AGILE METHODOLOGY (ACP-PMI)

WHY AGILE?

  • An Agile Organization is one that is quick in responding to changes in the marketplace or environment.
  • A highly agile organization reacts successfully to the emergence of new competitors, rapid advancements in technology and sudden shifts in overall market conditions.
  • An Agile approach is all about being able to work more collaboratively, to release something sooner, to get feedback faster.
  • Using an Agile methodology allows project teams to shift from using a “command and control” approach to “empower and inspire”.
  • Furthermore, research demonstrates the value that agile can have in decreasing product defects, improving team productivity, and increasing delivery of business value.

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COURSE OUTLINE

Introduction to the PMI-ACP Exam

  • Recognizing key Agile developments and definitions
  • Applying the values and principles of the Agile Manifesto
  • Mapping tools, techniques, knowledge and skills to PMI’s six domains of Agile development

Implementing Value-Driven Delivery

  • Focusing on business value
  • Defining and prioritizing features in terms of user and stakeholder value
  • Leveraging rapid feedback cycles
  • Ensuring progressive elaboration of requirements
  • Identifying Minimally Marketable Features for release planning
  • Sharpening the requirements definition by agreeing the Definition of Done

Maintaining Stakeholder Engagement

  • Engaging empowered business stakeholders
  • Identifying stakeholders and their concerns
  • Promoting effective collaboration and participation
  • Communicating progress to help the organization make informed decisions
  • Enabling knowledge sharing
  • Building trust and managing expectations through shared success criteria

Boosting Team Performance Practices

  • Forming cross-functional teams
  • Establishing collaborative behaviors through group decision making
  • Influencing teams to design their own internal work processes
  • Empowering teams to self-organize
  • Encouraging teams to estimate and track project progress
  • Creating safe environments that allow teams to experiment
  • Developing high performance teams
  • Raising productivity by eliminating waste
  • Coaching and mentoring styles that foster skill enhancement

Implementing Adaptive Planning

  • Planning at multiple levels
  • Applying rolling wave planning
  • Leveraging progressive elaboration
  • Employing empirical planning
  • Balancing priorities and team capabilities
  • Coaching the team to adjust cadences based on situational awareness
  • Applying Agile Earned Value Measurement (EVM)
  • Refining estimate ranges to reflect current levels of uncertainty
  • Capturing measures of accepted work delivered in a specified time frame

Problem Detection and Resolution

  • Recognizing and mitigating risks
  • Time Boxing to focus on immediate issues
  • Engaging the team proactively to identify risks and create mitigation strategies
  • Ensuring impediments are resolved and stakeholder expectations are adjusted
  • Communicating risks and impediments
  • Maintaining visibility with burndown charts, value stream mapping and Kanban boards
  • Managing features, technical issues and defects with Backlog

Facilitating Continuous Improvement

  • Tailoring the process
  • Conducting frequent retrospectives to improve the team’s behavior
  • Experimenting with new techniques and process ideas
  • Evaluating work efficiency
  • Removing no value adding processes
  • Reducing ‘Work in Progress’ (WIP)

Preparing to Pass the Exam

  • Developing your personalized study plan
  • Pinpointing areas of strength and weakness to optimize study time
  • Defining your exam preparation strategy
  • Incorporating study tips for best results

Assessing your exam preparedness

  • Gaining insight into the exam format and process
  • Applying proven tips for exam success
  • Optimizing your study time and focus.

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