This 3-day course satisfies the 21 contact hours requirement established by the Project Management Institute (PMI) to apply to take the PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® exam for Agile Certification. Additionally, PM Workshops (PMW) incorporates both the theoretical and practical sides of Agile into all our training. To that end, all our workshops include study materials, exercises, and real-world case studies.
Project Management has played an essential role in defense, aerospace, construction, and engineering. Still, it’s increasingly being applied in IT, banking and finance, disaster relief recovery, climate change, telecommunications, and mining.
PMI’s Project Management Salary Survey – an industry study of 10 countries – predicted that there would be more than 41.5 million project management roles by the year 2020. China and India will lead this growth, generating approximately 8.1 million and 4 million project management roles, respectively.
Recent 2020 PMI Salary Surveys reveal Project Managers with the PMP and PMI-ACP Certifications earn 22% and 28% more, respectively than non-certified managers. Hiring managers believe that certified professionals are more efficient workers and enhance the teams they are a part of. Clearly, hiring managers see the benefits of recruiting certified professionals.
In this course, we cover the “Agile” approach to project management, which is intended for relatively small projects that require flexibility throughout the development path, effective and quick change management, and the team’s ability to adapt to any situation that arises during the project lifecycle. The course also includes training in various agile methodologies, including Lean, Scrum, and Kanban, as well as the following areas:
Agile Project Management
- Definable Work vs. High-Uncertainty Work
- Agile Manifesto and Mindset
- Uncertainty / Risk
- Characteristics of the Project Life Cycle
- Predictive, Iterative, Incremental Life Cycle
- Agile Life Cycle
- Agile Suitability Filters
- Characteristics of the Hybrid Life Cycle
- Project Factors influencing Tailoring
- Servant Leadership
- Role of the Project Manager in an Agile Environment
- Stakeholder Engagement
- Project Managers and how to use Servant Leadership
- Team Composition
- Team Performance
- Overcoming Organizational “Silos”
Deliverables in an Agile Environment
- Project and Team Charters
- Common Agile Practices
- Problem Detection and Resolution
Organizational Considerations for Project Agility
- Organizational Change Management
- Organizational Culture
- Procurement and Contracts
- Business Practices
- Multi-team Coordination and Dependencies (“Scaling”)
- Agile and the Project Management Office (PMO)
- Organizational Structure
Evolving the Organization
- The “Call to Action”
- Final Quiz
- Q&A Session
- Next Steps
PMI-ACP Exam Prep
To gain the most from this course, the participant has preferably taken a 35-hour PMP Exam preparation course and has completed a minimum of 100 sample questions.
- Project Managers,
- Scrum Masters,
- Product Owners,
- Agile PM Team Members
- And others that meet the PMI-ACP exam requirements.
After successful completion of this workshop, the participant shall be able to:
- Learn useful techniques to take and pass the PMI-ACP exam
- Learn to apply knowledge to situational types of questions
- Practice exam questions for each domain
- Learn invaluable PMI-ACP Exam tips and tricks from instructors who have passed the exam
Professional Development Units/Hours (PDUs) Awarded
- 21 PDUs (1 hour = 1 PDU)
All our PMI-ACP workshops include the following study materials, exercises, and case studies:
- Published sample exams
- Customized quizzes, sample exams, and exercises
- Study materials required to learn and understand the framework behind Agile Project Management
- Templates for preparing an effective project plan
To register – email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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PMI-ACP Exam Prep Workshop and Online Learning
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Passing the PMP Exam
Although passing the PMP is the main goal of taking the exam, I often feel that it is the only goal for many people, but it could be more. By the time you are ready to sit for the exam, you have had a few years of project management experience, you have also taken a course to help you pass, and you have studied and understood the content. Therefore, for me, the latter, understanding the content, should be enough to pass the exam and, more importantly, improve your management skills. In other words, if you have done the work consciously and thoroughly, then you understand what the PMP is about, and the exam should then be almost like a drill. That said, there are tricks and steps to remember.
Passing the PMP Exam
Time-wise, it is difficult to tell how much you have to study and for how long. I often get asked this question: “How many weeks do I need to study to pass the exam?” Obviously, that will vary per person because it is based on their ability to absorb the material and how well they can apply the processes, and their math skill level. So, what I tell my students when preparing for the exam is to not focus on the time it takes, but rather follow the following steps for as long as it takes:
- Read the PMBOK first before you take the course. This way, you can ask any questions you might have and clear up any doubts while you have an expert teaching the course.
- Attend the exam prep course and get the most out of it. So often, I see people distracted with work or other activities. However, staying focused during the four or five days to obtain the 35 contact hours is key. Therefore, turn your phone, tablet, or laptop off unless you use the latter to take notes. If you are waiting on an important call, then place the phone on vibrate and ignore all other non-critical calls.
- Review and study your notes from the course and the PMBOK. Take as long as you need to thoroughly re-read and study the exam material at your disposal, which might also include other study materials, such as flashcards of study apps.
- Take as many practice exam questions as possible. Although the new exam has 175 questions, you don’t need to go through a full set every time. Try and answer 25 to 50 questions at a time. You can accomplish this on the train to and from work if you commute, during your lunch hour, or in the evening after work. I tell people to try and take at least 1,000 questions in total and shoot for a consistent minimum score of 80% before sitting for the exam.
Again, of course, there is nothing wrong with wanting to pass the PMP exam, but try to focus on understanding the material’s logic and purpose first. It will make taking the exam a lot easier since most of the questions are not definitions but rather situational. Therefore, the only way you can answer the question is by having a clear grasp of the processes, tools and techniques, and the PMI approach to project management.
Passing the PMP Exam – Project Management Workshops and Online Learning
Consulting & Training to Help You Thrive!
It’s a great time to be considering and preparing for a future career in project management.
Our experienced trainers have studied and worked in their respective fields in the EU, U.S., and worldwide for a minimum of 20 years before joining PMW. Furthermore, their experience covers the gamut from banking to business/finance to the architectural-engineering-construction (AEC) field to manufacturing and production, and more. Their expertise affords them the ability to contour the workshops to their audience, explain the material in the participants’ industry-language, and provide the participants tools they can use in their day-to-day jobs.
Our founders and principal trainers are:
Michael P. Doherty, PMI-ACP
Mr. Doherty has a long history of business development, financial strategies, and planning. He has launched and managed several ventures personally, so he understands the challenges of managing day-to-day operations in an uncertain environment. He strongly believes in adopting Agile methodologies to deliver customer value early and often consistently. His combined startup background, along with Agile expertise, allows him to help his clients deliver products in an efficient, cost-effective manner to meet the ever-changing needs of their users continually.
Jorge Romero-Lozano, Dipl. Ing. (PE), LEED AP, PMP
Mr. Romero-Lozano studied civil engineering and construction management in California. He is a registered professional engineer (PE) in California, holds the title of Diplom Ingenieur in Germany, is certified sustainability professional LEED AP) from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), and holds several certifications, such as project management professional (PMP) from the project management institute (PMI.) He is highly experienced in project, construction, and facilities management in the automotive, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, infrastructure, and civil engineering industries.