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PMI- Agile Certified Practioner, 3ed

Book Description

"This self-study guide is essential reading for all PMI-ACP aspirants to clear the certification exam. Following an easy and a step-by-step learning approach, this book presents not only the basic agile concepts but also the latest developments in the field, based entirely on the latest guidelines from the Project Management Institute."

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Contents
  4. About the Authors
  5. Foreword
  6. New to the Third Edition
  7. Preface
  8. 1 Introduction
    1. Contents of the Exam
    2. Tools and Techniques
    3. Agile Knowledge and Skills
    4. Chapter-wise Coverage of Exam Content
    5. Eight Steps for PMI-ACP® Exam Preparation
    6. Tips and Tricks for PMI-ACP® Exam
  9. 2 Introduction to Agile Principles and Mindset
    1. Introduction
    2. What is Agile?
    3. Agile Manifesto Values and Principles
    4. Agile Methodologies
    5. Agile Principles and PMI-ACP Domains
    6. Agile Frameworks and Terminology
    7. Agile vs Plan-Driven Management
    8. Agile Project Life Cycle
  10. 3 Agile Methodologies
    1. Introduction
    2. Variance in Agile Methods and Approaches
    3. Applying New Agile Practices
    4. Scrum
    5. Extreme Programming (XP)
    6. Test-Driven Development (TDD)
    7. Feature-Driven Development (FDD)
    8. Kanban Method
    9. Agile Unified Process (AUP)
    10. Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM)
    11. Crystal Methods
    12. Lean Software Development
  11. 4 Agile Project Communications
    1. Communications in Agile Projects
    2. Dimensions of Communication
    3. Barriers to Communications
    4. Plan Communications
    5. Communication Methods
  12. 5 Planning, Monitoring, and Adapting
    1. Introduction
    2. What is Adaptive Planning?
    3. Progressive Elaboration
    4. Iteration and Release Planning
    5. Daily Planning
    6. Adaptive Planning and Organizational Culture
    7. Agile Contracting Methods
    8. Agile Project Tracking
    9. Agile Project Accounting Principles
  13. 6 Agile Metrics and Estimations
    1. Introduction
    2. Relative Sizing
    3. Story Points
    4. Wideband Delphi
    5. PROBE Technique
    6. Planning Poker
    7. Ideal Time
    8. Affinity Estimation
    9. Velocity/Throughput/Productivity
    10. Lead Time
    11. Cycle Time
    12. Key Points in Agile Estimation
    13. Agile Project Cost Management
    14. Project Cost Management
    15. Earned Value Management (EVM)
    16. Defect Detection Rate
    17. Escaped Defects
  14. 7 Agile Analysis and Design
    1. Introduction
    2. Collecting and Validating Requirements of Agile Projects
    3. Participatory Decision Model
    4. Product Vision
    5. Product Roadmap
    6. Backlog
    7. Story Maps
    8. Agile Modeling
    9. Business Case Development
    10. Chartering
  15. 8 Product Quality and Process Improvement
    1. Introduction
    2. Frequent Verification and Validation
    3. Test-Driven Development (TDD)
    4. Basic Concepts of Configuration Management
    5. Definition of Done
    6. Incremental Delivery
    7. Feedback Techniques for Product
    8. Continuous Improvement Process
    9. Process Analysis and Improvement Techniques
    10. Value Stream Mapping
    11. Five Whys
    12. Cause and Effect/Fishbone Diagrams
    13. Control Limits
  16. 9 Interpersonal Skills
    1. Emotional Intelligence Quotient (EQ)
    2. Collaboration
    3. Adaptive Leadership
    4. Negotiations
    5. Conflict Resolution
    6. Quick Quiz on Conflict Management
    7. Servant Leadership
    8. Brainstorming Techniques
    9. Building Empowered Team
    10. Coaching and Mentoring
    11. Team Motivation and Knowledge Sharing
    12. Leadership Styles
    13. Problem-solving Steps
    14. Culture and Team Diversity
  17. 10 Value-based Prioritization
    1. Introduction
    2. Definition of Value
    3. ROI, NPV, IRR
    4. Value-driven Delivery
    5. Elicit Non-functional Requirements
    6. Relative Prioritization and Ranking
    7. Value-based Prioritization
    8. Minimally Marketable Feature (MMF)
    9. Agile Compliance
    10. Regulatory Compliance
  18. 11 Agile Project Risk Management
    1. Introduction
    2. Approaching Risk in Agile Projects
    3. Identify Risks
    4. Risk Adjusted Backlog
    5. Risk Burn-down Graphs
    6. Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis
    7. Risk-based Spike
    8. Architectural Spike
    9. Plan Risk Responses
    10. Monitoring and Control Risks
    11. Checkpoints in Agile Projects
  19. 12 PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
    1. Introduction
    2. Structure of the Code
    3. PMI Code of Conduct
  20. Model Question Paper–1
  21. Model Question Paper–2
  22. Model Question Paper–3
  23. Model Question Paper–4
  24. Important Points
  25. Index
  26. Copyright