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The PMI ACPSM certification is a credential offered by PMI for people working in Agile project management environments. This certification is for anyone involved in any product development effort that has a large amount of complexity and uncertainty. Obtaining the credential recognizes an individual’s skills in using Agile tools and techniques to successfully navigate complex projects towards satisfactory outcomes. This certification carries a high level of professional standing and credibility as it requires a combination of agile education, experience on Agile practices and examination on Agile practices.

*This Special Blended Learning Program entitles the participants with 26 PDU’s: 16 hours of instructor led training and 10 hours of an eLearning module. 16 PDUs are obtained by attending the 2 day instructor led workshop and 10 PDUs by completing the PMI approved special question bank.

COVERAGE
Module 1 – Introduction
Getting to know the participants Introduction to PMI® | PMI ACPSM Certification – advantages | PMI ACPSM certification – process and fees related information | PMI ACPSM Application procedures – instructions on how to fill in the form | PMI ACPSM examination – information on the split of questions, question pattern | PMI ACPSM examination – Tips on how to prepare and take the examination (this theme will be reiterated throughout the course) | PMI ACPSM – Fulfilling the CCR requirements | Familiarization with course outline | Familiarization with the protocols and timings | Expectation setting and clarifications | PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct | Introductory Quiz – to assess the current level of familiarization of the  | participants with Agile Methodologies, Concepts and assess the gaps.
Module 2 – Introduction to Agile Methodologies
What is Agile? | Agile vs. Traditional Project Management | Why Agile? | Agile Manifesto Values and Principles | Usage and Applicability of Agile Methods | High Level Roles in Agile | Variants in Agile (Scrum, XP, TDD, FDD) | Quiz – Introduction to Agile Methods
Module 3 – Agile Project Management Context
The concept of Agile Project Lifecycle and its characteristics | Phases defining the Agile Project Lifecycle | Elements of Project Charter for Agile Projects | Agile Project Stakeholders – how to identify and manage Stakeholders? | Agile Analysis and Design | Product Roadmap | Product Backlog | User Stories | Story Maps | Progressive Elaboration | Wireframes | Chartering | Personas | Agile Modeling | Quiz – Agile Project Management context
Module 4 – Agile User Stories
Business Case Development | Value Based Prioritization | ROI | NPV | IRR | Compliance | Customer Valued Prioritization | Minimal Marketable Feature | What is a User Story? | Discussing Requirements Management in Traditional Project Vs. Agile | INVEST Concept in User Stories | Methods of handling Large Stories | Release Backlog | Product Backlog | MOSCOW Principle in Prioritization | Sprint Backlog | Brain Storming Techniques | Re-Prioritization of Requirements / User Stories across Iteration | Stakeholder Management | Quiz – Agile User Stories
Module 5 – Agile Estimation, Planning, Monitoring & Adpating
Historical Estimations | Relative Sizing | Story Points Concepts | Planning Poker | Affinity Estimation | Ideal days / Time based Estimation | Incremental Delivery | Sprint Planning Meeting | Sprint Burn Down Chart | Product Burn Down Chart | Release Burn Down Chart | Release Burn Up Chart | Sprint Reviews | Sprint Retrospectives | Continuous Improvement Process | Quiz – Agile Estimations
Module 6 – Agile Communication & Soft Skills
Information Radiators | Team Space | Osmotic Communication | Co-located Teams | Distributed Teams | Daily Stand Ups | Scrum of Scrums | Remote Product Owner and Its Management | Building High Performance Teams | Building Empowerment Teams | Coaching and Mentoring within Teams | Active Listening | Team Motivation | Emotional Intelligence | Collaboration | Adaptive Leadership | Negotiation | Facilitation Methods | Conflict Resolution Management | Service Leadership | Quiz – Agile Communications & Soft Skills
Module 7 – Agile Product Quality
Test Driven Development | Test me First Concept  | Definition of “Done” | Continuous Integration | Feedback Techniques for Product | Prototyping | Simulations | Demonstrations | Evaluations | Problem Solving Strategies, Tools and Techniques | Project and Quality Standards for Agile Projects | Quiz – Agile Product Quality
Module 8 – Agile Risk Management
Risk Management | Risk Adjusted Backlog | Risk Burn Down Graphs | Risk Based Spikes | Quiz – Agile Risk Management
Module 9 – Agile Metrics Management & Value Stream Mapping
Velocity | Cycle Time | EVM in Agile | Scaped Defects | Variance and Trend Analysis | Variation in Agile Methods and Approaches | Value Stream Mapping | Quiz – Agile Metrics Management & Value Stream Mapping
Module 10 – PMI ACP Mock Test & Valedictory

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