Full program description

NICF - PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®

What's In It For Me

  • Be trained in becoming effective project managers.
  • Acquire knowledge on Agile methodologies.
  • The course will fulfill the PMI requirement of 21 contact hours needed to apply for the PMI-ACP Certification examination.

Course Overview

NTUC LearningHub Course Code: NICF022

SkillsConnect Code: CRS-Q-0031196-IT

PMI-ACP recognizes knowledge of agile principles, practices and tools and techniques across agile methodologies. If you already use agile practices or your organization is adopting agile methods, earning the PMI-ACP certification will demonstrate your knowledge of and commitment to this rapidly growing approach to project management.

This three days course is designed to train students to be effective project managers using Agile methodologies by imparting students with the ten tools and techniques and 43 knowledge and skills areas. By engaging in these concepts, exercises, discussions and real world examples, students will better understand Agile project management.

Before preparing students for the examination, the course also fulfills the PMI requirement of 21 contact hours which student needs to have before applying for the PMI- ACP Certification examination.

A PMI-ACP credential holder will need to earn 30 PDUs in agile project management per three-year cycle.

Who Should Attend

Agile project managers, Scrum masters, product owners, business analysts, developers, testers, IT leaders, project stakeholders, and other team members interested in passing the PMI-ACP certification exam.

Course Duration

3 Days / 21 Hours 

Course Outline

PMI-ACP Certification and Exam Format
Overview of Examination/ Overview of Agile Tools And Techniques
 
Introduction to Agile and Agile Methodologies
(Scrum, XP, Kanban, Lean Agile, FDD, Crystal, DSDM)
Comparison of Agile Frameworks?
What is Agility
Agile Manifesto
Agile Principles and Values
Agile Triangle
Agile Methodologies
Agile Project Lifecycle
 
Agile Project Visioning, Project Initiation Setting a Stage
Multiple Levels of Planning (Release Planning, Iteration Planning, Portfolio Planning)
Time Boxing
Agile Burndown and Burnup Charts
Agile Cumulative Flow Diagrams
Agile Kanban Boards
Agile Retrospectives
 
Agile Requirements, User Stories
User Stories
Theme & Epics
Agile Story Maps
Agile Wireframes
Agile Project Charter
Agile Personas
Agile Modeling
 
Project Estimation
Agile Relative Sizing/Story Points
Ideal Days
Elapsed Time
Agile Planning Poker
Agile Wideband Delphi
Agile Affinity Estimating
 
Project Communication
Project Communication
Agile Information Radiator
Agile Team Space
Osmotic Communications for Collocated and Distributed Teams
Agile Tooling
Agile Daily Stand-Ups
 
Agile - Product Quality
Agile Frequent Verification and Validation
Agile Test First Development
Agile Acceptance Test-Driven Development
Agile Definition of Done
Agile Continuous Integration
 
Soft Skills
Agile Emotional Intelligence
Agile Collaboration
Agile Adaptive Leadership
Agile Negotiation
Agile Conflict Resolution
Agile Servant Leadership
 
Value-Based Prioritization
Time Value of Money
Business Case 
Agile Return on Investment (ROI)
Agile Net Present Value (NPV)
Agile Internal Rate of Return (IRR)
Payback Period
Agile Compliance
Agile Customer-Valued Prioritization
Agile Minimally Marketable Feature (MMF)
Agile Relative Prioritization or Ranking
 
Risk Management
Risk Management in Agile
Agile Risk Adjusted Product Backlog
Agile Risk Management (Risk Identification, Assessment, Response, Review)
Agile Risk Burndown Chart
Agile Risk Profile Graphs
Progressive Risk Reduction Steps
Agile Risk-Based Spike
 
Agile Metrics and Value Stream Analysis
Definition Metrics
Types of Metrics
Agile Velocity
Agile Cycle Time
Earned Value Management (EVM) for Agile Projects
Earned Value Terms Defined
Earned Value Metrics
Baseline Metrics
Measuring Metrics
Burnup/Burndown Charts
Agile Escaped Defects
 
Agile Knowledge and Skills
Assessing and Incorporating Community and Stakeholder Values
Active Listening
Brainstorming Techniques
Building Empowered Teams
Coaching and Mentoring within Teams
Agile Communications Management
Feedback Techniques for Product
Incremental Delivery

Mode of Assessment

After completing this course, students will be able to claim mandatory 21 course hours to undertake and pass the examination to receive the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) certification.

Certification Obtained and Conferred by

Students need to pass PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) exam to attain the following certification: PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP).

Course Objectives

After completing this course, students will learn about:
  • Agile development lifecycle end to end with real world examples,
  • Compare Agile development practices to the traditional approaches for project management,
  • Agile Methodologies (Scrum, XP, Kanban and Lean),
  • How to build self-organizing high performing teams,
  • Real world techniques for planning, estimating and prioritizing requirements in an Agile way,
  • Learn how to engage your business customers and delight them through early and frequent delivery of value,
  • Requirements gathering through vision, product road map, collaboration, brainstorming, defining high level user stories (Epics) and defining acceptance tests,
  • Key Agile Project management processes of release planning, iteration planning, iterations monitoring and meetings, along with other factors such as prioritizations using different techniques,
  • Create effective visible Agile tracking reports using burn downs, burn up etc,
  • Get understanding  advanced topics such as scaling Agile to large projects, distributed teams and lean portfolio management, and
  • Prepare participants to pass the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner PMI-ACP examination.

Pre-requisites

For a good learning experience with this course, students are required to have:

  • 2,000 hours working on project teams within last 5 years or PMP certification
  • Additional of 1500 hours working on agile project teams or with Agile methodologies within the last 3 years,
  • 21 contact hours of education this must be earned in Agile practices.

Medium of Instruction & Trainer

Medium of Instruction: English

Trainer:Trainee Ratio is 1:25

Price

Course Fee:
Individual SponsoredCompany Sponsored
w/o GSTw GSTNon-SMESME
w/o GSTw GSTw/o GSTw GST
Original Course Fee$1,500.00$1,605.00$1,500.00
$1,605.00
$1,500.00
$1,605.00
Singapore Citizens & PRs aged 21 years and above$1,185.00$1,290.00$1,185.00
$1,290.00
$450.00
$555.00
Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above$450.00$555.00$450.00
$555.00
$450.00
$555.00
Singapore Citizens aged 35 years and above who are not earning more than $2,000 per month (WTS Scheme)$75.00$180.00$75.00
$180.00$75.00
$180.00

Remarks:

  • Individual Sponsored

Eligible Singapore Citizens can use their SkillsFuture Credit to offset course fee payable after funding. Eligible Singapore Citizens can use their PSEA funds to offset course fee payable after funding.


  • Company Sponsored

Absentee Payroll claimable by SMEs: Up to 80%of hourly basic salary capped at $7.50/hr.
Absentee Payroll claimable by Non-SMEs: Up to 80% of hourly basic salary capped at $4.50/hr.
Absentee payroll claimable by companies (SMEs and Non-SMEs) sponsoring candidates under WTS Scheme: Up to 95% of hourly basic salary (no dollar cap).


Certification Exam Fee:
w/o GSTw GST
S$717.75S$767.99

Terms and conditions apply. NTUC LearningHub reserve the right to make changes or improvements to any of the products described in this document without prior notice.

Prices are subject to other LHUB miscellaneous fees


PMI, the PMI logo, PMBOK, CAPM, Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM), PMP, Project Management Professional (PMP), Project Management Professional, the PMP logo, PMI-ACP, PMI Agile Certified Practitioner are marks of Project Management Institute, Inc.

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