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Agile for Practitioners (Self-Paced)

November 1 - November 30

Agile for Practitioners

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.

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

Key Learning Outcomes

Upon completion you will be able to:
  • Explain various Agile frameworks and why they are used—including Scrum, XP, Lean, and Kanban
  • Apply the 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

Course Outline

  • Course Intro, Intro 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