PMI-ACP : PMI - Agile Certified Practitioner

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PMI-ACP : PMI - Agile Certified Practitioner

  1. 1. Saket BansalPMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, ITIL-F www.iZenBridge.com 1
  2. 2.  By the end of 2012, agile development methods will be used on 80% of all software development projects - Gartner Use of agile has tripled from December 2008 to May 2011 - PMI’s Research www.iZenBridge.com 2
  3. 3.  Most recognized project management certification organization Developed by Agile thought leaders 1500+ PMI-ACP Certified ◦ Pilot exams began in October 2011 ◦ Pilot ended November 30, 2011 ◦ PMI-ACP testing begins January 31, 2012 ◦ 150 PMI-ACP certified in India ◦ 10 PMI-ACP certified in Delhi - NCR www.iZenBridge.com 3
  4. 4.  Requirements ◦ General Project Management Experience – 2000 hours (12 months) within last 5 years.  If you have an active PMP, you meet this requirement. ◦ Agile Project Management Experience – 1500 hours ( 8 months) within last 3 years. ◦ Agile Project Management Education – 21 contact hours. ◦ Maintenance – 30 PDUs every 3 years. These hours count towards fulfilling PMP requirements as well. www.iZenBridge.com 4
  5. 5.  Value - Driven Delivery Stakeholder Engagement Boosting Team Performance Adaptive Planning Problem Detection and Resolution Continuous Improvement www.iZenBridge.com 5
  6. 6.  Training covering agile philosophy , methodologies, principles and practices Training Providers : ◦ PMI Registered Education Provides (REPs) ◦ PMI Chapters or communities of practice ◦ Employer / company sponsored program ◦ Training Company or Consultants ◦ Distance Learning companies, including an end of course assessment ◦ University / college academic and continuing education programs www.iZenBridge.com 6
  7. 7.  Fixed Cost ◦ 435 $ PMI-Members ◦ 495 $ Non Members Variable Cost ◦ 21 Contact Hour Training : 12,000 INR to 25,000 INR ◦ Books : 0 INR to 5000 INR ◦ Online Support : 3000 INR to 8000 INR ◦ Retake : 335 $ www.iZenBridge.com 7
  8. 8. PMI-ACP Exam www.iZenBridge.com 8
  9. 9.  120 questions, 20 pretest questions that are thrown out Passing scored not yet published Duration 3 Hours No scheduled break Exam Questions ◦ Developed and Validated by global work group of agile professionals ◦ Referred to the current agile reference list ◦ Monitored through psychometric analysis ◦ Satisfy the Examination Content Outline www.iZenBridge.com 9
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  12. 12. Priority Item 1 Communications 2 Planning, Monitoring, and Adapting 3 Agile Estimation 4 Agile Analysis and Design 5 Product Quality 6 Soft Skills Negotiation 7 Value-Based Prioritization 8 Risk Management 9 Metrics 10 Value Stream Analysis www.iZenBridge.com 12
  13. 13. Level 1: 33% = 40 questions Level 2: 12% = 15 questions Level 3: 5% = 6 questions• Active listening • Agile frameworks and terminology • Agile contracting methods• Agile Manifesto value and principles • Building high-performance teams • Agile project accounting principles• Assessing and incorporating • Business case development • Applying new Agile practices community and stakeholder values • Colocation (geographic proximity/distributed • Compliance (organization)• Brainstorming techniques teams) • Control limits for Agile projects• Building empowered teams • Continuous improvement processes • Failure modes and alternatives• Coaching and mentoring within teams • Elements of a project charter for an Agile project • Globalization, culture, and team• Communications management • Facilitation methods diversity• Feedback techniques for product (e.g. • Participatory decision models (e.g., input-based. • Innovation games prototyping, simulation, Shared collaboration, command) • Principles of systems thinking (e.g. demonstrations, evaluations) • PMI’s Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct complex adaptive, chaos)• Incremental delivery • Process analysis techniques • Regulatory compliance• Knowledge sharing • Self assessment • Variance and trend analysis• Leadership tools and techniques • Value-based analysis • Variations in Agile methods and• Prioritization approaches• Problem-solving strategies, tools, and • Vendor management techniques• Project and quality standards for Agile projects• Stakeholder management• Team motivation• Time, budget, and cost estimation• Value-based decomposition and prioritization www.iZenBridge.com 13
  14. 14. Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great Agile Estimating and PlanningEsther Derby, Diana Larsen Mike CohnISBN #0977616649 ISBN #0131479415Agile Software Development: The Art of Agile DevelopmentThe Cooperative Game – 2nd Edition James ShoreAlistair Cockburn ISBN #0596527675ISBN #0321482751 User Stories Applied:The Software Project Manager’s Bridge to Agility For Agile Software DevelopmentMichele Sliger, Stacia Broderick Mike CohnISBN #0321502752 ISBN #0321205685Coaching Agile Teams Agile Project Management with ScrumLyssa Adkins Ken SchwaberISBN #0321637704 ISBN #073561993XAgile Project Management: Lean-Agile Software Development:Creating Innovative Products – 2nd Edition Achieving Enterprise AgilityJim Highsmith Alan Shalloway, Guy Beaver, James R. TrottISBN #0321658396 ISBN #0321532899Becoming Agile: ...in an imperfect worldGreg Smith, Ahmed SidkyISBN #1933988258 www.iZenBridge.com 14
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  16. 16.  No Single Reference Book Reading 11 Books looks great idea but….looks too much 21 Contact Hours Agile Education Programs are not available frequently New certificate difficult to get details / help www.iZenBridge.com 16
  17. 17. The iZenBridge Way…. www.iZenBridge.com 17
  18. 18.  We recommend reading books based on your work experience, it may vary from 1 to 4 Our training program is designed by taking reference from all 11 Books Based in exam content outline we prioritize the reading material www.iZenBridge.com 18
  19. 19.  We have started 21 Contact Hours Program and unlike other training provide we conduct the program even we get 3 participants The program covers ACP content outlines We give reading material to our participants from the point they enroll for it We provide all relevant study material, candidate may not need to buy anything beyond that. www.iZenBridge.com 19
  20. 20.  Meetups in association with DIT Facebook group for PMI-ACP participants LinkedIn group for PMI-ACP participants Online Training Portal with 130 Practice questions Much More coming…. www.iZenBridge.com 20
  21. 21. Facebook :www.facebook.com/groups/PMIACPStudy/Meetup :www.meetup.com/Delhi-Pro/LinkedIn :www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=4673212 www.iZenBridge.com 21
  22. 22.  Two and Half Day Training Program Starting 2 Nov 2012(Friday, 2nd Half) Venue : Pharpur Business Center , Nehru Place Cost : 12,000 All Inclusive www.iZenBridge.com 22
  23. 23. Saket BansalSaket.Bansal@iZenBridge.comM : 9910802561Web : www.iZenBridge.comLinkedIn : www.linkedin.com/in/saketbansal www.iZenBridge.com 23

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