This is the first book written specifically for the new PMI-ACP exam. It is a single, compact reference that will help the reader prepare for and pass the certification exam. Contents include: Understanding Agile, The PMI-ACP Exam, The Agile Manifesto, Project Justification, Teams & Team Space, Agile Planning, Working with Agile, Coaching with Agile, Agile Methodologies, How to Pass the PMI-ACP Exam, Glossary of Terms, 2 Simulated Exams with Answers.
Prepare for the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner certification exam (PMI-ACP) through this three day, instructor led course. This book offers an in-depth look at agile project management through a PMI perspective, and is delivered in a combination of lecture and hands-on learning format.
Countless time and money is spent preparing for the PMI-ACP(r) exam. So why aren't students laser-focused on taking practice exams before attempting the real thing? Based on the latest PMI-ACP(r) exam outline, the practice tests in this book are designed to help students adjust to the pace, subject matter, and difficulty of the real PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) exam. Geared towards anyone preparing for the exam, all tests include clear solutions to help you understand core concepts. If you plan on passing the PMI-ACP exam, it's time to test your knowledge. It's time for PMI-ACP Exam Prep - Questions, Answers, and Explanations. Now packed with Over 1,000 realistic PMI-ACP sample questions to help you pass the exam on your FIRST try. In this book: 1000] detailed PMI-ACP exam practice questions including 20 condensed PMI-ACP mock exams that can be completed in one hour or less; 13 targeted Knowledge Area tests; detailed solution sets for all PMI-ACP questions which include clear explanations and wording; cited references; and reasoning based on the latest PMI-ACP exam outline. ["PMI," "PMI-ACP," and "PMBOK Guide" are marks of Project Management Institute, I
We Want to Help You Succeed on the Agile Certified Practitioner Exam McGraw-Hill Education’s Agile Certified Practitioner Exam equips you with the review, strategies, and practice that will enable you to succeed on the test and earn the Project Management Institute certification. Written by an agile project management expert, this book provides you with the intensive review and practice that will help you achieve the results you want. Covering all essential processes tested by the Project Management Institute, this book shows you how agile project management theory works in practice. Inside you will find extensive review exercises, hundreds of practice exercises, a diagnostic and two full-length practices exams, and experience-based tips to maximize your score. You will be able to sharpen your skills and boost your confidence--and do your very best on test day. This in-depth guide will give you the resources you need to get your best possible score on the PMI-ACP exam: · A diagnostic test to evaluate your readiness · Two full-length sample exams · 200 more practical review questions · Case studies from businesses around the globe that show how agile theories work in practice · Strategies for tackling the most common exam questions · A complete glossary covering all essential terms · An appendix comparing the PMI-ACP and ICAgile Certified Professional certifications · Comprehensive applications for Scrum, the popular agile methodology
This book is a practical guide for new agile practitioners and contains everything a new project manager needs to know to get up to speed with agile practices quickly and sort out the hype and dogma of pseudo-agile practices.The author lays out the general guidelines for running an agile project with the assumption that the project team may be working in a traditional environment (using the waterfall model, or something similar). Agile Development in the Real World conveys valuable insights to multiple audiences: For new-to-agile project managers, this book provides a distinctive approach that Alan Cline has used with great success, while showing the decision points and perspectives as the agile project moves forward from one step to the next. This allows new agile project managers or agile coaches to choose between the benefits of agile and the benefits of other methods. For the agile technical team member, this book contains templates and sample project artifacts to assist in learning agile techniques and to be used as exemplars for the new practitioner’s own project. For the Project Management Office (PMO), the first three chapters focus on portfolio management. They explain, for the agilists’ benefit, how projects are selected and approved, and why projects have an inherent "shelf-life" that results in hard deadlines that may seem arbitrary to traditional technical teams. What You Will Learn: How and why the evolution of project management, from PM-1 (prescriptive) to PM-2 (adaptive) affects modern 21st century project management. How sociology (stakeholder management), psychology (team dynamics), and anthropology (organizational culture) affect the way software is developed today, and why it is far more effective A clear delineation of what must to be accomplished by all the roles (PM, BA, APM, Developer, and Tester), why those roles are needed, and what they must do Step-by-step guide for a successful project based on studies and the author’s own experiences. Specific techniques for each role on the development team, both in the pre-iteration and iteration cycles, of product development. The appendices contain templates that the team could use or modify to tailor their own agile processes specific to the team, project, and organization.
This self-study guide for the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification exam from the Project Management Institute contains everything project managers need to pass the PMP Exam, including 44 processes, and 592 inputs, tools, and outputs. Exam topics are covered and insider secrets, complete explanations of all PMP subjects, test tricks and tips, hundreds of highly realistic sample questions, and exercises designed to strengthen understanding of PMP concepts and prepare managers for exam success on the first attempt are provided.
Passing the Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)(r) Certification Exam the First Time provides a detailed, step by step approach to manage project risk. This practical book uses the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK(r) GUIDE) as a guide to help Project Managers and other professionals pass the new Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)(r) certification exam. The Project Management Institute (PMI)(r) established the Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)(r) credential as a response to project management's increasing growth, complexity and diversity. Globally recognized and demanded, the PMI-RMP(r) fills the need for a specialist role in project risk management. Per PMI, "The (PMI-RMP)(r) credential recognizes individual's unique expertise and competency in assessing and identifying project risks, mitigating threats and capitalizing on opportunities, while still possessing basic skills in all areas of project management. The (PMI-RMP)(r) certification was developed by practitioners for practitioners, and represents a diverse global audience. PMI certifications give you a technical and financial edge." Daniel Yeomans began his project management career in 1977 working for the United States Air Force. During that time, he successfully managed numerous multimillion dollar, multiyear Information Technology and infrastructure development projects successfully. He was recognized as the Air Force Program Manager of the Year in 1985. Dan holds a Master of Business Administration Degree (MBA) from St.Martin's University in Washington. He is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMI-PMP)(r) and Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)(r) by the Project Management Institute. He is also recognized as a Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE)(r) by the American Society of Quality (ASQ)(r). Dan is an adjunct professor at Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington. He supports their undergraduate and graduate level business programs. His primary focus is the project management and financial management curriculum areas. He is also an independent consultant for Microsoft Corporation and other specific clients in the project manage
When software development teams move to agile methods, experienced project managers often struggle—doubtful about the new approach and uncertain about their new roles and responsibilities. In this book, two long-time certified Project Management Professionals (PMPRs) and Scrum trainers have built a bridge to this dynamic new paradigm. They show experienced project managers how to successfully transition to agile by refocusing on facilitation and collaboration, not “command and control.” The authors begin by explaining how agile works: how it differs from traditional “plan-driven” methodologies, the benefits it promises, and the real-world results it delivers. Next, they systematically map the Project Management Institute’s classic, methodology-independent techniques and terminology to agile practices. They cover both process and project lifecycles and carefully address vital issues ranging from scope and time to cost management and stakeholder communication. Finally, drawing on their own extensive personal experience, they put a human face on your personal transition to agile--covering the emotional challenges, personal values, and key leadership traits you’ll need to succeed. Coverage includes Relating the PMBOKR Guide ideals to agile practices: similarities, overlaps, and differences Understanding the role and value of agile techniques such as iteration/release planning and retrospectives Using agile techniques to systematically and continually reduce risk Implementing quality assurance (QA) where it belongs: in analysis, design, defect prevention, and continuous improvement Learning to trust your teams and listen for their discoveries Procuring, purchasing, and contracting for software in agile, collaborative environments Avoiding the common mistakes software teams make in transitioning to agile Coordinating with project management offices and non-agile teams “Selling” agile within your teams and throughout your organization For every project manager who wants to become more agile. Part I An Agile Overview 7 Chapter 1 What is "Agile"? 9 Chapter 2 Mapping from the PMBOKR Guide to Agile 25 Chapter 3 The Agile Project Lifecycle in Detail 37 Part II The Bridge: Relating PMBOKR Guide Practices to Agile Practices 49 Chapter 4 Integration Management 51 Chapter 5 Scope Management 67 Chapter 6 Time Management 83 Chapter 7 Cost Management 111 Chapter 8 Quality Management 129 Chapter 9 Human Resources Management 143 Chapter 10 Communications Management 159 Chapter 11 Risk Management 177 Chapter 12 Procurement Management 197 Part III Crossing the Bridge to Agile 215 Chapter 13 How Will My Responsibilities Change? 217 Chapter 14 How Will I Work with Other Teams Who Aren't Agile? 233 Chapter 15 How Can a Project Management Office Support Agile? 249 Chapter 16 Selling the Benefits of Agile 265 Chapter 17 Common Mistakes 285 Appendix A Agile Methodologies 295 Appendix B Agile Artifacts 301 Glossary 321 Bibliography 327 Index 333
We want to help you succeed on the Agile Certified Practitioner Exam McGraw-Hill Education: Agile Certified Practitioner Exam helps you prepare for this important test and earn the certification that will advance your career. Written by a project manager and trainer, this book provides you with the intensive review and practice that will help you achieve the results you want. Covering all essential processes, this book shows you how agile management theory works in practice. Inside you will find hundreds of practice questions, two complete practice exams, and experience-based tips to maximize your score. You'll be able to sharpen your skills and boost your confidence--and do your very best on test day. Features: A diagnostic test Two complete sample ACP exams 200 additional test-like practice questions Practical examples that show agile management processes in the everyday workplace
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Without effective execution, no business strategy can succeed. This second edition delivers a powerful framework every leader can use to overcome the obstacles to successfully deploying business strategy. In this book, leading consultant and Wharton professor Lawrence Hrebiniak offers a comprehensive, disciplined process model for making strategy work in the real world. Drawing on his unsurpassed experience, Hrebiniak shows why execution is even more important than many senior executives realize, and sheds powerful new light on why businesses fail to deliver on even their most promising strategies. He offers a systematic roadmap for execution that encompasses every key success factor: organizational structure, coordination, information sharing, incentives, controls, change management, culture, and the role of power and influence in your business. With three new chapters, expanded coverage, and new examples, the Second Edition of this highly successful book is the definitive guide for turning strategy into action.