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  Course Summary

Welcome to the world of the Agile Certified Professional (PMI-ACP)! At its heart, the project management and implementation standards developed by the Project Management Institute (PMI) are relied on by organizations across the globe. The most fundamental method of demonstrating your understanding of PMI's approach to agile methodologies is by achieving the PMI-ACP certification.

Since 2011, the PMI-ACP certification has grown to become one of the most sought after industry credentials for Agile project management. Individuals obtaining this certification can demonstrate their level of skills in Agile practices successfully navigate complex projects towards satisfactory outcomes. The process of earning this credential involves satisfying PMI's eligibility criterion and passing an exam. The ACP 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.

The ACP certification is for anyone involved in product development efforts that have a large amount of complexity and uncertainty.

Bestcareerleap PMI ACP certification courses are focused on achieving a first time pass. As we provide the training in GMBA (Global Model of Blended approach) model, wherein each participant receives live as well as online training. The examination for the PMI ACP credential covers a defined knowledge base outlined in the PMI ACP Exam Specification and standards of PMI.

All of Bestcareerleap PMI ACP study materials have been developed by PMI® ACP certified trainers and include plenty of practice dealing with the PMP question format and a PMI ACP sample test. Trainees' score from our PMP practice test give a good indication of their likely performance in the PMP exam. We guarantee to keep working with you until you pass the examination.

Our courses for the PMI ACP certification exam cover the full spectrum of project management knowledge needed to succeed in the PMI ACP exam supported by mock questions. The key difference between our courses is the way you choose to study for your PMI ACP certification exam, not the course content.

All of Bestcareerleap's PMI ACP courses are in sync with standards of PMI and PMI® ACP course certification outline as delivering appropriate course contents and 21 hours of training.

Why PMI's ACP Certification?

  • Earn More - Studies show that certified professionals can earn more than their non-certified peers.
  • Brand - Over the years PMI has not only gained a huge community following but also respect of Enterprises around the world and at all levels.
  • Coverage - Unlike other Agile "based" certification, PMI ACP focuses on depth and breadth of general Agile foundation and methodologies.
  • Acceptance - Response to recently completed "pilot" program has been extremely favorable and this lucrative certification is open to all (check PMI-ACP Requirement's section to see you qualify).

What value does a practitioner with the PMI-ACP bring to an organization?

  • The PMI-ACP demonstrates a practitioner's value and level of professionalism to employers:
  • The knowledge of both Agile and waterfall methods gives the practitioner greater breadth and depth as a project manager.
  • The certification shows the practitioner's ability to lead basic teams using Agile principles and practices.
  • The certification appeals to a wide, rapidly growing audience as more organizations adopt Agile processes

You Will Get

  • 21 PDUs certificate.
  • Free online access in PMI-ACP.
  • Discussion learning in classroom training.
  • Class handouts are provided.
  • Get vital support through email, online chat, telephone.
  Course Agenda

PMI-ACP Course Outline

The Course Objectives

  • Preparing the participants for the PMI-ACP Exam.
  • Imparting sufficient knowledge and skills to the course participants so that they can start practicing Agile Project Management methodology at their work place.
  • Provide 21 contact hours of instructor led training credits to the participants

The Course Outline

  • Course Introduction.
  • PMI-ACP Credentials Overview.
  • PMI's Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct

Overview of Agile Project Management

  • Cost of Change and its impact
  • Agile taking its roots from Lean
  • Systems Thinking
  • Agile Manifesto
  • Agile Principles and Practices
  • Common Agile Methodologies
  • Quick Overview of Agile Practices using Scrum

Stakeholder Engagement

  • Stakeholder Needs, involvements and Expectations
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Communication Management

Planning, Monitoring and Adapting

  • Agile Contracts
  • Timeboxes
  • Iteration and Release planning
  • Task/Kanban Boards
  • WIP Limits
  • Burn down/up charts
  • Cummulative Flow Diagrams
  • Process Tailoring Techniques
  • Retrospectives

Agile Analysis and Design

  • Product Roadmap
  • User Stories / Backlogs
  • Story Maps
  • Progressive Elaboration
  • Wireframes
  • Chartering
  • Personas
  • Agile modeling

Agile Estimations

  • Relative Sizing / Story Points
  • Wideband Delphi
  • Planning Poker
  • Affinity Estimation
  • Ideal Time
  • Cost / Budget Estimation

Agile Product Quality

  • Test Driven Development (TDD)
  • Verification and Validation (V & V)
  • Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD)
  • Continuous Integration
  • Refactoring
  • Product and Quality Standards
  • Definition of "Done"
  • Collective Code Ownership
  • Technical Debt

Soft-skills Negotiation

  • Collaboration
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Negotiation
  • Adaptive Leadership
  • Emotional Intelligence (EI)
  • Servant Leadership
  • Active Listening

Agile Risk Management and Metrics

  • Risk Adjusted Backlog
  • Risk Burndown Chart
  • Risk Based Spike

Agile Metrics

  • Velocity
  • Cycle Time
  • EVM for Agile Projects
  • Escaped Defects
  • Wastage Incurred / Impediments removed
  • Metrics to avoid

Value-based Prioritization

  • Return on Investment (ROI)
  • Net Present Value (NPV)
  • Internal Rate of Return (IRR)
  • Customer Valued Prioritization
  • Minimally Marketable Feature (MMF)
  • Relative Prioritization / Ranking
  • Compliance and Traceability

Value-Stream Analysis

  • Value-Stream Mapping

PMI-ACP Exam Eligibility Criteria

Professionals who are eligible to take the PMI-ACP certification exam must meet the following criteria: .

Education Level: Secondary Degree (High School or Equivalent) or higher.

General Project Experience:

2000 Hours (a minimum of 12 Months) working on project teams earned within the past 5 years.*

Agile Project Experience:

1500 hours (a minimum of 8 months) working on agile project teams or in agile methodologies within the last 3 years.

Training Requirement:

21 PMI contact hours in agile practices

Maintaining Your Certification: Student must earn 30 PDUs every 3 years in agile practices.

Students may apply to take the PMI-ACP exam directly on PMI's website.

  Can I Attend?

Target Audience:

  • Project Managers
  • Team Members
  • Support Professionals
  • Project Sponsor
  • Administrators
  • Planners
  • HR Staff
  • Quality Staff
  • Developers
  • Programmers
  • Designers
  • Testers
  • Project Controllers

Mubashir Sheikh

Mubashir SheikhMubashir Sheikh has been managing a wide range of projects and teaching (coaching & training) for a few fine institutes in diverse industry verticals both in public and Private sectors for almost 15 years. This experience is reflected in his sound judgement, project management, and analysis skills. He is one of the early recipients of certified business analysis professional (CBAP) designation in Alberta, and also a proud facilitator of the Edmonton's chapter's CBAP study group sessions at the University of Alberta downtown campus. He is working as a Project Manager with MacEwan University where he gained valuable experience as he helped implement ERP System (PeopleSoft) with IBM as implementation partner. Prior to that, he provided his consultancy services to Alberta Energy Board in Calgary for major strategic initiative of the organization. Depth and breadth of this experience made him capable of adding value to any role that he undertakes. He thrives under pressure while keeping a positive 'can do' attitude. He holds Project Management Professional (PMP) designation and is ITIL v3.0 Foundation Certified. He is proud on his recent designation of Risk Management Professional by PMI. His public speaking highlights include presentation to the executives at the City of Edmonton. He delivered a presentation at the Technocon conference held at the University of Alberta. He also presented at the Edmonton CIPS ICE conference. Specialties: Project Management, Practice Management, Strategic Planning, IT Governance, Policy and Standards Development, Business Analysis & Modeling, Enterprise Architecture, ITIL v3, Cobit 4.1, Functional Architecture, Process Analysis & Process Reengineering; Facilitation, Coaching, Negotiation, Personnel Management and Team Building skills.

Dr. Bill Warner

Bill WarnerDr. Bill Warner, Project Management Professional, has over 30 years' experience as an international project management consultant and trainer. During this time, he has led successful projects in e-business/e-commerce, television, health care, financial institutions, and information technology. His specialties include business analysis, quality management, project management, change management, and management information systems. As a professor, he has taught MBA and MSPM courses in the U.S., Canada, Greece, and China over the past 13 years. He earned a Ph.D. and two masters degrees. Bill has served the Project Management Institute as Region 1 Mentor, President of the Canadian West Coast Chapter, Vice-President of the Minnesota Chapter, and Vice-President of the Bellingham Chapter. As an American Society for Quality certified as a Six Sigma Green Belt and Certified Quality Manager/Organizational Excellence, he has conducted a variety of workshops in North America. His passion is preparing certification participants to successfully pass the Project Management Professional examination and the Six Sigma examination. Throughout his teaching/training he receives the highest ranking for his communication skills, wide expertise and mentoring.

Asad Kazim

Asad KazimAsad Kazim's 35 years of real world experience includes Aeronautical Engineering , Telecommunications, Banking and IT sectors. As a seasoned trainer his forte lies in conducting successful workshops in areas of Project Management, Six Sigma, Lean and ITIL methodologies. Apart from being an Aeronautical Engineer he holds 3 Masters Degrees including an MBA and MSc Electronics from University of Southampton UK. He also holds credentials of PMP (Project Management Professional) / PMI-ACP (Project Management Institute- Agile Certified Practitioner) / CSSGB (Certified Six Sigma Green Belt) / CSSBB (Certified Six Sigma Black Belt) / MBB ( Master Black Belt ) / LMC (Lean Management Certified) / ITIL v3 Foundation certified. Asad likes to passionately share his vast experience & knowledge and thus has been on the radio and television talks to dilate on matters of professional interest. Recently he had the honor to be a select speaker at this year's Annual symposium of PMI-CTT Chapter held at Waterloo, where he gave a presentation on the challenging topic of 'Application of Lean and Six Sigma concepts in Project Management Methodology'. Asad's exceptional acumen for teaching / mentoring can be ratified from the amazing success track record of his students. He lives in Toronto and heads his own consulting and training organization CONSAK Inc.

Allan M Lee

Allan M Lee Allan has since carved a niche in Risk Management, Business Continuity and Strategic Business Transformation.In his career spanning over 30 years Allan has worked at both strategic and operational levels, on major transformation programs and projects in the areas of Business Process Transformation, Risk Management & Business Continuity for a variety of Fortune 500 Supply Chain and Shared Service organizations. His international multi industry experience includes manufacturing, banking, mining, oil & gas and transshipment port services. Allan has a Master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma and is a certified Risk Practitioner, A corporate strategist, Allan has a knack in turning around organizations and returning them to profitability and improving process efficiency. He is business focused, has a keen eye in integrating processes, people, and systems to enable optimum benefits and has the useful ability of being able to turn abstract concept ideas into a reality.


Mark-Calvin-Rittmayer Mark has Strong in relationship development / channels 7+ years at PWC with revenue and team responsibilities at partner level.Global team lead - finance focused most recent 7+ years, Technology skills 5+ Years with IBM Delivering Finance Implementations, M&A Project Delivery in Asia $1B+, Due diligence and integration delivery on acquisition targets, Strong Finance Transformation skills, WM Financial Systems / Products - Portal to increase market share for largest life insurer in Asia. CIB insurance regulator Hong Kong license approvals, Hyperion Consolidation PMO and Project lead, PM skills as required - Integration expert, Delivery Expert - SAP / Subject matter expert, Internal Audit / SOX - strategy, leadership, execution and board level presentation and reporting, Financial reporting including local country, consolidation and SEC delivery and controls, IFRS - PRC/HKG GAAP (new and old) - Blueprint for convergence, Asia Financial Services Systems consulting - Platform and Portal - Global / Regional go-lives, Data Center and Cloud services consulting, Including Security and Infinity Services, Legacy transformation projects to Open source.

Diana Dillman

Diana Dillman Diana Dillman, PMP is an energetic and talented professional who brings together technical savvy and extensive Project and Program Management experience. She leads global IT and telecommunications projects and programs including software development, enterprise software implementation, network build and related construction. She employs Agile and more traditional methods in full life cycle management. She adeptly leads cross-functional, multi-cultural, and international teams. A long time member of the Project Management Institute, she is PMP certified and has studied business administration, computer science, electrical engineering and project management. She works with both commercial and government organizations. She is known as a skilled communicator, mentor and trainer. Diana is based in Vancouver, BC.

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