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PMI-ACP Exam Preparation or Certified Agile Project Manager

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Abstract: 

Whether in government or private industry, project managers face a huge challenge when confronted with continually changing requirements. How can you plan when the things keep changing? Traditional project management approaches suggest that we take a snapshot of the requirements as a baseline, and then use change control in an attempt to minimize the impact of any shifting requirements. Sometimes, however, these changes are a reality that the project sponsor has to accommodate. The new Agile Project Management methods help deal with these situations.

Participants in this 3-day session will learn the techniques of Agile Project Management through simulations and examples from real-world projects that used these methods to control changing requirements.

This course is designed to meet the educational requirements for both the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) and the Certified Agile Project Manager (Cert.APM) exams.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

To provide experienced project managers with advanced understanding of the principles and techniques of agile project management, so that they will be able to identify situations where agile techniques may add value and begin to apply the techniques to reduce overall project risk on high change projects.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

The Agile Project Management course introduces some advanced variations on basic project management practices. While anyone can attend, project managers with some experience managing IT projects or new product development projects will find the material more applicable to their day-to-day work.

PREREQUISITE

Although there is no formal pre-requisite for this course, it is assumed that participants already have some training or experience in project management.  This couse does not teach the fundamentals of project management; rather, it explains how agile practices are different from more conventional practices -- it does not teach the conventional practices.  If applicants already have their CAPM, PMP or CPMA (IPMA Level-D), then they have more than demonstrated their basic understanding of project management and would be ready to take this course. For those with no prior project management knowledge or experience, Procept's 3-day Project Scheduling Essentials course (or equivalent) would provide suitable preparatory training.

MATERIALS

You will receive the course binder containing course handouts and presentations and a copy of Kevin Aguanno's best-selling book Managing Agile Projects.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • The Evolution of Systems Development Lifecycles (SDLCs)
  • Iterative and Incremental Development
  • The Agile Philosophy
  • Agile Team and Project Characteristics
  • Scrum Overview
  • Lean Development Overview
  • Feature-Driven Development Overview
  • Extreme Programming Overview
  • Agile Requirements Management
  • Agile Documentation
  • Agile Planning & Estimating
  • Agile Change Management
  • Negotiating with Stakeholders
  • Metrics and Project Control
  • Test-Driven Development
  • PMI-ACP Examination Tips

 

course info

Course ID: 7200
Course Level: Intermediate
Duration: 3 days

upcoming sessions

Nov. 22, 2017 - Nov. 24, 2017
Instructor: Kevin Aguanno

Event starts in: 31 days
Admiral Inn (Mississauga, ON)

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Dec. 04, 2017 - Dec. 06, 2017
Instructor: Kevin Aguanno

Event starts in: 44 days
University of Toronto Bahen Centre

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Jan. 03, 2018 - Jan. 05, 2018
Instructor: Ori Schibi

Event starts in: 73 days
Peterborough Lion's Club (Peterborough, ON)

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Jan. 17, 2018 - Jan. 19, 2018
Instructor: Kevin Aguanno

Event starts in: 87 days
Western Continuing Studies (London, ON)

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Apr. 16, 2018 - Apr. 18, 2018
Event starts in: 176 days
Dalhousie University (Halifax, NS)

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Apr. 18, 2018 - Apr. 20, 2018
Instructor: Kevin Aguanno

Event starts in: 178 days
Western Continuing Studies (London, ON)

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PMI PDUs

PMI Talent TriangleThe following table provides the breakdown of the professional development units (PDUs) for this course aligned with the PMI Talent TriangleTM.

  Tech. Ldrshp. Strat. & Bus.
PMP 17 1 3
PgMP 17 1 3
PfMP 0 1 3
PMI-ACP 17 1 3
PMI-SP 4 1 3
PMI-RMP 2 1 3
PMI-PBA 4 1 3

 
The three columns in the above table are Technical Project Management, Leadership, and Strategic & Business Management.

Other Credits

Other professional (re)certification credits are available, including:

  • Certified Business Analyst Professionals (CBAPs) earn 21CDUs (Category 2B)
  • Certified Software Quality Engineers (CSQEs) earn 3 RUs
  • CIPS Information Systems Professionals (ISPs) earn 21 Learning Credits
  • CIPS Information Technology Certified Professional (ITCPs) earn 21 Learning Credits

A must have course.  Very valuable kit of tools that can be applied across every business area.

Karen Wright:

I highly recommend it.

Margaret Rowan: Project Manager, PWC Technologies

A MUST

Maura Dales, PMO Director, Ontario Ministry of Attorney General: PMO Director, Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General

I will highly recommend this course to others.

Anil Agrawal: PMO Lead, IESO

Well taught, great use of time.  Good prep for exam.  ideal for those with prior PM training, experience, or education.

Timothy Lam: Shareholder Relations, Noblegen Inc.

Dense. Great primer on Agile.

Ramiro Chamorro: Consultant, MASS Engines

Gives the big picture understanding of Agile Methods while giving the tools and knowledge to effectively use them.

Shawn Gendron, CRSP: Health, Safety & WSIB Advisor at The Town of Ajax

Lots of awesome & valuable information & tools & well worth the time, effort & money.

Lynnsey Graham: Freelancer

Thorough and detail-packed.

Arij Steepers: CX Lead, MASS Engines

Drinking from the fire hose in a good way

Michael Gray: Director of Business Development, MASS Engines

A thorough course on agile practices & a good extension to a PM course.

Christine Trosztmer: Professor, Sheridan College

The activities are worth the price of the course.

Mitchell Parker: Faculty, Fleming College

Overall, it was great.

Michael Caranay: CMOD Developer, PWC Technology Services Inc.

Useful, interesting.

Tony Chang:

I would recommend this course strongly to anyone working in project management.

Ghada Hussein: Contract Faculty, Sir Sandford Flemming College

The course taught the fundamentals of how to estimate and structure an agile project. I enjoyed a deeper dive into the "how" rather than just high level theory as is th ecase with a lot of courses.

Amanda Hutchings: Automated Service Delivery Specialist, Gov't of Ontario