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ACP (Agile) Certification Course
Event : 
Certification Course
Date: 
January 22, 2019 - 8:00am to January 24, 2019 - 4:00pm
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Price: 
$895.00
Speaker(s): 
Andrea Brockmeier
Stephanie (Stevie) Peterson
PDU: 
21.00
Event ID: 
C018yymm03F
Program Description: 

The PMI-ACP® Certification Preparation course will thoroughly prepare agile practitioners to sit for and pass the PMI-ACP® exam through instructor-led presentations, class discussions, games, exercises, and practice exams. [Held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, January 22 -  24, 2019]

WHAT YOU’LL RECEIVE:
• 90-day subscription to Watermark's PMI-ACP Online Study Exam simulator with over 400 questions
• Agile values and principles dry-erase worksheet
• Homework assignments with instructor-led review to help you understand, not just memorize, concepts
• Games, puzzles, and pop quizzes to enhance comprehension
• Comprehensive answer keys to all course materials and exercises
Participants in this course should meet the test eligibility requirements:
• General Project Experience: 
o 2,000 hours working on project teams (hours must be earned within the past 5 years; active PMP® or PgMP® satisfies this requirement).
• Agile Project Experience: 
o 1,500 working on agile project teams or with agile methodologies (hours must be earned within the past 3 years and are in addition to the 2,000 hours of general project experience).
• Training in Agile Practices: 
o 21 contact hours (hours must be earned in agile practices; this course satisfies all 21 contact hours).
While not a prerequisite for this course, participants would find it extremely helpful to have taken an agile fundamentals course.

The PMI-ACP® Certification Preparation course will thoroughly prepare agile practitioners to sit for and pass the PMI-ACP® exam through instructor-led presentations, class discussions, games, exercises, and practice exams. The course is aligned with the PMI-ACP Exam Content Outline (ECO) and provides everything needed to pass the exam. This course also provides students with the 21 contact hours necessary to apply for the exam.
The Project Management Institute has defined tasks required of the agile practitioner that fall into seven domains of practice. Tools and techniques as well as knowledge and skills needed by the PMI-ACP certified professional have also been identified that apply to all domains. Comprehensive coverage of all concepts will be in enough depth to ensure thorough understanding at the level required to pass the exam.
 

Content:
• The Exam Experience
• Agile Principles and Mindset
• Value-Driven Delivery
• Stakeholder Engagement
• Team Performance
• Adaptive Planning
• Problem Detection and Resolution
• Continuous Improvement
The PMI-ACP Certification Preparation course is delivered in six, 3.5 hour virtual, instructor-led sessions to maximize learning. 
WHAT YOU’LL RECEIVE
• 90-day subscription to Watermark's PMI-ACP Online Study Exam simulator with over 400 questions
• Agile values and principles dry-erase worksheet
• Homework assignments with instructor-led review to help you understand, not just memorize, concepts
• Games, puzzles, and pop quizzes to enhance comprehension
• Comprehensive answer keys to all course materials and exercises

We Guarantee Success
We guarantee that you will pass the PMI-ACP exam if you follow our study advice and take the exam within 3 months of the class.

Special offer: We are dedicated to the certification goals of our customers. If you do not pass your exam, you can retake the class at no charge (space permitting and travel not included). You are responsible for all materials for the retake. If you took our class covering the previous exam version, you may take our new class for the cost of the new materials. Please notify us in writing if you would like to schedule a retake.

Special Instructions: 

 

Classes will be held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, January 22 -  24, 2019. 

Days are: 

Tuesday, January 22 from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm 

Wednesday, January 23 from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm 

Thursday, January 24 from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm 

Registration Cut-off Date January 21, 2019

Full Refund less $50 cancellation fee until January 21, 2019

Speaker(s) Bios: 

Andrea Brockmeier - PMP, CSM, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA, BRMP
Andrea Brockmeier has managed technical, operational, and financial projects for over 15 years, including developing and leading technical project teams. Since joining Watermark Learning, her energy has focused on curriculum development and training delivery.

Much of her project management work over the years has been in IT. One of her favorite projects included developing a Project Management Office that provided training, processes, and tools to turn a service IT department into a project-driven IT department. The results dramatically realigned the department’s efforts with the organization’s business objectives and resulted in the highest rate of technical deliverables in the organization’s history.

Other projects have included things ranging from proprietary software migration to new office space and, more recently, project-related work around online training platforms and process.
Andrea’s passion for project management works equally well in the workplace or the classroom. Her energy, enthusiasm and rapport with students create a lively and interactive learning experience, whether through teaching, mentoring, or consulting. She is also a talented course developer who brings years of academic and business experience to any development project.
Andrea earned a BA degree in Sociology from North Dakota State University and an MA in Cultural Anthropology from Southern Methodist University. She is also certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP)®, a Certified Scrum Master (CSM), a PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®, and a PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA)®.

Stephanie (Stevie) Peterson - PMP, CCMP, CBAP, CSM, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA, ITIL Expert
Stevie Peterson is a consultant, trainer, and speaker specializing in the areas of organization development, change management, agile, and program/project leadership and management. Through integrating the disciplines of organization development and project management, Stevie helps organizations move forward via consultation, assessment, and customized interventions that focus on building overall internal capabilities to ensure the successful maintenance of introduced changes. 
In her 25+ years of business experience, Stevie has successfully built, restructured, and realigned public and not-for-profit organizations to meet market demands while serving identified stakeholder groups. She has also successfully directed company-wide programs from a project management perspective involving new, complex product launches and end-to-end process re-design. She has researched best practices associated with virtual teams and has published a handbook for organization development practitioners. Stevie has also acted as consultant/instructor/coach for many agile initiatives at various organizations over the past decade.

When employed at Pepperweed Consulting as a Practice Director, she built and managed Pepperweed’s PMO. In addition, she was responsible for the development and management of the external facing consulting practices of IT Governance and Project & Portfolio Management.

Prior to Pepperweed, Stevie was employed at US Bank as VP – Process & Controls where her responsibilities included IT-wide process improvements, strategy development & implementation, reports & analysis, tool administration, and Change and Problem Management. During her previous tenure at Qwest Communications, Stevie built and led a full service PMO accountable for the implementation of 2.3B in contract revenue. The PMO selected, trained, and developed almost 200 project managers across the country in addition to systemically tracking approximately 1400 projects.
Stevie holds undergraduate degrees in Sociology and Psychology from the University of Minnesota, a Master’s degree in Human Resource Development from the University of St. Thomas, Minnesota, and a graduate level certificate in Program Management and Leadership from the Daniels College of Business, Denver, Colorado. In addition, Stevie holds the PMP®, ACP® and PBA® certifications from Project Management Institute and the CBAP® certification from International Institute of Business Analysis, as well as CSM® from the Scrum Alliance. Finally, she has completed Master’s training in ITIL (with 6 certifications) and has Green Belt Training in Six Sigma.

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