Tuesday, February 18, 2014

PMI-SFBAC Presents- Leading Agile Teams with PMI-ACP® Credential

You are invited to attend:

Leading Agile Teams with PMI-ACP® Credential

Friday, March 21, 2014 from 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

A 3-day prep Boot campGuaranteed Certification in just 30-days

Are you looking for your next Agile Opportunity, a successful path to Agile transformation of your existing organization or need to climb up the corporate ladder with Agility? Then, here’s your chance to enroll for this course and take the next step. This course is full of group activities that provide hands on exercises on Agile concepts from start to finish.

There are NO pre-requisites to take this boot camp. This course will give you all the information required on Agile concepts that will groom you to face the challenges of the Waterfall world and provide you with requisite solutions.
A must attend if you are
  • In transition or seeking new careers
  • A current PMP® and/or CSM credential holders
  • A Project / Program Manager chartered to lead agile teams
  • A Product Manager working in Agile adopted environment
  • A CxO, VP or a Director of Engineering, Operations, or Customer Care
  • A Software Developer or a QA Engineer
  • An Engineer and Technologist in Software, Hardware or Networking

Passing Guarantee
This course offers a passing guarantee (*restriction apply). If you do not PASS at the first attempt, you get to take the same course for FREE the next time around.

*Guarantee restrictions
  • Attend and actively participate in the entire course
  • Complete and submit ALL assignments as instructed
  • Self-study for significant amount of time
  • Score 80% on the PMI-ACP mock test provided by the instructor after your study
  • Take the test within 30 days from the date of completing the course

Pre-requisites for Certification Exam
To be eligible for the PMI® Agile certification exam, you must meet the PMI eligibility requirements. The fundamental objective of the course is to prepare students for the PMI Agile Certification Examination.
Training in agile: 21 contact hours; hours must be earned in agile topics. This prep course provides you with all the required hours.
General Project Experience: 2,000 hours working on project teams. Must have been earned in the last 5 years.
Agile Project Experience: 1,500 hours working on agile Project teams or in agile methodologies. These hours are in addition to the 2,000 hours required on general project experience. These hours must have been earned in the last 3 years.

Course Outline

  • Course Overview and Certification Process
  • Multiple Practice Exams and Tips
  • PMI Ethics and Professional Conduct
  • Agile Concepts
  • Waterfall vs. The Agile Framework
  • Agile with Planning (Scrum, XP)
  • Agile with No Planning (Lean, Kanban)
  • Agile Framework
    •    Product Vision, Mission, Objectives
    •   Product Roadmap
    •   Product Releases
    •   Sprint / Iteration / Kanban
    •   Daily Work Cadence

Day 1: 03/21/2014
Day 2: 03/22/2014
Day 3: 03/23/2014

08:30 AM – 09:00 AM: Sign in, Breakfast (Provided)
09:00 AM – 05:00 PM: Class
* Continental Breakfast, and Lunch is provided
 PDUs: 21 (for existing PMPs)
Contact Hours: 21 (as pre-qualification required for PMI-ACP)

About the Instructor – Anup Deshpande
Anup has been teaching the PMI-ACP® for last few years and all the students who appeared for the exam are now certified. His classes at PMI San Francisco chapter as well as PMI Monterey Bay chapter have been greatly successful. He is also associated with UC Berkeley Extension for their Agile Management offerings. He is a Process Consultant for Scaled Agile Framework for the enterprise (SAFe SPC), an Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®), a Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and a Project Management Professional (PMP®), an Innovation Games® Certified Collaboration Architect (IGCCA), and holds a Bachelor of Engineering and a PG Diploma in Business Management.
Anup currently works at Yahoo as Sr. Technical Program Manager for Homepage & Verticals division. He is part of Agile Transformation at the enterprise level and has over 18 years of worldwide program and project management experience in the Software Development Industry. He has served as Chapter President for PMI® Silicon Valley Chapter in 2012 and also served as VP of Programs among other roles in support of the chapter for several years.

Course Reviews
Anup is very knowledgeable. He takes time to answer and encourages students to ask questions to increase their level of understanding. Anup also made this class and material enjoyable and worth your while. Great investment.
- Patricia Holmes, Program Manager at PG&E, PMI-SFBAC member
Anup provides content beyond that’s required for the PMI-ACP exam. He uses real world experience to show how the various Agile methodologies can be combined to achieve maximum value and efficiency. This course also provides guidance on which project can most benefit from Agile techniques. You can immediately apply the knowledge gained in it.
- Steven Enabnit, Project Manager at Siemens Healthcare, PMI SV member
Excellent speaker, a very essential course for ACP exam and Agile content information
- Frances Bellows, PMP, CSM, Adjunct Professor, Keller Graduate School of Management, PMI-SFBAC Member
Anup is very knowledgeable in Agile. His background in waterfall and Agile PM makes him understand from his own experience the challenges and how to overcome those challenges when the waterfall PM transforming to Agile PM and he was able to convey that in his class. It’s a very informative course.
- Carolina Sugiharto, PMP, IT Project Manager – R&D, Onyx Pharmaceuticals, PMI-SFBAC Member

 Cancellation and No-Show policy
This event is a professional society meeting, held for the benefit of its members. The Plan Ahead registration fee paid is based on the registrant's ability to commit to attendance, ahead of time. The registration fee will not be refunded for any reason, other than event cancellation, after normal business hours (5:00 PM, Pacific) on 3/13/14.
Holiday Inn Express and Suites
42200 Albrae St
Fremont, CA 94105

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