Agile project management is now mainstream and growing in popularity. No longer restricted to software development projects, agile frameworks and methodologies are being adopted by many organizations to enhance project team performance and raise customer satisfaction across a wide spectrum of projects.
The PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® certification is offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI) and covers agile frameworks and methodologies such as Scrum, XP and Lean.
Our course is offered in a unique format that provides you with the option to do 2 or 3 days of training. The first two days provide you with knowledge of the Scrum framework and prepare you to sit for a Scrum Master certification exam such as SMC, PSM I or CSM. The optional third day of our agile training classes focuses on the additional information you will need to know to pass the PMI-ACP® certification exam.
* Note that some agile certifications require you to meet minimum experience requirements.
Scrum is the most popular agile framework. It is an adaptive, iterative, fast, flexible, effective and designed to deliver significant value quickly and throughout a project. Scrum ensures transparency in communication and creates an environment of collective accountability and continuous progress.
The Scrum framework, as defined in the SBOK™ Guide, is structured in such a way that it supports product and service development in all types of industries and in any type of project, irrespective of its complexity.
A key strength of Scrum lies in its use of cross-functional, self-organized, and empowered teams who divide their work into short, concentrated work cycles called Sprints.
Traditional project management prescribes conducting detailed upfront planning for the project with emphasis on fixing the scope, cost and schedule - and managing those parameters. In contrast, Scrum promotes value based prioritization and time-boxing over fixing the scope, cost and schedule of a project in order to deliver the greatest amount of value in the shortest amount of time.
One of the key characteristics of any project is the uncertainty of results or outcomes. It is impossible to guarantee project success at completion, irrespective of the size or complexity of a project. Considering this uncertainty of achieving success, it is therefore important to start delivering results as early in the project as possible. This early delivery of results, and thereby value, provides an opportunity for reinvestment and proves the worth of the project to interested stakeholders. It is important to:
Some of the key differences with respect to Value-driven Delivery in Scrum projects and Traditional projects are given in the adjacent figure.
A Guide to the Scrum Body of Knowledge (SBOK™) provides guidelines for the successful implementation of Scrum—the most popular Agile project management and product development framework. It includes the principles, aspects, and processes of Scrum. Scrum, as defined in the SBOK™, is applicable to the following:
The term 'product' in this Body of Knowledge may refer to a product, service, or other deliverable. Scrum can be applied effectively to any project in any industry—from small projects or teams with as few as six team members to large, complex projects with up to several hundred team members.
The first chapter describes the purpose and framework of the SBOK™ Guide and provides an introduction to the key concepts of Scrum. It contains a summary of Scrum principles, Scrum aspects, and Scrum processes.The following sections are covered in this chapter.
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Our 16-hour Scrum Master certification course is designed to engage and immerse you in the fundamental principles of Scrum. Our Scrum training course will:
Our Scrum training course offers a wide range of highly practical tactics, techniques and tips that work in the real world. It has been designed to be interactive and features a blend of activities, exercises, in-depth discussions and presentation segments to ensure that all learning styles are engaged.
We promise a highly engaging course that ensures high retention of concepts and theories.
24-Hour Scrum Master + ACP = $1199 on-site / $1099 live remote
16-Hour Scrum Master = $999 on-site / $899 live remote
Scrum Master / Agile classes are held approximately monthly in our Springfield, NJ office.
Scrum Master Certified (SMC™) professionals are facilitators who ensure that the Scrum Team is provided with an environment conducive to completing the project successfully. The Scrum Master guides, facilitates, and teaches Scrum practices to everyone involved in the project; clears impediments for the team; and, ensures that Scrum processes are being followed. Successful candidates will be awarded the Scrum Master Certified (SMC™) certification by SCRUMstudy after passing the certification exam.
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