Agile Project Management:
The current IT market imposes an unusual rate of innovation and cost efficiency that cannot be met with traditional methods of software development. Iterative life cycles are winning over the cascade methods because the former focus more efficiently towards providing value to customers. In this context, the Project Management Institute studies have concluded that, from 2008 to 2013, the use of agile practices has tripled, and in response to this reality has launched a new certification on agile practices.
Who Should Care about PMI-ACP Agile Certificate?
Project Managers, Analysts, Product Managers and project team members who are using or plan to use agile management practices within their teams or organizations.
Qualifying to Take the Exam
Passing the PMI-ACP exam is just one component of achieving your certification. The other components are related to education, experience, and training. In order to qualify to take the exam, you need to have all of the following:
Education: High school diploma or equivalent
General Project Management Experience: 2,000 hours (about 12 months) of project team experience within the last five years.
Agile Project Management Experience: 1,500 hours (about 8 months) of agile project team experience within the last two years.
Agile Project Management Training: 21 hours
What is the content of PMI-ACP Course?
The Project Management Institute provides the “PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)SM Examination Content Outline“ on its Web site (www.pmi.org). This document describes what topics the exam covers. It breaks the content down into tools and techniques (T&T), knowledge and skills (K&S), and domains.
PMI-ACP the 43 Knowledge and Skills areas:
1. Active listening
2. Agile frameworks and terminology
3. Agile contracting methods
4. Agile Manifesto values & principles
5. Building high-performance teams
6. Agile project accounting principles
7. Assessing and incorporating community and stakeholder values
8. Business case development
9. Applying new Agile practices
10. Brainstorming techniques
12. Compliance (organization)
13. Building empowered teams
14. Continuous improvement processes
15. Control limits for Agile projects
16. Coaching and mentoring within teams
17. Elements of a project charter for an Agile project
18. Failure modes and alternatives
19. Communications management
20. Facilitation methods
21. Globalization, culture, and team diversity
22. Feedback techniques for product
23. Participatory decision models
24. Innovation games
25. Incremental delivery
26. PMI’s Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
27. Principles of systems thinking
28. Knowledge sharing
29. Process analysis techniques
30. Regulatory compliance
31. Leadership tools and techniques
32. Self assessment
33. Variance and trend analysis
35. Value-base analysis
36. Variations in Agile methods and approaches
37. Problem-solving strategies, tools, and techniques
38. Vendor management
39. Project and quality standards for Agile projects
40. Stakeholder management
41. Team motivation
42. Time, budget, and cost estimation
43. Value-based decomposition and prioritization
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