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PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®
 
Most demanded credential worldwide! Software Industry is turning to Agile! Be the pioneer to catch the opportunity.
 
Importance of PMI-ACP® certification:
 
  • Gartner analysts predicted in 2010 that by 2012 Agile development methods will be utilized in 80% of all software development projects.
  • Your knowledge of both Agile and Traditional practices increases the value you bring to your organization. Be among the early adopters to acquire this popular and industry recognized certification by PMI!
  • Research demonstrates that agile have decreased product defects, improved team productivity, and increased delivery of business value. The PMI-ACP is positioned to recognize and validate knowledge of this important approach.
  • PMP® credential holders expand their market value by adding on the PMI-ACP® certification to demonstrate their knowledge and ability to lead both types of traditional and Agile projects.
Our students' success and career growth testifies the value of our Certification Courses.
 
Familiarize yourself with:
 
  • Who should attend?
  • Course Synopsis
  • Eligibility
  • Exam pattern and course fee
  • Support
  • Unique PMAC Advantage
  • Testimonials
  • Maintain your PMI-ACP® Certification
 
Who should attend?
Project Managers, Product Owners, Business Analysts, Developers, QA/Testers, IT Leaders, Project Stakeholders, and other Team Members/Managers looking to implement Agile project management practices in their environments, Agile practitioners wishing to gain a credential reflecting their professional achievement. Scrum Masters, Scrum Team Members, Project Sponsors, Project Planners, Quality Staff, Testing and Quality Assurance), Agile Developers / Programmers, Designers, Testers, Project Controller (PMO Office), Agile Project Managers, Product Owners. Everyone who currently practices or participates in traditionally managed projects that want to learn a hyper productive and fun alternative that has been used by thousands of companies worldwide for almost a decade. The target audience for the program is a mix of professionals across hierarchies involved in project management, product management, system and solution architecting, and professionals interested in pursuing the PMI-ACP® certification examination conducted by Project Management Institute, Inc.
 
Course Synopsis
 
Duration: 3-day/ 21 contact hours: PDUs: 21 (fulfills PMI’s PM Education Criteria). Course ID ACP62 The course is aligned to the New PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Examination Content Outline and PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Handbook Updated 28 September 2012and accordingly  includes six domains:
 
Domain I: Value-Driven Delivery
Domain II: Stakeholder Engagement
Domain III: Boosting Team Performance Practices
Domain IV: Adaptive Planning
Domain V: Problem Detection and Resolution
Domain VI: Continuous Improvement (Product, Process, People)
 
In addition, the course the10 tools and techniques and 43 knowledge and skills areas needed to pass the PMI-ACP® exam. Course Topics:
 
Agile Foundation
 
  • Traditional Process and Evolution of Agile
  • Agile Manifesto
  • Empirical vs. Defined
  • Agile Methods (Scrum, XP, Lean, Kanban, etc.)
  • Lean Principles
  • Build In Quality
  • Myths about Agile
 
Agile Team
 
  • Agile Roles, a new paradigm
  • Self Organization, the Key Theme
  • Generalizing Specialists
  • Boosting Team Performance, the Key Theme
  • Success Differentiators:  “Communication, Collaboration and Decision Making”
  • Issues of Servant Leadership and Empowerment
  • The Challenge of Coaching Agile Teams
  • Quick but..? Trust, Conflict Resolution and Team Building
  • Building the team (essentially self-managed, self-motivated, high-performance teams)
  • Top-rated challenge: “Distributed Agile Teams”
 
Pre-Project Considerations
 
  • Important Agile feasibility: “Risks of Agile and Failure Modes”
  • Designing and administering Agile Contracts
  • Organizational Consideration
  • Important Project Feasibility (ROI, NPV, IRR)
  • Hybrid Approaches, exigencies of situation
 
Project Initiation
 
  • Visioning and Chartering a Project
  • Developing Project Business Case (, BCR, ROI, and Business Value Justification)
  • Creating the Backlog with MMF Set
  • Alternative Solution Analysis, choosing the right one
  • Agile Contracts
  • Stakeholder Analysis (assessment of Interest and Influence)
  • Prioritization
  • Project Level Risk Management
  • High Level Estimates
  • WIP (Work In Progress)
  • Team Release Velocity Estimation
  • Roadmap
 
Project Release Planning
 
  • Project and Team Kickoff- Agile way
  • Refining the Backlog
  • Story Level Prioritization
  • Story Sizing/Estimation
  • Estimating Initial Iteration Velocity
  • Building the Release Plan
  • KEY DRIVER: Setting Up Collaboration Environments
  • Hardening/Stabilization Iteration
 
Project Foundation Setup
 
  • Determining 'Must Haves' for Iteration 1
  • High Level Architectural, Business and UI Design
  • Essentials: Hardware, Software, Training
  • Pre-Planning for Iteration 1
  • Ensuring smoother life: Risk Mitigation through Spikes and Dependency Identification
  • Testing Strategy Planning, QA or QC, or None!
 
Iteration Execution
 
  • Iteration Planning, the running theme
  • Task Breakdown and Estimating
  • Team Commitment and Openness (close collaboration)   
  • Technical Excellence
  • Collaboration, Empowerment and Conflict Management
  • Pre-Planning and “JIT” Detailed Requirements
  • Daily Standups (agile way)
  • Activities During an Agile Iteration
  • Information Radiators
  • Impediment and Risk Mitigation
  • Coaching and Facilitation
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Story Level User Acceptance Testing
  • Iteration Review
 
Post-program
 
  • Exam practice roadmap
  • Mock Exams
  • Mentoring and support
 
Methodology
Highly interactive with case studies, group activities, discussions, and exercises.
Delivered by renowned faculty who makes learning fun and provides rich practical
insights both for your exam success and real-life career advancement.
 
What we offer
 
  • Copyrighted course material
  • Practice Exams
  • Post-program support and mentoring
  • After PMP® certification, Guidance on how to leverage the qualification for growing in your career.
 
Over 14,000 people have benefited from our training programs
Eligibility*
Education Level General Project Experience Agile Project Experience Agile Education
Secondary Degree (High School or Equivalent) or higher

2,000 Hours working on project teams in the past 5 years.

Active PMP® or PgMP® credential holders are deemed to have satisfied this requirement.
1,500 hours of working on agile project teams or in agile methodologies.

These hours are in addition to the 2,000 hours of general project experience, and should be earned within the last 3 years.
21 contact hours in agile practices
 
*Note: We support you in filling your application form in case you require assistance.
 
Exam Pattern
The examination will test knowledge of Agile Fundamentals and the ability to apply that knowledge to basic projects.
 
The number of questions:
Total number of questions Pretest (unscored) Scored
120 multiple choice 20 100
 
Percentage distribution:
Agile Topic Percentage Distribution
Agile tools and techniques 50%
Agile knowledge and skills 50%
 
PMI-ACP® Exam Fee
Testing Type PMI Member Non-member
Computer-based testing $435 $495
Paper-based Testing $385 $445
 
Support
We extend post-program support to our students in terms of facilitation in filling up exam application, resolution of queries, and mentoring to ensure solid preparation and success. Our courses and support has not only ensured goal-achievement but has also groomed personalities to capture newer opportunities.
 
Unique PMAC Advantage
The participants gain benefits which are rare:
 
  • You learn from renowned industry experts who don’t just teach but provide crucial practical insights for real-life success.
  • Our consulting experience ensures logical understanding and transforms your mindset and personality. Our students continue to excel with superior knowledge and better personality thanks to our focus on real-life applicability of topics we teach in the class.
  • Mentoring during exam preparation, clarification of doubts, and assessment of your readiness to ensure 100% success.
  • We are the only organization that provides unique post-certification voluntary support to help you leverage your qualification and advance your career, through our vast network and contacts.
 
Testimonials
We take pride in delivering Best-in-Class Courses. Our students continue to grow in their career due to knowledge and skill enhancement, and then better contribution to their organizations.
 
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Maintain your certification*
If you are PMI-ACP® credential holder, you need to renew it every three years by earning 30 PDUs. There is no re-exam. Renewal Fee:
 
Certification Renewal PMI Member Non-member
PMI-ACP Credential Renewal $60 $150
 
Through our programs, we offer pre-approved professional development units (PDUs) necessary for certification renewal, according to your CCR Cycle. As a special gesture, we have highly discounted PMI-ACP® Renewal Offers for our students.
 
 
 
 PMI-ACP® Classes
 
PMI-ACP® Certification - Noida
Jan 17, 18, 19, 2014
(Weekend Batch)
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PMI-ACP® Certification - Chennai
Jan 24, 25, 26, 2014
(Weekend Batch)
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PMI-ACP® Certification - Gurgaon
Jan 31 & 1, 2 Feb, 2014
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  Testimonials  
     
  “Agile Concepts taught in PMAC Class developed skills to pass the exam and also manage our projects using Agile Methods.”  
  Anuj Verma, PMP, PMI-ACP, Project Manager, Thomson Controls  
     
  “Besides achieving PMI-ACP Certification, I am fully skilled to manage Agile Methodology. PMAC Course and learning have opened new opportunities for me.”  
  Pravir Rastogi, PMP, PMI-ACP, EXL    
 
 
 
 
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