PMI-ACP Certification


What is the PMI-ACP Certification? PMI-ACP Certification is a professional certification offered by PMI. It stands for Project Management Institute - Agile Certified Practitioner. Who should apply for PMI-ACP® Certification?

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Why do we need Estimation?


If our estimates are wrong most of the time, why should we even attempt estimating in the first place? If this is the case, why bother estimating at all? . Estimating can work but only if you understand why you are doing it. Let us understand why we estimate. .


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12 Incredible Reasons You Should Get a SAFe® Agile Certification


46% of the organizations reported inconsistencies in practices and processes as their main challenge with agile transformation. Source: 15th State of Agile Report. There sure is an Agile framework called SAFe. And SAFe is the road to Business Agility.

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Reasons to do a PRINCE2 Certification

Arras People

In this post, guest blogger Simplilearn explore just why PRINCE2 is the most popular project management certification in the UK. There are several project management certifications out there in the market and most people aren’t sure of which certification course to take. People with a PRINCE2 certification are able to adapt to almost all situations and tend to deliver projects on time because the structure of this methodology anticipates all the possibilities of a project.

Top Scrum Certifications You Need to Know in 2021


The 15th State of Agile Survey is out. The survey revealed 66% of the organizations voted Scrum as the most sought-after Agile framework. Source: 15th State of Agile Report. Scrum can help estimate the total cost of production. Top Scrum Certifications in 2021 .

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Agile Adoption – Left to Right is the Way to Go

Mike Griffiths

Agile approaches "Crossed the Chasm" a decade ago. As companies adopt agile because they have to / it's now expected / the industry norm / required to stay competitive / , we see more push-back and failures than ever. This is Left-to-Right agile adoption.

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Agile for Traditional Projects

The IIL Blog

By Susan Parente | Risk Management Guru – Agile Generalist – Instructor and Consultant, IIL. Can Agile practices be incorporated with traditional project management?” In this blog, I’ll cover two great Agile practices that teams have found to be valuable to incorporate on traditional projects, and which may help your team make the shift from traditional to Agile project management: A Daily Stand-up meeting and a Kanban board. Looking for Agile training?

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Effectively Using Product Roadmaps for Agile

The IIL Blog

By Betsy Kauffman, Organizational Coach, Agile Pi. What is an Agile Product Roadmap? Multiple agile teams can utilize a shared product roadmap. When employed in agile development, a roadmap equips your product with the essential framework for a team’s daily tasks and should be reactive to developments in the competing landscape. When done well, the Agile product roadmap is the foundation and facilitator of solution delivery.

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Agile Illustrated – Sample #3

Mike Griffiths

This is the third sample from my new Kindle book “ Agile Illustrated: A Visual Learner’s Guide to Agility ”. The book is a graphical introduction to the agile mindset and servant leadership behaviors for working with agile teams.

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Is SAFe® (Scaled Agile Framework®) not Agile?


Some Agile experts are not hard-core fans of SAFe. And this makes SAFe more complicated, bureaucratic than the Agile manifesto recommends. They also have this opinion that SAFe is so heavy, maybe it is not Agile at all. For a long period, our idea of Agile was only Scrum.

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Maximize Your Learning With Online Scrum Master Certification Training


Students work in small groups to prepare product backlog, refine product backlog, and learn how to estimate product backlog items and prepare releases—we have been using various techniques to prepare product backlog to meet product vision.

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Top Agile Interview Questions and Answers (2022)


Agile has been a popular project management framework ever since its inception. The agile adoption rate increased from a mere 37% in 2020 to 86% in 2021. . As per the 15th State of Agile Report, the following reasons were attributed to agile adoption by the respondents-.

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Maximize Your Learning With Online Scrum Master Certification Training


Students work in small groups to prepare product backlog, refine product backlog, and learn how to estimate product backlog items and prepare releases—we have been using various techniques to prepare product backlog to meet product vision.

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How to Pass the Product Owner Certification — PSPO I, PSPO II, and PSPO III

TL; DR: How to Pass the Product Owner Certification —’s PSPO I to III. The first article of this mini-series established that you do not need a certificate to become good at what you do, for example, working as a Scrum Master or Product Owner. Scrum Certification Resources.

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Leveraging Agile to Get Predictable

Leading Agile

Agile isn’t ever really about Agile. In our Business Drivers of Agility webinar series hosted by LeadingAgile CEO, Mike Cottmeyer, Mike dives deep into six key business drivers to uncover how Agile can enable organizations to connect these drivers to better business outcomes.

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Top 15 Scaled Agile Interview Questions and Answers in 2022


A career in Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) is financially rewarding. Being a globally recognized certification, SAFe is a niche agile framework that has tons of job opportunities. Training with SAFe Agilist Certification is the best way to start a career in SAFe. .

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PRINCE2 Agile Training: Logical Model Online Training Review

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Product reviewed: PRINCE2® Agile Bundle (includes exam fee, self-paced online training, support and mock exam). Other products offered by this training company: PRINCE2®, PMP Exam Prep, other online PM courses including How to Estimate, Recovery of Troubled Projects, Project Governance. When I did my refresher course for re-certification I studied mainly online and then did a day-long crash course prior to the exam. What I Thought About the PRINCE2 Agile Online Training.

The Fundamental Guide To Agile Coaches And Their Roles and Responsibilities


Agile is a word that was added to the corporate dictionary two decades ago and is still relevant today. The Agile adoption rate increase from 37% in 2020 to 86% in 2021 has left the business world stunned. An Agile Coach ! . Who is an Agile Coach and what is Agile Coaching?

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What Do Companies like Apple, Amazon and Google Look for in Project Managers?

Epicflow Blog

Certification. It’s a great plus for a project manager to have a formal qualification and receive a certificate demonstrating their proficiency. Project Management Institute suggests the following variants of certifications for PMs: .

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Agile project management- A tutorial


The Agile project management methodology has been used by software engineers and IT professionals for the past sixteen years. The reason for this surge in popularity is quite understandable, the majority of projects benefit when managed using lean concepts promoted by Agile project management methodology. But the tide is turning and Agile project management is gaining wide acceptance as a valid process for most projects. History of Agile project management.

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Agile project management- A tutorial


The Agile project management methodology has been used in the software development and IT industry for the past sixteen years, but recently it has gained wide acceptance by many number of industries and organizations. The reason for this surge in popularity is quite understandable, a majority of projects benefit when managed using lean concepts promoted by Agile project management methodology. History of Agile project management. Project Estimation.

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Best PMP Software Free Tools To Use In 2022


The effectiveness of these tools is a fact considering there are 47% of companies that say using project management software has had a positive impact on the accuracy of project cost estimates. Agile Project Management certifications Digital Projects PMP Project Management Apps

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The Newbie Guide To Agile Project Management


Agile is the new normal. No, today everybody is agile, with more companies adopting the methodology with every passing year. Jokes aside, Agile has earned its reputation. What is Agile project management? The main principle of Agile project management is breaking a large project into a number of small tasks that can be accomplished within a relatively short period of time. those who first came up with this saying were definitely thinking Agile.

Process Reduces Agility? Only on De Minimis Projects

Herding Cats

A popular toss off aphrase in some agile circles is process reduces agility. In this domain today, Agile processes are the basis of engineering those systems. The last four are of course replicas of agile guidance. Here's a sampling of background on how agile software development processes are used in a domain where life is at stake. Agile for Aerospace Andrew Buter, Curt Stienstra, Steven H. NoEstimates Agile Estimating Risk

Is Your Agile Project Healthy?

Project Management Essentials

Experienced agile coaches and practitioners develop a sixth-sense. They can quickly assess the health of an agile project or team just as doctors do with their patients. In my agile training and consulting practice, I have witnessed similar symptoms when an organization is struggling with its agile adoption. Like a competent physician, an agile coach can quickly diagnose problems by listening, observing, and asking probing questions. Outsourced Agile.


Agile Metrics: How to Find, Use and Choose the Right One


“What are the metrics by which you measure your agile development process?” . For this reason, we have written a comprehensive guide on the meaning of agile metrics, types, selecting the right metrics, and much more. . Agile metrics focus mainly on the value delivered to customers. .

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What Salary Do Project Managers Get Across Frontiers?

Epicflow Blog

Their skillset usually involves basic knowledge of Agile and Waterfall methodologies, Scrum and Kanban, risk management, minimum B2 level of English, as well as knowledge and experience in project scope management. Money issues often lack transparency, especially when it concerns salaries.

Webinar Recap: Agile Series Part 1 – Understanding & Incorporating Agile Project Management


Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Tim Runcie’s Agile Series Part 1 webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. Kyle: Hello everyone and welcome to today’s MPUG training series, part one, Understanding and Incorporating Agile Project Management. And what we’re going to do is talk about the disciplines today, talking about how and where Microsoft’s going, what are some of the advantages of using agile.

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Project Manager Job Description (with free copy+paste examples!)

A project manager salary depends on many things such as experience, industry and certifications, but in general terms, project managers are well-compensated for their work, and project manager salaries range around the low six-figures. Project Management Certifications.

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10 Incredible Benefits Of Using The Agile Framework


This led to the birth of the Agile Manifesto. It’s been two decades and Agile is used by organizations big and small to drive effective and sustainable changes. According to the 15th State of Agile Report, the Agile adoption rate increased from 37% in 2020 to 86% in 2021.

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The Definitive Guide to What Is Agile and Scrum


But, what is Agile and how does one manage projects using an agile mindset? If your search term is “What is Agile?” We’ve created a definitive guide to Agile and Scrum. Here are the topics that we’ll cover in this complete guide to Agile & Scrum: What is Agile?

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Best PMI-ACP Exam Prep Books

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Are you aiming to achieve your PMI Agile Certified Professional ( PMI-ACP )®? Below, I list the best agile books for your certification studies. These are guides that support your learning but also help you go deeper into the world of agile. The Agile PrepCast.

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Compendium of Works to Increase Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Agile Project Management (#APM). Agile Software Development (#ASD). Integrating Agile and Earned Value Management (#AEVM). Agile and Earned Value Management Bibliography of papers, books, and thesis (#Biblio). Agile Project Management. Managing agile projects have many of the same principles as traditional projects and have principles much different from tradition projects. Agile and all SW development operates in the presence of uncertainty.

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Cost Of SAFe® Scrum Master (SSM) Course


A SAFe® Scrum Master certification demonstrates that you have the knowledge and skills necessary to perform this role. Do you know how much the demand has increased for SAFe® Scrum master certification from past years? Cost Of SAFe® Scrum Master Certification.

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Waterfall Should Have Never Existed: Part 1


I’d like to begin by sharing a brilliant quote that puts the latest project management fashion, Agile, into humbling perspective: “ A Waterfall project is just an Agile (Scrum) project with one huge sprint! In the following two-part article, I will argue that: ‘ Agile ’ is not agile.

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7 Key Considerations for Building the Perfect PMO


PMP certification, while definitely good to have, is not real-world project management. The certification simply reveals that the candidate has invested to develop their academic perspective. There are many choices… with two being traditional waterfall and agile?

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7 Must-Haves for Every Product Manager Resume

According to , healthcare spending is estimated to account for a fifth of the U.S. While there is no universally accepted certification for product management, there are workshops and formal courses of study with certification, such as the Association of International Product Marketing and Management. Agile Career & Education The Project Manager BlogA product manager often wears many hats.

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Busy, But Not Productive

International Institute for Learning

Despite our rudimentary technology, we were (in my estimate) at least as productive and less stressed out than most people are today. We simply need to start judiciously applying the principles of lean-agile management. In Agile, we break down projects into epics, features, and stories.

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Best PMI-ACP Study Guides

Rebel’s Guide to PM

You’re here because you are planning to take your PMI Agile Certified Professional ( PMI-ACP )® exam. Below, I list the best PMI-ACP study guides for your agile certification studies. The Agile PrepCast. Agile Practice Guide.

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9 Types of Artifacts in Project Management

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Whether you subscribe to the PMI way of thinking or use another approach based on your background, skills, experience, certification or the expectations of management, I’m pretty sure that you’ll have to create project documents. And yes, agile project management artifacts get a mention.

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