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Jennifer L. Metzler, Director

402-280-2330
businessinstitute@creighton.edu

Creighton Business Institute
Heider College of Business
Creighton University
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, NE 68178

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PMI ACP Agile Certified Practitioner

Gartner predicts that 80% of all Software projects will being using Agile in the next couple of years.   Your knowledge of both Agile and Traditional practices increase the value you bring to your organization.  The certification covers all the Agile methods including Scrum, XP, Lean, Kanban and has more eligibility rigor compared to existing entry level certifications.  Be among the early adopters to acquire this very popular and industry recognized certification by PMI!   The PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) ® Certification exam is open to all Agile practitioner team roles who meet the eligibility requirements!   The PMI-ACP recognizes knowledge of agile principles, practices and tools and techniques across agile methodologies.   If you already use agile practices or your organization is adopting agile methods, earning the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® certification will demonstrate your knowledge of and commitment to this rapidly growing approach to project management.

By earning the PMI-ACP certification, practitioners can:

  •     Demonstrate to employers their level of professionalism in agile principles, practices, tools and techniques.
  •     Increase their professional versatility in project management tools and techniques.
  •     Hold a certification that is more credible than existing offerings based only on exams or training.

Why this course? 

  • 100% PASS GUARANTEE! Free access to AgileExams.com
  •  Learn the entire Agile Lifecycle with real-world practical techniques!
  •  Covers the key PMI Learning Objectives needed to pass the PMI-ACP ® certification exam.
  •  Designed with 60% interactive group workshops!
  •  Designed to walk you through the Agile Lifecycle activities end to end.
  •  Uses a Real World end to end example Software and Non Software project to maximum learning!
  •  You walk away with valuable course material, handouts and cheat sheets to support you on your projects.

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AudienceProject Managers, Product Owners, Business Analysts, Developers, QA/Testers, IT Leaders, Project Stakeholders, and other Team Members and Managers interested in passing the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner PMI-ACP ® certification exam.
Details
  • Learn the 10 Tools and Techniques and 43 Knowledge and Skills areas needed to pass the PMI-ACP ® Exam!
  • Learn Real World Agile techniques used successfully by real teams!
  • Walk through the entire Agile Development Lifecycle end to end using a practical real world project.
  • Learn real world techniques for planning, estimating and prioritizing requirements in an Agile way.
  • Learn how to build self-organizing high performing teams.
  • Learn how to engage your business customers and delight them through early and frequent delivery of value.
  • Improve requirements gathering through collaborative brainstorming, breaking down EPICs and defining acceptance tests.
  • Learn how to create simple yet powerful visible Agile tracking reports.
  • Get tips on advanced topics such as scaling Agile to large projects, distributed teams and lean portfolio management.
AssessmentsPre-test at beginning of class on Day 1 – not graded; and Exam at end of class Day 3 that will be graded.  Through this class, you will have access to Agile Exams.com testing to test your knowledge and mastery of material.  The final class project will include developing a Study Guide for other Students in the Class on a particular subject as determined by Instructors. The Study Guide will be graded.
Goals
  • 100% PASS GUARANTEE! Free access to AgileExams.com
  • Learn the entire Agile Lifecycle with real-world practical techniques!
  • Covers the key PMI Learning Objectives needed to pass the PMI-ACP ® certification exam.  (Click on the outline tab for more details.)
  • Designed with 60% interactive group workshops!
  • Designed to walk you through the Agile Lifecycle activities end to end.
  • Uses a Real World end to end example Software and Non Software project to maximum learning!
  • You walk away with valuable course material, handouts and cheat sheets to support you on your projects.
MethodLed by Experienced Certified Agile Practitioner from Agile Training, the leaders in Agile!
MBA 707 & ITM 707Your application to the Creighton Graduate School, Heider College of Business is embedded in the course the registration process. You can leverage your education and earn a Badge or Certificate in Project Management and these credits apply towards Creighton's MBA or MS- ITM Graduate degrees.
 This course is worth 3 credit hours

 

Agile tools and techniques – 50% of exams

    Communications
        Including but not limited to: information radiator, team space, agile tooling, osmotic communications for collocated and or distributed teams, daily stand-ups
    Planning, monitoring and adapting
        Including but not limited to: retrospectives, task/kanban boards, timeboxing, Iteration and release planning, WIP limits, burn down/up charts, cumulative flow diagrams, process tailoring
    Agile estimation
        Including but not limited to: relative sizing/story points, wide band Delphi/planning poker, affinity estimating, ideal time
    Agile analysis and design
        Including but not limited to: product roadmap, user stories/backing, story maps, progressive elaboration, wireframes, chartering, personas, agile modeling
    Product quality
        Including but not limited to: frequent verification and validation, test-driven development/test first development, definition of done, continuous integration
    Soft skills negotiation
        Including but not limited to: emotional intelligence, collaboration, adaptive leadership, negotiation, conflict resolution, servant leadership
    Value-based prioritization
        Including but not limited to: return on investment (ROI)/net present value (NPV)/internal rate of return (IRR), compliance, customer-valued prioritization, minimally marketable feature (MMF), relative prioritization/ranking
    Risk management
        Including but not limited to: risk-adjusted backlog, risk burn down graphs, risk-based spike
    Metrics
        Including but not limited to: velocity, cycle time, earned value management (EVM) for agile projects, escaped defects
    Value stream analysis
        Including but not limited to: value stream mapping

Agile knowledge and skills – 50% of exams

    Level 1 (33% of total exam questions)
        Active listening
        Agile Manifesto value and principles
        Assessing and incorporating community and stakeholder values
        Brainstorming techniques
        Building empowered teams
        Coaching and mentoring within teams
        Communications management
        Feedback techniques for product (e.g. prototyping, simulation, demonstrations, evaluations)
        Incremental delivery
        Knowledge sharing
        Leadership tools and techniques
        Prioritization
        Problem-solving strategies, tools, and techniques
        Project and quality standards for Agile projects
        Stakeholder management
        Team motivation
        Time, budge, and cost estimation
        Value-based decomposition and prioritization
    Level 2 (12% of total exam questions)
        Agile frameworks and terminology
        Building high-performance teams
        Business case development
        Colocation (geographic proximity)/distributed teams
        Continuous improvement processes
        Elements of a project charter for an Agile project
        Facilitation methods
        Participatory decision models (e.g., input-based. Shared collaboration, command)
        PMI’s Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
        Process analysis techniques
        Self assessment
        Value-based analysis
    Level 3 (5% of total exam questions)
        Agile contracting methods
        Agile project accounting principles
        Applying new Agile practices
        Compliance (organization)
        Control limits for Agile projects
        Failure modes and alternatives
        Globalization, culture, and team diversity
        Innovation games
        Principles of systems thinking (e.g. complex adaptive, chaos)
        Regulatory compliance
        Variance and trend analysis
        Variations in Agile methods and approaches
        Vendor management

Day(s): 
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