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    1. Agile Overview & Current PracticesMemphis PMI 2013 Professional Development DaySeptember 27, 2013 Scott W. Barnes, MBA, PMI-ACP, PMP, CSM, CSPO Proprietary & Confidential Information from this presentation should not be used without permission of the author as covered in the PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.

    2. Agenda • Introduction • What is “Agile” ? • Agile Characteristics & Concepts • Agile Manifesto • Twelve Principles of Agile • Common Agile Methodologies • Agile Certifications • PMI-ACP®Certification & Exam • Upcoming Training Opportunities • Memphis PMI Agile Overview • Memphis PMI/GR8PM’s PMI-ACP® Exam Preparation Class • Question/Answer Opportunity

    3. What is “Agile?” • Foremost, it is important to note that the question isn’t if you are “doing agile;” rather, it is “Are you agile?” or “How agile are you?” • Everyone wants to define what “Agile” is in a nice, neat box; however, you can’t really define the concept of agility but you CAN define the characteristics and principles behind what it means to be agile?

    4. Agile Characteristics & Concepts • Three pillars of Agile development: Transparency, Inspection & Adaption • Maximize Value for the customer by Maximizing the Work NOT Done • Iterative Development focused on Continuous Delivery of Working Software • Empowered, Self-Organizing & Cross-Functional Teams • Facilitation versus Command & Control through Servant-Leadership • Face-to-Face communications & Co-Location • Welcome Changing Requirements • Common Definition of Done via a set of agreed upon artifacts and processes

    5. Agile Manifesto Manifesto for Agile Software Development We are uncovering better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others do it. Through this work we have come to value: That is, while there is value in the items on the right, we value the items on the left more.

    6. 12 Principles of Agile Figure 01: 12 Principles of Agile

    7. Common Agile Methodologies • Most Common: • Scrum • XP (eXtreme Programming) • Kanban Figure 02: Agile Adoption Rates

    8. Agile Certifications Two Approaches for Agile Certifications: • Methodology Specific (I view as “depth” approach) • Scrum is most common: • Certified Scrum Master (CSM) • Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) • Certified Scrum Developer (CSD) • Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) • Certified Scrum Coach (CSC) • Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) • Generalized Certification (I view as “breadth” approach): • Project Management Institute • PMI-ACP® Certification

    9. PMI-ACP® Certification & Exam • Qualifying to take the PMI-ACP® Exam: Always pull the latest information from!!!! • Education: Secondary Degree (High School Diploma or Equivalent) • General Project Experience1: 2,000 hours of working on project teams within the last 5 years. • Agile Project Experience: 1,500 hours working on project teams using agile methodologies within the last 3 years which are in addition to the 2,000 General Project Experience hours. • Training in Agile Practices: 21 Contact Hours earned in Agile Practices • Apply online at • 1 Active PMP® and/or PgMP® holders will be accepted as already fulfilling the general project experience requirements.

    10. PMI-ACP® Certification & Exam • PMI provides information regarding PMI-ACP® exam content in the PMI Exam Content Outline document on their website. • 50% of the exam covers Agile tools & techniques across 6 specific domain groups. • The other 50% of the exam content tests your knowledge and skills of Agile topics.

    11. PMI-ACP® Certification & Exam • Just because you may know a particular Agile methodology extremely well doesn’t mean you know the “PMI-isms” about that methodology. • Advice - Put on your PMI Hat and you Agile Sunglasses!!! • The PMI-ACP® exam really focuses a lot on understanding the difference in the traditional Project Management role versus the Agile Practitioner role. • In my experience, the challenge is knowing WHAT to study, ie: 11 recommended books covering approximately 4,000 pages of material plus a vast amount of other reputable and sometimes obscure publications and articles.

    12. PMI-ACP® Certification & Exam • PMI provides a list of suggested reference materials useful in preparing for the PMI-ACP® exam:

    13. PMI-ACP® Certification & Exam • Pass/Fail Exam • 120 Questions: • 100 Questions Count • 20 “Experimental” Questions • Multiple Choice Format: A, B, C, & D • Time Limit: 3 Hours

    14. Upcoming Training Opportunities • Memphis PMI Agile Overview • 3 PDU Course with Overview of Agile Concepts and Methodologies • October 16, 2013 at 6:00 PM • Memphis PMI/GR8PM’s PMI-ACP® Exam Preparation Class • Detailed, in-depth material targeting how to pass the PMI-ACP® Exam (similar to the Memphis PMI PMP® Prep Course). • November 7-8, 2013

    15. Question & Answer Opportunity QUESTIONS?

    16. Citations & References • Figure 01: 12 Principles of Agile: • Alleman, Glen B. (2011, February 10). Herding Cats [Chart] Retrieved from • Figure 02: Agile Adoption Rates • House, D. (2012). Sixth Annual State of Agile Survey: State of Agile Development. Atlanta, GA. VersionOne.