Led by Stacia (Broderick) Viscardi who is the co-author of The Software Project Manager's Bridge to Agility (on the recommended reading list for the PMI-ACP test). • All trainers are long term PMPs with many years of project management practice and PMO leadership – having practiced both traditional and progressive methods, we’re very passionate about Agile • The course is geared to helping you prepare for an exam. More importantly (we feel) you will receive training about agile by people who have done agile. In various settings, programs of scale, distributed agile, collocated agile. Good, bad and ugly agile.
Course Details Date: April 24-26, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM (3 day) Venue: Hilton-DFW Lakes 1800 State Highway 26, Grapevine, TX 76051 (817) 481-8444 () PDU's: 21 Link: http://www.agileevolution.com/all-courses/ Price: $1295 PMI member/$1495 non member (includes course material, breakfast and lunch) This course is designed to prepare learners for the Project Management Institutes' Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) exam by exploring the methodologies, practices, tools, and techniques that Agilists need to master to become proficient practitioners and to pass the test .
Course Details Cont… Students will increase their knowledge of Agile concepts with interactive exercises, best practice discussion, simulated quizzes, and real life case studies from experienced Agile practitioners. These applications of Agile practices will prepare learners for the PMI exam and will teach students how to successfully lead teams and complete Agile projects. After completing this course, you should be able to: • Effectively lead and work with Agile teams • Successfully complete the PMI-ACP certification exam • Understand the Agile development cycle, practices, and core principles • Identify the various Agile methodologies and understand their differences and similarities • Understand the specific roles, ceremonies and artifacts of the various Agile methods • Apply tools and techniques to ensure Agile project success
Why Go For This Certification? • If you use, or plan to use, agile practices in your organization this certification may be right for you. The PMI-ACP is made up of 120 (100 scored) questions that evaluates a practitioner's ability to apply Agile principles, practices, tools and techniques from all Agile methodologies to projects. The test focuses on a high level understanding of all Agile practices including Scrum, XP, Lean, and Kanban. Regardless of your role within an Agile team, you could benefit from this certification. • If you are working in an organization using Agile to manage projects, the PMI-ACP can provide an opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge of Agile practices. Gartner predicts that 80% of all software projects will be using Agile practices in the next two years so having an understanding of both traditional and Agile practices will greatly increase the value you bring to your organization. Companies are adopting Agile practices to accelerate their time to market, manage changing business priorities, and improve team productivity. The PMI-ACP is positioned to recognize and validate knowledge of this important approach and AgileEvolution would like to prepare you to lead your team to true agility.