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Agile is the most powerful project-management approach that gets you consistently amazing results when you do it right. To DO Agile right, you need to BE agile and to have a solid understanding of Agile principles and how to use them.
In this course you'll master the principles of agile project management with this ideas-packed course. Prepare for the Project Management Institute's Agile Certified Practitioner exam.
After you take and complete this course, you'll be able to:
Content and Overview
In this course, you’ll begin with a quick PMI-ACP certification overview. Our next step will be to turn on the “beginner’s mind” and think about what it means to be agile and why it’s very important.
Then, you’ll continue to learn about the world of Agile management and explore various agile methodologies and approaches, such as Scrum, Kanban, Extreme Programming (XP), Feature Driven Development (FDD), Dynamic System Development (DSD), and Crystal. It will help you understand and clarify many Agile concepts.
Finally, we will focus on the concept of Leadership and think about why it is important in an Agile environment. The video lectures and quizzes will not only help you learn, but also reinforce your learning and understanding, as well as prepare you for the Agile Certified Practitioner exam.
This course is the first and the most important one in a series of seven courses dedicated to the Agile Certified Practitioner material. Each of the seven courses will cover one domain from the PMI-ACP exam content outline.
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|Section 1: First Things First|
|Section 2: PMI-ACP Certification Overview|
This is a very quick review of what PMI is. You probably already know it - that's why it's quick.
PMI-ACP Certification OverviewPreview
PMI-ACP: Do You Qualify?Preview
Taking the ExamPreview
|Section 3: Agile and Agility - Let's turn on a "beginner's mind!"|
Let' pretend we don't know what agile or agility is. Where do we start? Well, definitions of course! It helps to do it, even you already "know all that stuff." Part of being agile is the ability to get back to basics.
When I first got interested in Agile. This definition was a real eye-opener. It totally helped clarify a few things in my mind and understand the benefit of the agile approach.
Who is more agile?
Agile: Big and Small
Agile: When and Where?
Agile and Waterfall
|Section 4: The World of Agile|
Agile Manifesto 2001 - Values Statement
|Quiz 1||6 questions|
This quiz will help you reinforce your learning of the values of Agile Manifesto.
Agile Manifesto 2001 - 12 Principles
|Quiz 2||6 questions|
Take this quiz to reinforce your knowledge of the 12 principles behind Agile Manifesto.
Declaration of Interdependence 2005
Declaration of Interdependence quiz
Philosophy and Methodologies of Agile
|Section 5: Scrum|
|Section 6: Kanban|
Kanban Principles and Benefits
|Section 7: Extreme Programming (XP)|
XP Core Values and Roles
XP - 13 Core Practices
XP Development Life Cycle
Extreme Programming quiz
|Section 8: Lean|
|Section 9: Feature-Driven Development (FDD)|
|Section 10: Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM)|
Dynamic Systems Development Method
|Section 11: Crystal Methods Framework|
|Section 12: Leadership|
|Quiz 11||7 questions|
This is a learning quiz. Only part of it is intended to quiz the knowledge. The main purpose is to get you to think about Agile-team leadership.
|Section 13: Agile Principles And Mindset - Retrospective|
Agile Principles And Mindset - Retrospective
|Section 14: Learning Questions|
|Quiz 12||11 questions|
Some learning questions with food for though for your in-quiz-itive mind.
In this bonus lecture you receive multiple special offers that you can advantage of any time and keep learning.
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