PMI® ACP

Getting started with PMI-ACP® Certification Preview

Domain 00 – Course Overview
1 Course Overview Preview
2 Objectives Preview
3 Value of PMI-ACP® Certification to the Professional Preview
4 Value of PMI-ACP® Certification to the Organization
5 PMI-ACP® Eligibility Requirements
6 PMI-ACP® Timeline
7 PMI-ACP® Certification Fees
8 PMI-ACP® Certification Maintenance and Renewal
9 PMI-ACP® Exam Information
10 Domains and Tasks
11 Domains Covered
12 PMI-ACP® Exam Blueprin

13 Practice QuestionsPreview
14 Sources of Information
15 Conclusion

Domain 01 – Agile Principles and Mindset – Part 1
1 Agile Principles and Mindset
2 Objectives
3 Agile
4 Agile-Best Practices
5 Agile Evolution
6 Agile Manifesto
7 Principles of the Agile Manifesto Preview
8 Agile-Less Engineering, More Enabling
9 Agile Core Principles and Practices

10 What Agile is Not
11 Benefits of Agile
12 Agile-Real Life Example
13 Quiz
14 Summary
15 Conclusion

Domain 01 – Agile Principles and Mindset – Part 2
1 Agile Principles and Mindset
2 Objectives
3 Agile Methodologies, Frameworks, and Processes Preview
4 ScrumPreview
5 Three Pillars of Scrum
6 Scrum Roles
7 Scrum Vocabulary

8 Scrum Meetings
9 Project Using Scrum – Example Preview
10 Scrum Roles – Key Points
11 Extreme Programming
12 Five Core Principles of XP
13 XP Practices
14 XP Process Diagram
15 Success of XP Methodology – Example
16 Crystal Methodology Preview
17 Crystal Methodology – Key Principles
18 Crystal Methodology – Key Categories
19 Dynamic Systems Development Method
20 Principles of DSDM Atern
21 Phases of DSDM

22 Feature Driven Development
23 Agile Project Management Preview
24 APM Framework
25 APM and PMBOK® Guide
26 Lean Software Development
27 Lean Principles
28 Kanban Preview
29 Kanban Method – Case Study
30 Lean Kanban Method
31 OpenUP
32 OpenUP – Phases
33 Information Radiators Preview
34 Effective Information Radiators
35 Examples of Information Radiators Preview

36 Knowledge Sharing
37 Knowledge Sharing (contd.)
38 Knowledge Sharing Contexts
39 Servant Leadership
40 Characteristics of a Servant Leader
41 Agile Servant Leadership
42 Quiz
43 Summary
44 Conclusion Preview

Domain 02 – Value-Driven Delivery – Part 1
1 Value – Driven Delivery
2 Objectives
3 Value

4 Forecasting ValuePreview
5 Time Value of Money
6 Time Value of Money – Terminologies
7 Future Value and Present Value – Formulas
8 Calculation of Future Value – Example
9 Financial Feasibility of Projects
10 Return on Investment
11 Net Present Value
12 Net Present Value – Example
13 Internal Rate of Return
14 Internal Rate of Return – Example
15 Payback Period Preview
16 NPV, ROI, and Payback Period – Example
17 Prioritization

18 Factors in Prioritization
19 Agile Customer – Value Prioritization
20 Prioritization Techniques
21 Prioritization Techniques – MoSCoW
22 MoSCoW Technique – Example
23 Prioritization Techniques – Kano Model Preview
24 Kano Model – Categories
25 Kano Model – Example
26 Prioritization Techniques – Relative Weighting Preview
27 Relative Weighting – Example
28 Risk Management in Agile
29 Risk Adjusted Product Backlog
30 Risk Adjusted Product Backlog – Example
31 Non – Functional Requirements

32 Prioritization of Non – Functional Requirements Preview
33 Quiz
34 Summary
35 Conclusion

Domain 02 – Value-Driven Delivery – Part 2
1 Value-Driven Delivery
2 Objectives
3 Minimum Marketable Feature
4 Kanban Boards
5 Kanban Cards Preview
6 Simple Kanban Board
7 Detailed Kanban Board Preview
8 Kanban and JIT
9 Siemens Health Services- -Example

10 Incremental Delivery
11 Reviews and Feedback Techniques
12 Benefits of Review and Feedback
13 Reprioritization or Relative Prioritization
14 Prioritization List
15 Agile Compliance Preview
16 Earned Value Management for Agile
17 EVM Terminologies
18 Earned Value Metrics with Formulae
19 Earned Value – Planning Parameters
20 EVM for Agile
21 Agile Earned Value Metrics – Example
22 Agile Contracts
23 Agile Contracting Methods

24 Quiz
25 Summary
26 Conclusion Preview

Domain 03 – Stakeholder Engagement – Part 1
1 Stakeholder Engagement
2 Objectives Preview
3 Stakeholder Management
4 Principles of Stakeholder Management
5 Project Charter
6 Project Charter (contd.)
7 Components of Agile Project Charter
8 Business Case
9 Understanding Stakeholder Needs Preview

10 Agile Wireframes
11 Agile Wireframes – Real Life Example
12 User Story
13 User Story – Card, Conversation, and Confirmation
14 User Story-Attributes
15 Story Card Information
16 User Story Card-Example
17 User Story – Examples
18 Agile Personas
19 Creating Agile Personas – Example
20 Creating Agile Personas – Example (contd.)Preview
21 Theme and Epic Preview
22 Theme and Epic Example
23 Product Backlog

24 Agile Story Maps
25 Assessing and Incorporating Community and Stakeholder Values
26 Assessing and Incorporating Community and Stakeholder Values (contd.)
27 Real Life Example Preview
28 Quiz
29 Summary Preview
30 Conclusion

Domain 03 – Stakeholder Engagement – Part 2
1 Stakeholder Management-2
2 Objectives
3 Communication Management
4 Agile Communication
5 Social Media Communication
6 Information Radiators

7 Information Radiators (contd.)
8 Visible Charts
9 Agile Modeling
10 Agile Modeling contd
11 Best Practices of Agile Modeling
12 Active Listening
13 Key Elements of Active Listening Preview
14 Globalization Culture and Team Diversity
15 Cultural Diversity Issues-Recommendations Preview
16 Agile Facilitation Methods
17 Agile Participatory Decision-Making Preview
18 Agile Participatory Decision-Making Models
19 Agile Negotiation Preview
20 Agile Negotiation and Conflict Management

21 Five Levels of Conflict
22 Agile Conflict Resolution
23 Quiz
24 Summary
25 Conclusion
Domain 04 – Team Performance – Part 1
1 Team Performance
2 Objectives
3 Team Formation Stages
4 Building High – Performance Teams
5 HPT – Generalizing Specialist
6 Attributes of High – Performance Agile Teams Preview
7 Building Empowered Teams

8 Setting and Managing Expectations
9 Daily Stand – Up Meeting Preview
10 Introduction to Agile Leadership
11 Leadership Best Practices
12 Adaptive Leadership
13 Adaptive Leadership – ‘Doing Agile’ Tools
14 Management vs. Leadership
15 Coaching and Mentoring Within Teams
16 Agile Coaching
17 Coaching at Levels
18 Skills of an Agile Coach
19 Agile Emotional Intelligence
20 EI and Scrum Masters Agile Project Managers
21 EI Skills Assessment Framework

22 Benefits of EQ
23 Quiz
24 Summary
25 Conclusion Preview

Domain 04 – Team Performance – Part 2
1 Team Performance (2)
2 Objectives
3 Agile Team Motivation
4 Team Space Preview
5 Signs of Bad Team Space
6 Co – Located Teams
7 Distributed Teams
8 Co – Located vs Distributed Teams
9 Osmotic Communication

10 Collaboration and Coordination
11 Collaboration Technology Preview
12 Communication Gap Examples
13 Agile Brainstorming Session
14 Setting up an Effective Brainstorming Session Preview
15 Brainstorming Session – Steps
16 Velocity Preview
17 Velocity-Example 1
18 Velocity-Example 2
19 Unit of Measure for Velocity
20 Sample Velocity Chart
21 Agile Tools
22 Quiz
23 Summary

24 Conclusion Preview

Domain 05 – Adaptive Planning – Part 1
1 Adaptive Planning
2 Objectives
3 Multiple Levels of Planning
4 Aligning Agile Projects to Programs and Portfolios
5 Rolling Wave Planning or Progressive Elaboration
6 Rolling Wave Planning or Progressive Elaboration (contd.)
7 Timeboxing
8 Timeboxing – Best Practices
9 Timeboxing – Advantages
10 Estimation
11 Accuracy vs. Precision

12 Measures of Project Size
13 Relative Sizing
14 Story Points Preview
15 Story Points (contd.)
16 Story Points Estimation – Steps Preview
17 Story Points – Estimation by Analogy
18 Value Points Preview
19 Ideal Days Preview
20 Ideal Days (contd.)
21 Story Points and Ideal Days
22 Estimation Scale
23 Wideband Delphi
24 Wideband Delphi Process
25 Wideband Delphi Technique-Planning Poker

26 Planning Poker – Example
27 Affinity Estimation
28 Affinity Estimation Process
29 Estimation Using T – Shirt SizingPreview
30 Determining Project Size
31 Project Size Estimation – Real Life ExamplePreview
32 Project Size Estimation – Explanation
33 Quiz
34 Summary
35 Conclusion

Domain 05 – Adaptive Planning – Part 2
1 Adaptive Planning
2 Objectives
3 Release Plan Preview

4 Steps in Planning a Release
5 Release Planning – Example
6 Release Planning – Example Illustration
7 Agile Product Roadmap
8 Iteration Plan
9 Iteration Length Selection
10 Length of Iterations – Example
11 Velocity – Driven Iteration Planning
12 Commitment – Driven Iteration Planning Preview
13 Iteration Lifecycle
14 Release Plan vs. Iteration Plan
15 Value – Based Analysis and Decomposition
16 Determining Initial Schedule and Cost Range Estimates
17 Determining Initial Schedule and Cost Range Estimates – Example

18 Cone of Uncertainty
19 Agile Cone of Uncertainty Preview
20 Velocity Variations
21 Sprint Reviews Preview
22 Importance of Sprint Reviews
23 Sprint Retrospection
24 Backlog Grooming or Refinement
25 Backlog Grooming or Refinement – Illustration
26 Mid – Course Corrections
27 Mid – Course Corrections – Inspect and Adapt
28 Release Burndown Chart Preview
29 Agile Games
30 Quiz
31 Summary

32 Conclusion

Domain 06 – Problem Detection and Resolution – Part 1
1 Problem Detection and Resolution Preview
2 Objectives
3 Agile Problem Detection
4 Problem Detection Techniques
5 Fishbone Diagram
6 Fishbone Diagram Analysis Preview
7 5 Whys Tool
8 Control Charts Preview
9 Lead Time and Cycle Time
10 Escaped Defects
11 Work In Progress

12 Work In Progress (contd.)
13 Cumulative Flow Diagrams
14 Cumulative Flow Diagrams (contd.)
15 CFD-Little’s Law
16 Work In Progress-Detailed
17 CFD with Bottleneck
18 Agile Problem-Solving
19 Agile Problem-Solving-Best Practices Preview
20 Quiz
21 Summary
22 Conclusion

Domain 06 – Problem Detection and Resolution – Part 2
1 Problem Detection and Resolution
2 Objectives

3 Metric and Measure Preview
4 Benefits of Metrics
5 Types of Metrics
6 Baseline Metrics
7 Actual Metrics or Actuals Preview
8 Best Practices
9 Burn Charts
10 Variance Analysis
11 Trend Analysis
12 Variance and Trend Analysis
13 Risk Management in Agile
14 Risk Management Lifecycle
15 Step 1-Risk Identification Preview
16 Risk Identification Opportunities

17 Step 2-Risk Assessment Preview
18 Risk Assessment-Risk Census Preview
19 Step 2-Risk Assessment
20 Step 3-Risk Response Strategies
21 Step 4-Risk Review
22 Risk Log
23 Risk Burndown Chart
24 Risk Profile Graphs
25 Progressive Risk Reduction
26 Spike
27 Agile Failure Modes
28 Agile Coach Failure Modes
29 Quiz
30 Summary

31 Conclusion

Domain 07 – Continuous Improvement – Part 1
1 Continuous Improvement 1 Preview
2 Objectives
3 Kaizen – Introduction
4 Kaizen – Introduction (contd.) Preview
5 Kaizen – Key Aspects
6 Retrospectives
7 Retrospectives-Agenda
8 Importance of Retrospectives
9 Conducting a Retrospective-Factors
10 Conducting a Retrospective – Steps
11 Techniques to Conduct Retrospectives

12 Brainstorming Techniques
13 Process Analysis Technique
14 Agile Process Tailoring
15 Agile Process Tailoring – ShuHaRi
16 Quality in Agile
17 Project and Quality Standards for Agile Projects
18 Quality in Agile – Best Practices
19 Quality Best Practices – Frequent Verification and Validation Preview
20 Quality Best Practices – Frequent Verification and Validation (contd.) Preview
21 Quality Best Practices – Exploratory Testing
22 Quality Best Practices – Exploratory Testing (contd.)
23 Quality Best Practices – Usability Testing
24 Quality Best Practices – Test – Driven Development
25 Quality Best Practices – Test – Driven Development (contd.)

26 Test – Driven Development – Advantages
27 Quality Best Practices – Acceptance Test – Driven Development
28 Acceptance Test – Driven Development Cycle
29 Effectiveness of TDD – Experiment 1 Preview
30 Quality Best Practices – Continuous Integration
31 Best Practices of Continuous Integration
32 Quality Best Practices – Definition of Done Preview
33 Checklist for Story Completion
34 Quiz
35 Summary
36 Conclusion

Domain 07 – Continuous Improvement – Part 2
1 Continuous Improvement
2 Objectives

3 Value Stream Mapping
4 Value Stream Mapping – Stages Preview
5 Value Stream Mapping-Steps
6 Value Stream Mapping – Example Preview
7 Value Stream Mapping Example – Solution
8 Value Stream Mapping Example – Outcome
9 Seven Forms of Waste
10 Agile Flowcharts
11 Flowchart Symbols Preview
12 Flowchart Sample
13 Agile Spaghetti Diagrams
14 Spaghetti Diagrams – Steps
15 Benefits of Spaghetti Diagram
16 Self – Assessment

17 Organizational Self – Assessment Preview
18 Written Communication in Agile
19 Facilitated Workshops
20 Workshop Facilitator Preview
21 Principles of System Thinking
22 Principles of System Thinking (contd.)
23 Quiz
24 Summary
25 Conclusion Preview