Agile Fundamentals and the Roadmap to be PMI-ACP
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Date: 2018-07-28
Time: 9:30am - 5:30pm
Venue: TBC
PDU: 7
Speaker: Mr. Alex Sin
PMI-HK Member: HKD 1,800
Non-PMI-HK Member: HKD 2,100
Status: Available
This class provides an overview of Agile mindset and common methodologies for Agile project team and stakeholders. Participants will know the Agile approach to new product development. They will apply the basic knowledge of Iteration Review and Iteration Retrospectives, and learn to utilize the concepts of Inspection, Adaptation, and Continuous Improvement.
If you need to bring values to customers or users during a significant change in an organization, Agile is definitely a good choice. Someone may still hesitate to achieve the credential; this course will provide you an answer after reviewing the examination contents.

Learning Objectives
At the end of the class, students will be able to:
  1. Compare the Agile and Waterfall approaches
  2. Know the basics of Agile Team Organization
  3. Apply Agile project charter and high-level estimating principles
  4. Create personas and user stories and requirements decomposition
  5. Develop and manage a product backlog
  6. Use information radiator on project communications
  7. Manage iteration review and iteration retrospective
Course Outline

What is Agile?
  • The Agile Value Proposition
  • Comparison of agile and traditional approaches
  • The Agile Manifesto and Agile Principles
Overview Agile methodologies and theme
  • Scrum overview
  • XP overview
  • Value driven delivery
  • Time boxes and prioritization
Project Initiation
  • Project vision and initiation
  • High level estimation
  • Product backlog
  • Story maps and the product roadmap
Release Planning
  • Minimally marketing feature
  • Decomposing stories
  • Story maps for releases
  • Prioritization methods
  • Story points and velocity
  • Creating a release plan
During the Iterations
  • Agile process overview
  • Types of iterations
  • Spikes and related roles
  • Planning meeting
  • Communication and team space
  • Daily stand-up meeting
  • Information radiators
  • Burndown/burnup charts
  • Escaped defects
  • The iteration retrospective
Agile teams
  • Tasks, roles
  • Leadership
Reviews and retrospectives
  • Continuous improvement
  • Iteration reviews, retrospectives
Roadmap to the PMI-ACP and the Exam
  • Qualification
  • Study plan
  • Skills
Who should attend?

For PMI-ACP candidates,
  • Need additional training hours to fulfill the pre-requisite
  • Refresh their knowledge, tools and techniques about Agile
  • Learn the exam skills to increase success rate
  • Formulate a study plan and related investment
Remarks: This class is not a replacement for a standard 3-day Agile class

For non-PMI-ACP candidates,
  • to have Agile overview
  • to participate Agile projects
  • to estimate the effort spent onto the credential

Instructor’s Profile - Mr. Alex Sin

Alex Sin is an independent consultant with more than 26 years of IT experience with expertise in Consulting, Project Management and Training. He is a certified instructor in a number of training including Negotiation, Consulting and Management Development. Alex is certified as a ITIL/ITSM Manager, well equipped with Methodology to deliver IT Consulting. He is also a practitioner of PDI, MBTI and DISC well-known consulting tools.
Alex enriched his Project Management experience from large scaled projects like Libraries, Electrical and Mechanical Services Department and Companies Registry. He recently completed a virtualization project for a local telecommunication company.
Alex is currently a Vice President of Young PM Development at Project Management Institute Hong Kong Chapter. Alex graduated from The University of Toronto with major in Computer Sciences and Mathematics.