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About PMI-ACP®

The Agile Certified Practitioner is a credential by the Project Management Institute recognizing individuals as skilled and knowledgeable in agile practices. Agile is a framework for implementing projects with focus on incremental delivery and fast feedback loop. Whereas traditional projects involve a lot of upfront planning for the entire scope of the project, an agile project takes the approach of planning for short sprints. The main assumption in an agile project is that requirements are likely to change and as such planning in detail for the entire duration of the project is futile.

The PMI-ACP® credential is best suited for anyone working in software development. This includes anything to do with innovation, updates, maintenance and design. The core tenet of agile project management is to plan and execute short iterations which are usually time-boxed. The responsibilities of a typical project manager are delegated within the team to do away with the old command and control style of management.

Training with us guarantees you with your exam result and tremendous knowledge of Agile best practices across industries. Our facilitators come with more than 10 years experience in implementing large scale software across different countries and verticals. The knowledge gained in class can be applied to your projects rightaway with immediate visible gains in productivity and customer satisfaction.

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  • Course Name: PMI-ACP® (Agile Certified Practitioner)
  • Location: Singapore
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Venue: TBD
  • Parking: TBD
  • Refreshments: Lunch + Snacks
  • Course Price: Call us for monthly offer
  • Average number of participants: 10-20

Course Features

Our 2 days PMI-ACP® certification-SCRUM training in Singapore prepares participants to obtain their certification within 2 or 3 weeks. Many of our participants obtain their certification within a week of attending the 2 days of class. The program covers everything one needs to know to pass the exam along with a solid understanding of Agile best practices.

  • 2 days of instructor led classroom training
  • 6 months access to over 24 hours of flash based e-learning content
  • Over 500 online practice questions
  • iKompass PMI-ACP® course manual book
  • Application and eligibility support
  • Instructor support for up to 60 days after class

Course Outline

Introduction to Agile

This module covers concepts of iterations, releases, empirical process versus determined process, the Agile manifesto, difference between traditional projects and agile projects. It also provides an overview of SCRUM, XP and Lean methodologies. Participants are introduced to the benefits of agile project management through case studies covering the implementation of projects in traditional and agile environments.

Product Visioning

Unlike traditional project management, in Agile projects customers play a key role in shaping the end result. A typical agile project has a product owner role who is a representative of the customer. The product owner envisions the product and plays a key role in planning releases. The product owner in a SCRUM project plans at multiple levels. The product owner closely manages the product backlog which is a to-do list of increments that gets updated at the end of iteration.

Agile Release

In an Agile project, a collection of iterations or sprints make up for a release. With iteration some functionality is developed. With release a module containing several functionality is developed. Typically organizations tend to have a release every quarter or every 6 months.

Agile Iterations or Sprints

An iteration or sprint in an Agile project is a fixed period of time, example 2 weeks or 4 weeks. This time-boxed iteration is focused on working on an agreed set of features and completing them. The iteration usually starts with one day spent planning wherein the number of features along with an estimate is worked out. The product owner determines which features are important for the iteration. Once the work begins, no change is allowed unless it is an emergency. An agile iteration is at the heart of very agile project.

Agile Scaling

There is no doubt that Agile works very well in small collocated environments. Does Agile suit large complex and distributed software development? Yes it does if implemented properly. With concepts such as Scrum of Scrum and centralized product development teams, Agile can scale up in distributed environments. This module covers Agile adoption across many companies along with the challenges and solutions.

Retrospectives

Retrospectives in Agile are a form of reviews and happen at multiple levels. The most important being the sprint retrospective which is focused on reviewing the list of functionality completed during the iteration. This is an opportunity for the product owner to go through the functionality and provide feedback to the team.

Agile Tools

The training uses case study based approach to learning which means concepts are taught through group exercises. These exercises are reflective of what happens in a typical agile team in real-world. Below are some of the tools that participants will get to practice during the training: Example: Daily Stand-up meeting. A 15 minute meeting that happens every day in which team members report to each other on what they did yesterday, what they plan to do today and what are their challenges. The daily stand-up meeting provides the agile project manager an opportunity to gather challenges that the team is facing. This meeting is also a way for the team to be in sync with each other’s work.

Other Tools

Other tools that participants will have an opportunity to practice in class: • Story points • Task boards • Osmotic communications • Continuous Integration • Refactoring • Product Visioning • Velocity estimating • Spikes • Test driven development • Sprint planning • Sprint Retrospectives • Product Backlog • Sprint Backlog

Frequently Asked Questions

The PMI-ACP® credential involves having at least 8 months experience in projects if you have a bachelor’s degree. This is in addition to at least two years of general work experience. The projects you are exposed to in those 8 months is likely to include concepts of releases, frequent testing, reviews etc which constitute as agile. In addition to the experience, you are also expected to have 21 hours of education in agile project management which the iKompass PMI-ACP® course provides.

In case you already hold the PMP® credential, you do not need to show evidence of the 2 years general experience. You will only need to show the 8 months of agile experience as part of your application and the 21 education hours.

Our participants generally take the exam within 3 weeks from the completion of the classroom training. You will be taking many mock exams and your performance on these mock exams will determine whether you are ready to take the real exam. Many of our participants take the real within within a week from course completion

The PMI-ACP® exam is multiple choice question format. It is 3 hours in duration with 120 questions. The exam is taken at a prometric testing center and is closed book. Results are known immediately after the exam.

As part of the course, we will support you in your application and eligibility. Our trainers will provide you with insight into filling up your application and support you until you receive your eligibility notification.

It is highly unlikely you will fail the exam after attending our program. However, in case you fail, you can take the exam 2 more times within a year with no waiting period in between. You will need to pay for the re-sit fees.

Yes, provided you satisfy a few basic conditions. You should have attended all 3 days of training, completed all the e-learning modules, score over 65% in the mock exams. If you have satisfied these conditions and still failed, we will pay the re-set fees once.

This training and certification is suited for anyone working in the software development or agile environments. We get participants who are developers, designers, testers, project managers, business analysts, research and development staff etc.

Our PMI-ACP® classes usually run from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm for 3 days. You will have sufficient breaks in between to re-energize and stay engaged.

Our PMI-ACP® trainers in addition to being certified as PMI-ACP®, are also PMP® certified. They come with a minimum of 10 years’ experience in implementing projects. Our trainers are usually from Singapore, Australia, Malaysia, India and Philippines.

Enrolling is easy. You can do it online by clicking on the enroll button on top or send us an email or call us at +65 66381203.

I you are a Singapore PR/Citizen, you are eligible for the funding support which provides 50% funding for the course and exam.

Discounts are available for sign-ups of two or more.

In case you are unemployed or in between jobs, you get special discounted rates on the published price. Call us for more details.