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Introduction to PMI-ACP


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Introduction to PMI-ACP

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION TO PMI-ACP Edureka is a Global Registered Education Provider (R.E.P ID : 4021) from Project Management Institute (PMI) View PMI-ACP course details at
  2. 2. How it Works? LIVE Online Class Class Recording in LMS 24/7 Post Class Support Module Wise Quiz Project Work Verifiable Certificate Slide 2 Twitter @edurekaIN, Facebook /edurekaIN, use #askEdureka for Questions
  3. 3. Objectives At the end of this module, you will be able to  Understand PMI and the credentials from PMI  Why Agile?  How PMI-ACP certification will help?  Agile Principles  Understand the exam and certification process of PMI  Difference between PMP and PMI-ACP Slide 3 Twitter @edurekaIN, Facebook /edurekaIN, use #askEdureka for Questions
  4. 4. About PMI®  Project Management Institute (PMI)® is a not-for-profit association  Established in 1969  Global organization headquartered in Pennsylvania, USA  Over 500,000 members worldwide (in over 171 countries)  PMI® is actively engaged in advocacy for the profession, setting professional standards, conducting research and providing access to a wealth of information and resources  PMI® also promotes career and professional development and offers certification, networking and community involvement opportunities  One of the great benefits of PMI® membership is the opportunities to connect with your peers and engage face-to-face with members for educational and networking events Slide 4 Twitter @edurekaIN, Facebook /edurekaIN, use #askEdureka for Questions
  5. 5. Certifications/Credentials from PMI®  PMI® offers the following credentials for Project Managers: » Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) » Project Management Professional (PMP®) » Program Management Professional (PgMP®) » PMI® Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®) » PMI® Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP®) » PMI® Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP®) » Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP)  Eligibility criteria for each of these credentials are different Slide 5 Twitter @edurekaIN, Facebook /edurekaIN, use #askEdureka for Questions
  6. 6. Introduction to ACP  Globally recognized and demanded, the (PMI-ACP)® demonstrates that you have the experience, education and competency to lead and direct agile projects.  The PMI-ACP recognizes knowledge of agile principles, practices and tools and techniques across agile methodologies.  PMI-ACP has become the third most popular PMI Certification  There are 2,858 PMI-ACP® certified professionals till 30 April, 2013 Slide 6 Twitter @edurekaIN, Facebook /edurekaIN, use #askEdureka for Questions
  7. 7. Why Agile? Drawbacks of Traditional Framework:  More Rigid and it always follows top-down approach  More Commanding and Controlling style of Leadership  Follows Spoon-feeding methodology, i.e., the management tells everyone what has to be done  Document-oriented and Document-driven  Resistant to changes  More serious about the processes and not the product  Heavy Documentation  More focus on ‘How’ than ‘Why’ Because of the above drawbacks, Agile Practices were discovered for increasing the work efficiency in any company Slide 7 Twitter @edurekaIN, Facebook /edurekaIN, use #askEdureka for Questions
  8. 8. Advantages of Agile Agile focusses on:  Individual interaction  Customer collaboration  Responding to the changes Advantages of PMI-ACP:  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 Slide 8 Twitter @edurekaIN, Facebook /edurekaIN, use #askEdureka for Questions
  9. 9. Agile is a Mindset A mindset is an established set of attributes held by someone Principles of Agile:  Welcome change  Motivate people  Feedback loops  Continuous delivery  Incremental development  Small value-added slices  Learning through discovery  Continuous improvement Slide 9 Twitter @edurekaIN, Facebook /edurekaIN, use #askEdureka for Questions
  10. 10. Agile Domain Areas Agile Project Practitioners engage in a number of tasks while working on a project in an Agile Environment These tasks are organized into 6 domains of practice. They are: Domain 1 - Value Driven Delivery » Define positive value » Incremental development » Prioritization Domain 2 - Stakeholder Engagement » Stakeholder needs, involvement and expectations Domain 3 - Bolstering Team Performance Practices » Team formation, empowerment, collaboration and commitment Slide 10 Twitter @edurekaIN, Facebook /edurekaIN, use #askEdureka for Questions
  11. 11. Agile Domain Areas Domain 4 - Adaptive Planning » Levels of planning » Adaptation » Estimation » Velocity/throughput/cycle time Domain 5 - Problem Detection and Resolution » Understand the problem statement » Problem Categorization » Problem Investigation » Problem Solution Domain 6 - Continuous Improvement (Product, Process, People) Slide 11 Twitter @edurekaIN, Facebook /edurekaIN, use #askEdureka for Questions
  12. 12. Multiple Levels of Planning There are three levels of Planning in Agile to meet company’s standards. They are:  Release Planning  Iteration Planning  Daily Planning Items Backlog Release Daily Review Iteration Deliverable Slide 12 Twitter @edurekaIN, Facebook /edurekaIN, use #askEdureka for Questions
  13. 13. How will PMI-ACP Certification Help? When industry is warming up to agile and is looking for validation of practitioners’ knowledge and expertisation, PMI agile certification comes into picture The PMI agile certification provides the manager an opportunity to understand the various aspects of implementing agile in the organization and his/her role in it A certified manager will be able to handle agile projects more effectively and thereby build on the confidence of customers The certification will help give structure to the agile body of knowledge to meet their needs Slide 13 Twitter @edurekaIN, Facebook /edurekaIN, use #askEdureka for Questions
  14. 14. Job Roles of a PMI-ACP Credential Holder  Agile Coach  Scrum Coach or Scrum Master  Portfolio Manager  Program Manager  Agile Project Manager  Product Manager  Business Analyst  Technical Architect  Team Member Slide 14 Twitter @edurekaIN, Facebook /edurekaIN, use #askEdureka for Questions
  15. 15. PMI-ACP – Salary Trends The below graph shows the difference between the salary-trends of a PMI-ACP Certified Professional and a Non-certified Professional Slide 15 Twitter @edurekaIN, Facebook /edurekaIN, use #askEdureka for Questions
  16. 16. About PMI-ACP Exam  PMI-ACP exam is based on the following: » 11 recommended books from PMI known as “Reference Materials”  Once certified, the ACP certification is valid for 3 years  To continue to hold the PMI-ACP certification, at the end of the 3 year certification cycle, one needs 30 PDU’s » PDU stands for Professional Development Unit » 1 PDU corresponds to 1 hour of professional development activity Slide 16 Twitter @edurekaIN, Facebook /edurekaIN, use #askEdureka for Questions
  17. 17. About PMI-ACP Certification Requirement Percentage Agile Tools & Techniques 50% of Exam Agile Knowledge & Skills Level 1 – 33 % Level 2 – 12 % Level 3 – 5 % 50% of Exam Knowledge and Skills Content Level % of Exam/ % of Knowledge and Skill content Level 1 (18 Knowledge/Skills) 33% / 65% Level 2 (12 Knowledge/Skills) 12% / 25% Level 3 (13 Knowledge/Skills) 5% / 10% Slide 17 Twitter @edurekaIN, Facebook /edurekaIN, use #askEdureka for Questions
  18. 18. Tools and Techniques The 10 important tools and techniques in agile are as follows. Each one of them will be explained in detail in the further classes: 10 Tools and Techniques 1. Communications 6. Soft Skills Negotiation 2. Planning, Monitoring & Adapting 7. Value Based Prioritization 3. Agile Estimation 8. Risk Management 4. Agile Analysis and Design 9. Metrics 5. Product Quality 10. Value Stream Analysis Slide 18 Twitter @edurekaIN, Facebook /edurekaIN, use #askEdureka for Questions
  19. 19. Exam Pattern PMI-ACP Exam Pattern No of Questions 120 Multiple choice questions Allocated Time 3 Hours Number of Scored questions 100 Number of un-scored (Pre-test) questions 20 Negative markings for wrong answers No Slide 19 Twitter @edurekaIN, Facebook /edurekaIN, use #askEdureka for Questions
  20. 20. PMI-ACP Eligibility Requirements Requirement Description Educational Background Secondary degree (high school diploma), associate’s degree or global equivalent General Project Experience 2000 hours (12 months) working on project teams, must be earned in the last 5 years Agile Project Experience 1500 hours (8 months) working on project teams using Agile methodology Must have earned this in the last 3 years These hours are in addition to the 2000 hours of general project experience Training in Agile Practices 21 contact hours (In Agile Practices) Slide 20 Twitter @edurekaIN, Facebook /edurekaIN, use #askEdureka for Questions
  21. 21. Exam Application Process Application can be submitted via online or in a paper based mode Online Processing Time – 5 business days Paper based Processing Time – 10 to 20 days Once application is reviewed for completeness, payment for the exam is done After payment is made, PMI sends an electronic notification indicating - Examination Scheduling Instructions - or – the Application is selected for audit Exam should be taken within 1 year of date of registration - Conducted via Prometric worldwide. Slide 21 Twitter @edurekaIN, Facebook /edurekaIN, use #askEdureka for Questions
  22. 22. PMI v/s PMP The differences between PMP and PMI-ACP are: PMP PMI-ACP You monitor projects but you do not interact with complete team You are leading team and interact with each team member on regular basis You only look at results which team produces You are responsible for your teams productivity You do not get into details of how the software develops and the coding issues You are responsible to ensure that your team uses right development practices so the productivity gets enhanced You are working on system integration, main role is to identify and solve dependencies You are working as Project Manager of development, your main role is to ensure delivery You need to prepare, plan and monitor the complex projects You do prepare status reports but they are not that complex You need to interact with many stakeholders Your management is moving towards agile, they want to be lean as soon as possible. Slide 22 Twitter @edurekaIN, Facebook /edurekaIN, use #askEdureka for Questions
  23. 23. Examples of Project  Developing a new product, service, or result  Putting into effect a change in the structure, processes, staffing, or style of an organization  Developing or acquiring a new or modified information system (HW or SW)  Conducting a research effort whose outcome will be recorded  Constructing a building, industrial plant, or infrastructure  Implementing, improving or enhancing existing business process or procedures Slide 23 Twitter @edurekaIN, Facebook /edurekaIN, use #askEdureka for Questions
  24. 24. Questions Slide 24 Twitter @edurekaIN, Facebook /edurekaIN, use #askEdureka for Questions