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1 Agile Certification: PMI-ACP

2 Agenda What is PMI-ACP? Should I get certified? Contrast ACP to PMP Prerequisites Exam Content What to focus on? How to prepare? Resources

3 Merits or demerits of certifications Review or compare agile certifications Not About CSM IBM RUP CSP DSDM Atern Certification? Agile Project Management Practitioner PMI-ACP

4 PMI-ACP "Making project management indispensable for business results PMI Agile Certified Practitioner Purpose: Codify & standardize what agile means across organizations Designed to: Recognize expertise in using agile practices in projects Demonstrate to employers the level of professionalism in agile practices of project management; and, Increase professional versatility in both project management tools and techniques. Aid Agile training and professional development initiatives. Covers: Principles, practices and tools and techniques across agile methodologies (Scrum, Kanban, XP, Lean, DSDM, TDD, ATDD)

5 Certified? Helps demonstrate, a practitioner can select agile principles and practices based on the needs and demands of a project. By earning the PMI-ACP, you can: Demonstrate to employers your level of professionalism in agile practices of project management. Increase your professional versatility in project management tools and techniques. Show you have the capacity to lead basic teams using agile principles and practices Carries a higher level of professional credibility: PMI brand - Global organization recognized for PMP Requires a combination of: Agile training, Experience working on agile projects, and Examination on agile principles, practices, tools, and techniques. Requires on-going maintenance of credential

6 PMP or ACP? PMP Proficiency in project management processes. Recognizes demonstrated competence leading and directing project teams. What should be done during the management of a project. PMI-ACP Proficiency in utilizing agile tools and techniques Validates a practitioner s ability to understand and apply agile principles and practices. how to do the things that should be done

7 Eligibility Requirements Educational Background General Project Experience Agile Project Experience Training in Agile Practices Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate s degree or global equivalent). 2,000 hours (12 months) working on project teams. This experience must have been earned in the last 5 years. Active PMP or PgMP will satisfy this requirement. 1,500 hours (8 months) working on project teams using agile methodologies. This experience must have been earned in the last 3 years. These hours are in addition to the 2,000 hours required in general project experience. 21 contact hours. Hours must have been earned in agile practices.

8 Process You Application Submission (90 days) Payment YES Schedule Exam (1 year) up to 3 times Provide audit materials (90 days) NO PMI Application Completeness Review (10 days) Application Accepted? Review documents (7 days)

9 Exam Content 120 multiple-choice questions: 100 scored 20 pretest (Unscored) Domain % of Exam Agile Tools and Techniques 50% 10 Toolkits Agile Knowledge and Skills 50% 43 Knowledge/Skills

10 Tools and Techniques Toolkit Communications Planning, monitoring, and adapting Agile estimation Examples information radiator, team space, agile tooling, osmotic communications for collocated and/or distributed teams, daily stand-ups retrospectives, task/kanban boards, time boxing, iteration and release planning, WIP limits, burn down/up charts, cumulative flow diagrams, process tailoring Relative sizing/story points, wide band Delphi/planning poker, affinity estimating, ideal time

11 Tools and Techniques Toolkit Agile analysis and design Product quality Soft skills negotiation Examples product roadmap, user stories/backlog, story maps, progressive elaboration, wireframes, chartering, personas, agile modeling frequent verification and validation, testdriven development/test first development, acceptance test-driven development, definition of done, continuous integration emotional intelligence, collaboration, adaptive leadership, negotiation, conflict resolution, servant leadership

12 Tools and Techniques Toolkit Value based prioritization Risk management Metrics Value stream analysis Examples return on investment (ROI), net present value (NPV), internal rate of return (IRR), compliance, customer-valued prioritization, minimally marketable feature (MMF), relative prioritization/ranking risk-adjusted backlog, risk burn down graphs, risk-based spike velocity, cycle time, earned value management (EVM) for agile projects, escaped defects value stream mapping

13 Knowledge and Skills Level 1 Active listening Agile Manifesto values and principles Assessing and incorporating community and stakeholder values Brainstorming techniques Building empowered teams Coaching and mentoring within teams Communications management Feedback techniques for product (e.g., prototyping, simulation, demonstrations, evaluations0 Incremental delivery Knowledge sharing Leadership tools and techniques

14 Knowledge and Skills Level 1 Prioritization Problem-solving strategies, tools, and techniques Project and quality standards for Agile projects Stakeholder management Team motivation Time, budget, and cost estimation

15 Knowledge and Skills Level 2 Agile frameworks and terminology Building high-performance teams Business case development Colocation (geographic proximity)/distributed teams Continuous improvement processes Elements of a project charter for an Agile project Facilitation methods Participatory decision models (eg, input-based, shared collaboration, command) PMI s Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct Process analysis techniques Self assessment

16 Knowledge and Skills Level3 Agile contracting methods Agile project accounting principles Applying new Agile practices Compliance (organization) Control limits for Agile projects Failure modes and alternatives Globalization, culture, and team diversity Agile games Principles of systems thinking (eg complex adaptive, chaos) Regulatory compliance Variance and trend analysis

17 Reference List Coverage

18 How To Prepare To be completely honest, I wouldn t.? Agile is a mindset, based on values and principles, not a methodology or process. You should be able to take the exam relying on your experience and exposure Metrics, portfolio planning, and value management require some exposure at the enterprise level.

19 What To Focus On Agile Manifesto 12 Agile Principles Scrum, XP, Kanban and Lean Know rituals and artifacts involved. Know roles and responsibilities Agile Planning and Estimation. Agile Metrics Agile Risk and Quality Management. Communication/Collaboration Situational Questions: pick option most aligned with Agile philosophy.

20 Sample Situational Question During a standup the customer says he had prioritized the "Member Tracking" feature as the top priority on the product backlog. This conflicts with the previously agreed upon roadmap for this feature. What would you do? A. Add requested feature to current sprint. B. Tell customer that team could work on this feature during next sprint. C. Add requested feature to current sprint only if customer removes another feature from sprint. D. Politely remind customer of the approved roadmap and its delivery schedule

21 Exam Logistics Tutorial: 15 mins Exam Time: 3 hours No scheduled breaks Followed by Survey

22 Continuing Certification Requirements You Earn and Report PDUs Certificate Renewal Process Yes Certification Renewed (3 years) Certification Suspended (1 year) PMI 30 PDUs? No Certification Active? No Yes Certification Expires

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