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PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®) Instructor-led 2-Day Training Course
Do you have a number of employees needing training? Velociteach specializes in private group training– both onsite face-to-face and virtually via GotoMeeting. Let us know your training goals and we can help determine the right training plan for your group. Velociteach offers PMP certification exam prep in an instructor-led format over three or four days (your choice).
Velociteach 2-Day PMI-ACP Exam Prep Class is comprehensive, accelerated, and focused on a single goal: Equip students with the knowledge and techniques they need to pass PMI’s Agile Certified Practitioner certification exam. This course covers the history and basic concepts of Agile, its methodologies, strategies—all the key areas of required study for the certification exam. Looking beyond the exam, the course also offers real-world applications of the Agile approach.
The course will include frequent quizzes, exercises, and interactive lessons that require full student engagement. Students will receive the bestselling book in industry on the PMI-ACP Exam by called The PMI-ACP Exam: How to Pass on Your First Try, written by our founder and CEO, Andy Crowe. In addition to attending the two day class, participants will spend time in InSite, our cutting-edge online classroom, completing PMI-ACP practice exam questions.
Who should attend?
This course is suitable for anyone seeking an introduction to Agile, especially those intending to sit the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner exam. Those working as project managers, functional managers and project leaders will particularly benefit.
Learning Objectives and Course Benefits:
- Pass the PMI-ACP exam
- Increased knowledge of Agile principles, practices, and tools across Agile methodologies
- Application of the Agile value of decreasing product defects
- Improved team productivity, delivery of business value and project success
- Validation of your experience, ability, and proven understanding of current tools and terminology
- Baseline Exam Introduction and Score Sheet
- PMI-ACP Application Requirements & Process
- PMI-ACP Exam Specification
- Standardized Exam Strategies & Tips
- The Agile Manifesto
- Value Pairs
- 12 Principles
- Agile Methodologies
- Scrum – Roles, Ceremonies, Artifacts
- eXtreme Programming – Roles, 12 Practices
- Lean – 7 Principles
- Project Justification & Chartering
- Agile Teams & Team Spaces
- Agile Analysis
- Agile Planning
- Agile Estimating
- Working with Agile
- Managing with Agile
- Course Final Exam
- Course Wrap-up and Next Steps
Velociteach's PMI-ACP classes will be led by either Frank Polack or Harold Samson. Bios are below.
FRANK POLACK - PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, SA, INSTRUCTOR
Frank has over 25 years of experience in project management as a consultant and instructor for clients such as BellSouth, Worldspan, AT&T, and Southwest Airlines. For many years he maintained a dual-career in both project and I.T. management at companies such as SITA, Verizon Telematics, and the Royal Bank of Scotland. His expertise was in implementing PMOs and enterprise project management tools, as well as providing training in project management and tools. Frank was also a founding member of Emedikon, a consulting firm specializing in medical practice management and electronic medical record systems.
Having worked in several industries including telecom, aviation and facility management, Frank also had the opportunity to work for the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games (ACOG) on special projects such as the Torch Relay, cycling (road and mountain), and Olympic Village Housing Allocation. A highlight of his tenure there was carrying the Olympic Torch in his hometown of Gainesville, Florida.
A member of the Project Management Institute (PMI) since 1996, Frank was president of the Atlanta Chapter of PMI, and sat on the PMI Global Ethics Review Committee for 4 years. He is currently a member of both PMI and the Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP), and holds a B.S. in Hospitality Management from Florida International University.
HAROLD SAMSON - MA, PMP, PMI-ACP, AAMS, INSTRUCTOR
Harold Samson brings to Velociteach more than 25 years’ experience in Application Systems Development, 20 of these involved in all aspects of Project Management. As Senior Principal and co-founder of C.W. Costello and Associates, a national provider of business systems consulting services to Fortune 500 companies, Harold gained hands-on experience managing project teams in all phases of the system development life cycle within many different industries, including telecom, insurance, banking, manufacturing, public utilities, retail, publishing, and government.
Harold has been an active investor for almost 30 years, and as an entrepreneur has provided venture capital and leadership skills to three different start-up companies.
Harold graduated with honors from the University of Florida, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer and Information Science. He also holds a master’s degree in Economics from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.
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Project Management Training & Certifications (PMP, CAPM, PMI-ACP, ITIL)
Velociteach is an award-winning project management training company founded by Andy Crowe, author of The PMP Exam: How to Pass on Your First Try, with the goal of empowering others to learn project management in a simple, dynamic way that...