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Topics of PMI-ACP Workshop

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Topics of PMI-ACP Workshop

PMI-ACP exam expects from a candidate who is appearing for the exam that he must understand the following topics. It is an exhaustive check of the knowledge, skills, and attitude. This is the reason I love and value this certificate most over other methodology specific certification of the Agile world. This is best for coach level and introduction level. At introduction level, it helps a team in understanding what is agile in nutshell. At coach level, it helps the coach to select the best-suited practices for any organization need.

Introduction to Agile

  • Modern Project Management Challenges
  • How to address modern-day PM challenges?
  • Challenges in Starting Agile Project Management
  • What is Agility?
  • Which Project Management Methodology is best?
  • Type of Systems
  • Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS)
  • Defined vs Empirical Processes
  • Values in Agile Manifesto
  • Agile Principles
  • Agile Methodologies
  • When Does Agile Methodologies Works Best?
  • Value Delivery & Project Life Cycle

Agile Mindset

  • Iteration
  • Incremental Delivery
  • Travel Light
  • Agile Product Building
  • Agile Documentation
  • Agile Architecture
  • Agile Testing
  • Last Responsible Moment
  • Refactoring
  • Technical Debt
  • Mindfulness
  • Energized Team
  • Poka-Yoka
  • Agile Roles
  • Agile Health Checkup

Communication

  • Communication Management Plan
  • Team Space
  • Information Radiator
  • Osmotic Communication
  • Daily Stand-ups
  • Dimensions of Communications
  • Level of listening
  • Communication Skills
  • Communication Barriers
  • Communication Methods
  • Communication Model
  • Communication Technologies & Effectiveness
  • Collocated vs Distributed Team
  • Skills to Manage Stakeholders
  • Define Positive Values

Planning

  • Progressive Elaboration
  • Adaptive Planning
  • User Story
  • Types of User Stories
  • 3Cs of User Story
  • INVEST Model of User Story
  • Epic, Feature, Story, Task
  • Agile Planning
  • Time-boxing
  • Minimum Marketable Features (MMF)
  • Process Tailoring
  • Agile Contracting Methods
  • Agile Project Tracking
  • Innovation Game

Monitoring & Adapting

  • Information Radiators
  • Self-assessment
  • Kanban Board
  • Cumulative Flow Diagram (CFD)
  • WIP Limit
  • Burn Charts
  • Retrospectives

Agile Estimation & Metrics

  • Size Estimation Techniques
    • Relative Sizing
    • Story Points
    • Wideband Delphi
    • Planning Poker
    • Affinity Estimation
  • Metrics
    • Velocity
    • Lead Time
    • Cycle Time
    • Ideal Time
    • Escaped Defects
    • Project Scheduled
    • Features & Value Delivered
    • Delivery Performance
    • Product and Technical Quality Assessment
  • Cost Estimate
  • Basis of Estimation
  • Earn Value Management
  • S Curve

Requirement Analysis & Design

  • Product Roadmap
  • Backlogs
    • Product
    • Release
    • Sprint
  • Story Maps
  • Requirement Collection and Validation
  • Agile Modeling
    • Prototype
    • Wireframes
    • Personas
  • Agile Design Principles
  • Agile Chartering

Product Quality

  • Cost of Quality
  • Definition of Done
  • Feedback Techniques of Agile Project Management
  • Verification and Validation
  • Test Driven Development (TDD)
  • Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD)
  • Exploratory Testing
  • Continuous Integration
  • Continuous Process Improvement
  • 7 Wastes
  • House Keeping Standard (5S)
  • Version Control
  • Agile Tooling Mistake
  • Typical Software Tools in Agile Projects
  • Quality Tools
    • Benchmarking
    • Control Charts
    • Affinity Diagram
    • Force Field Analysis
    • Quality Checklists
    • Cause and effect diagram
    • Pareto Charts
    • Histograms
    • Run Charts
    • Influence Diagram or Decision Network
    • SWOT Analysis
    • Design of Experiments (DOE)

Softskills

  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Self Organizing Team
  • Shu-Ha-Ri
  • Active Listening
  • Collaboration
  • Adaptive Leadership
  • Interpersonal Skills of a Project Manager
  • Negotiation Strategies
  • Type of Powers
  • Group Decision Making Techniques
  • Conflict Management
  • Team Management
    • Agile Team
    • Agile Team Scaling
    • Team Types
    • Agile Team Stage
    • Ground Rules
    • Mentoring and Coaching Styles
    • Learning & Working
    • BART Analysis
    • Teams Self-Assessment Chart
    • Servant Leadership
  • Mentoring & Coaching Team
  • Learning and Working
  • BART Analysis
  • Team Self-Assessment Chart
  • Servant Leadership

Value Based Prioritization & Value Streaming

  • What is value?
  • JIT in value delivery
  • Sources of revenue
  • Value Evaluation Techniques
  • Value-based Analysis
  • Minimum Marketable Features (MMF)
  • Non-Function Requirements
  • Relative Prioritization and Ranking Techniques
    • Prioritization
    • Customer-valued Prioritization
    • Forced Ranking Technique
    • Analytical Hierarchical Process
    • Paired Comparison Techniques
    • Weight-based Prioritization Techniques
    • Kano Analysis
    • 100 Point Method
  • Value-based Prioritization
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Compliance
  • System Thinking

Compliance in Agile

  • Agile Compliance
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Agile Self-Assessment Chart

Risk Management

  • What is Risk?
  • Risk Attitude
  • Risk Management Terminologies
  • Plan Risk Management
  • Project Risk Profile
  • Risk Adjusted Backlog
  • Risk Burn-down Graph
  • Identify Risks
  • Probability and Impact Matrix
  • Qualitative Risk Analysis
  • Risk Categorization
  • Decision Tree
  • Sensitivity Analysis
  • Risk-based Spikes
  • Risk Response Plan
  • Monitoring & Controlling Risks
  • Understanding Reserves

 

 

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