Agile Project Management: Preparation for Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®

Agile Project Management: Preparation for Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®

Why Attend

This course aims to provide participants with the skills to manage knowledge-based projects and apply agile project management methodologies. Course participants will learn the critical tools and techniques required to manage projects using agile practices, which are necessary to pass the PMI-ACP® (Agile Certified Practitioner) certification exam.

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Course Methodology

This course relies on individual and group exercises aimed at helping participants learn all critical activities for agile project management. The course also includes several case studies and presentations by participants, followed by group discussions. In addition, this course incorporates pre-and post-testing.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Define agile project management frameworks, processes, methodologies and agile mindset in compliance with the Project Management Institute (PMI) standards
  •  Implement value-driven delivery approach in agile projects
  • Engage the agile project stakeholders through establishing an active dialogue
  • Explain the roles and responsibilities for each member of the team and build a high-performance agile team
  • Implement adaptive planning on the agile project that will enable the team to respond to changes effectively
  • Detect issues and risks in agile projects, manage them and determine the best way to resolve them
  • Incorporate continuous improvement to agile projects through process analysis and process tailoring
  • Identify problems, impediments, and risks; prioritize them and resolve them in a timely manner.
Target Audience

Personnel who are seeking in-depth knowledge of agile project management. The course is also designed to provide comprehensive understanding of the practices, tools and techniques used to effectively respond to changes in their project within the agile framework.  

Target Competencies
  • Project management
  • Agile project management
  • Managing team performance
  • Value-added delivery
  • Adaptive planning
  • Problem-solving
  • Continuous improvement

Meirc has been reviewed and approved by the PMI® Authorized Training Partner Program. This course is worth 30 Professional Development Units (PDUs).

Course Outline
  • Agile Principles and Mindset
    • Core principles of agile project management
    • The agile manifesto: The four values
    • Traditional versus agile project management
    • Agile methodologies:
      • Scrum
      • Extreme Programming (XP)
      • Lean product development
      • Kanban
    • Agile leadership
  • Value-driven Delivery
    • Assessing value
    • Prioritizing schemes:
      • MoSCoW
      • Monopoly money
      • Dot voting
      • Kano analysis
    • Minimal value product
    • Agile contracting
    • Test-Driven-Development (TDD)
  • ​Stakeholders Engagement
    • Principles of stakeholders engagement
    • Agile modeling
    • Wireframes
    • Personas
    • Communicating collaboratively
    • Using critical interpersonal skills
  • Team Performance
    • Agile team roles
    • Building and maintaining high-performance teams
    • Models of team development
    • Training, coaching, and mentoring
    • Creating collaborative workspaces
    • Distributed teams
    • Tracking team performance
  • Adaptive Planning
    • Progressive elaboration
    • Value-based decomposition
    • User story (product) backlog
    • Sizing tools for high-level planning (affinity estimating, t-shirt sizing)
    • Story maps
    • Product roadmaps
    • Release and iteration planning
  • Problem Detection and Resolution
    • Understanding problems
    • Cycle time, WIP, and throughput
    • Managing threats and issues
  • Continuous Improvement
    • Process tailoring
    • Value stream mapping
    • Retrospectives
Project Management Institute (PMI)

Meirc is a member of the PMI ATP Program. PMI does not specifically endorse, approve, or warrant ATP’s products, courses, publications, or services. The PMI ATP seal is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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