PMI-ACP® Exam Prep Second Edition eLearning Course

Lessons and Learning Objectives

Course Description

This self-directed online course for the PMI-ACP® exam covers everything you need to earn the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner credential with the least amount of study time. As a student of this course you will learn exclusive test-taking strategies and tips and have access to real-world agile tools and techniques, interactive exercises, nine lessons worth of study content and more than 600 sample exam questions. If you are looking to earn the PMI-ACP® credential AND significantly boost your knowledge of Agile PM, this class offers everything you need—and more.

Course Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to :

  • Understand the knowledge and experience requirements necessary to apply for and pass the PMI-ACP® certification exam
  • Explain various Agile methodologies, and why they are used—including Scrum, XP, Lean, Kanban, DSDM, and more
  • Fill their own personal gaps in Agile PM knowledge
  • Comprehend the concepts of Value-Driven Delivery, Stakeholder Engagement, Team Performance, Adaptive Planning, Problem Detection & Resolution, and Continuous Improvement
  • Recognize and successfully navigate different types and forms of PMI-ACP® exam questions
  • Become a better Agile project manager!

Target Audience

PMI-ACP® Exam Prep Online is designed for Agile Team Leaders, Agile Team Members and Product Owners—as well as professionals with other Project Management and Business Analysis certifications (CAPM®, PMP®, CCBA®, CBAP®, etc.) who have exposure to Agile or a desire to work on Agile projects. This course will also provide great benefit to anyone looking to acquire a firm grasp of the Agile Project Management process from beginning to end.

Course Outline

  • Welcome & Course Introduction
    • How to Use This Course
    • How the Lessons Are Organized
    • How to Get the Most out of This Course
  • The Exam
    • About the Exam
    • Qualifying to Take the Exam
    • The Seven Domains
    • How is the Exam Weighted?
    • Exam Assumptions
  • The Agile Framework
    • The Agile Mindset
    • The Agile Manifest
    • Scrum
    • XP
    • Lean
    • Kanban
    • Crystal
    • FDD
    • DSDM
    • Agile Servant Leadership
  • Value-Driven Delivery
    • Early Delivery of Value
    • Return on Investment (ROI)
    • Net Present Value (NPV)
    • Internal Rate of Return (IRR)
    • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
    • Prioritization Schemes
    • Incremental Delivery
    • Minimal Viable Product (MVP)
    • Task and Kanban Boards
    • WIP Limits
    • Cumulative Flow Diagrams (CFDs)
    • Agile Contracting
    • Frequent Verification and Validation
    • Testing
    • Continuous Integration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
    • Stakeholder Management
    • Incorporating Stakeholder Values
    • Agile Project Charters
    • Agile Team Charters
    • Personas
    • Agile Modeling
    • Requirements Hierarchy
    • Requirements Decomposition
    • The Definition of "Done"
    • Stakeholder Communication
    • Information Radiators
    • Workshops
    • Collaboration Games
    • Emotional Intelligence
    • Conflict Resolution
    • Negotiation
    • Facilitation Methods
    • Participatory Decision Models
  • Team Performance
    • Agile Team Roles
    • Self-Organizing and Self-Directing
    • Create a Safe Place for Experiments
    • Stages of Team Formation and Development
    • Adaptive Leadership
    • Empowered Teams
    • Team Motivation
    • The Agile Coach
    • Co-located and Distributed Teams
    • Osmotic Communication
    • Team Space
    • Globalization, Culture, and Team Diversity
    • Burndown and Burnup Charts
    • Velocity
  • Adaptive Planning
    • Agile Discovery
    • Progressive Elaboration
    • Rolling Wave Planning
    • Value-Based Analysis
    • Value-Based Decomposition
    • Timeboxing
    • Estimate Ranges
    • Ideal Time
    • Agile versus Traditional Estimating
    • Agile Requirements Hierarchy
    • "Just in Time" Requirements Decomposition
    • User Stories
    • The Three Cs
    • Story Writing Workshops
    • Refining/Grooming the Backlog
    • Relative Sizing
    • Affinity Estimating
    • Wideband Delphi
    • Releases and Iterations
    • Spikes
    • Fast Failure
    • Release Planning Meeting
    • Slicing the Stories
    • Iteration Planning
    • Acceptance Criteria and Acceptance Tests
    • Estimating the Tasks
    • Daily Stand-Ups
  • Problem Detection and Resolution
    • Understanding Problems
    • The Cost of Change Curve
    • Technical Debt
    • Failure Modes
    • Success Modes
    • Lead Time and Cycle Time
    • Cycle Time, WIP, and Throughput
    • Variance Analysis
    • Trend Analysis: Leading vs. Lagging Metrics
    • Control Limits
    • Engaging the Team in Solving Problems
    • Risk-Adjusted Backlog
    • Risk Severity
    • Burndown Graphs
  • Continuous Improvement
    • Kaizen
    • Process Improvement in the Agile Lifecycle
    • Process Tailoring
    • Hybrid Models
    • Systems Thinking
    • Process Analysis
    • Value Stream Mapping
    • Project Pre-Mortems
    • Iterative and Incremental Product Improvement
    • Reviews
    • Product Feedback Loops
    • Learning Cycles
    • Retrospective Process
  • Preparing for the Exam
    • Review the Course and Fill Your Gaps
    • Practice Your Test-Taking Strategies
    • Be Prepared for Tough Questions
    • Assumptions Behind the Exam Questions
    • Take the Practice Exam
    • Review Your Results
    • Study and Pass the Exam!
    • Congratulations!

Technical Requirements

E-learning courses are designed to be used on a desktop browser with:

  • Adobe Flash® player 8 or later.
  • Javascript and Cookies enabled.
  • Pop-ups allowed.
  • Broadband connection (recommended 512 kbps or higher).
  • Intel® Pentium® II 450MHz, AMD Athlon™ 600MHz or faster processor (or equivalent).
  • MS Windows XP or later, Mac OS 10+.
  • Video adapter and monitor with Super VGA.
  • 1024 x 768 or higher screen resolution.

FOR MOBILE AND TABLET USERS: Our courses may play on some mobile and tablet devices, however, the course(s) interactions, exercises and media may not work as intended on these mobile devices. RMC recommends that you review the sample lesson for the course you intend to purchase prior to registering, to verify compatibility with your environment.

FOR WORK ENVIRONMENTS: Our streaming media uses Protocol RTMP on ports 1935, 443 and 80. If you are having trouble using our courses through a firewall at work, please let your System Administrator know these ports must be enabled for streaming media.

TECHNOLOGY UPDATE: Please note that RMC is in the process of updating all e-learning courses from an Adobe Flash platform to an HTML5 platform. Courses that have already been converted will have a technical specification that differs from the one above.

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