PMI-ACP Certifcation Overview


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PMI-ACP Certifcation Overview

  1. 1. 360PMO PMI Agile Certified Practitioner(PMI-ACP)® Certification overview Aleem Khan
  2. 2. 360PMO Learning Objectives At the conclusion of this lesson, students will be able to:  Know about Project Management Institute (PMI)®  List the library of PMI® global standards  Name the credentials offered by PMI®  Describe PMI-ACP® eligibility criteria, timeline and certification process  Identify the Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR)  Review exam information, content and reference material suggested by PMI®
  3. 3. 360PMO About PMI® About Project Management Institute (PMI)®  World's leading not-for-profit professional membership association  Founded in 1969  More than 700,000 members and credential holders  Across 260+ Chapters in 180 countries around the globe  39 Communities of Practice (CoP)  1000’s of research papers, case studies and article
  4. 4. 360PMO Library of PMI® Global Standards Foundation Standards Practice Guides Practice Standards &Frameworks
  5. 5. 360PMO Foundation Standards Foundation Standards A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)—Fifth Edition The Standard for Program Management— Third Edition The Standard for Portfolio Management— Third Edition Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3®)—Second Edition
  6. 6. 360PMO Practice Standards & Framework Practice Standards &Frameworks Practice Standard for Work Breakdown Structures—Second Edition (Reaffirmed) Practice Standard for Scheduling—Second Edition Practice Standard for Project Estimating Project Manager Competency Development Framework— Second Edition Practice Standard for Earned Value Management—Second Edition Practice Standard for Project Configuration Management Practice Standard for Project Risk Management
  7. 7. 360PMO Practice Guides Practice Guides Implementing Organizational Project Management: Navigating Complexity Managing Change in Organizations
  8. 8. 360PMO PMI® Globally Recognized Credentials  Project Management Professional (PMP)®  Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®  Program Management Professional (PgMP)®  Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP) ®  PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®  PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-BPA) SM  PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)®  PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)®
  9. 9. 360PMO Benefits of Obtaining a PMI-ACP®  Demand → Demand for agile has tripled amongst PMI stakeholders in the past years, demonstrating the demand for these important skills  Demonstrate Knowledge → Demonstrates a practitioner's knowledge and skills in Agile principles, practices, tools and techniques  Coverage → Cover multiple agile methodologies, not simply limiting a practitioner to one agile approach
  10. 10. 360PMO Benefits of Obtaining a PMI-ACP®  Versatility → Increase professional versatility in project management → Provides the practitioner a certification that is more credible than existing entry-level, training or exam only based offerings → Increase the practitioner’s versatility in project management tools and techniques, and show that the practitioner has the capacity to lead basic Agile project teams, or basic knowledge to be a member of an Agile team, and  Professional Development → Provide a framework for Agile training and professional development initiatives.
  11. 11. 360PMO PMI’s Agile Certification Product Definition  PMI-ACP is NOT a methodology specific certification (e.g. Scrum, XP, Kanban, or Lean etc.)  PMI-ACP is NOT an agile project manager credentials (role based credential)  PMI-ACP is NOT exclusively for IT  PMI-ACP does NOT require PMP as a pre-requisites
  12. 12. 360PMO PMI-ACP® Certification Overview  Pilot Exam began in October, 2011 and ended in November, 2011  Official testing began in January 31, 2012  6,987 certified professionals as of November, 2014
  13. 13. 360PMO PMI fact file Certification Active Certified Professionals CAPM® Certified Associate in Project Management 26,771 PMP® Project Management Professional 639,023 PfMP Portfolio Management Professional (New in 2014) 168 PgMP® Program Management Professional 1,131 PMI-RMP® PMI Risk Management Professional 2,966 PMI-SP® PMI Scheduling Professional 1,254 PMI-ACP® PMI Agile Certified Practitioner 6,987 Other Statistics Total Members 451,664 Total Chartered in 105 Countries 273 Communities of Practices (CoP) 33 Total Copies of all editions (including PMI Published translations) of the PMBOK Guide in circulation 4,745,105 * Numbers as of November 2014
  14. 14. 360PMO Eligibility requirement Requirement Description Educational Background • Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree of global equivalent General Project Experience • 2,000 hours working on project teams • These hours must be earned within the last 5 years • Active PMP® or PgMP® will satisfy this requirement Agile Project Experience • 1500 hours working on agile project teams or with 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 years Training in Agile Practices • 21 contact hours • Hours must be earned in agile practices Examination • Tests knowledge of agile fundamentals Fees (CBT) • US$435 for members and US$495 for non-members
  15. 15. 360PMO Yes No Certification process YOU PMI Application Submission Application Completeness Review Submit Payment Schedule Exam(1 Year up to 3 times) Provide Audit Material Application Selected for Audit Review Documents Schedule Exam(1 Year up to 3 times) If Accepted 10 90 7 Days
  16. 16. 360PMO Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) Exam Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 30 PDUs 1 Year 1YearSuspension IfnoPDUs ExpireSuspend
  17. 17. 360PMO Exam Information Number of Scored Questions 100 Number of Pretest (Un-scored) Questions 20 Total Examination Questions 120 Allotted Examination Time 3 hours
  18. 18. 360PMO Exam Content Outline Tools and Techniques 50% • 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 Level 1 18 skills 33% Level 2 12 skills 12% Level 3 13 skills 5% Knowledge & Skills 50%
  19. 19. 360PMO Tools and techniques (50% of exam) Communications Information radiator, team space, agile tooling, osmotic communications for co-located and/or distributed teams, daily stand-ups Planning, Monitoring, and Adapting Retrospective, task/Kanban boards, time-boxing, iteration and release planning, WIP limits, burn down/up charts, cumulative flow diagrams, process tailoring Agile Estimation Relative sizing/story points, wide band Delphi/planning poker, affinity estimating, ideal time Agile Analysis & Design Product roadmap, user stories, backlog, story maps, progressive elaboration, wireframes, chartering, personas, agile modeling Product Quality Frequent verification and validation, test-driven development/test first development, acceptance test-driven development, definition of done, continuous integration Soft Skills Negotiation Emotional Intelligence, collaboration, adaptive leadership, negotiation, conflict resolution, servant leadership Value-Based Prioritization Return on investment(ROI)/net present value(NPV)/internal rate of return(IRR), compliance, customer-valued prioritization, customer-valued prioritization, minimally marketable feature(MMF), relative prioritization/ranking Risk Management Risk Adjusted backlog, risk burn down graphs, risk-based spike Metrics Velocity, cycle time, earn value management(EVM) for agile projects, escaped defects Value Stream Analysis Value stream mapping
  20. 20. 360PMO Knowledge & Skills (50% of exam) Level 1 Skills Active Listening Agile Manifesto value and principles Assess 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, demonstration, 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, budget, and cost estimation Value based decomposition and prioritization Level 2 Skills Agile framework and terminology Building high-performance teams Business case development Colocation (geographical proximity) / distributed teams Continuous improvement process Elements of a project charter for an Agile projects Facilitation methods Participatory decision models 9e.g. input-based, shared collaboration, command) PMI’s Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct Process analysis techniques Self assessment Value-based analysis Level 3 Skills 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 system thinking (e.g. complex, adaptive, chaos) Regulatory compliance Variance and trend analysis Verifications in Agile methods and approaches Vendor management
  21. 21. 360PMO Domains and Tasks for PMI-ACP®  Domain 1: Value-Driven Delivery  Domain II: Stakeholder Engagement  Domain III: Boosting Team Performance Practices  Domain IV: Adaptive Planning  Domain V: Problem Detection and Resolution  Domain VI: Continuous Improvement(Product , Process, People)
  22. 22. 360PMO Reference Material Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great Esther Derby, Diana Larsen, Ken Schwaber ISBN #0977616649 Agile Estimating and Planning Mike Cohn ISBN #0131479415
  23. 23. 360PMO PMI-ACP® Reference Material (Cont.) Agile Software Development: The Cooperative Game – 2nd Edition Alistair Cockburn ISBN #0321482751 The Art of Agile Development James Shore ISBN #0596527675
  24. 24. 360PMO PMI-ACP® Reference Material (Cont.) The Software Project Manager’s Bridge to Agility Michele Sliger, Stacie Broderick ISBN #0321502752 User Stories Applied: For Agile Software Development Mike Cohn ISBN #0321205685
  25. 25. 360PMO PMI-ACP® Reference Material (Cont.) Coaching Agile Teams Lyssa Adkins ISBN #0321637704 Agile Project Management with Scrum Ken Schwaber ISBN #073561993X
  26. 26. 360PMO PMI-ACP® Reference Material (Cont.) Agile Project Management: Creating Innovative Products – 2nd Edition Jim Highsmith ISBN #0321658396 Lean-Agile Software Development: Achieving Enterprise Agility Alan Shalloway, Guy Beaver, James R. Trott ISBN #0321532899
  27. 27. 360PMO PMI-ACP® Reference Material (Cont.) Becoming Agile: an imperfect world Greg Smith, Ahmed Sidky ISBN #1933988258
  28. 28. 360PMO Lesson Review  Define eligibility criteria (experience and training) for PMI-ACP® exam?  How many PDU’s are required every three years to maintain PMI- ACP® credentials?  Name any 5 tools and technique listed in the exam content outline  The PMI-ACP® exam outline divides knowledge and skills into three levels. Name any two knowledge and skills from each skills level  What are the five domains of PMI-ACP® ?
  29. 29. 360PMO Following references are used in the preparation of this lecture. 1. PMI website 2. PMI Today January 2015 edition 3. PMI-ACP Examination content outline 4. PMI-ACP PMI’s recommenced reference materials
  30. 30. 360PMO All registered and unregistered trademarks (service marks, brands, icons, copyrights etc.) mentioned on this course are the property of their respective owners. Content that references these trademarks is not sponsored by, endorsed by, or affiliated with the respective trademark owners. PMI-ACP®, PMBOK®, PMI®, and PMP® are either marks or registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
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