PMI-ACP Exam Prep – Classroom Workshop

Our study material is aligned with the latest changes planned by PMI on March 26, 2018, read more about the updates at the PMI website “PMI-ACP Exam Update: 26 March 2018”

Agile has finally gone mainstream. Today, many organizations are increasingly using agile methodologies in managing complex and innovative projects. The demand for agile practitioners is on the increase, and If you are looking to strengthen your competitive advantage and improve your career prospects, this workshop is for you.

This workshop is way different than long boring lecture. It will be intensively collaborative, engaging and interactive with hands-on team exercises to demonstrate agile values and principles by practically applying agile practices throughout the workshop. Participants will take away with a good understanding of the agile mindset and a handful of agile tools and techniques that they can apply in their real-life projects. Join us and enjoy a great learning environment.

Following are the highlights of our training workshops:

  • Qualified and experienced Instructors.
  • An Interactive delivery mechanism includes engaging activities, facilitated discussions, and interesting lectures.
  • Professionally written course contents, cover complete PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® course outline using PMI’s recommend reference material.
  • Various collaborative Agile games and exercises that allow students to learn the fundamental concepts behind the individual topic.
  • Class size is limited to ensure every student will have a better opportunity to interact, and;
  • Reasonably low cost with quality contents and interactive learning environment.

PMI-ACP Classroom

Agile Project Management Boot Camp & ACP Exam Prep

Course/WorkshopAgile Project Management Boot Camp & ACP Exam Preparation
Class DatesAgile Training Schedule for 2018

March 3, 10, & 17 (Three Saturdays)
August 11, 18 & 25 (Three Saturdays)
October 13, 20 & 27 (Three Saturdays)
Time08:30am - 04:30pm EST
Contact Hours/PDUs21
DeliveryUniversity of Toronto (UofT) Mississauga Campus
Communication Culture & Technology - CCT Room #3000 or Deerfield Hall Room # 3075
3359 Mississauga Rd N
Mississauga, ON L5L 1C6
InstructorAleem Khan ..
Fees$1099.00 + 13% HST (Early Bird)
$1199.00 + 13% HST (Regular Price)
* Registration may close early if maximum limit is reached
RegistrationRegister Now for March 2018 Session

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Course Includes

  1. Certificate of Completion, 21 Contact Hour/PDU’s, fulfill the (PMI-ACP)® pre-requisites requirement of 21 contact hours of training in agile practices
  2. Online Access to Full-Length Practice Exam
  3. Printed Copy of (PMI-ACP)® Exam Prep Study Guide
  4. Reference Cards ((PMI-ACP)® course contents, agile process & Scrum)
  5. Online Access to over 100 PMI-ACP Flashcards
  6. Online Access to PMI-ACP Exam Prep Study Notes/Cheat Sheet
  7. 360PMO planning poker/estimation cards

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Course Content Outline

Module NameTopics Covered# of Slides
Agile FrameworkWhat is Agile?, Agile definitions, being Agile vs. doing Agile, Agile values, principles & practices, project noise and methodology selection, why Agile, difference between traditional and Agile, Agile history, Influencers, value delivery, sample project status reporting, high-level agile process map and agile true/false
34
Agile MethodsAgile method used, Agile umbrella, prescriptive vs. adaptive scale, Scrum, Scrum roles, Extreme programming (XP), Kanban, Lean, Lean principles, Feature driven development, FDD 5 steps process, and FDD roles
19
Agile TeamsOperating model of agile teams, Agility and Stages of Learning (Shu-Hai-Ri), Tuckman's Stages of Group Development, The Dreyfus Model of Skill Acquisition, Five Levels of Conflict and Resolution, Team Contract / Working Agreement and Team Collaboration
13
Agile Approach to PlanningMultiple levels of Agile planning, product vision, Agile chartering, product road-map, story mapping, release planning, iteration planning and Minimally Marketable Feature (MMF)
31
ScrumWhat is Scrum, Scrum origin, Scrum pillars, Scrum cycle summary, Scrum roles (Product Owner, Scrum Master and Development Team), Scrum ceremonies (Sprint planning, daily stand-up, review & retrospective), Scrum artifacts (Product Backlog, Sprint Backlog & Increment)
48
Extreme Programming (XP)What is Extreme Programming (XP), XP Lifecycle, XP goals, XP concepts, XP values, XP principles, XP primary practices and theory of constraints (TOC), mindfulness, spikes vs. Slack
22
User StoriesWhat is User Story? User Story template, The 3 C’s (Card, Conversation, and Confirmation), attribute of good user stories, INVEST, difference between epic, stories and themes, acceptance criteria, acceptance tests, slicing the cake concept, user role, user personas, extreme characters, Agile modeling and wireframes
30
Product Backlog What is the product backlog, product backlog grooming, properties of a good backlog: DEEP, ordering the backlog, factors in backlog prioritization, definition of done (DoD) and definition of ready (DoR), Value-Based Prioritization ( ROI/NPV/IRR, Compliance, Customer valued prioritization, Minimum Viable Product (MVP), Minimum Marketable Features (MMF), Relative prioritization, MosCoW, Kano Analysis)
25
KanbanTime-box vs. flow based process, Kanban model, Kanban board with work In progress (WIP) limits, core principles of Kanban, Kanban attributes, and Scrum vs. Kanban, Classes of Service
15
Agile EstimatingEstimation challenges , why do we estimate, accuracy vs. precision, The cone of uncertainty, relative sizing, absolute vs. relative sizing, Levels of estimates, Estimation scale – fibonacci sequence, wide band delphi technique, planning poker, affinity estimating
21
Testing in AgileHow traditional testing practices evolved, traditional & Agile testing contrasted, From test last to test driven, effective testing on Agile projects, Agile testing flow, Test Driven Development (TDD), Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD), Exploratory testing, scripted vs. exploratory and key learnings
25
Agile MetricsWaterfall vs. Agile metrics, velocity, cycle time, burn-up charts, burn-down charts, Cumulative flow Diagram (CFD), and escape defects
24
Risk ManagementWhat is risk management, traditional risk management process, traditional risk management process, how Agile addresses core risks, managing risk via Product backlog, risk burn-down charts, risk based spikes and Key learnings
15
RetrospectiveRetrospective –What is it?, 5 phases of retrospective, the prime directives, sample retrospective activities,
27
Other Key PracticesOsmotic communication, Value Stream Mapping (VSM). Information radiators, generalizing specialist, Adaptive Leadership, brainstorming techniques, effectiveness of different modes of communication, walking Skeleton and match the definitions
13
Total Slides
396

Testimonials

"This boot camp provided a comprehensive overview of Agile in a concise, systematic and coherent format. Aleem kept the participants engaged throughout the sessions with his highly interactive approach, which exemplified the Agile mindset. The training guide provided all the essential materials for exam preparation." -Terry Pasieka

"This training took me out of the book and into an interactive approach to be ready to learn and apply Agile....being Agile. Thank you, Aleem!" -Adelaide St Laurent, Director PMO

"The Agile Bootcamp has been a great learning experience with practical insights and hands-on activities to drive home the points. The tying up of the concepts with the underlying values and principles is huge, Kudos!"Gagan Marwaha, Independent Agile Coach

"Great curriculum recommended to all Agile practitioners. Excellent real life examples true Agile in a whole new perspective and can be applied right back in the workplace." - Stephanie Sen, TD Canada Trust

"Great Training! Well Structured and focused on PMI-ACP certification. Highly recommended to anyone who is interested in deep learning of Agile." -Rajaram Jayachandran, Sr. Project Manager, American Express

"It broadened my vision on Agile. The contents are current and up to date. The environment give the actual Agile experience, along with various interactive activities performed" - Gurinder Verma, BR Network

"Fantastic course that taught the knowledge and application of Agile values and Principles." - James Durling, Sr. Manager, Scotia Bank

"This workshop provided sufficient material to refresh my agile knowledge, providing excellent exercises that will give added value to my practice, keep it up!" -Enterprise Agile Leader, Loblaw Companies Ltd

"The workshop was well structured and covered all what I expected. I would definitely recommend the course to anyone who is looking to apply for ACP and professional who are looking to master the agile methodologies." - Yara Awad, Senior Project Manager

"A very comprehensive three days workshop including all aspects of the Agile" - Allan Dickinson, Software Developer

"Excellent training, Aleem did a fantastic job of incorporating interactiveness and help the team get an excellent grasp of agile" -Fahd Gulzar, Independent Consultant

"Learn by doing actual agile practices with teams is the best experience I got from this workshop" - Ali Hashmi, Software Project Manager

"This is the best workshop I ever attended, Aleem's ability to draw people into the conversation made the course more informative and valuable" - Zia Hanif, Program Manager

"The structure of both the course and material were excellent." -Sean Hurst, IT Manager

"The best part I like about the workshop is using agile mindset and practices to facilitate the entire training." - Aamir Dawawala, Senior Project Manager

"A well thought out guide to understanding Agile Framework and application." -Kim Duggan Wilson, Manager Business Analysis, Scotia Bank

"Fantastic training with excellent concept building activities." - Saad Fatha, Software Engineer

"Learn through doing, very interactive." - James Lee, Project Consultant, BMO Bank of Montreal

"In addition to being very knowledgeable in Agile, Aleem interested in teaching. This was visible in his workshop. Being a good facilitator, and being interested in the teaching will help the student to stay focused in the classes, and knowledge transfer happened easier." - Amir Samadoff, Application Developer, Symcor Inc.

"Aleem has big knowledge bank on PMI Agile, wish we had more time to squeeze his knowledge." -Business Intelligence Specialist, TDSB (Toronto District School Board)

"Aleem is extremely fluent on the topic of Agile. He brings out experience to illustrate his points and make the topic interesting. Contents and examples are all nicely connected and good pace across all three days. Highly recommended!" -Chris Guzzo, Project Management Consultant

Attending This Training Allow You to Claim the Following Category A PDUs

Technical
Leadership
Strategic
Total
PMP® / PgMP®
9
8
4
21
PMI-ACP®
9
8
4
21
PMI-SP®
9
8
4
21
PMI-RMP®
9
8
4
21
PfMP®
9
8
4
21
PMI-PBA®
9
8
4
21
Technical
Leadership
Strategic

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