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PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) - 2 days Classroom Training Session

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Upgrade your Project Management skills from PMP to PMI - ACP (Agile Certified Practitioner)

This workshop prepares the participants who intend to appear for PMI Agile Certified Practitioner Certification exam. Agile Project Management Exam is conducted by PMI (project management institute) for 3 hours with 120 multiple choice questions.Please visit PMI Website to know more about the CertificationIf you are using Agile practices in your projects, or your organization is adopting Agile approaches to project management, PMI’s PMI-ACPSM certification may be right for you.On completion of the course, earn:

  •     21 PDUs
  •     Class Notes
  •     One Mock Test


2 days Classroom Training Session


The objective of this workshop is :

To prepare participants for PMI Agile Certification(PMI-ACP) examinationThis PMI Agile workshop is designed to provide the most suitable and effective training on agile project management through usage of E-Learning based training.The participants of this workshop go through relevant  e-material and online Agile course content before attending the sessions as this will aid participants to get the better picture of this preparatory course , more interactions and better learning.  As the course is interspersed with concepts, exercises, discussions the participants’ get better understanding of Agile project management concepts discussed in the 2 days classroom training. As a result, participants will be able to face the Agile Exam more confidently.


Day-1 Module-1: Agile project communications· Agile Information radiator· Agile Team space· Agile tooling· Osmotic communications for collocated teams· Osmotic communications for distributed teams· Agile Daily stand-ups· Test (Self evaluation by participants and Analysis by Instructor)Module-2: Agile Planning, Monitoring and Adopting· Agile Retrospectives· Agile task and Kanban boards,· Agile Time boxing· Agile Iteration and release planning· Agile WIP limits· Agile Burn down/up charts· Agile cumulative flow diagrams· Agile process tailoring· Test (Self evaluation by participants and Analysis by Instructor)Module-3: Agile Estimation· Agile relative sizing/story points· Agile wide band Delphi· Agile planning poker· Agile affinity estimating· Agile ideal time· Agile process tailoring· Test (Self evaluation by participants and Analysis by Instructor)Module-4: Agile analysis and design· Agile product roadmap· Agile user stories and backlog· Agile story maps· Agile progressive elaboration· Agile wireframes· Agile chartering· Agile personas· Agile modelling· Test (Self evaluation by participants and Analysis by Instructor)Module-5: Product Quality· Agile frequent verification and validation· Agenda for the session· Agile test first development· Agile acceptance test-driven development· Agile definition of done· Agile continuous integration· Test (Self evaluation by participants and Analysis by Instructor)Module-6: Soft skills negotiation· Agile emotional intelligence· Agile collaboration· Agile adaptive leadership· Agile negotiation· Agile conflict resolution· Agile servant leadership· Test (Self evaluation by participants and Analysis by Instructor)Module-7: Value-based prioritization· Agile return on investment (ROI)· Agile net present value (NPV)· Agile internal rate of return (IRR)· Agile compliance· Agile customer-valued prioritization· Agile minimally marketable feature (MMF)· Agile relative prioritization or ranking· Test (Self evaluation by participants and Analysis by Instructor)Day - 2Module-8: Risk Management· Agile risk-adjusted backlog· Agile risk burn down graphs· Agile risk-based spike· Test (Self evaluation by participants and Analysis by Instructor)Module-9: Agile Metrics· Agile velocity· Agile velocity· Agile cycle time· Agile earned value management (EVM) for agile projects· Agile escaped defects· Test (Self evaluation by participants and Analysis by Instructor)Module-10: Agile Value Stream Analysis· Agile value stream mapping· Agile Flow charts· Agile Spaghetti Diagrams· Test (Self evaluation by participants and Analysis by Instructor)Module-11: Agile Knowledge and Skills (Level-1) Part-I· Active listening· Agile Manifesto values and principles· Assessing and incorporating community and stakeholder values· Agile Brainstorming techniques· Building empowered teams· Coaching and mentoring within teams· Agile Communications management· Feedback techniques for product (e.g., prototyping, simulation, demonstrations, evaluations)· Incremental delivery· Agile Knowledge sharing· Agile Leadership tools and techniques· Test (Self evaluation by participants and Analysis by Instructor) Module-11: Agile Knowledge and Skills (Level-1) Part-II· Prioritization· Agile Problem-solving strategies, tools, and techniques· Project and quality standards for Agile projects· Stakeholder management· Agile Team motivation· Time, budget, and cost estimation· Value-based decomposition and prioritization Mini – Exam (Self evaluated, Instructor analysis follows)· Test (Self evaluation by participants and Analysis by Instructor) Module-12: Agile Knowledge and Skills (Level-2)· Agile frameworks and terminology· Building high-performance teams· Agile Business case development· Collocation (geographic proximity)/distributed teams· Agile Continuous improvement processes· Elements of a project charter for an Agile project· Agile Facilitation methods· Agile Participatory decision models (e.g., input-based, shared collaboration, command)· PMI's Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct· Process analysis techniques· Self assessment· Value-based analysis· Test (Self evaluation by participants and Analysis by Instructor) Module-13: Agile Knowledge and Skills (Level-3)· Agile contracting methods· Agile project accounting principles· Applying new Agile practices· Compliance (organization)· Control limits for Agile projects· Agile Failure modes and alternatives· Globalization, culture, and team diversity· Agile Innovation games· Principles of systems thinking (e.g., complex adaptive, chaos)· Regulatory compliance· Variance and trend analysis· Variations in Agile methods and approaches· Test (Self evaluation by participants and Analysis by Instructor) Module-14: Domains in Agile project management· Value-Driven Delivery· Agile Stakeholder Engagement· Boosting Team Performance Practices· Adaptive Planning· Problem Detection and Resolution· Continuous Improvement (Product, Process, People)· Test (Self evaluation by participants and Analysis by Instructor)

Instructor Bio

The Trainer, has around 17  years of professional experience and  2 years as a Consultant  in Agile Consulting and Training, Software Estimation, Project Management etc.  He has extensive implementation experience in, Agile –Scrum, CMMI  and SQA Processes etc.Key Accomplishments during Professional Experience:During his professional experience, he implemented Agile and traditional projects, designed and conducted several trainings in Symphony University and anchored all process trainings.  When he was in Philips Software Centre, during his 10 years stint, he led various software improvement initiatives such as Defect Prevention, Technology Change Management, Process Change Management, Defects predictions modelling. He played key role in Philips to reach CMM Level 5 while he was heading Philips Health Care Quality division.He has published and presented papers on Software Size, Software Project Risks Management in International Conferences such as SEPG, 18th World Congress for Quality and also been invited as guest speaker in IIM, Bangalore, Yahoo Software.Key Accomplishments in Consulting and Training :His main interests are providing Consulting, Coaching, Mentoring  and Training  in  Agile Methodologies, Transitioning to Agile Successfully, Scrum Project Management, CMMI-Agile(Hybrid Process Model adoption), Project Management, Software Estimation Techniques, Project Management (Traditional and Agile).1)    He has been Re- certified as Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and   holds Certified Scrum Practitioner (CSP) certification from Scrum Alliance.  2)    He has been a Consultant to eRevMax  Software in Kolkota. He has coached, consulted on Scrum implementation and conducted Scrum workshops in this organisation..3)    He has been a Consultant and Trainer  to Ion  Idea for Agile –Scrum process adoption and development of Agile project management in-house tool4)    He is also a Consultant, Coach and Trainer to IpInfusion for Agile-CMMI process Hybrid model definition and implementation5)    Currently he has been identified as regular trainer for Agile in Yahoo Bangalore for 1 year.6)    Regular Trainer for Oracle in Agile7)    Regular Trainer for Symphony Services in Agile, Estimation etc.The Trainer has conducted more than 100  training workshops  since 2 years,  to various IT Companies in the areas of  Agile Methodologies (Scrum Project Management),  Agile Estimation and Planning, Agile Requirements Analysis,  Software Estimation Techniques(Function Point Analysis, Use Case Point Estimation etc), to various clients in Bangalore, Kolkota, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad ,Mohali and Mumbai and also to International Clients in USA.He has conducted several public workshops and in house Trainings on 1) Agile and Scrum Project Management Methodology, 2) Agile Estimation and Planning , 3) Software Estimation ( Use Case Points,  Function Point Analysis and Software estimation techniques overview)

Following is a list within and  outside India, where UNICOM has executed Consulting and Training Assignments.•    Infosys•    Yahoo Software India ( 6 training)•    Oracle (3 Trainings)•    GE and GE- Health Care•    Mindtree•    Mphasis•    Hewlett Packard•    Capgemini•    Computer Associates•    ITC Info Tech•    Tata Communications•    Sling Media Pvt Ltd( 3 times)•    Keannen Associates(US Client)•    Symphony Software Services(7 times)•    Pace Micro Technology•    Vital Images(US Client)•    eRevMax ( 2 times)•    Zyme Solutions•    Goodrich Aerospace•    John Deer Technology•    Ion nor  Solutions•    Infinite Computers•    Ion Idea software•    Collabera•    Point Cross

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1.Why Earn PMI-ACP ?By becoming a PMI-ACP you can:

  • Demonstrate to employers your level of professionalism in Agile practices of project management.
  • Increase your professional versatility.

2.Why an Agile certification?Many project professionals are seeing a demand for Agile practices in a variety of industries and organizations, and are eager to learn and apply them. Organizations, too, are seeing value in using Agile practices to deliver projects more quickly, with less wasted labor and costs due to misunderstood or ill-defined requirements.PMI research revealed:

  • 68% of the organizations using 

Agile techniques would find value in an Agile certification.

  • 63% of hiring managers would encourage their project managers to pursue an Agile certification.

3.Who should apply? Practitioners who are seeking to:

  • Demonstrate to employers their level of professionalism in Agile practices of project management
  • Increase their professional versatility in both Waterfall and Agile techniques
  • Hold a certification that is more credible than existing entry-level, training or exam-only based offerings

4.What is the eligibility criteria PMI-ACP certification examination ?

  • High School Diploma,
  • At-least 2000 hours of general project experience, 
  • 1500 hours of additional agile project work experience,
  • 21 hours of Agile ProjectManagement Education by UNICOM

5.Till when can I avail early bird rate?

   Early Bird is valid if you register and pay 7 days before the event and is given to first 10 registrants only.    Contact us today to check if you are elligible.6.Is Service Tax included in the price?   Service Tax of 12.36% is not included in the price of Rs. 13,000.00.7.How can I make payment?   Payment can be made via Cheque / DD / Online Funds transfer / Cash Payment.   Cheque should be drawn in favour of "Unicom training and Seminars Pvt Ltd" payable at Bangalore  NEFT Payment:  Account Name: UNICOM  Bank Name : State Bank of India  Bank Address: Ground Floor, K V Plaza, Green Glen Layout, Outer Ring Road, Bangalore.  A/c Number : 31729010535  IFSC : SBIN0012706  A/c Type: Current9.What does Registration Fee include?   The Registration Fee includes the following: Pre Training Online material, Study Material, Examination,   Certificate, Lunch on both days.

10.What is Course timing?     0900 – 1700 each day


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