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PMI-ACP Introduction by PMI-LA

  1. 1. Introduction to the PMI-ACP Certification Brought to you by the PMI-LA Professional Development Group 2013
  2. 2. Agenda• Who should apply?• Eligibility requirements – Experience – Training – Examination• Overview of exam components• Tips for passing the exam• Reference material
  3. 3. Who should apply?• Practitioners who are seeking to: – Demonstrate to employers their level of professionalism in agile practices of project management – Increase their professional versatility in both Waterfall and agile techniques – Hold a certification that is more credible than existing entry- level, training or exam-only based offerings• The PMI-ACP is not limited to project managers or Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential holders – Individuals with experience working on agile project teams can apply
  4. 4. Eligibility RequirementsRequirement DescriptionGeneral Project Management • 2,000 hours working on project teamsExperience • These hours must be earned within the last 5 years • Active PMP® or PgMP® will satisfy this requirementAgile Project Management • 1500 hours working on agile project teams or withExperience agile methodologies • These hours are in addition to the 2,000 hours required in “general project experience” • These hours must be earned within the last 3 yearsAgile Project Management • 21 contact hoursTraining • Hours must be earned in agile practicesExamination • Tests knowledge of agile fundamentals
  5. 5. 6 Major Domains of Practice• Domain 1: Value-driven delivery – Define positive value – Incremental development – Avoid potential downsides – Prioritization• Domain 2: Stakeholder engagement – Stakeholder needs, involvement and expectations• Domain 3: Boosting team performance practices – Team formation, empowerment, collaboration and commitment• Domain 4: Adaptive planning – Levels of planning – Adaptation – Estimation – Velocity/throughput/cycle time• Domain 5: Problem detection and resolution• Domain 6: Continuous improvement (product, process, people)
  6. 6. Agile tools & techniques – 50% Agile knowledge & skills – 50%Communications - information radiator, team space, agile tooling, osmotic Level 1 (33%)communications for collocated and or distributed teams, daily stand ups Active listening, Agile Manifesto value and principles, Assessing and incorporating community and stakeholder values, BrainstormingPlanning, monitoring and adapting - retrospectives, task/kanban boards, techniques, Building empowered teams, Coaching and mentoringtime-boxing, Iteration and release planning, WIP limits, burn down/up charts, within teams, Communications management, Feedback techniquescumulative flow diagrams, process tailoring for product (e.g. prototyping, simulation, demonstrations,Agile estimation - relative sizing/story points, wide band Delphi/planning evaluations), Incremental delivery, Knowledge sharing, Leadershippoker, affinity estimating, ideal time 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 prioritizationAgile analysis and design - product road map, user stories/backing, story Level 2 (12%)maps, progressive elaboration, wire-frames, chartering, persona, agile Agile frameworks and terminology, Building high-performancemodeling teams, Business case development, Co-location (geographic proximity)/distributed teams, Continuous improvement processes,Product quality - frequent verification and validation, test-driven Elements of a project charter for an Agile project, Facilitationdevelopment/test first development, definition of done, continuous methods, Participatory decision models (e.g., input-based. Sharedintegration collaboration, command), PMI’s Code of Ethics and ProfessionalSoft skills negotiation - emotional intelligence, collaboration, adaptive Conduct, Process analysis techniques, Self assessment, Value-basedleadership, negotiation, conflict resolution, servant leadership analysisValue-based prioritization - return on investment (ROI)/net present value(NPV)/internal rate of return (IRR), compliance, customer-valuedprioritization, minimally marketable feature (MMF), relativeprioritization/rankingRisk management - risk-adjusted backlog, risk burn down graphs, risk-based Level 3 (5%)spike Agile contracting methods, Agile project accounting principles, Applying new Agile practices, Compliance (organization), ControlMetrics - velocity, cycle time, earned value management (EVM) for agile limits for Agile projects, Failure modes and alternatives,projects, escaped defects Globalization, culture, and team diversity, Innovation games,Value stream analysis - value stream mapping Principles of systems thinking (e.g. complex adaptive, chaos), Regulatory compliance, Variance and trend analysis, Variations in Agile methods and approaches, Vendor management,
  7. 7. Tips to prepare for the exam• Review the PMI-ACP Handbook• Use the PMI-ACP Examination Content Outline to guide your study• Review the current PMI-ACP reference list• Enroll in a formal study course offered by PMI chapters or Registered Education Providers (R.E.P.s). – You can also review self-study books published by R.E.P.s and other reputable training organizations• Form a study group with colleagues or friends; you can meet in person or virtually• Read the AgileBOK - (Not endorsed by PMI)• Take practice exams
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