Lantec | Course: Agile Certified Practitioner

Agile Certified Practitioner

3 days


The PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® formally recognizes your knowledge of agile principles and your skill with agile techniques. It will make you shine even brighter to your employers, stakeholders and peers.  The PMI-ACP® is our fastest growing certification, and it’s no wonder. Organizations that are highly agile and responsive to market dynamics complete more of their projects successfully than their slower-moving counterparts 75 percent versus 56 percent as shown in our 2015 Pulse of the Profession® report.  The PMI-ACP spans many approaches to agile such as Scrum, Kanban, Lean, extreme programming (XP) and test-driven development (TDD.) So it will increase your versatility, wherever your projects may take you.

Course Outline

I. Agile Framework

  • Why Agile Methods?
  • Agile vs. Traditional
  • Project Management
  • Agile Manifesto –Values and Principles
  • The Agile Triangle
  • Usage Level Roles in Agile
  • Variants in Agile (Scrum, XP, Crystal, DSDM, or FDD)

II. Scrum

  • What is Scrum
  • Scrum Origins   
  • Scrum Legs/ Three Pillars (Transparency, inspection & adaptation)        
  • Scrum Cycle Summary        
  • Scrum team -Roles of Scrum Team (Product Owner, Development Team, Scrum Master)        
  • Scrum Events/Meetings/Ceremonies (Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review, Sprint Retrospective, Backlog Refinement)         
  • Scrum Artifacts (Product Backlog, Product Backlog Item (PBI), Sprint Task, Sprint Burn-down Chart, Product/release Burn Down Chart)        

III.      Extreme Programming (XP)

  •   What is XP
  •   Values Principles
  •    Practices
  •    The XP Team
  •    Roles
  •    The Theory of Constraints

IV.      Other Agile Methods

  •    Future-Driven Development (FDD)
  •    Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM)
  •    Crystal
  •  Lean Software Development
  •   Kanban Development         

V. Tools and Techniques

  •   Communications
  •    Planning, Monitoring, and Adapting
  •    Agile Estimation
  •    Agile Analysis and Design
  •    Product Quality
  •    Soft Skills Negotiation
  •    Value-based Prioritization
  •    Risk Management
  •    Metrics
  •    Value Stream Analysis

VI.      Closing Review

  •    PMI-ACP Application Review
  •    Domain Reviews
  •   Tips and study recommendation on how to pass in a first try
  •   Recommended reading
  •   Other key Concept and comprehensive review


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