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PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®

Author: Chuck Cobb

The PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® is one of the fastest growing certifications in the field of project management. Earning a PMI-ACP® certification helps demonstrate... Read more

PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®

The courses in this path will help prepare you for the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® certification exam. This path is based on the PMBOK® Guide - Sixth Edition.

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PMI-ACP®: Introduction to Agile Project Mgt and the PMI-ACP Exam (1 of 11)

by Chuck Cobb

Aug 1, 2016 / 3h 24m

Intermediate • 3h 24m

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Description

This course will provide a foundation for the rest of the PMI-ACP® learning path and will enable students to see "Agile" and what is commonly called "Waterfall" in a fresh new perspective: as complementary approaches rather than competitive. They will begin to learn to develop an adaptive approach to project management that blends the two approaches together in the right proportions to fit any situation. This course is part of the PMI-ACP® Agile Project Management series.

Table of contents
  1. Becoming an Agile Project Manager and Achieving PMI-ACP® Certification
    19m 4s
  2. What Are the Career Paths for an Agile Project Manager?
    27m 58s
  3. Requirements for PMI-ACP® Certification and Exam Overview
    32m 59s
  4. Understanding How Agile Came About and Why It Makes Sense
    33m 33s
  5. Understanding Agile at a Deeper Level - The Roots of Agile
    36m 40s
  6. Understanding Agile at a Deeper Level - Agile Values & Principles
    22m 4s
  7. Developing an Agile Mindset
    32m 6s
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PMI-ACP®: Agile Methodologies (2 of 11)

by Chuck Cobb

Aug 1, 2016 / 3h 54m

Intermediate • 3h 54m

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This course will provide an in-depth understanding of Agile methodologies with particular emphasis on a detailed discussion of Scrum, Scrum Principles and Values, and Kanban. The course also includes a general comparison of Agile and traditional, plan-driven methodologies, a comparison of Agile and PMBOK, and an overview of other Agile methodologies that are not as widely-used as Scrum. This course is part of the PMI-ACP® Agile Project Management series.

Table of contents
  1. Comparison of Agile and Traditional Plan-driven Methodologies
    1h 3m 8s
  2. Scrum
    27m 2s
  3. Example Scrum Project
    24m 22s
  4. Scrum Values and Principles
    32m 40s
  5. Kanban, Flow, and Theory of Constraints
    36m 21s
  6. Lean Software Development
    21m 9s
  7. Other Agile Methodologies
    30m 10s
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PMI-ACP®: Value-driven Delivery and Adaptive Planning (3 of 11)

by Chuck Cobb

Aug 1, 2016 / 2h 40m

Intermediate • 2h 40m

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This course will provide an in-depth understanding of Agile adaptive planning and value-driven delivery practices, requirements definition practices, as well as principles and practices related to stakeholder management. This course is part of the PMI-ACP® Agile Project Management series.

Table of contents
  1. Value-driven Delivery
    44m 24s
  2. Adaptive Planning
    55m 20s
  3. Agile Requirements Definition Practices
    1h 29s
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PMI-ACP®: Agile Estimation, Metrics, and Risk Management (4 of 11)

by Chuck Cobb

Aug 1, 2016 / 3h 5m

Intermediate • 3h 5m

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Description

An Agile project is a very different environment from a traditional, plan-driven project and requires a fundamentally different approach for estimation, metrics, and risk management. In this course, you will learn about estimation approaches and best practices in an Agile environment, how to identify, analyze, respond, and monitor and control risk in an Agile project, and lastly how metrics are used in an Agile environment. When you are finished with this course, you will have a foundational knowledge of Agile estimation, metrics, and risk management that will help you move forward to becoming an Agile Project Manager. This course is part of the PMI-ACP® Agile Project Management series.

Table of contents
  1. Time-boxing and Agile Estimation Practices
    59m 49s
  2. Agile Risk Management
    50m 59s
  3. Agile Metrics
    1h 15m 3s
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PMI-ACP®: Agile Communications Practices and Agile Tools (5 of 11)

by Chuck Cobb

Dec 23, 2016 / 1h 53m

Intermediate • 1h 53m

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Are you looking to further develop your Agile Project Management background to help you lead your team and project(s) with greater efficiency and effectiveness? In PMI-ACP®: Agile Communications Practices and Agile Tools, you will learn the foundational knowledge to cultivate a culture of high performance and informed decision making. First, you'll learn about Agile communications practices, which are so important to effective Agile teams. Next, you will dive into Agile communication and collaboration tools. Finally, you will learn about Agile project management tools. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of Agile communications practices and Agile tools to promote participation and collaboration throughout the project lifecycle. This course is part of the PMI-ACP® Agile Project Management series.

Table of contents
  1. Agile Communications Practices
    35m 31s
  2. Agile Communication and Collaboration Tools
    33m 11s
  3. Agile Project Management Tools
    45m 3s
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PMI-ACP®: Agile Development, Quality, and Testing Practices (6 of 11)

by Chuck Cobb

Mar 7, 2017 / 1h 17m

Intermediate • 1h 17m

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Are you looking to further develop your Agile Project Management background to help you lead your team and project(s) with greater efficiency and effectiveness? In this course, PMI-ACP®: Agile Development, Quality, and Testing Practices, you will take the next step in becoming an Agile Project Manager who assumes a strong, cross-functional leadership role in these functions. First, you will learn about Agile development practices and what's different about Agile development. Next, you'll dive into Agile architecture and prototyping methods and techniques for product feedback. Finally, you will delve into Agile quality management and testing practices. When you are finished with this course, you will have an in-depth understanding of Agile development practices, along with quality and testing processes to utilize on your own projects. This course is part of the PMI-ACP® Agile Project Management series.

Table of contents
  1. Agile Development Practices
    40m 44s
  2. Agile Quality Management and Testing Practices
    36m 19s
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PMI-ACP®: Agile Team Dynamics, Performance, and Leadership (7 of 11)

by Chuck Cobb

Jun 15, 2017 / 2h 53m

Intermediate • 2h 53m

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Are you looking to develop a leadership approach that is optimized for an Agile environment? In this course, PMI-ACP®: Agile Team Dynamics, Performance, and Leadership, you'll learn all the skills needed to effectively lead high-performance Agile teams. First, you'll learn about Agile team coaching and development. Next, you'll explore team dynamics and how they affect performance. Finally, you'll delve into leadership principles and theories, and how to adapt to certain situations. When you're finished with this course, you'll have the knowledge and skills needed to lead your own team. This course is part of the PMI-ACP® Agile Project Management series.

Table of contents
  1. Agile Leadership
    58m 17s
  2. Agile Team Dynamics and Performance
    53m 30s
  3. Agile Team Coaching and Dynamics
    1h 2m 8s
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PMI-ACP®: Agile Continuous Improvement (8 of 11)

by Chuck Cobb

Aug 23, 2017 / 1h 29m

Intermediate • 1h 29m

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Continuous improvement is a goal for every Agile Project Manager. In this course, PMI-ACP®: Agile Continuous Improvement, you'll learn the skills needed to develop an effective process improvement approach that is designed for ongoing continuous improvement. First, you'll gain an understanding of what continuous improvement can do for you and your organization. Next, you'll learn about problem detection. Finally, you'll delve into resolution techniques. When you're finished with this course, you'll have the knowledge and skills needed to be more effective and efficient with your organizational processes.

Table of contents
  1. Continuous Improvement
    30m 52s
  2. Process Improvement Tools
    24m 12s
  3. Problem Detection and Resolution, and Sprint Retrospectives
    34m 25s
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PMI-ACP®: Scaling Agile to an Enterprise Level (9 of 11)

by Chuck Cobb

Dec 14, 2017 / 2h 46m

Intermediate • 2h 46m

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Scaling Agile to fit your growing enterprise organizations needs is easier said than done. In this course, PMI-ACP®: Scaling Agile to an Enterprise Level, you'll learn the skills and techniques needed to successfully make this transition. First, you'll gain an understanding of what enterprise-level challenges to expect and how to conquer them. Next, you'll discover how to scale Scrum to multiple teams across your organization. Finally, you'll delve into enterprise-level frameworks and Agile transformations. When you're finished with this course, you'll have the knowledge and skills needed to scale Agile to an enterprise level.

Table of contents
  1. Enterprise-level Agile Implementation
    37m 28s
  2. Scaling Scrum for Multiple-team Projects
    32m 31s
  3. Enterprise-level Agile Frameworks
    36m 46s
  4. Enterprise-level Agile Transformations
    59m 40s
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PMI-ACP®: Applied Agile Project Management (10 of 11)

by Chuck Cobb

Mar 16, 2018 / 2h 35m

Intermediate • 2h 35m

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Applying Agile Project Management concepts and techniques is no easy undertaking. In this course, PMI-ACP®: Applied Agile Project Management, you will learn how to be successful in a real-world environment and what role you might play. First, you will gain an understanding of what the future of Agile Project Management looks like. Next, you will learn about developing a more adaptive approach for non-agile projects. Finally, you will delve into Agile stakeholder management, code of ethics, and professional conduct. When you are finished with this course, you will have the knowledge and skills needed to be successful as an Agile Project Manager in the real-world.

Table of contents
  1. What Is the Future of Agile Project Management?
    29m 13s
  2. Agile Project Management Career Paths
    36m 20s
  3. Agile Stakeholder Management and Agile Contracts
    36m 1s
  4. Hybrid Agile Models
    53m 58s
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PMI-ACP®: Final Preparations for PMI-ACP® Certification (11 of 11)

by Chuck Cobb

May 10, 2018 / 2h 39m

Intermediate • 2h 39m

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You are almost there. The light at the end of the tunnel has never been brighter! In this course, PMI-ACP®: Final Preparations for PMI-ACP® Certification, you will learn how to be successful when taking the certification exam. First, you will dive into a review of knowledge areas and the tasks associated with each primary domain. Next, you will explore tools and techniques, as well as skill areas required for PMI-ACP® certification. Finally, you will be given resources and tips for preparing for the exam. When you are finished with this course, you will have the knowledge and skills needed to be prepared for taking the certification exam.

Table of contents
  1. PMI-ACP® Domains of Knowledge
    48m 51s
  2. PMI-ACP® Tools and Techniques
    55m 25s
  3. PMI-ACP® Knowledge and Skill Areas
    27m 6s
  4. Final Tips for PMI-ACP® Exam Preparation
    28m 17s

What you will learn

  • Agile Methodologies
  • Value-driven and Adaptive Planning
  • Agile Estimation, Metrics, and Risk Management
  • Agile Communications, Practices, and Agile Tools
  • Agile Development, Quality, and Testing Practices
  • Agile Team Dynamics, Performance, and Leadership
  • Agile Continuous Improvement
  • Scaling Agile to an Enterprise Level
  • Applied Agile Project Management

Pre-requisites

In order to earn your PMI-ACP® certification, The Project Management Institute has the following recommendations and requirements:

2,000 hours of general project experience working on teams. A current PMP® or PgMP® will satisfy this requirement but is not required to apply for the PMI-ACP.

1,500 hours working on agile project teams or with agile methodologies. This requirement is in addition to the 2,000 hours of general project experience.

21 contact hours of training in agile practices.