PMI-ACP (Agile Certified Practitioner) Exam Study Material [Updated for 2015]

Deep Fried Brain

Updated for PMI-ACP Exam 2015: I wrote this blog post in Oct 2013 when I was preparing for the PMI-ACP exam. As I was going through process, I was collecting and documenting the list of study. Agile Contact Hours PMI-ACP Sample Questions

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Learning Agile Requirements with User Story Mapping

Sudipta Lahiri

After about 90 min of intense discussions within each of the groups following the 3 step process, both teams had their first version of the User Story Maps, though not complete. The Limited WIP Society Bangalore Chapter held its 2 nd Meetup at Pune on Oct 26.

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Agile Requirements with User Story Mapping

Sudipta Lahiri

After about 90 min of intense discussions within each of the groups following the 3 step process, both teams had their first version of the User Story Maps (see picture). The process is repeated, perhaps once a month, complimented by a more frequent Backlog Grooming.

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Designing the Plane While Flying It: Organizational Change Management at Cisco

Guerrilla Project Management

How does an organization maintain its market leadership when its processes, technologies, and entire business model are changing at all levels, constantly, and continuously? How does an organization maintain its market leadership when its processes, technologies, and entire business model are changing at all levels, constantly, and continuously? Doug Walton, PhD.,

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What Can We Learn from Project Failure? 5 Lessons from Project Management Experts

Wrike

Here’s how I’d put it into a simple, four-step process : Have an open and constructive discussion within the team about the failure. Codify the lessons learned into processes and practices: “The next time this happens, we do that.”

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Wrike and Crescent Sock Company

Wrike

Today, the company produces socks under its own FITS TM brand which is designed to be the world’s best-fitting sock, using materials, processes, and quality controls that far exceed industry standards.

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Why Agile Transformation Fails?

Stepping Into Project Management

Not praised for the effort during the process of transformation- 50 milliseconds after a mistake (which aren’t uncommon during new learnings), the first reaction called Error related negativity which is an involuntary reaction shows up. Originally published at Xebia Blog Organizations move into Agile because it sounds cool, team’s wants to transform and deliver more, have collaborative culture and make work fun.

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Peter Taylor’s New Book, Sponsored by Wrike, Looks at Humor as Key to Project Success

Wrike

Since Wrike always strives to make your work process as efficient and stress-free as possible, we liked the book’s idea so much and supported the publication with pleasure. Since Wrike always strives to make your work process as efficient and stress-free as possible, we liked the book’s idea so much and supported the publication with pleasure. Have you ever noticed how a good laugh at work improves the mood and team spirit, boosts your energy, and defuses tension?

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Large Programs Require Special Processes

Herding Cats

This Integrated Program Management Conference (IPMC) 2013 presentation addresses the issues of managing these programs in the presence of uncertanty. . Acquisition Category 1 (ACAT 1) programs are large - large is greater than $5B, yes Billion with a B.

How to manage localization projects

Guerrilla Project Management

Localization is the process of modifying a product in order to adapt it to a specific cultural environment. Localization is the process of modifying a product in order to adapt it to a specific cultural environment. Jennifer McNulty and Rafa Ballesteros, two topnotch experts on localization, share their insights on how to manage localization projects.

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4 Reasons to Have a Professional Services Management Template

Wrike

For example, when we asked respondents to pick their top 3 work challenges, there was a 6-way tie: Keeping projects on track, managing different client processes, too many projects, too many manual tasks, consolidating feedback, disconnected tools — is your head spinning yet?

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The Must-Read Reading List for Project Communication and Collaboration

Girl's Guide to PM

Here’s my Must-Read Reading List for some great pointers on the skills, process and experience of engaging people and working together, whether your job is to lead or to follow. Anthony Mersino: Amacom, 2013. Ann Pilkington: Gower, 2013.

2018 373

Updates to the CAPM® Exam

MPUG

Well then you are in for a treat because the Project Management Institute (PMI)® the PMI is currently in the process of making a number of exciting changes to this exam. Sierra has nearly two decades of experience as an expert in certification management and joined PMI in late 2013.

The Scrum Values (poster)

Gunther Verheyen

While developing my book “ Scrum – A Pocket Guide ” (2013) I described how there is value in the Scrum Values. Scrum is a (servant) process.

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A Step-By-Step Guide to Improving Your Resource Management

The IIL Blog

However, there are a lot of challenges, many of which arise because of limitations in current processes and tools, which impede success. Project Resource Management is a process designed to use human and tangible assets, materials, and equipment efficiently and effectively.

A Project Team’s Guide to Data Conversion: Book Review & Interview with Dave Gordon

Project Bliss

Dave’s book will put you ahead of these data conversion risks with guidance on each step of the process. In 2013 he wrote a series of blog posts on data conversion that were created “in response to various requests from colleagues, customers, and project teams for more detailed information.”

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The Winding Road to PgMP Certification

ProProject Manager

I downloaded the PgMP certification handbook and referenced it throughout the entire process. Step 2 – I went through the audit process for my application. Paying the certification fee, I moved on in the process.

The Best Self-Help Books to Make 2019 Your Best Year Yet

ProjectManager.com

Angela Duckworth is a 2013 MacArthur Fellow and professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania who writes about achievement not being talent-based as much as fueled by passion and persistence. In the process, he’s collected some actionable tips.

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Free Templates to Get You Started Managing Projects with Sharepoint and Office 365

Brad Egeland

How much process do we need? BrightWork provides two free project management templates for Office 365 and SharePoint 2016, 2013, or 2010 , for a quick and easy way to get started managing projects with SharePoint. One platform that I love for project management is Microsoft SharePoint.

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What did the Project Managers ever do for us?

The Lazy Project Manager

And that is the number one answer to ‘What has project management done for us? ’ – Project management has developed a skill and a process and a capability, combined with a level of experience and ingenuity to make that de-risking investment ‘a relatively small number of days’.

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“Framework”

Gunther Verheyen

I don’t remember when it was exactly, but it was when smart businessmen assumed it was better for sales, as commonly used terms like methodology or process got burned. Scrum is a framework, not a methodology , as I described in 2013 and in my book “ Scrum – A Pocket Guide ”. At some point in time the term “Framework” became really fashionable.

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Software Estimating Resources

Herding Cats

Alexander, “Estimation of the New Agile XP Process Model for Medium-Scale Projects Using Industrial Case Studies,” M. 5, October 2013. 1809, 2013. “An 1 & 2, 2013. “A 739, August 2013. Focused Software Process Improvement, 2015. CIT 21, 2013, 1, pp.

Why PMOs Fail: 5 Shocking PMO Statistics

Keyedin

68% of stakeholders perceive their PMOs to be bureaucratic (2013 Gartner PPM Summit). Portfolio Process Management. In a recent webinar on the Disturbing Reality of Today’s PMOs we explored some of the most shocking statistics and reasons why Program Management Offices fail.

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Risk Management is Project Management for Adults

Herding Cats

Since assets and human life are at risk they have a mature process for managing risks in the presence of uncertainty - aleatory uncertainty (which is irreducible and requires margin to protect the outcomes) and epistemic uncertainty (which is reducible by direct actions).

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Can you use Slack for project management?

Girl's Guide to PM

So how do you use Slack to support your project management processes? Brett has been using Slack as a central communication platform since the tool hit the market in August, 2013. Integrate the project management apps you use for the processes Slack can’t do, like scheduling.

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Why PMOs Fail: 5 Shocking PMO Statistics

Keyedin

68% of stakeholders perceive their PMOs to be bureaucratic (2013 Gartner PPM Summit). Portfolio Process Management. In a recent webinar we explored some of the most shocking statistics and reasons why Program Management Offices fail. As you can see from the quotes below, there is much to be concerned about as you set up your PMO and Project Portfolio Management (PPM) strategy. 50% of project management offices close within 3 years (Association for Project Mgmt).

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KeyedIn™ Solutions announces major enhancements to KeyedIn Projects with launch of v5.3

Keyedin

— June 10, 2013 —KeyedIn™ Solutions, the fast-growing software business specializing in Cloud-based enterprise applications, has announced a new release of its globally-acclaimed Cloud-based project management suite, KeyedIn™ Projects. provides an unparalleled platform for core project management processes. Extensive new reporting features allow project managers to combine widgets in one Dashboard to gain visibility of all data across project.

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Estimating is a Learned Skill

Herding Cats

The same process for estimating is applied to multi-billion dollar projects we work. And the same process is applied to the Scrum development processes on those projects. . Here's some materials that provide the tools and processes needed to learn how to estimate. Group Processes in Software Effort Estimation,” Kjetil Moløkken-østvold and Magne Jørgensen, Empirical Software Engineering, 9, 315–334, 2004. 16, July 2013. 2013. “An

Is Your Agile Project Healthy?

Project Management Essentials

In 2013, Mike Cohn coined the term scrum smells to describe the signs that a scrum team is in trouble. If the answer is convincingly Scrum or Kanban, they are probably following a process. There is an unclear or vague process for making decisions.

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Without a Root Cause Analysis, No Corrective or Preventive Action is Credible - Part 1

Herding Cats

Root Cause is the fundamental initiating cause on a causal chain leading to a failure of a process which results in a recurrence of the problem. Root Cause Analysis is a systematic documented approach to arrive at the true Root Cause of the process problem. 24, 2013.

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Reasons to do a PRINCE2 Certification

Arras People

In 2013, the rights to this program were handed over to AXELOS, a joint venture of the Cabinet Office and the privately owned Capita. In this certification exam, participants must be able to: Identify the 7 processes, themes, and principles of PRINCE2.

Applying Details to the Task Form View

MPUG

When you assign resources to tasks using the Task Entry view, the default set of details in the Task Form pane is ideal for the resource assignment process. In a recent blog post article, I discussed how to apply and use the Task Entry view.

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Agile Estimating Methods and Impact on Project Development Performance Index

Herding Cats

The presentation " Quantifying the Impact of Agile Practices ," Larry MacCherone at the RallyOn 2013 Conference, presents some results on estimating impacts. The Higher the number the better the performance of the process.

Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

Project Risk Management: A Combined Analytic Hierarchy Process and Decision Tree Approach,” Prasanta Kumar Dey, Cost Engineering , Vol. Norton, The Systems Engineering Process Office, MITRE Corporation, 6 June 1999. 4, 2013. 5, May 2013, pp. 4, 2013. “A

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A Compendium of Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

Project Risk Management: A Combined Analytic Hierarchy Process and Decision Tree Approach,” Prasanta Kumar Dey, Cost Engineering , Vol. Norton, The Systems Engineering Process Office, MITRE Corporation, 6 June 1999. 4, 2013. 5, May 2013, pp. 4, 2013. “A

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Strategic Risk Management and Projects

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Of course, organisations with a high project management maturity may have sophisticated and effective project risk processes in place, but this does not necessarily translate into an alignment at enterprise level with the projected business benefits.

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Complete Collection of Project Management Statistics 2015

Wrike

Having a knowledge transfer process in place boosts the chance of project success by over 20%. [6]. Most Popular Agile Tools and Processes: Scrum – 43%. Poor purchasing processes: 23%. 18% use word processing documents. PPM process implementation & management – 61%.

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Making Decisions in the Presence of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

Here's a collection of papers that has served me well in defining the processes needed to make decisions in the presence of uncertainty when managing projects using other people's money: " Beyond project decisions. All project work is uncertain.

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How I Got a Broken Leg, Thought Deep About My Career and Focused More On My Passion

Girl's Guide to PM

The cast was removed in February 2016 and I started the rehabilitation process. The year 2013 was my year of career change.

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A Resource Leveled and Smoothed Schedule

MPUG

To demonstrate the smoothing process, the problem was set up in Excel, as shown in the following figure. The standard leveling in Project 2010 or 2013 is the 13-day active non-delay schedule found manually, as described and shown above. Figure 1.

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