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Would you like to learn more about this hands-on program that introduces the fundamental principles of Agile and Scrum practices and their key benefits in today's rapidly changing environment? 

What is Agile?   
Agile encompasses a set of principles and values laid out in the Agile Manifesto. It serves as an umbrella term covering various product development frameworks, such as Scrum and XP (eXtreme Programming). Scrum is one such framework that adheres to the principles of Agile. This program is suitable for those looking to move beyond traditional waterfall methodologies. It provides an opportunity to empower teams and make a smooth transition to Agile. If you are already using Agile practices or your organization is adopting Agile methods, earning the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) certification can demonstrate your commitment and knowledge of this growing approach to project management.

The PMI-ACP certification allows practitioners to:
- Demonstrate professionalism in Agile principles, practices, tools, and techniques to employers.
- Increase versatility in project management tools and techniques.
- Hold a more credible certification than existing offerings based solely on exams or training.

Course Duration: This special program is designed to assist all motivated PMI-ACP aspirants and is focused on people who want to complete their exams within the next 2-3 months. 

Delivery style: The course is delivered via Zoom. The last session will be dedicated to developing your exam strategy. 

Course Delivery

Week 1 
• What is a Methodology
• Introduction to PMI 
• Introduction to the paradigm methodology of Agile
• Agile Manifesto
• 12 Agile Principles

Week 2 
• Agile- a Family of Methodologies
o XP – Pair programming
o Lean – the Toyota way 
o Kanban Boards 
o Crystal – Customisation of methodology based on your organizational needs

Week 3
• Agile vs Waterfall. Do we need to embrace this change? 
• Waterfall Roles vs SCRUM Roles 
• Vision Box and Elevators Pitch (Practical Hands-on session)
• Themes, Epics, and Stories-Simplifying the requirements
• Tips for writing an effective User Story (Practical Hands-on session)

Week 4
• The Purpose of Planning and Estimating – do we need exhaustive planning for the project
• Types Estimation – Traditional vs Agile
o Attributes of Estimations
o Estimate size and duration
o User Story and User Persona – Adding Life to Requirements
o Estimating in story points (Practical Hands-on session)
o Estimating in ideal time vs person-hours 
o Debating the merits of Story Points and Ideal days

Week 5
• Techniques for Estimating
o Triangulation
o Effort vs. accuracy
o Planning poker, it's time for an estimation game (Practical Hands-on session)

Week 6
• Sprint Planning
o Velocity-driven agile projects
o Commitment-driven agile projects

Week 7
• Release Planning
o How to estimate the Velocity
o Velocity as a range
o Predicting project completion
o Rolling Wave planning

Week 8
• Communication
o Agile Servant Leadership 
o SCRUM Master – Leader as an enabler 
o Information radiators
o Team empowerment
o Team accountability through Daily Standup meeting
o Lessons learned using retrospective meetings
o Building a High performing team
o The power of co-location
• Why Agile projects Fail in Waterfall environments 
• PMI ACP Exam Questions prep / Tips and tricks for passing the exam

A new domain is added to the delineation (Agile Principles and Mindset), and 62 tasks validated in the context of the seven domains of practice will be covered
• Domain 1 (NEW) Agile Principles and Mindset
• Domain 2 Value-driven Delivery
• Domain 3 Stakeholder Engagement
• Domain 4 Team Performance
• Domain 5 Adaptive Planning
• Domain 6 Problem Detection and Resolution
• Domain 7 Continuous Improvement (Product, Process, People)

Key Deliverables
• 21 Professional Development Units perquisite for PMI ACP Exam
• PMI ACP Hand Outs
• Case Study
• PMI ACP Exam Tips and tricks