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Free PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)SM Certification for Dislocated Workers

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Free PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)SM Certification for Dislocated Workers

Aug 8-10, 2011
Sep 26-28, 2011
Nov 1-3, 2011
Dec 19-21, 2011

Time: 9am-5pm

The QPS Institute
225 Cedar Hill Street – Floor 3
Marlborough, MA 01752

For application details, contact:
Rita Lancellotta, Director
The QPS Institute
225 Cedar Hill Street – Floor 3
Marlborough, MA 01752

Topics Covered:
This course follows PMI’s Body of Knowledge and has been designed to understand the Agile fundamentals, processes, tools/techniques. It also prepares you for the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) SM Exam.

 Introduction/ Overview/Certification/BOK/Exam Format
 Agile Framework and Terminologies
o Agile project managers/ facilitators.
o Agile Manifesto
o 12 Agile principles
o Agile terms / iterative process
o Teamwork / collaboration
 Value Driven Delivery
o Maximizing value delivered and minimizing non-value-add activities
o Prioritizing
o Incremental Value, Gathering feedback / continuous improvement – the sprint retrospective
o The team and the stakeholders work together to define a shared definition of “done”
o Tailor the project methodology based on project and organizational characteristics.
o Reduce risk through proof of concepts
 Stakeholder Engagement
o Direct interaction with the stakeholders and specifically during the iteration planning and iteration review meetings.
o Agile increases visibility
o Agile communication tools
 Team Performance: Identify the team and Agile methodology’s affects on it.
o Agile Values
o Team building, collaborating, agile retrospectives
o Facilitate agile teams
o Team tools and techniques
o Coach agile teams
 Adaptive Planning
o Agile planning - occurs at multiple levels (strategic, release iteration, daily, etc)
o Multiple levels involve populating the Product, Release and iteration backlogs
o Team, stakeholders and customers are involved in planning to complete team understanding of the features and priorities
o Coach the team to adjust cadence and planning to adjust to size, complexity and criticality of upcoming work.
 Problem Detection and Resolution
o Elements of risk management.
o Risk estimation – team involvement
o Risk Management - ingrained in the Agile process
o Compare Risk Planning in traditional vs Agile
o Compare Risk Identification in traditional vs Agile
o Compare Risk Analysis in traditional vs Agile
o Compare Risk Response in traditional vs Agile
o Compare Risk Monitor and Control in traditional vs Agile
o Continuous Improvement
o Improvement concepts, knowledge, tools and techniques
o Measure business results
o Achieve quality using Agile
o Improve using improvement tools and techniques

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