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PMI-ACP® - Agile Certified Practitioner examination preparation

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The main objective of this seminar is to help participants prepare for the Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®) certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI®) certification.

The Agile approach to project management is gaining increasing recognition: its core principles are codified in Agile Manifesto 2001 and implemented with methodologies such as Scrum, Extreme Programming, Kanban, DSDM and others.

This seminar presents all aspects of the Agile Approach, covering both agile tools and techniques (50% of the examination), as well as the agile knowledge and skills that make up the remaining 50% of the examination.

Seminar Audience

The seminar is aimed at those wishing to participate in the PMI-ACP certification examinations. It is also aimed at those who want a more systematic and practical acquaintance with Agile methodologies.

According to the PMI, the conditions for admission to the ACP examinations are (for those who have a bachelor's degree or higher) at least 12 months (2000 hours) of general work experience in project groups over the past 5 years and 8 months (1500 hours) experience in Agile teams over the past 2 years.

The requirement for 2000 hours of general experience in groups of projects does not exist for those who already have PMP certification.

Still, at least 21 hours of training (PDU) is required in Agile themes - fully covered by this seminar.

Seminar Benefits

After the seminar the participants will:

  • have completed the 21-hour PMI-ACP contact hours training requirement.
  • know the application process, format and content of the PMI-ACP test.
  • understand the differences in the agile approach from classic approaches to project management.
  • know the basic features of the different methodologies that support the agile approach: scrum, extreme programming, DSDM,
  • know the basic agile tools and techniques.
  • know the 43 areas of knowledge and skills that are included in PMI-ACP material.

Seminar Responsible

Yiannis Vithynos NTUA, MSc. He has many years of experience in the management of complex telecommunication and IT projects in Greece and the Balkans. He is the founder of Critical Path Consulting & Training, a company dedicated to Project Management.

Yiannis is a Project Manager Professional (PMP)® and a PMI-ACP® from the Project Management Institute (PMI)®, he is a certified PRINCE2 Practitioner, certified as IPMA-D and is also the holder of Advanced Project Management Certification (APMC).

He was a member of the first elected Board of Directors of the Greek section of PMI and was a member of the organizing committee of the 1st Project Management Conference in Athens in November 2006. He is also a member of the IPMA (Greek IPMA Member Association) and project evaluator for IPMA Worldwide Excellence Award.

Seminar Content
  • The PMI-ACP examination
    • Benefits of the PMI-ACP
    • Prerequisites
    • PMI-ACP application
    • Format, conent and procedure of the examination
    • Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR).
  • INtroduction to the Agile approach
    • Agile origins. Agile Manifesto.
    • Agile methodologies: scrum, kanban, XP, DSDM etc.
    • Agile versus waterfall.
  • Tools & techniques
    • Communications
    • Planning, Monitoring & Adapting
    • Agile Estimation
    • Agile Analysis & Design
    • Product Quality
    • Soft Skills Negotiation
    • Value-based prioritization
    • Risk Management
    • Metrics
    • Value stream analysis
  • Knowledgw & skills
    • Level 1: community & stakeholder values, building empowered teams, coaching & mentoring, feedback, incremental delivery, prioritization, motivation etc
    • Level 2: agile frameworks & terminology, business case development, continuous improvement processes, participatory decision models, value-based analysis etc
    • Level 3: agile contracting, agile project accounting, globalization, culture & team diversity, principles of system thinking, vendor management, failure modes etc
  • Review and final practice
    • Key seminar points
    • Study methodology
    • Success tips!
Seminar Material

The material is based on the latest version of the PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) Examination Content Outline.

It includes full notes, training material, memory aids, multiple tests and exercises, etc. The book "PMI-ACP Exam Prep. A Course in Passing PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) Exam", Premier Edition by Mike Griffiths is also included in the material given for further personal study.

Implementation information
  • The above open seminars take place at our facilities in Athens (108 Kifissias Avenue, 115 26 Ampelokipoi - Metro Panormou).
  • There is a discount for more than one participations from the same company at each seminar.
  • There is also a discount for each participation in more than one seminar during the semester.
  • It is possible to organize seminars within your company or organization, according to your needs.
  • Our seminars can be subsidized by the OAED / LAEK program 0.24%.
  • There are special rates for unemployed and students.
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