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PMI-ACP Certification Prep Class

February 03, 2018 8:00 AM to February 10, 2018 5:00 PM
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Chamberlain College of Nursing
11830 Westline Industrial Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63146
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This course will benefit anyone interested in agile project management methods. It also fulfills the 21 contact hour requirement for the PMI-ACP exam.

Our classes feature hands-on personal attention. We keep the class size small to enhance your learning experience. The instructors are eager to share their knowledge and help you learn. In addition we incorporate best practices for adult learners to maximize the impact of the material.

Your instructor team is top-notch in the field. The team even practices agile methods in our volunteer work.

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Many people find this class helpful, including those fulfilling roles like:

   •      Agile Coach and ScrumMaster

   •      Product Owners and Business SMEs

   •      Program and Project Managers

   •      Project Team Members – Engineers, Analysts, Developers, and Testers

   •      General business experts

   •      Managers at all levels

   •      College and University Instructors, Professors, and Department Chairs

The PMI-ACP exam will be changing after March 25th. The terminology will be aligned with changes to the PMBOK and the Agile Practice Guide. This course prepares you to take the certification exam NOW in it’s current format.

About this Class:

This ACP Exam Preparation Seminar is a 2-day event that requires homework. That means it delivers 21 Hours / 21 PDUs of credit for students facing the rigorous hurdles of completing the application to sit for the exam and then passing the exam! Luckily this course helps you sail over those hurdles and go to the next level with solid, real world practices. Remember, after you have passed the exam you must meet the raised expectations of your boss, co-workers, and customers as an agile expert.

Class materials include a 180-day subscription to the ACP Exam Simulator with over 1,000 questions covering all 3,888 pages of PMI’s 11 book list, a copy of the ACP Exam Prep Plus Desk Reference book, and the ACP Exam Prep Flashcard Deck with 150 key concepts, terms and definitions. The ACP Exam Prep Seminar is the most comprehensive ACP Exam preparation available anywhere!

Who This Course Is For

This course will benefit anyone interested in agile project management methods. In fact, many Scrum Masters will discover the “Shu Ha Ri” theory from their CSM class applied to real world implementation challenges. The list of beneficiaries includes:

  • Program Managers and Product Owners
  • Project Managers and Scrum Masters
  • Project Team Members – Engineers, Analysts, Developers, and Testers
  • Customers, General Management, and Senior Management
  • Partners, Vendors, and Contractors
  • College and University Instructors, Professors, and Department Chairs

What This Course Includes

This course includes two full-length ACP practice exams and a six-month subscription to our Online Exam Simulator with over 1,000 questions! Plus the Agile Process MapTM and the Agile PM Processes GridTM which you won’t find anywhere else!

Expert Digests of:

Scrum • XP • Lean • FDD • AUP • Crystal • TDD • Agile Modeling

Study Aids such as:

Terminology Matching • Crossword Puzzles • Word Searches • Chapter Practice Tests

Course Outline

Chapter 1: The ACP Exam

  • What the Exam Tests
  • Completing the ACP Application
  • Exercises & Chapter Practice Test


Chapter 2: Agile PM Introduction

  • Overview of Agile Project Management
  • Mapping Agile to the PMBOK®
  • Summary of Agile Frameworks & Tools
  • Agile Process MapTM & Agile PM Processes GridTM
  • Exercises & Chapter Practice Test


Chapter 3: Initiating Projects

  • Embrace the Ethos of Agile Project Management
  • Agile Manifesto and the 12 Principles
  • Apply Incremental Delivery Cycles
  • Exercises & Chapter Practice Test


Chapter 4: Planning Projects

  • Imbed Stakeholder Involvement
  • Apply Adaptive Planning
  • Exercises & Chapter Practice Test


Chapter 5: Agile Estimating

  • The Science and Art of Agile Estimating
  • Estimating Tools & Milestone Forecasting
  • Integrating Non-Agile Projects and Programs
  • Exercises & Chapter Practice Test


Chapter 6: Executing Projects

  • Enable Team Performance
  • Apply Risk Management
  • Communication Best Practices
  • Exercises & Chapter Practice Test


Chapter 7: Monitoring & Controlling

  • Facilitative Control Techniques
  • Monitoring & Reporting Tools
  • Exercises & Chapter Practice Test


Chapter 8: Closing Projects

  • Institutionalize Stakeholder Involvement
  • Optimize Value-driven Deliverables
  • Support Continuous Improvement
  • Exercises & Chapter Practice Test


Chapter 9: Agile Accounting & EVM

  • Agile Contracts & Project Accounting
  • Agile Earned Value Management (A-EVM)
  • Exercises & Chapter Practice Test


Chapter 10: Programs, Portfolios & Agile Enterprises

  • Agile Program & Portfolio Management (A-PPM)
  • Agile Enterprise Transformation
  • Exercises & Chapter Practice Test


Chapter 11: How to Pass the Exam…the First Try!

  • Use a Standardized Testing Strategy
  • Manage the Exam


Chapter 12: The Final Exams(s)

  • Final Exam – Day 1
  • Final Exam – Day 2

 

When you finish this class… you can absolutely pass the ACP Exam!


 

Event PDUs: 21, Chapter ID: C071

 

1 PDU per hour of class (for PMI Credential holders who attend class)

 

Number of Contact Hours = 21

1 Contact Hour per hour of class (for PMI-ACP students)

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