PMI AGILE CERTIFIED PRACTITIONER (PMIACP)® (SF) (SYNCHRONOUS E-LEARNING)

PMI AGILE CERTIFIED PRACTITIONER (PMIACP)® (SF) (SYNCHRONOUS E-LEARNING)

Funded

Course Duration

24.0 hr(s)

Mode of Assessment

Students will be required to complete two online assessments during class. 

  1. Written assessment
  2. Case Study assessment

Who Should Attend

Agile project managers, Scrum masters, product owners, business analysts, developers, testers, IT leaders, project stakeholders, and other team members interested in passing the PMI-ACP certification exam.

What's In It for Me

  • Be trained in becoming effective project managers.
  • Acquire knowledge of Agile methodologies.
  • The course will fulfil the PMI requirement of 21 contact hours needed to apply for the PMI-ACP Certification examination.

Course Overview

NTUC LearningHub Course Code: NICF027

TPGateway Code: TGS-2020505872 (F2F) / TGS-2018505016 (VLC)


PMI-ACP recognizes the knowledge of agile principles, practices and tools and techniques across agile methodologies. If you already use agile practices or your organization is adopting agile methods, earning the PMI-ACP certification will demonstrate your knowledge of and commitment to this rapidly growing approach to project management.

This three-day course is designed to train you to be effective project managers using Agile methodologies by imparting students with the ten tools and techniques and 43 knowledge and skills areas. By engaging in these concepts, exercises, discussions and real-world examples, you will better understand Agile project management.

Before preparing students for the examination, the course also fulfils the PMI requirement of 21 contact hours which student needs to have before applying for the PMI- ACP Certification examination.

A PMI-ACP credential holder will need to earn 30 PDUs in agile project management per three-year cycle.

NTUC LearningHub is an Authorized Training Partner (ATP) for Project Management Institute (PMI), USA and our Provider ID is 3163.

Next available schedule

Course Objectives

Upon completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand Agile development lifecycle end to end with real-world examples,
  • Compare Agile development practices to the traditional approaches for project management,
  • Understand Agile Methodologies (Scrum, XP, Kanban and Lean),
  • Understand how to build self-organizing high performing teams,
  • Learn Real-world techniques for planning, estimating and prioritizing requirements in an Agile way,
  • Learn how to engage your business customers and delight them through early and frequent delivery of value,
  • Requirements gathering through vision, product road map, collaboration, brainstorming, defining high level user stories (Epics) and defining acceptance tests,
  • Key Agile Project management processes of release planning, iteration planning, iterations monitoring and meetings, along with other factors such as prioritizations using different techniques,
  • Create effective visible Agile tracking reports using burn downs, burn up etc,
  • Understand advanced topics such as scaling Agile to large projects, distributed teams and lean portfolio management, and
  • Be well-prepared to pass the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner PMI-ACP examination.

Pre-requisites

  • Knowledge, Skills & Experience
    • To ensure your success in this course, you should have a basic understanding of project management concepts and/or working experience with project management.  This can be achieved by attending:

IBFIT08 Project Management for All / IBFIT31 Certified Agile Professional

    • To sit for the official PMI-ACP certification exam, candidates must satisfy all of the following criteria:
      • Secondary degree (equivalent to GCE O-Level)
      • 21 contact hours of training in agile practices
      • 12 months of general project experience within the last 5 years. A current PMP® or PgMP® will satisfy this requirement but is not required to apply for the PMI-ACP.
      • 8 months of agile project experience within the last 3 years
  • Hardware & Software
    This course will be conducted as a Virtual Live Class (VLC) via Zoom platform. Participants must own a zoom account and have a laptop or a desktop with “Zoom Client for Meetings” installed. This can be downloaded from
    https://zoom.us/download

System Requirement

Must Have:

Please ensure that your computer or laptop meets the following requirements.

  • Operating system: Windows 10 or MacOS (64 bit or above)
  • Processor/CPU: 1.8 GHz, 2-core Intel Core i3 or higher
  • Minimum 20 GB hard disk space.
  • Minimum 8 Gb RAM
  • Webcam (The camera must be turned on for the duration of the class)
  • Microphone
  • Internet Connection: Wired or Wireless broadband
  • Latest version of Zoom software to be installed on computer or laptop prior to the class.

Good to Have:

  • Wired internet connection
    Wired internet will provide you with stable and reliable connection.

  • Dual monitors
    Using a dual monitor setup will undoubtedly improve your training experience, enabling you to simultaneously participate in hands-on exercises and maintain engagement with your instructor.

Not Recommended:

Using tablets is not recommended due to their smaller screen size, which could cause eye strain and discomfort over the course of the program's duration.


 

Course Outline

PMI-ACP Certification and Exam Format

Overview of Examination/ Overview of Agile Tools And Techniques

Introduction to Agile and Agile Methodologies

(Scrum, XP, Kanban, Lean Agile, FDD, Crystal, DSDM)
Comparison of Agile Frameworks?
What is Agility
Agile Manifesto
Agile Principles and Values
Agile Triangle
Agile Methodologies
Agile Project Lifecycle

Agile Project Visioning, Project Initiation Setting a Stage
Multiple Levels of Planning (Release Planning, Iteration Planning, Portfolio Planning)
Time Boxing
Agile Burndown and Burnup Charts
Agile Cumulative Flow Diagrams
Agile Kanban Boards
Agile Retrospectives

Agile Requirements, User Stories
User Stories
Theme & Epics
Agile Story Maps
Agile Wireframes
Agile Project Charter
Agile Personas
Agile Modeling

Project Estimation
Agile Relative Sizing/Story Points
Ideal Days
Elapsed Time
Agile Planning Poker
Agile Wideband Delphi
Agile Affinity Estimating

Project Communication
Project Communication
Agile Information Radiator
Agile Team Space
Osmotic Communications for Collocated and Distributed Teams
Agile Tooling
Agile Daily Stand-Ups

Agile – Product Quality
Agile Frequent Verification and Validation
Agile Test First Development
Agile Acceptance Test-Driven Development
Agile Definition of Done
Agile Continuous Integration

Soft Skills
Agile Emotional Intelligence
Agile Collaboration
Agile Adaptive Leadership
Agile Negotiation
Agile Conflict Resolution
Agile Servant Leadership

Value-Based Prioritization
Time Value of Money
Business Case
Agile Return on Investment (ROI)
Agile Net Present Value (NPV)
Agile Internal Rate of Return (IRR)
Payback Period
Agile Compliance
Agile Customer-Valued Prioritization
Agile Minimally Marketable Feature (MMF)
Agile Relative Prioritization or Ranking

Risk Management
Risk Management in Agile
Agile Risk Adjusted Product Backlog
Agile Risk Management (Risk Identification, Assessment, Response, Review)
Agile Risk Burndown Chart
Agile Risk Profile Graphs
Progressive Risk Reduction Steps
Agile Risk-Based Spike

Agile Metrics and Value Stream Analysis
Definition Metrics
Types of Metrics
Agile Velocity
Agile Cycle Time
Earned Value Management (EVM) for Agile Projects
Earned Value Terms Defined
Earned Value Metrics
Baseline Metrics
Measuring Metrics
Burnup/Burndown Charts
Agile Escaped Defects

Agile Knowledge and Skills
Assessing and Incorporating Community and Stakeholder Values
Active Listening
Brainstorming Techniques
Building Empowered Teams
Coaching and Mentoring within Teams
Agile Communications Management
Feedback Techniques for Product
Incremental Delivery

Certificate Obtained and Conferred by

  • Certificate of Completion from NTUC LearningHub 

Upon meeting 75% attendance and passing the assessment(s), participants will receive a Certificate of Completion from NTUC LearningHub.

  • Statement of Attainment from SkillsFuture Singapore

Upon meeting at least 75% attendance and passing the assessment(s), participants will receive a Statement of Attainment from SkillsFuture Singapore.

Additional Details

Medium of Instruction: English

Trainer: Trainee Ratio is 1:25

Mode of Delivery: Virtual Live Class (VLC) via Zoom

As this is a government subsidised programme, the entire training programme will be video recorded for audit purposes by the relevant funding agency. To ascertain their presence, Trainees / Participants are required to

  • Turn on web camera to show real-time video, as opposed to using a profile picture / video (jpg/jpeg, gif or png image file) for the entirety of the training and assessment session.
  • Ensure that their faces are fully visible (not just the forehead / eyebrows)
  • Use their full name as per NRIC / Passport as their Screen Name on Zoom

Courseware:

1. Learner’s Resources on Canvas

2. PMI-ACP Exam Prep Book

Price

NTUC LHUB must receive payment by 31st December 2023 (8% GST applies)
[You are encouraged to make payment ahead of time]

  

Individual Sponsored 

Company Sponsored 

 

Non-SME 

SME 

Before GST 

With GST 

Before GST 

With GST 

Before GST 

With GST 

For foreigners and all others who are not eligible for subsidies in the next two categories below (Full Course Fee)

$1,500.00

$1,620.00

$1,500.00

$1,620.00

$1,500.00

$1,620.00

For Singapore Citizens & PRs:
(a) individually-sponsored trainees aged 21-39 years
(b) company-sponsored trainees aged 39 years & below

$750.00

$870.00

$750.00

$870.00

$450.00

$570.00

For Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above

$450.00

$570.00

$450.00

$570.00

$450.00

$570.00

Payments received by NTUC LHUB from 1st January 2024 (9% GST applies)

  

Individual Sponsored 

Company Sponsored 

 

Non-SME 

SME 

Before GST 

With GST 

Before GST 

With GST 

Before GST 

With GST 

For foreigners and all others who are not eligible for subsidies in the next two categories below (Full Course Fee)

$1,500.00

$1,635.00

$1,500.00

$1,635.00

$1,500.00

$1,635.00

For Singapore Citizens & PRs:
(a) individually-sponsored trainees aged 21-39 years
(b) company-sponsored trainees aged 39 years & below

$750.00

$885.00

$750.00

$885.00

$450.00

$585.00

For Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above

$450.00

$585.00

$450.00

$585.00

$450.00

$585.00

Certification Exam Fee

Exam Fee (before 31st Dec – 8% GST applies)
For exam purchases, NTUC LHUB must receive payment by 31st December 2023
[You are encouraged to make payment ahead of time]

 

before GST

after GST

 

PMI member Exam Fee

$650.30

$702.32

Buy now

Non-PMI member Exam Fee

$733.10

$791.75

Buy now

 

Exam Fee (from 1st Jan – 9% GST applies)
For exam purchases, from 1st January 2024

 

before GST

after GST

 

PMI member Exam Fee

$650.30

$708.82

   Buy now

Non-PMI member Exam Fee

$733.10

$799.07

            Buy now

Funding Eligibility Criteria:

Individual Sponsored Trainee

Company Sponsored Trainee

  • Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents
  • From 1 October 2023, attendance-taking for SkillsFuture Singapore's (SSG) funded courses must be done digitally via the Singpass App. This applies to both physical and synchronous e-learning courses

  • Trainee must achieve at least 75% attendance
  • Trainee must pass all prescribed tests / assessments, and attain 100% competency
  • NTUC LearningHub reserves the right to claw back the funded amount from trainee if he/she did not meet the eligibility criteria
  • Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents
  • From 1 October 2023, attendance-taking for SkillsFuture Singapore's (SSG) funded courses must be done digitally via the Singpass App. This applies to both physical and synchronous e-learning courses

  • Trainee must achieve at least 75% attendance
  • Trainee must pass all prescribed tests / assessments, and attain 100% competency
  • NTUC LearningHub reserves the right to claw back the funded amount from the employer if trainee did not meet the eligibility criteria

Remarks:

 Individual Sponsored Trainee 

Company Sponsored Trainee 

SkillsFuture Credit: 

  • Eligible Singapore Citizens can use their SkillsFuture Credit to offset course fee payable after funding.

UTAP: 

  • This course is eligible for Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP).
  • NTUC members can enjoy up to 50% funding (capped at $250 per year) under UTAP. 

PSEA: 

  • To check for Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA) eligibility for this course, visit:
    (a) 
    SkillsFuture (TGS-2018505016) for Virtual Learning Class (VLC)
    (b) 
    SkillsFuture (TGS-2020505872) for Face-to-Face class
  • Scroll down to “Keyword Tags” to verify for PSEA eligibility. 
  • If there is “PSEA” under keyword tags, the course is eligible for PSEA.  
  • And if there is no “PSEA” under keyword tags, the course is ineligible for PSEA. 
  • Not all courses are eligible for PSEA funding.

Absentee Payroll (AP) Funding: 

  • $4.50 per hour, capped at $100,000 per enterprise per calendar year.
  • AP funding will be computed based on the actual number of training hours attended by the trainee.
  • Note: Courses / Modules under Professional Conversion Programme (PCP) will not be eligible for AP funding claim. 

Terms & Conditions apply. NTUC LearningHub reserve the right to make changes or improvements to any of the products described in this document without prior notice.

Prices are subject to other LHUB miscellaneous fees

PMI, the PMI logo, PMBOK, CAPM, Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM), PMP, Project Management Professional (PMP), Project Management Professional, the PMP logo, PMI-ACP, PMI Agile Certified Practitioner are marks of Project Management Institute, Inc.

 

Exam Fee (from 1st Jan – 9% GST applies)
For exam purchases, from 1st January 2024

 

before GST

after GST

PMI member Exam Fee

$650.30

$708.82

Buy now

Non-PMI member Exam Fee

$733.10

$799.07

Buy now

Funding Eligibility Criteria:

Individual Sponsored Trainee

Company Sponsored Trainee

  • Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents
  • From 1 October 2023, attendance-taking for SkillsFuture Singapore's (SSG) funded courses must be done digitally via the Singpass App. This applies to both physical and synchronous e-learning courses

  • Trainee must achieve at least 75% attendance
  • Trainee must pass all prescribed tests / assessments, and attain 100% competency
  • NTUC LearningHub reserves the right to claw back the funded amount from trainee if he/she did not meet the eligibility criteria
  • Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents
  • From 1 October 2023, attendance-taking for SkillsFuture Singapore's (SSG) funded courses must be done digitally via the Singpass App. This applies to both physical and synchronous e-learning courses

  • Trainee must achieve at least 75% attendance
  • Trainee must pass all prescribed tests / assessments, and attain 100% competency
  • NTUC LearningHub reserves the right to claw back the funded amount from the employer if trainee did not meet the eligibility criteria

Remarks:

 Individual Sponsored Trainee 

Company Sponsored Trainee 

SkillsFuture Credit: 

  • Eligible Singapore Citizens can use their SkillsFuture Credit to offset course fee payable after funding.

UTAP: 

  • This course is eligible for Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP).
  • NTUC members can enjoy up to 50% funding (capped at $250 per year) under UTAP. 

PSEA: 

  • To check for Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA) eligibility for this course, visit:
    (a) 
    SkillsFuture (TGS-2018505016) for Virtual Learning Class (VLC)
    (b) 
    SkillsFuture (TGS-2020505872) for Face-to-Face class
  • Scroll down to “Keyword Tags” to verify for PSEA eligibility. 
  • If there is “PSEA” under keyword tags, the course is eligible for PSEA.  
  • And if there is no “PSEA” under keyword tags, the course is ineligible for PSEA. 
  • Not all courses are eligible for PSEA funding.

Absentee Payroll (AP) Funding: 

  • $4.50 per hour, capped at $100,000 per enterprise per calendar year.
  • AP funding will be computed based on the actual number of training hours attended by the trainee.
  • Note: Courses / Modules under Professional Conversion Programme (PCP) will not be eligible for AP funding claim. 

Terms & Conditions apply. NTUC LearningHub reserve the right to make changes or improvements to any of the products described in this document without prior notice.

Prices are subject to other LHUB miscellaneous fees

PMI, the PMI logo, PMBOK, CAPM, Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM), PMP, Project Management Professional (PMP), Project Management Professional, the PMP logo, PMI-ACP, PMI Agile Certified Practitioner are marks of Project Management Institute, Inc.

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