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Course Description

The Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP) is one of the newest certifications offered by PMI and is expected to become the industry standard certification for Agile over the next few years. In addition to preparing you for the exam, this Agile Project Management course is designed to teach you the principles and practices of Agile in real world settings, including Scrum, XP and Lean.

An Agile approach has been or is being used in 46% of surveyed organizations over the last 12 months. (Pulse of the Profession 2018, Project Management Institute, 2018.)  Significant numbers of development and IT professionals describe their company as pure Agile and 51% are leaning toward Agile. (Agile is the New Normal, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, 2017). Agile is the future of project management. Many companies are adopting Agile methodologies to increase team performance and improve customer satisfaction.

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Course Outline

1.  Agile Principles and Mindset

  •  Why use Agile
  •  The Agile Manifesto
  •  Agile Methodologies

2.  Value Driven Delivery

  •  What is value driven delivery
  •  How do you assess and prioritize value
  •  MVP

3.  Leadership and team performance

  •  Agile Leadership
  •  How to build an Agile team

4.  Adaptive Planning

  •  Agile Planning
  •  Sizing and Estimating
  •  Release Planning
  •  Iteration Planning

5.  Continuous Improvement

  •  Methodologies for continuous improvement
  •  Process, product and people

6.  Stakeholder Engagement

  •  Who is a stakeholder?
  •  How to establish a shared vision
  •  How to communicate with a stakeholder
  •  Critical communication skills

Notes

Who Should Attend?

Anyone who works on an Agile team or is a part of an organization adopting Agile practices.  Anyone experienced using Agile approaches, has good collaboration skills, eagerly embraces complexity, and thrives on rapid response times is invited to come learn about real-world Agile Project Management and earn the education hours required to sit for the PMI-ACP (Agile Certified Practitioner) exam.

Contact Hours:

21 Agile education hours (for certificate) offered from experienced PMI-ACP certified instructors. Includes 15 face-to-face hours and additional time online. To qualify for a certificate students must attend classes and successfully complete assignments.

Location:

UAB Collat School of Business, 

CSB L02A (Our new home!)
710 13th St. S.

Birmingham, AL 35294

 

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Section Title
Agile Project Management
Type
Blended (Online and face-to-Face)
Days
Sa
Time
8:30AM to 4:00PM
Dates
Feb 22, 2020 to Feb 29, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
21.0
Course Fee(s)
CSB_AGILE non-credit $1,200.00
Instructors
Reading List / Textbook

Textbooks will be provided in class.

PMI-ACP Exam prep by Mike Griffiths will be used in the course.

Section Notes

Winter 2020 Course: February 22nd and 29th in-person class, plus online assignments

Veterans and UAB Faculty, Staff, and Students are eligible for discounts: Use code AGILE200

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