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PMI-ACP Prep Workshop

I am very excited to announce that I will begin offering my own 3-day PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner Certification Prep workshop, beginning September 26-28.  The workshop will be offered at the Bridge Education Training Facility located at 6716 Alexander Bell Drive, Suite 100, in Columbia, Maryland.  As an added bonus, for those who register for the September (and the to-be-announced October) class, I will give each attendee a free ticket to AgileDC 2011.

Count on 3 full days of learning, simulation, and Legos!

Who Should Attend/Prerequisites

Although this prep course is primarily targeted towards project management professionals interested in achieving the PMI-ACP(sm)  certification, it could benifit many others. It is an effective foundation for anyone interested in adopting and leveraging Agile techniques, including Product & Line Managers, Program Managers, IT Managers, or Senior Technicians.

Course Overview

The PMI-ACP(sm) certification requires the candidate to have 2,000 hours of general Project Management experience, 1,500 hours of Agile Project Management experience, 21 training hours in an Agile specific curriculum, and pass the PMI-ACP(sm) certification exam.

This course will satisfy all of the training requirements for the exam. After taking this course, students will have the strong foundation needed to begin preparing for the certification exam.

Take your course from one of only a few instructors who were independent reviewers of the curriculum, as it was being developed. As independent reviewers of the PMI-ACP, it was our job to modify, revise, update or delete elements to ensure that it was comprehensive, contemporary (reflective of current practice), concise, and clear.

Learning Objectives

The course will provide a broad survey of Agile PM tools, techniques, skills, and knowledge areas. Within the 3-Day course, we will cover all 6 domains of the upcoming PMI-ACP exam

  • Value Driven Delivery
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Boosting Team Performance Practices
  • Adaptive Planning
  • Problem Detection and Resolution
  • Continuous Improvement (Product, Process, People)

Some of the topics covered include:

  • Active Listening
  • Adaptive Leadership
  • Agile Frameworks and Terminology
  • Agile Manifesto Values and Principles
  • Agile Project Accounting Principles
  • Assessing and Incorporating Stakeholder Values
  • Applying New Agile Practices
  • Building High Performance and Empowered Teams
  • Coaching and Mentoring within teams
  • Communications Management
  • Co-Located and Geographically Distributed Teams
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Elements of a Project Charter for an Agile project
  • Facilitation Methods
  • Feedback Techniques (e.g. Prototypes, Simulation, Demonstration, Evaluation)
  • Globalization, Culture, and Team Diversity
  • Incremental Delivery
  • Innovation Games
  • Knowledge and Information Sharing
  • Leadership tools and Techniques
  • PMI’s Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
  • Problem Solving Strategies
  • Product Roadmapping
  • Progressive Elaboration
  • Project and Quality Standards
  • Principles of Systems Thinking (e.g., complex adaptive, chaos)
  • Servant-Leadership
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Team Motivation Techniques
  • Time, Budget, and Cost Estimation
  • Variations of Agile Methods and Approaches
  • Value Based Analysis, Decomposition, and Prioritization

When:

Monday, September 26, 2011 9:00 AM – Wednesday, September 28, 2011 4:30 PM (Eastern Time)

Where:

Bridge Education Training Facility
6716 Alexander Bell Dr.
Suite 100
Columbia, Maryland 21046

Cost:

$1,495 per attendee (plus travel and expenses for private workshops)


Drawing courtesy of Pictofigo

About Derek Huether

I'm Vice President of ALM Platforms at LeadingAgile. Author of Zombie Project Management (available on Amazon). Novice angel investor.

6 Responses to “PMI-ACP Prep Workshop”

  1. Samuel Peña Navarro
    August 30, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    Hi Derek, exist some training online? 

    • Anonymous
      August 30, 2011 at 8:24 pm

      Samuel, I don’t plan on offering the training online. There will be a lot of team interactions and game play. This course is not about teaching someone how to pass the exam. Rather, it will be an effective foundation for anyone interested in adopting and leveraging Agile techniques. It just happens to cover areas on the exam and also provide you with the necessary training hours.

      • Mary Winstead
        August 31, 2011 at 1:17 pm

        Money is tight in our organization, but I plan to enroll.  I love interactive courses.  Can’t wait to attend.

        • Anonymous
          August 31, 2011 at 5:19 pm

          Mary, it would be awesome to have you in my class! If money is tight, we offer discounts for PMI members and group discounts for 3 or more people. This will not be 3 days of lectures. There will be collaboration, simulation, and game play. I will also be offering private workshops.

  2. September 3, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    do it. worth it. 

    • Anonymous
      September 4, 2011 at 12:30 pm

      People should not expect 3 days to test question memorization. These three days will about learning

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