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Agile For Practitioners

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Course Summary

The Agile For Practitioners course is an in-depth, workshop-style online course that will teach participants the principles and values of Agile, the most popular agile frameworks like Scrum, Kanban, Lean Software Development and Extreme Programming (XP), and help them apply Agile practices and techniques to their current projects.

This course qualifies as 24 PDUs or education contact hours for the Project Management Institute’s Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) exam. Note that in order to sit for the PMI-ACP® exam, students must meet additional requirements set forth by PMI that can be found on their website.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Agile and a Comparison of Traditional and Agile Ways of Working​
  • Benefits of Agile and Popular Agile Frameworks and Methods
  • Planning Agile Projects
  • Exploring Scrum and High-Performing Teams
  • Working Together as an Agile Team
  • Miscellaneous Agile Topics and the PMI-ACP Exam

Key Learning Outcomes

With DASM training and certification, you will:

  • Explain various Agile frameworks and why they are used—including Scrum, XP, Lean, and Kanban
  • Use Scrum framework to develop a new product
  • Create a product backlog and user stories
  • Create Agile communications tools that create transparency and stakeholder trust
  • Demonstrate how teams drive business value using product backlogs
  • Contrast Agile Planning with traditional ways of planning projects
  • Understand how to establish an Agile team and help encourage high-performance
  • Apply agile approaches to manage project scope, schedule, budget and quality
  • Understand the knowledge and experience requirements necessary to apply for and pass the PMI-ACP® certification exam

Upcoming Training

  • Learn from the experience of participants from other companies
  • Early bird pricing is available
  • Courses are run every month
  • PMI members may claim 14 PDUs

Prerequisites

  • Prior to the workshop, students must purchase or have a copy of the book Choose You WoW! A Disciplined Agile Delivery Handbook for Optimizing Your Way of Working (WoW) by Scott Ambler and Mark Lines. If you are a PMI member, you can download a free e-copy.
  • (Highly recommended) Read Section 1 of Choose Your Wow! Book
  • A computer with video and audio capabilities and a high-speed internet connection.
  • Access to Chrome, Edge, or Safari browser.

Course Logistics

  • The course will be delivered live by Jonathan Lee, Project Management Institute Certified Disciplined Agile Instructor (CDAI), through Video Conferencing and Online collaboration tools.
  • Students are highly encouraged to have video cameras on during the workshop to enhance collaboration and engagement amongst attendees.
  • Students Course Materials will be provided (.pdf) one day before the session.
  • This is 3 half-day course. Each day, the workshop will begin at 8:00AM and end by 1PM CST with frequent breaks.
  • Class size is limited to 21 attendees
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Who Should Attend

This course is intended for agile team members, PMO leaders, project managers and leaders who need an in-depth understanding of Agile frameworks and practices or who are seeking the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®) certification.

  • Agile Team Members
  • PMO Leaders
  • Project Managers
  • Leaders

Getting the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®) Certification

Participants interested in getting their PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®) certification should review the education and experience requirements to sit for the PMI-ACP® exam. Details of those requirements can be found on the Project Management Institute site.

Additional details about getting the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®) can be found in our blogs below:

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