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McGraw-Hill Education ACP Agile Certified Practitioner Exam

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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

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Contents
  5. Preface
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. About the Author
  8. PART 1 ABOUT THE PMI-ACP EXAM
    1. 1 Introducing the PMI-ACP
      1. Introduction
      2. How This Book Is Organized
    2. 2 Certifications
      1. Certifications
      2. Why Become Certified
      3. Who Certifies
      4. Who Becomes Certified
      5. How to Become Certified
      6. When to Become Certified
      7. Where to Become Certified
      8. What Is the PMI-ACP Certification?
      9. What Is a Certification Blueprint?
    3. 3 Study Tips
      1. Study Tips
      2. Exam Basics
      3. Before the Exam
      4. During the Exam
    4. 4 Diagnostic Test
  9. PART 2 AGILE TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES
    1. 5 Agile Analysis and Design
      1. Introduction
      2. Product Roadmap
      3. User Stories
      4. Product Backlog
      5. Story Maps
      6. Progressive Elaboration
      7. Wireframes
      8. Personas
      9. Agile Modeling
      10. Chartering
      11. Collaboration Games
      12. Learning Cycle
      13. Workshops
      14. Practice PMI-ACP Exam Questions
      15. Practice PMI-ACP Exam Answers
    2. 6 Agile Estimation
      1. Introduction
      2. Story Point
      3. Relative Sizing
      4. Wideband Delphi
      5. Planning Poker
      6. Affinity Estimating
      7. Ideal Time
      8. Disaggregation
      9. Exam Essentials
      10. Practice PMI-ACP Exam Questions
      11. Practice PMI-ACP Exam Answers
    3. 7 Communications
      1. Introduction
      2. Information Radiator
      3. Team Space
      4. Optimal Team Size
      5. Team Selection
      6. Ground Rules
      7. Agile Tooling
      8. Osmotic Communication for Collocated and/or Distributed Teams
      9. Daily Stand-Ups
      10. Active Listening
      11. Brainstorming Techniques
      12. Feedback Methods
      13. Practice PMI-ACP Exam Questions
      14. Practice PMI-ACP Exam Answers
    4. 8 Interpersonal Skills
      1. Introduction
      2. Emotional Intelligence
      3. Collaboration
      4. Adaptive Leadership
      5. Negotiation
      6. Conflict Resolution
      7. Servant Leadership
      8. Practice PMI-ACP Exam Questions
      9. Practice PMI-ACP Exam Answers
    5. 9 Metrics
      1. Introduction
      2. Velocity
      3. Cycle Time
      4. Earned Value Management
      5. Escaped Defects
      6. Defect Rate
      7. Approved Iterations
      8. Work-in-Progress
      9. Practice PMI-ACP Exam Questions
      10. Practice PMI-ACP Exam Answers
    6. 10 Planning, Monitoring, and Adapting
      1. Introduction
      2. Multiple Levels of Planning
      3. Product Visioning—Level 1
      4. Product Roadmap—Level 2
      5. Release Planning—Level 3
      6. Iteration or Sprint Planning—Level 4
      7. Daily Plan—Level 5
      8. The Agile Project Management Delivery Framework
      9. Task/Kanban Board
      10. Timeboxing
      11. WIP Limits
      12. Burn-down/-Up Charts
      13. Cumulative Flow Diagrams
      14. Variance and Trend Analysis
      15. Review
      16. Backlog Grooming
      17. Product Feedback Loop
      18. Practice PMI-ACP Exam Questions
      19. Practice PMI-ACP Exam Answers
    7. 11 Process Improvement
      1. Kaizen
      2. Retrospectives
      3. Iteration Retrospective
      4. Process Tailoring
      5. Control Limits for Agile Projects
      6. Pre-Mortem
      7. Fishbone Diagram
      8. The Five Whys
      9. Value Stream Mapping
      10. Practice PMI-ACP Exam Questions
      11. Practice PMI-ACP Exam Answers
    8. 12 Product Quality
      1. Introduction
      2. Frequent Validation and Verification
      3. Testing
      4. Test-Driven Development/Test-First Development
      5. Definition of Done
      6. Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment
      7. Failure Modes and Alternatives
      8. Practice PMI-ACP Exam Questions
      9. Practice PMI-ACP Exam Answers
    9. 13 Risk Management
      1. Introduction
      2. Risk-Adjusted Backlog
      3. Risk Burn-down Charts
      4. Risk-Based Spike
      5. Sample PMI-ACP Exam Questions
      6. Sample PMI-ACP Exam Answers
    10. 14 Value-Based Prioritization
      1. Introduction
      2. Return on Investment
      3. Essential Financial Measurements
      4. Net Present Value
      5. Internal Rate of Return
      6. Compliance
      7. Customer-Valued Prioritization
      8. Minimal Marketable Feature
      9. Relative Prioritization
      10. Sample PMI-ACP Exam Questions
      11. Sample PMI-ACP Exam Answers
  10. PART 3 AGILE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
    1. 15 Knowledge and Skills
      1. Introduction
      2. Agile Manifesto Values and Principles
      3. Assessing and Incorporating Community and Stakeholder Values
      4. Building Agile Teams
      5. Training, Coaching, and Mentoring
      6. Communications Management
      7. Incremental Delivery
      8. Knowledge Sharing/Written Documentation
      9. Leadership
      10. Problem Solving
      11. Stakeholder Management
      12. Team Motivation
      13. Agile Sizing and Estimation
      14. Value-Based Decomposition and Prioritization
      15. Agile Frameworks and Terminology
      16. Physical or Virtual Collocation
      17. Continuous Improvement Processes
      18. Facilitation Methods
      19. Participatory Decision Models
      20. PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
      21. Process Analysis Techniques
      22. Self-Assessment
      23. Value-Based Analysis
      24. Agile Contracting Methods
      25. Agile Project Accounting Principles
      26. Agile Methods and Approaches
      27. Globalization, Culture, and Team Diversity
      28. Principles of Systems Thinking
      29. Developmental Mastery Models
      30. Agile Discovery
      31. Agile Hybrid Development Models
      32. Managing Agile with KPIs
      33. Exam Essentials
      34. Sample PMI-ACP Exam Questions
      35. Sample PMI-ACP Exam Answers
  11. PART 4 DOMAINS AND TASKS
    1. 16 Agile Principles and Mindset
    2. 17 Value-Driven Delivery
    3. 18 Stakeholder Engagement
    4. 19 Team Performance
    5. 20 Adaptive Planning
    6. 21 Problem Detection and Resolution
    7. 22 Continuous Improvements
  12. PART 5 PRACTICE TESTS
    1. 23 Full-Length PMI-ACP Practice Test 1
    2. 24 Full-Length PMI-ACP Practice Test 2
  13. Appendix A ICAgile Certified Professional
  14. Glossary
  15. Reference List