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The PMI ACPSM certification is a credential offered by PMI for people working in Agile project management environments. This certification is for anyone involved in any product development effort that has a large amount of complexity and uncertainty. Obtaining the credential recognizes an individual’s skills in using Agile tools and techniques to successfully navigate complex projects towards satisfactory outcomes. This certification carries a high level of professional standing and credibility as it requires a combination of agile education, experience on Agile practices and examination on Agile practices.

*This Special Blended Learning Program entitles the participants with 26 PDU’s: 16 hours of instructor led training and 10 hours of an eLearning module. 16 PDUs are obtained by attending the 2 day instructor led workshop and 10 PDUs by completing the PMI approved special question bank.

Module 1 – Introduction
Getting to know the participants Introduction to PMI® | PMI ACPSM Certification – advantages | PMI ACPSM certification – process and fees related information | PMI ACPSM Application procedures – instructions on how to fill in the form | PMI ACPSM examination – information on the split of questions, question pattern | PMI ACPSM examination – Tips on how to prepare and take the examination (this theme will be reiterated throughout the course) | PMI ACPSM – Fulfilling the CCR requirements | Familiarization with course outline | Familiarization with the protocols and timings | Expectation setting and clarifications | PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct | Introductory Quiz – to assess the current level of familiarization of the  | participants with Agile Methodologies, Concepts and assess the gaps.
Module 2 – Introduction to Agile Methodologies
What is Agile? | Agile vs. Traditional Project Management | Why Agile? | Agile Manifesto Values and Principles | Usage and Applicability of Agile Methods | High Level Roles in Agile | Variants in Agile (Scrum, XP, TDD, FDD) | Quiz – Introduction to Agile Methods
Module 3 – Agile Project Management Context
The concept of Agile Project Lifecycle and its characteristics | Phases defining the Agile Project Lifecycle | Elements of Project Charter for Agile Projects | Agile Project Stakeholders – how to identify and manage Stakeholders? | Agile Analysis and Design | Product Roadmap | Product Backlog | User Stories | Story Maps | Progressive Elaboration | Wireframes | Chartering | Personas | Agile Modeling | Quiz – Agile Project Management context
Module 4 – Agile User Stories
Business Case Development | Value Based Prioritization | ROI | NPV | IRR | Compliance | Customer Valued Prioritization | Minimal Marketable Feature | What is a User Story? | Discussing Requirements Management in Traditional Project Vs. Agile | INVEST Concept in User Stories | Methods of handling Large Stories | Release Backlog | Product Backlog | MOSCOW Principle in Prioritization | Sprint Backlog | Brain Storming Techniques | Re-Prioritization of Requirements / User Stories across Iteration | Stakeholder Management | Quiz – Agile User Stories
Module 5 – Agile Estimation, Planning, Monitoring & Adpating
Historical Estimations | Relative Sizing | Story Points Concepts | Planning Poker | Affinity Estimation | Ideal days / Time based Estimation | Incremental Delivery | Sprint Planning Meeting | Sprint Burn Down Chart | Product Burn Down Chart | Release Burn Down Chart | Release Burn Up Chart | Sprint Reviews | Sprint Retrospectives | Continuous Improvement Process | Quiz – Agile Estimations
Module 6 – Agile Communication & Soft Skills
Information Radiators | Team Space | Osmotic Communication | Co-located Teams | Distributed Teams | Daily Stand Ups | Scrum of Scrums | Remote Product Owner and Its Management | Building High Performance Teams | Building Empowerment Teams | Coaching and Mentoring within Teams | Active Listening | Team Motivation | Emotional Intelligence | Collaboration | Adaptive Leadership | Negotiation | Facilitation Methods | Conflict Resolution Management | Service Leadership | Quiz – Agile Communications & Soft Skills
Module 7 – Agile Product Quality
Test Driven Development | Test me First Concept  | Definition of “Done” | Continuous Integration | Feedback Techniques for Product | Prototyping | Simulations | Demonstrations | Evaluations | Problem Solving Strategies, Tools and Techniques | Project and Quality Standards for Agile Projects | Quiz – Agile Product Quality
Module 8 – Agile Risk Management
Risk Management | Risk Adjusted Backlog | Risk Burn Down Graphs | Risk Based Spikes | Quiz – Agile Risk Management
Module 9 – Agile Metrics Management & Value Stream Mapping
Velocity | Cycle Time | EVM in Agile | Scaped Defects | Variance and Trend Analysis | Variation in Agile Methods and Approaches | Value Stream Mapping | Quiz – Agile Metrics Management & Value Stream Mapping
Module 10 – PMI ACP Mock Test & Valedictory


OSP International LLC

Founding Date: 2008

Founder and President: Cornelius Fichtner, PMP

OSP International is one of the leading online training companies for PMP®, CAPM®, and PMI-ACP® exam preparation. We are a PMI Authorized Training Partner (PMI ATP) which means you can be confident that our instructors and our PMP certification online course content meet rigorous PMI standards. Our certified project managers have developed our training course and are experienced in providing live online exam preparation and on demand training and coaching. We have helped more than 60,000 project managers in over 56 countries successfully prepare for their exams since 2008.

As part of our courses, we offer a five-star rated PM Exam Simulator that provides an online realistic exam experience that allows our students to prepare and pass their exam on the first try. They learn effective test-taking strategies, are able to test their knowledge, gain confidence, and reduce study time.

We also work with project managers who need to maintain their PMI® credentials by providing webinars and online learning tools that allow them to earn Professional Development Units (PDUs) for their recertification. Our PDU Podcast offers an easy way to earn PDUs each month with automatically delivered webinars on various project management topics. It is completely aligned with the PMI Talent Triangle. The PDUs are correctly mapped and will reflect as PDUs for the three sides of the talent triangle: Technical PDUs, Leadership PDUs, and Strategic and Business PDUs.

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