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Project Management: Agile and Scrum Essentials


This course will prepare participants for a deeper understanding of Agile methodologies emphasizing real world usage, in addition participants will meet the education requirements to sit for the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner certification exam (PMI-ACP). This course offers an in-depth look at agile project management through a PMI perspective. You will have hands-on practical exercises and real world scenarios so that you can apply your knowledge and prepare for the PMI-ACP exam and a career as an agile practitioner.


After this class, you will be able to:

  • Understand the roots and philosophy behind Agile development
  • Recognize and explain various agile methodologies including Scrum and Extreme Programming
  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively perform adaptive planning on projects
  • Generate continuous improvement on projects as well as throughout their organization
  • Effectively identify and deliver value to the customer using Agile techniques
  • Improve team leadership skills for Agile and traditional project management
  • Understand the need for stakeholder involvement and be able to effectively engage commitment for projects
  • Meet the education requirements to sit for the PMI-ACP exam

Dates: Aug 05, 2017 - Aug 19, 2017 Time: 9:00 AM
Tuition: $1,295.00 Instructor: Felicia Bianchi; Margaret M May Register

What will be covered:

Agile Framework
  • Agile Manifesto
  • Agile Methods (understand the differences between each)
  • Process Tailoring
  • Agile Process Overview
  • Agile Framework and Waterfall

Value Driven Delivery
  • Assessing Value (Why are we doing this project?)
  • Planning Value
  • Confirming Value
  • Tracking and Reporting Value
  • Agile Reporting vs Waterfall

Stakeholder Engagement
  • Communicating with Stakeholders
  • Critical Soft Skills
  • Leading Effectively
  • Agile Stakeholder Management vs Waterfall

Boosting Team Performance Practices
  • Understanding Team Performance
  • Team Practices
  • Agile Teams vs Waterfall

Adaptive Planning
  • Planning Concepts
  • Estimation
  • Agile Plans
  • Agile Planning vs Waterfall

Problem Detection and Resolution
  • Identifying Problems
  • Resolving Problems
  • Engaging Team
  • Agile Problem management vs Waterfall

Continuous Improvement
  • Continuous Improvement Practices
  • Agile Continuous Improvement vs Waterfall

The PMI-ACP Exam
  • Requirements
  • Exam material
  • Test format

Class Schedule

Date Times Meeting Type Location
08/05/2017 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Classroom Executive Park
08/12/2017 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Classroom Executive Park
08/19/2017 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Classroom Executive Park

Additional Information

Final Enrollment:
Clock Hours: 21.0