling and monitoring process activities

Overview/Description
Wouldn't it be great if projects managed themselves once you get them started? This isn't the case. Successful Agile projects require adequate scheduling and monitoring, which helps identify any adjustments that need to be made, and ensures project work goes smoothly. In this course you'll learn about effective Agile project scheduling activities like setting work in progress limits and implementing project buffers. This course also covers recommended processes for monitoring and tracking progress at both the iteration and project level. This course also introduces you to key risk management and product quality, testing, and integration strategies to help ensure your project creates and maintains the intended value as it progresses. This course is one of a series in the Skillsoft learning path that covers the objectives for the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) exam. PMI-ACP is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Target Audience
Managers and members of project teams who currently use or plan to adopt Agile techniques; individuals interested in obtaining the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) certificate

Agile Stakeholder Engagement and Team Development

Course Number:
apj_13_a04_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Agile Stakeholder Engagement and Team Development

  • identify essential strategies for achieving stakeholder commitment in an Agile project
  • recognize the role of stakeholders throughout the phases of the APM model
  • identify characteristics of effective decision-making techniques for Agile projects
  • recognize characteristics of a cohesive and effective Agile team
  • identify considerations to make when scaling Agile teams
  • identify strategies to improve team performance
  • distinguish between common developmental mastery models in Agile
  • recognize effective communication tools for information flow in an Agile environment
  • recognize benefits of Agile games
  • demonstrate your knowledge of Agile stakeholder engagement and team development processes

Overview/Description
Agile projects are only successful if the Agile team is cohesive, productive, and engaged. Strong project managers encourage active involvement to ensure the team has a clear understanding of the project requirements and stakeholder expectations. In this course you'll learn about Agile teams and team leadership, including the characteristics of an effective Agile team. This course also introduces you to common team development strategies, and developmental mastery models. Finally this course covers effective communication tools and the benefits of using facilitation techniques like Agile games to foster collaboration and cooperation in the Agile team. This course is one of a series in the Skillsoft learning path that covers the objectives for the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) exam.PMI-ACP is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Target Audience
Managers and members of project teams who currently use or plan to adopt Agile techniques; individuals interested in obtaining the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) certificate

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