AGILE Classroom Training

About Agile and Agile Certification Options

Agile is a topic of growing importance in Project Management. The marketplace shows this trend, as Project Management Practitioners embrace Agile as a technique for managing successful projects in service industry. Agile has always been popular in Manufacturing sector in the form of Lean (Agile) methodologies. Several certification bodies such as Scrum Alliance, EXIN®, Agile Certification Institute (ACI®) provide Agile certifications. On account of this, PMI (Recent entrant) is also now offering Agile Project Management Certification, Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP)®.

The use of agile as an approach to managing projects has been increasing dramatically over the last several years. Several research findings have shown that the use of agile has tripled from December 2008 to May 2011. Furthermore, research demonstrates the value that agile can have in decreasing product defects, improving team productivity, and increasing delivery of business value. Gartner Research predicts that by 2020, 90% of organizations will have transitioned in part or fully to Agile methodologies. Most Agile Certifications are positioned to recognize and validate knowledge of this important approach to Project Management. Of these, EXIN® as the global provider of most valuable certifications is in the fore front.

The combination of both agile and scrum leads to most effective functioning in your current job role as well as it will help your career to reach great heights in agile project management. Nucleus Group is the world’s FIRST and BEST organization to take a comprehensive approach to provide a pathway to Agile Certification. About 95% of our participants end up taking multiple Agile certifications from among the ones provided by EXIN®, Scrum Alliance, ACI® and PMI®. The popular certification (95%) among our participants is the Agile Scrum Foundation (ASF)® provided by EXIN®, due to the ease of certification process and transparent exam feedback mechanism by EXIN®. This is followed by PMI® and ACI® certifications.

  • Globally recognized and most respected Project Management Certification for practitioners of Agile methodologies. Establish your competency and legitimacy in Agile Project Management and gear up for quick Career Growth along Management Track.
  • Continuing growth and usage of Agile practices in project Management. Many practitioners have added Agile to their "Project Management Toolbox" and use it as one of many techniques in managing successful Projects.
  • Increase you visibility and become recognized within your organization and peer circle and pitch yourself for future Project Manager roles.
  • Organizations that utilize Project Management to serve both internal and external clients are seeing value in Agile methods to deliver projects for these clients more quickly. As a result, more organizations and Project Management offices are asking their Project Managers to apply Agile Techniques.

Agile Certification (EXIN®, Scrum Alliance, ACI®, PMI®) - Exams

Eligibility
General Project Management Experience
  • For EXIN®, any agile practitioner can appear for the certification after mandatory training with an EXIN ATO like StarPMO. 2,000 hours working on project teams in case of PMI® and ACI®. These hours must be earned within the last 5 years. Note: For those holding a PMP® credential, PMI® has already verified that the candidate has exceeded these requirements. Thus, a PMP® will be accepted to fulfil these requirements. No requirements in case of Scrum Alliance
Agile Project Management Experience
  • 1,500 hours working on agile project teams. These hours are in addition to the 2,000 hours required in general project management experience. These hours must be earned within the last 2 years.
Agile Project Management Training
  • 21 contact hours; hours must be earned in agile project management topics for Scrum Alliance, EXIN® or PMI®.
Exam Format:
  • 120 Multiple choice questions (Including 20 Pre-test questions) in case of PMI.
  • 80 Questions in case of ACI®.
  • 40 Questions in case of EXIN® and Scrum Alliance.
Exam Fee:
  • $435 (PMI Members), $495 (Non Members) in case of PMI. Test in Prometric Center.
  • 550$ in case of Scrum Alliance. No Fail Test at your own home online.
  • 150$ in case of EXIN® (StarPMO recommended certification based on participant feedback). Test in StarPMO Testing Centres.
  • 200$ in case of ACI® certification. Remote Proctoring Testing Procedure.
Exam Duration:
  • 3 Hours (In case of PMI®)
  • 2 Hours (In case of ACI®)
  • 1 Hour (In case of Scrum Alliance or EXIN®)

Course Content

The objective of this workshop is :
  1. To prepare you for various Agile Certifications using Classroom and Online training
  2. To Learn World’s Best Project Management practices based on comprehensive Agile Curriculum which will enable to take up any Agile certification with ease.
  3. This Agile workshop is designed to provide the most effective training on project management as it makes use of E-Learning as well classroom based training.
  4. The participants of this workshop go through the Online Agile course content before attending the classroom sessions as this leads to more interactive sessions and better learning. Also the participants get better understanding of Agile project management concepts discussed in the classroom by going through the online course content at home. Our Agile training program structure leads to better learning and highly interactive training sessions as per the feedback by our previous participants.
  5. StarPMO Agile Preparation content for a Blended course module is structured as follows

Day-1 Overview

Module-1: Agile project communications

Introduction to CAPM and StarPMO Blended Program

  • Agile Information radiator
  • Agile Team space
  • Agile tooling
  • Osmotic communications for collocated teams
  • Osmotic communications for distributed teams
  • Agile Daily stand-ups
  • Mini − Exam (Self evaluated, Instructor analysis follows)
Module-2: Planning, Monitoring and Adopting
Introduction
  • Agile Retrospectives
  • Agile task and Kanban boards,
  • Agile Timeboxing
  • Agile Iteration and release planning
  • Agile WIP limits
  • Agile Burn down/up charts
  • Agile cumulative flow diagrams
  • Agile process tailoring
  • Mini − Exam (Self evaluated, Instructor analysis follows)
Module-3: Agile estimation
Introduction
  • Agile relative sizing/story points
  • Agile wide band Delphi
  • Agile planning poker
  • Agile affinity estimating
  • Agile ideal time
  • Agile process tailoring
  • Mini − Exam (Self evaluated, Instructor analysis follows)
Module-4: Agile analysis and design
Introduction
  • Agile product roadmap
  • Agile user stories and backlog
  • Agile story maps
  • Agile progressive elaboration
  • Agile wireframes
  • Agile chartering,
  • Agile personas
  • Agile modeling
  • Mini − Exam (Self evaluated, Instructor analysis follows)
Module-5: Product quality
Introduction
  • Agile frequent verification and validation
  • Agenda for the session
  • Agile test first development
  • Agile acceptance test-driven development
  • Agile definition of done
  • Agile continuous integration
  • Mini − Exam (Self evaluated, Instructor analysis follows)
Module-6: Soft skills negotiation
Introduction
  • Agile emotional intelligence
  • Agile collaboration
  • Agile adaptive leadership
  • Agile negotiation
  • Agile conflict resolution
  • Agile servant leadership
  • Mini − Exam (Self evaluated, Instructor analysis follows
Module-7: Value-based prioritization
Introduction
  • Agile return on investment (ROI)
  • Agile net present value (NPV)
  • Agile internal rate of return (IRR)
  • Agile compliance
  • Agile customer-valued prioritization
  • Agile minimally marketable feature (MMF)
  • Agile relative prioritization or ranking
  • Mini − Exam (Self evaluated, Instructor analysis follows
Module-8: Risk management
Introduction
  • Agile risk-adjusted backlog
  • Agile risk burn down graphs
  • Agile risk-based spike
  • Mini − Exam (Self evaluated, Instructor analysis follows

Day-2 Overview

Module-9: Agile Metrics
  • Introduction
  • Agile velocity
  • Agile cycle time
  • Agile earned value management (EVM) for agile projects
  • Agile escaped defects
  • Mini − Exam (Self evaluated, Instructor analysis follows
Module-10: Agile Value stream analysis
Introduction
  • Agile value stream mapping
  • Agile Flow charts
  • Agile Spaghetti Diagrams
  • Mini − Exam (Self evaluated, Instructor analysis follows
Module-11: Agile Knowledge and Skills (Level-1) Part-I
Introduction
  • Active listening
  • Agile Manifesto values and principles
  • Assessing and incorporating community and stakeholder values
  • Agile Brainstorming techniques
  • Building empowered teams
  • Coaching and mentoring within teams
  • Agile Communications management
  • Feedback techniques for product (e.g., prototyping, simulation, demonstrations, evaluations)
  • Incremental delivery
  • Agile Knowledge sharing
  • Agile Leadership tools and techniques
  • Mini − Exam (Self evaluated, Instructor analysis follows

Day-3 Overview

Module-11: Agile Knowledge and Skills (Level-1) Part-II
  • Prioritization
  • Agile Problem-solving strategies, tools, and techniques
  • Project and quality standards for Agile projects
  • Stakeholder management
  • Agile Team motivation
  • Time, budget, and cost estimation
  • Value-based decomposition and prioritization Mini – Exam (Self evaluated, Instructor analysis follows)
  • Mini − Exam (Self evaluated, Instructor analysis follows
Module-12: Agile Knowledge and Skills (Level-2)
  • Agile frameworks and terminology
  • Building high-performance teams
  • Agile Business case development
  • Collocation (geographic proximity)/distributed teams
  • Agile Continuous improvement processes
  • Elements of a project charter for an Agile project
  • Agile Facilitation methods
  • Agile Participatory decision models (e.g., input-based, shared collaboration, command)
  • PMI's Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct · Process analysis techniques · Self assessment
  • Value-based analysis · Mini − Exam (Self evaluated, Instructor analysis follows
Module-13: Agile Knowledge and Skills (Level-3)
  • Agile contracting methods
  • Agile project accounting principles
  • Applying new Agile practices
  • Compliance (organization)
  • Control limits for Agile projects
  • Agile Failure modes and alternatives
  • Globalization, culture, and team diversity
  • Agile Innovation games
  • Principles of systems thinking (e.g., complex adaptive, chaos) ·
  • Regulatory compliance · Variance and trend analysis
  • Variations in Agile methods and approaches
  • Agile Vendor management
  • Mini − Exam (Self evaluated, Instructor analysis follows
Module-14: Domains in Agile project management
  • Value-Driven Delivery
  • Agile Stakeholder Engagement
  • Boosting Team Performance Practices
  • Adaptive Planning
  • Problem Detection and Resolution
  • Continuous Improvement (Product, Process, People)
  • Mini − Exam (Self evaluated, Instructor analysis follows

StarPMO Workshop

Format
Classroom AGILE preparation
  • 3 full days of in-person interaction with our Agile® training consultant (All training Consultants are PMP certified, with 10+ years of corporate Management experience and an MBA from FT-20 business schools like Johnson School of Business, Wharton School of Business, Indian School of Business etc).
  • Complete online access to our renowned Agile® Preparation Course for one year.
  • Weekly webinar after the classroom training for continued learning and assistance with resolving queries. Chance to come back and attend the FULL class room again for FREE.
  • 6+ full length (120 Questions, 3 hours) Agile® Simulation Tests with less than 5% repetition.
  • Limited Number of Participants per Batch for better focus.
  • Self paced study material with anytime, anywhere access to user-friendly Learning Management System.
  • Free premium listing on our executive placement portal (Hiresmart).
Select Classroom Training :
  • Physical Classroom Training in USA
  • Physical Classroom Training in UK
  • Physical Classroom Training in UAE
  • Physical Classroom Training in Australia
  • Physical Classroom Training in Germany
  • Physical Classroom Training in Switzerland
  • Physical Classroom Training in South Africa
  • Physical Classroom Training in Singapore
  • Physical Classroom Training in Qatar
  • Physical Classroom Training in Bahrain
  • Physical Classroom Training in Saudi Arabia
  • Physical Classroom Training in India

Online AGILE Preparation - Basic Course
  • 15 full length Audio-Video chapters as per PMI standards, additional sessions on Agile Exam tricks, how to fill the Agile application form.
  • Mini-Quiz at the end of each chapter.
  • 5 Full length (200 Questions, 4 hours) Agile® Simulation Tests
  • Downloadable Agile® Prep eBook for offline reference
  • Free regular listing on our executive placement portal (Hiresmart).
  • Best for aspirants who have taken Agile training elsewhere but are not confident yet.
  • 23 PDUs (Required for PMI - ACP) will be awarded
Select Course :

60 day online access $169,,,,, 90 day online access $199


Online Agile preparation-Standard course (StarPMO recommended)

  • 15 full length Audio-Video chapters as per PMI standards, additional sessions on Agile Exam tricks, how to fill the Agile application form. Mini-Quiz at the end of each chapter.
  • 5 Full length (200 Questions, 4 hours) Agile® Simulation Tests
  • Downloadable Agile® Prep eBook for offline reference
  • Free regular listing on our executive placement portal (Hiresmart).
  • Best for aspirants who have taken Agile training elsewhere but are not confident yet.
  • 6 hours of Online Virtual class to interact live with PMP® Instructor. Also get recorded version after the class.
  • Module 8: Tracking and Viewing Project Status in Microsoft Office Project 2010
  • Our live virtual classes are conducted at convenient timing to ensure that participants do not have to compromise with their already hectic work schedule.
  • Regular access to our Hiresmart executive placement portal.
  • Ideal for aspirants looking for online preparation supported with trainer assistance (through Online Agile classes).
  • 23 PDUs (Required for PMI - ACP) will be awarded
Select Course :

60 day online access $169,,,,, 90 day online access $199


Blended courses

  • 2 full days of in-person interaction with our Agile® training consultant (All training consultants are PMP certified, with 10+ years of corporate management experience and an MBA from FT-20 business schools like Johnson School of Business, Wharton School of Business, Indian School of Business etc).
  • Complete online access to our renowned Agile® Preparation Course for one Month.
  • Weekly webinar after the classroom training for continued learning and assistance with resolving queries. Chance to come back and attend the FULL class room again for FREE.
  • 6+ full length (120 Questions, 3 hours) Agile® Simulation Tests with less than 5% repetition.
  • One text book (Andy Crowe), one Agile preparation hand book (Our in-house learning team developed material), additional hand outs and wall stickers etc.
  • Limited Number of Participants per Batch for better focus.
  • Self paced study material with anytime, anywhere access to user-friendly Learning Management System.
  • Free premium listing on our executive placement portal (Hiresmart).

Workshop Deliverables

  • Assistance with processing your PMI application.
  • 21 Contact Hours (Required taking the PMI - ACP Certification Exam).
  • Highly acclaimed training program content (Hardcopy of our PPT presentation will be provided to you).
  • More than 6+ online ACP Simulation Exams worth Rs.5000/- for FREE).
  • Unlimited support from our faculty after training (during your ACP Preparation).
  • The complete Student Kit includes classroom course material, a pen, pencil, notebook, highlighter etc.
  • Student ACP - Memory Sheet© (knowledge of necessary formulas and process information).
  • A copy of “Pass your ACP in First Try” Textbook.
  • Tons of free ACP Practice Questions and Answers.
  • A copy of Nucleus Agile Handbook with all formulas and detailed study planner.

StarPMO Advantage

  • PMI approved R.E.P. [Registered Education Provider, ID 3430]
  • Our Training Consultants are typically Senior level Managers in MOST Top Notch Companies and provide help with Job Referrals (Unique to StarPMO).
  • Our Training Consultants are from Top Notch Business Schools (FT Top -20) and come with wide industry networks which can be leveraged
  • Proven study methodology – More than 3000 aspirants from across 50+ countries have undergone our training in JUST Last One year.
  • Both completely online, completely classroom or blended options available
  • Once you join us, we let you attend additional sessions for FREE (Unique to StarPMO)

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