Agile Weekend (3 day) Certification Preparation Course - 6 and 12/13 Aug 2017-Professional Development

Agile Weekend (3 day) Certification Preparation Course - 6 and 12/13 Aug 2017

Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®)

THREE DAY- FULL TIME - CERTIFICATION PREPARATION - 21 HOURS

FULLY MEETS THE FACE-TO-FACE AGILE TRAINING REQUIREMENT

Industry accepted and acknowledged in over 208 countries

Massive discounts for PMI Sydney members!

This 2 x weekend course prepares you for the PMI-ACP® examination and helps you focus your limited study time.  The Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®) certification sets the standard in agile project management.  It spans many approaches to agile such as Scrum, Kanban, Lean, extreme programming (XP),  Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM), and test-driven development (TDD.)  

PMI's ACP® credential acknowledges your advanced experience and skill of being a professional agile project manager.  Recognised and demanded, the PMI-ACP® demonstrates your proven competency in rapid development and delivery techniques to project manage iterative solutions and secure business benefits.

PMI-ACP® credential holders implement the agile paradigm in managing projects by preferring:

•     Individuals and interactions over processes and tools.

•     Working software over comprehensive documentation.

•     Customer collaboration over contract negotiation.

•     Responding to change over following a plan.

Who should apply?

Any Agile Practitioner preparing for the PMI-ACP® exam will value this complete training course. This is an ideal course to fully cover the ACP syllabus, refresh agile concepts and gain extensive exam practice.

If you work on agile teams or if your organisation is adopting agile practices, the PMI-ACP is a good choice for you. Compared with other agile certifications, based solely on training and exams, the PMI-ACP is evidence of your real-world, hands-on experience and skill.

What other project professionals think about the PMI-ACP® course

It’s a practical real-world certification in agile that covers off on all the major agile approaches”.

"The ACP® certification put me in front of curve when it came to progression in my organisation. It gave me the confidence to know that you need to pick the right method for the right project."

"The holder of the PMI-PBA® credential gets recognised as an expert with experience and skills.  Clients trust my judgement and expertise".

Prerequisites for Exam Access and Certification

  • 2,000 hours of general project experience working on teams. (A current PMP® or PgMP® will satisfy this requirement but is not required to apply for the PMI-ACP.)
  • 1,500 hours working on agile project teams or with agile methodologies. This requirement is in addition to the 2,000 hours of general project experience.
  • 21 contact hours of training in agile practices.

Participant Course Handout Materials

All participants receive course material during the course as a reference, which can be used for examination preparation and skills refresher.  There is also the opportunity to form study groups with other participants.

Facilitators

The exam preparation classes are presented by PMI certified professional agile trainers who are well experienced in their field.   Our trainers bring a wealth of knowledge and practice to the table helping you to uplift your capability to achieve excellence result in the examination on your first attempt.

The Venue

CBD location or North Sydney (close to rail)

Dates and Registration

The courses are conducted over two weekends (3 days) from 8:30 to about 5:30pm.   Go to the PMI Sydney Events Register to apply and register.  PMI members receive significant discounts.

Normal Price                     $ 1,799

Member Price:                  $     899 (including early bird discount)

All prices include GST.

3 weekend days -1 x Saturday and 2 x Sunday

  • Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 March AND Saturday 12 March
  • Sunday 6 and Saturday 12 August AND Sunday 13 August

PMI-ACP® Learning Outcomes

In this course, you will learn how to:

  • Revise all core PMI-ACP exam content and hot topics
  • Get knowledge and skills required to be an effective and result-oriented agile PM
  • Learn the principles and practices of agile project management
  • Identify and recognise the various types of PMI-ACP® exam questions
  • Complete sample exams using our PMI-ACP® exam test bank
  • Compile a PMI-ACP® exam strategy that will be used in the actual PMI-ACP® exam

PMI-ACP® Course Content

  • Introduction to the paradigm methodology of Agile
  • Agile Manifesto
  • 12 Agile Principles
  • Agile a Family of Methodologies Agile vs Waterfall.. Do we need to embrace this change
    • SCRUM
    • XP – Pair programming
    • Lean – the Toyota way
    • Kanban Boards
    • Crystal – Customisation of methodology based on your organisational needs
  • Vision Box and Elevators Pitch
  • Themes, Epics and Stories … Simplifying the requirements
  • Tips for writing an effective User Story (practical hands-on session)
  • The Purpose of Planning and Estimating – do we really need exhaustive planning for project
  • Types Estimation – Traditional vs Agile
    • Attributes of Estimations
    • Estimate size and duration
    • User Story and User Persona – Adding Life to Requirements
    • Estimating in story points
    • Estimating in ideal time vs man hours
    • Debating the merits of Story Points and Ideal days
  • Techniques for Estimating
    • Triangulation
    • Effort vs. accuracy
    • Planning poker, it’s time for an estimation game (practical hands-on session)
  • Sprint Planning
    • Velocity-driven agile projects
    • Commitment-driven agile projects
  • Release Planning
    • How to estimate velocity
    • Velocity as a range
    • Predicting project completion
    • Rolling Wave planning
  • Communication
  • Why Agile projects Fail in Waterfall environments
    • Agile Servant Leadership
    • SCRUM Master – Leader as an enabler
    • Information radiators
    • Team empowerment
    • Team accountability through Daily Standup meeting
    • Lessons learnt using retrospective meetings
    • Building a High performing team
    • The power of co-location

Exam Centres and Further Information

The certification exam has 120 multiple-choice questions and you have three hours to complete it.

To maintain your PMI-ACP, you must earn 30 professional development units (PDUs) in agile topics every three years.  This course qualifies for PDUs.

To locate a CBT Testing Centre close to you and find out additional information about the examination process, please visit the Prometric website.

PDU Information:

21 PDUs

Event Properties

Event Date 06-08-2017
Event End Date 13-08-2017
Registration Start Date 01-04-2017
Cut off date 17-08-2017
Individual Price $1,635.45
Location
Paxus Offices - North Sydney
19/99 Walker St, North Sydney NSW 2060, Australia
Paxus Offices - North Sydney
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