PMI - ACP Project Management Institute Agile Certified Practitioner Exam Study Guide

J. Ashley Hunt

ISBN: 9788126575305

408 pages

INR 999

Description

The PMI-ACP Project Management Institute Agile Certified Practitioner Exam Study Guide is an all-in-one package for comprehensive exam preparation. This up-to-date guide is fully aligned with the latest version of the exam, featuring coverage of 100 percent of the exam domains. Expanded coverage of AGILE includes the basic principles, value-driven delivery, stakeholder engagement, team performance, adaptive planning, problem detection and resolution, and continuous improvement to align with the A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® 6th Edition) and its increased emphasis on agile, adaptive and iterative practices.

Preface

Introduction

Assessment Test

 

Chapter 1 Agile Foundations

  • History and the Agile Manifesto  
  • The Agile Alliance  
  • The Agile Manifesto  
  • The 12 Principles of the Agile Manifesto  
  • The 12 Principles Simplified  
  • The Declaration of Interdependence  
  • The Declaration of Interdependence Simplified  
  • Empirical Process Control  
  • Agile vs. Waterfall Project Management
  • The Benefits of Using Agile in Any industry
  • Satir Model
  • Organizational Agility Tips

 

Chapter 2 Scrum and eXtreme Programming (XP)

  • What Is Scrum?
  • Transparency
  • Inspection
  • Adaptation
  • Scrum Values
  • The Scrum Team
  • The Product Owner
  • The Development Team
  • Scrum Master
  • Scrum Artifacts
  • The Product Backlog
  • The Sprint Backlog
  • Scrum Events
  • Sprint Planning
  • The Sprint
  • The Daily Scrum
  • Scrum of Scrums
  • The Sprint Review
  • Elements of the Sprint Review
  • The Sprint Retrospective
  • The Purpose of the Sprint Retrospective
  • eXtreme Programming (XP) Overview
  • Key Aspects of XP
  • XP Core Values
  • XP Core Values Simplified
  • XP Roles
  • Core Practices of XP
  • The 13 Core Practices of XP
  • The 13 Core Practices Simplified

 

Chapter 3 Key Aspects of Additional Agile Methodologies

  • Dynamic Systems Development Method
  • The Eight Principles of DSDM
  • Kanban
  • Kanban Board
  • The Six Principles of Kanban
  • The Six Principles of Kanban Simplified
  • What Is Lean Product/Software Development?
  • The Seven Principles of Lean
  • How Lean Complements Agile
  • The Seven Wastes of Lean Manufacturing
  • The Seven Wastes of Lean Manufacturing Simplified
  • The Seven Wastes of Lean Software Development
  • The Seven Wastes of Lean Software Development Simplified
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Feature-Driven Development
  • The Five Processes of FDD
  • Best Practices of FDD
  • Best Practices of FDD Simplified
  • Crystal Methods
  • Crystal Family Color Codes
  • The Crystal Family
  • Adaptive Software Development (ASD)
  • Adaptive Software Development Cycle
  • Adaptive Software Development (ASD) Cycle Simplified
  • Creating a Successful Mindset
  • Three Main Aspects of Leading an Agile Project Effectively 91
  • Three Main Aspects of Leading an Agile Project Effectively Simplified 91

 

Chapter 4 Agile Initiation and Stakeholder Engagement

  • Charters and Agile Projects
  • Determining Return on Investment
  • Payback Period
  • Internal Rate of Return
  • Net Present Value
  • Techniques of Pre-Project Engagement
  • Elevator Statements
  • Tweeting
  • The Definition of Done
  • Wireframes
  • User Stories
  • User Story Workshops
  • Agile Knowledge Sharing and Communication
  • INVEST for User Stories
  • The INVEST Acronym
  • Communication and Knowledge Sharing Basics

 

Chapter 5 The Human Side of Agile Project Management

  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Communication
  • Self-Directed Teams
  • Negotiation
  • Aspirational Skills
  • Motivation
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Adaptive Leadership

 

Chapter 6 Agile Estimation and Planning

  • Iteration Zero
  • Analyzing Based on Business Value
  • The Product Owner
  • Development Team
  • Agile Project Manager
  • Timeboxing
  • Themes, Epics, and User Stories
  • Themes
  • Epics
  • User Stories
  • Personas
  • Wireframes
  • Backlog Refinement
  • Definition of Done
  • Story Mapping
  • Relative Sizing
  • Wideband Delphi
  • The Fibonacci Sequence
  • Planning Poker
  • Planning Poker Best Practices
  • Initial Velocity
  • Iteration/Sprint Calculations
  • Story Point Estimates and Spikes

 

Chapter 7 Effective Team Performance on Agile Projects

  • Tuckman's Ladder
  • Shu Ha Ri and Skill Mastery
  • Dreyfus Model: Five Stages of Skill Acquisition
  • Collaborative Working Environments
  • Distributed Teams
  • Context and Culture
  • Osmotic Communication
  • Team and Individual Coaching
  • Velocity Tracking
  • Burn Down and Burn Up Charts
  • Burn Down Charts
  • Burn Up Charts

 

Chapter 8 Agile Execution and Tracking of Iterations

  • Return on Investment and Benefit Measurement Methods
  • Earned Value Analysis
  • Controlling the Schedule
  • Controlling the Budget
  • Earned Value Technique
  • The Formulas
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • The Triple Constraints
  • The Gulf of Misunderstanding
  • Dot Voting, or Multi-Voting
  • MoSCoW
  • Monopoly Money
  • 100 Points
  • Kano Analysis
  • Customized Procurement

 

Chapter 9 Detecting Problems and Working Through Changes

  • The Cost of Changes
  • Rolling Wave Planning
  • Technical Debt
  • Refactoring
  • Refactoring When You Don't Code Software
  • Determining Defects
  • Common Causes
  • Special Causes
  • Risk Management
  • Spikes
  • Risk-Adjusted Backlog
  • Expected Monetary Value
  • Assessing Risk
  • Risk Burn Down Charts

 

Chapter 10 Tailoring, Quality Management, and Improving Project Processes

  • Tailoring
  • Tailoring and the PMBOK® Guide
  • Lead Time and Cycle Time
  • Process Improvement
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Continuous Product Improvement
  • Intraspectives
  • Premortem
  • Retrospectives

 

Appendix A Next Steps

What Is the PMI-ACP Certification?

Real-World Considerations

Tools and Techniques Overview

Agile Toolkit

PMI Ethical Decision-Making Framework

Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct

Task Overview

Agile Principles and Mindset Considerations

Value-Driven Delivery

Stakeholder Engagement

Team Performance

Adaptive Planning

Problem Detection and Resolution

Continuous Improvement

Tools and Techniques Overview

Knowledge and Skills

Concluding Thoughts

 

Appendix B Answers to Review Questions

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

 

Index