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Biju David PMP, PMI-ACP.  What is PMI-ACP?  Should I get certified?  Contrast ACP to PMP  Prerequisites  Exam Content  What to focus on?  How to.

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1 Biju David PMP, PMI-ACP

2  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 Certification ? CSM CSP PMI-ACP Agile Project Management Practitioner DSDM Atern IBM RUP

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

7 PMPPMI-ACP  Pure management point of view.  Role: look at results which team produces, someone else is responsible to ensure that team produce the result  Industry: Highly regulated.  Technical manager point of view.  Responsible for your teams productivity, you are the one who sees the gaps and find solutions if team fails to produce desired results.  IT/Consulting: Both PMP and PMI-ACP would be helpful.  Agile Consulting: PMI-ACP better choice.

8 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.

9 You PMI Application Submission (90 days) Application Completeness Review (10 days) Submit Payment Review documents (7 days) Schedule Exam (1 year) up to 3 times Application Accepted? Yes Provide audit materials (90 days) No

10  120 multiple-choice questions: 100 scored 20 pretest (Unscored) Domain% of Exam Agile Tools and Techniques50% 10 Toolkits Agile Knowledge and Skills50% 43 Knowledge/Skills

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

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

13 ToolkitExamples Value based prioritization 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 management risk-adjusted backlog, risk burn down graphs, risk-based spike Metrics velocity, cycle time, earned value management (EVM) for agile projects, escaped defects Value stream analysisvalue stream mapping

14 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, evaluations) Incremental delivery Knowledge sharing Leadership tools and techniques

15 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 Value-based decomposition and prioritization

16 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

17 Level 3 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 Variations in Agile methods and approaches


19 Source: Mike Griffiths: PMI-ACP Exam Prep

20  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.

21  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.

22  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

23  Create a mind map Identify domains/tools you are not familiar with.  Develop a preparation plan Prioritize and tackle.  Resources: Community Guide of the PMI-ACPCommunity Guide of the PMI-ACP Search for topic on web.  Join a study group PMI-ACP study group on LinkedIn?

24  Tutorial: 15 mins  Exam Time: 3 hours  No scheduled breaks  Followed by Survey

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

26  References: : PMI-ACP HandbookPMI-ACP Handbook : PMI-ACP examination content outlinePMI-ACP examination content outline : PMI-ACP Exam Reference ListPMI-ACP Exam Reference List  Resources: Community Guide of the PMI-ACPCommunity Guide of the PMI-ACP LinkedIn - PMI-ACP Certified Practitioner Exam Prep Study GroupPMI-ACP Certified Practitioner Exam Prep Study Group

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