PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Certification Training
Registered Education Provider (R.E.P. 3577) 26 Contact Hours Certificate of Mastery/Completion 24/7 Online Access
- 22 Courses
- 26 Contact Hours
- 6 Month Access
- Pass Guarantee
- Exam Simulation
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
LearnSmart has been reviewed and approved as a provider of project management training by the Project Management Institute (PMI). This exclusive training bundle contains all of the training you will need to meet the 21-hour education requirement to sit for the PMI-ACP® certification while arming you with the knowledge you need in order to pass the exam on the first try. This training will put you on the path to earning your PMI-ACP®.
Knowledge areas include:
- Agile Principles & Mindset
- Change Management
- Team Performance
- Problem Detection & Resolution
- Continuous Improvement
Agile: Adaptive Planning and Design
This course focuses on the process of managing potential threats and other forms of risks throughout the agile project’s lifecycle. We cover how to test and validate in order to gather information to improve and adapt the processes of agile project management. We continue talking about the power of adaptive planning in agile projects and discuss how to optimize value delivery by selecting and tailoring the team’s processes based on experiences and project feedback.
Agile: Communication in Projects
There are many challenges and potential pitfalls of communication throughout the duration of a project. Communication is absolutely critical to any team activity, and agile project management is a team activity. The success and failure of an agile project can certainly rest on the proper or improper use of communication. This course covers the many aspects of communication in an agile project. The general goals of this course are being aware of the various modes of communication, the importance of communication in an agile project, and how to best apply the appropriate tools and techniques surrounding communication to best support your project.
Agile: Continual Improvement
No agile project is perfect. No person on an agile team is perfect. There is always room for improvement and growth. This course is about the constant striving for improvement. In this course, we explore the various methods and concepts surrounding the need and ability to continually improve an agile project, ourselves, our teams, our culture, our organization, our agile project management, and other areas, whether directly or indirectly.
Estimating the work, effort, and time activities will take during a project is a very challenging exercise. However, it’s also a very important and crucial piece to any project management. How estimation works in agile projects is slightly different than in traditional projects or daily operations. The circumstances and variables are more varied in agile projects than in traditional project needs. This course aims to explore those differences, the strategies at play in agile estimation, and the various tools and techniques any agile practitioner — whether that be an agile project manager, agile coach, ScrumMaster, or agile development team member — should be aware of.
Agile: Managing Projects
A good agile project manager should be knowledgeable about the various tools and techniques of the agile project management trade. They should also be versatile enough to know when to apply the documented tools and techniques in their literal or highly structured manners and when to bend or accommodate them to the requests of the agile team. This course is aimed for those who may be taking on the role of agile project manager, agile coach, agile practitioner, agile mentor, or ScrumMaster. We discuss the basics of each type of agile manager, their similarities and differences, how to use the tools and techniques available, and what role agile management has in an agile project.
Agile: Manifesto Principles 1 - 6
Since the Agile Manifesto serves as the guiding principle of the entire agile project management collective, it also holds a prominent part in the Project Management Institute-Agile Certified Practitioner exam. In this course, we will explore the first six principles of the manifesto in depth.
Agile: Manifesto Principles 7-12
At the root of the modern structure of agile project management is the Agile Manifesto, and it should be used as a guide to the philosophy of the agile project management approach. This course focuses on the last six agile principles as well as the Declaration of Interdependence.
Agile: Other Agile Methods
In this course, we explore some of the lesser known agile project management approaches beyond the popular ones of scrum and extreme programming. Their lack in popularity right now does not mean they will always be lesser known. They may become the “go to” approach in the future if certain industries or subsets of the agile community adopt them more fully and evangelize their exalts.
Agile: Planning Agile Projects
Planning in agile projects differs from waterfall projects or other more traditional projects in the aspect of adapting to the needs and expectations of the stakeholders and the product development in a flexible manner. This encourages changes and course corrections as often as necessary, and makes planning essential to a project’s success. This course examines how to best plan an agile project, the differences between the various levels of project planning, and useful tools to aid in the planning.
Agile: PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Exam Prep
The PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® is an internationally recognized and esteemed certification focused on the emerging approach of agile methods to project management. If you are going to seek out your PMI-ACP® certification, you need a good grasp of what you are getting yourself into. This course is set up to give you the lay of the test and to reduce the possibility of any surprises along your way. It gives an overview of what you need to know, what the exam will be like, how to prepare, and what you must do after the exam to keep your PMI-ACP® certification active and in good standing.
Agile: PMI Code of Conduct
The discipline of agile project management does not have a particular governing body, standardization, or a certain entity that is the gold standard for certification in this field. The Project Management Institute has made tremendous inroads in adding some formality in this regard by collecting the best practices, concepts, approaches, and terms. This final course in the Agile series discusses the PMI Code of Conduct, which is essentially a list of values that should be found within any project.
Agile: Prioritization and Risk Management in Agile Project Management
Agile projects are selected based on certain aspects and considerations. Prioritization and planning is where most of the effort and time is spent in agile project management. This course delves deeper into prioritization and risk management in agile project management. We expand on the prioritization of the features and functions of our selected projects, building out our product’s vision and business case for development, and laying the foundation for our product’s plan of fulfillment. Also, greater detail and care is spent on the tools, techniques, and other concepts surrounding the planning at all the various levels of an agile project.
Agile: Problem Detection, Metrics, and Resolution
There are always going to be problems in agile projects. Some will be major and some will be incredibly minor. Being able to detect, forecast, and address the problems — especially any small problems before they become big — is key to successful agile project management and practice. In this course, we concentrate on the needs and methods around the detection of problems, errors, issues, and other things deemed outside our acceptable realm of control. We also examine a few of the common tools, measurements, techniques, and other diagnostics that support the team’s efforts to detect and resolve problems within the project.
Agile: Quality and Earned Value Management
Agile project quality is a discipline that is built in and incorporated in all that is done — from considering, to planning, to executing, to testing, to delivering, and every minute in between. Quality is a mindset and a practice throughout the agile project lifecycle. In this course, we concentrate on agile project quality and the role it plays in the gains or value. As we talk about the standards and the expected levels of quality of the products, we discuss the skills needed in order to measure quality.
Agile: Scrum and XP Methods
This course is about the agile methods and frameworks of Scrum and Extreme Programming. These are, arguably, the two most well known of the agile project management methodologies. In this course, we cover the basics, principles, and practices of both methods.
Agile: Series Overview
What comes to your mind when you think Agile? You’re probably thinking about the ability to move quickly and easily, and you would be right. Now apply that definition in the context of project management. An Agile project manager is someone who can move quickly, adapt to change, and make smart adjustments on the fly. This course’s primary purpose is to increase your knowledge of the principles and processes involved in the Agile method of project management as organized and suggested by the Project Management Institute. We will spend a lot of time discussing what you need to know and the knowledge required — or at least expected to be known — by most agile practitioners. The courses in this series are loosely based on the domains of: Agile principles and mindset, Value driven delivery, Stakeholder engagement, Boosting team performance practices, Adaptive planning, Problem detection and resolution, Continuous improvement. Upon completion of this series you will be well versed in the methodologies and principles of Agile project management and effectively prepared to sit for the PMI-ACP exam from PMI.
Agile: Soft Skills and Leadership
An agile project manager ensures the project and its components can run. He or she ensures that everything that is needed is taken care of and puts the agile project management framework and processes in place. In essence, a project manager leads by example. In this course, we explore how a good agile project manager utilizes soft skills and leadership in order to inspire team members, keep the lines of communication open, and deliver an excellent product.
Agile: Stakeholder Engagement
Project stakeholders are all those affected by the project, not just those who fund the project or those we are building the project for. The product owner is a stakeholder, but he or she is not the one using the product. A bigger set of stakeholders are the end users. Even beyond that, there are many other project stakeholders. This course covers who the stakeholders are, how to consider their needs as the project progresses, and several tools and techniques that help in incorporating the stakeholder’s needs and wants.
Agile: Team Formation and Boosting Team Performance
There is a lot to learn and be aware of when working with agile project teams. Agile project team formation and empowerment requires setting up self-organizing and self-empowered groups of skilled and supported individuals. This course focuses on how teams are most effectively formed, how they are supported, and how those teams can more effectively work together and be continuously successful.
Agile: Test Me-PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Exam
Test your proficiency and comprehension of the content of the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® exam with this Test Me course. You’ll demonstrate your proficiency in the principles, concepts, and tools used in completing the PMI-ACP® Certification. Test Me provides you with a collection of questions based on the instructions that you have received throughout the Agile series. This gives you the opportunity to prove your comprehension and understanding of the various concepts that you have seen throughout this series, as well as the chance to test your knowledge on the various concepts of Agile.
Agile: Traditional vs. Agile Project Management
The idea of performing project management work in an agile way did not magically appear in the last couple of years. But, what is an agile project management? This course examines what it is and the difference between agile and traditional project management.
Agile: Value Driven Development
To select the best project to work on, you must assess what is to be gained from its efforts and at what costs. Benefits are best placed in the perspective of the customer or business value. This course covers value-driven development. In this, we discuss how to determine the amount of time and effort to spend on a project. It also discusses how to determine when to expend time and resources on any one or more features, functions, procedures, parts, and/or elements of that project over others. This course makes clear what the value is and how utilizing agile project management approaches can deliver to that value.
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Role and Key Task:An Agile project manager oversees designated projects for the company. The position requires planning and developing strategy, including defining the goals and timeline for the project(s) they supervise. The project manager coordinates, documents, and assigns tasks for the project team and provide the team with direction and support. Managing the budget, timeline, and resources for the project are also required. The project manager monitors problems, provides solutions, and implements changes as necessary to ensure the project timeline is followed. He or she also regularly reports the progress to the stakeholders. A project manager may report to a senior project manager. The position requires strong communication, organizational, problem-solving skills as well as strong leadership ability. This position typically requires field work in overseeing projects, and the position typically takes place in an office setting during normal business hours.
Essential Functions and Goals:Manage and communicate ongoing changes in tasks, goals, or performance. Participate in client meetings, contract finalization, and development of requirements and specifications. Manage project budget to reach revenue, cost, and profit targets. Assign resources to projects and project objectives and monitor progress. Develop project plans and facilitate resolution of all issues to reach project goals.
Other Information:The PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® certification can provide a significant advantage when it comes to salary and earning potential. Among survey respondents to PMI’s Earning Power Salary Survey, those with a (PMI-ACP)® certification certification garner a higher salary (20% higher on average) than those without a certification.
Where can I go to get more information about Agile certifications?
Visit the Project Management Institute website for more information: http://www.pmi.org/certification/agile-management-acp.aspx
Why is Agile Certification so important?
PMI® certifications are among the most recognized and respected industry certifications. They are considered cornerstone certifications for any project manager and prerequisite for employment at many Fortune 500 companies. Other in-demand certifications such as Project Management Professional (PMP)® and Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® build on the information taught in the PMI-ACP® certification.
Does this package contain everything I need?
Yes! This is a complete and comprehensive training package. You will not need to purchase additional training to learn the material necessary to pass the exam.
Will this training prepare me for the real Agile certification exams?
Yes! LearnSmart not only prepares you to pass the exam but our courses are designed to provide professionals with knowledge they can apply directly to their jobs.
What is the format of this training?
LearnSmart provides self-paced online training that mimics the interactive classroom experience. Our courses include comprehensive instruction by certified industry experts, real-world demonstrations of advanced techniques and technologies, games and printable learning materials, and interactive exercises.
Does the program cover exam fees?
This Agile Certification training bundle does not include exam fees. Exam costs are separate.
Where do I take an Agile exam?
The PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® exams are administered by Prometric. To locate the test center nearest you, please visit www.prometric.com.
What type of training is this?
This Agile Certification training bundle is self-paced providing you with the greatest convenience and flexibility to learn on your schedule and at your pace.