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  • Course Introduction
    • Course Overview
    • The Exam Application
    • The PMI-ACP Exam
    • Welcome to PMI Island! (Approaching the Exam)

Course Overview

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Chris and Lauren give an overview of what you can expect in the 8 course series on the Agile Certified Professional Exam preparation.

line:-1 <v.Female.spk1 Speaker1>>> Thank you so much for joining us. I'm your host line:-1 <v.Female.spk1 Speaker1>Lauren Deal and will be a learner advocate as we go along line:-1 <v.Female.spk1 Speaker1>asking all the questions you may have at home to Chris Ward line:-1 <v.Female.spk1 Speaker1>who's joining us today. How you doing, Chris? I'm doing line:-1 <v.Female.spk1 Speaker1>fantastic. Lauren, good to be with you in the studio with you line:-1 <v.Female.spk1 Speaker1>again. I'm excited. This is going to be such a fine course. line:-1 <v.Female.spk1 Speaker1>We're actually going to jumping into PMI ACP and before we even line:-1 <v.Female.spk1 Speaker1>start, Chris. line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>>> We should probably tell them what a C P stands for. And it's line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>a good I think that's a good idea. And so see peace and spot line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>stands for if I can speak correctly today and Zhao line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>certified professional. And it is the I would say the second line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>biggest line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>of the certifications that PMI the Project Management line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>Institute puts out, of course, the big one. The big enchilada line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>of the big burrito is the pmp, the project management line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>professional. But that is a much I would say larger over line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>arching type of certification that covers not only as we're line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>going to see Ed Sheil and adaptive types of environments line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>but also covers much of the predictive type of project line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>management. In fact, you can check out our pmp exam prep if line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>you're looking for that and if you're not ready for the big line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>one, you can always listen to Lauren or watch. Lauren denied line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>kept them certified its Ocean Project management. But now line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>we're talking about Ed job now. I think one of the big things line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>you're going to find as we go through this course is that ad line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>job is and how they put this kind of misunderstood by a lot line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>of people. Even in the project management industry. I've heard line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>people saying, well, I'm using an ad jai. I'm using the Agile line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>Project Management method or the Agile Project Management line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>tool or at it's like none of that's now an ad child is. line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>And we're going to cover that in depth in this particular line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>series. Of course, now it's a series of courses and I'm going line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>to get into that. But first off, line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>let's talk a little bit about the exam because this is the line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>course overviews. What we're looking at first off the course line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>is divided, as you can see here into a dough means there are line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>of these domains that are going to be covered in. What we've line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>done here is we've decided to break each one of these domains line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>up into a separate course why? Because this thing is huge. line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>It is a large just like the pmp exam prep that these are line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>usually boot camps that are done over also week. So you've line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>got like 5 days, 8 hours and you're covering all this. line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>That's a lot to put into one particular course. And so what line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>we've done is we've taken each one of these domains and line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>created kind of like a mini course or a sub course. And line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>I'll explain what each one of those is going to be as we see line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>here in just a second. Also, you will need to if you are line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>planning on going and getting that certification that you see line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>over there on the right, you do need to go through all 7. line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>You need to watch them all the way through because if you do, line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>you will be prepared to take the A CPA exam. Plus, some line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>other suggestions that Laura and I are going to make as we line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>move through these exciting courses, they're going to be a line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>lot of fun. And then finally, the material is both real world line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>and exam focused. What you'll notice is that as we go through line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>each one of these domains, I point out a few exams innings line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>here and there during the actual course. But then at the line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>end of every one of these courses were going to do at line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>least one, maybe 2 episodes where it's all deep dive exam line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>where Laura and I are going to go all right, out of everything line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>we just learned this course. What do I need to know to pass line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>the exam? One of the tests question's going to be like, line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>well, we'll give you some sample test questions that line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>allow you to go. Okay. Lauren is going to be that Lerner line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>advocate, which he's does an amazing job and she's going to line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>pretend that, OK, I'm taking this exam and I've got this line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>question from me. How do I approach this question? What do line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>I need to remember from the content, Lauren, that I just line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>learned? line:-1 <v.Female.spk1 Speaker1>>> Well, I just am really excited because I actually will line:-1 <v.Female.spk1 Speaker1>be learning along with you with the intent to get the exam line:-1 <v.Female.spk1 Speaker1>under way as you are as well. So be asking, Chris, all the line:-1 <v.Female.spk1 Speaker1>questions that I genuinely have and maybe you do at home. line:-1 <v.Female.spk1 Speaker1>But I'm curious, Chris, I live that you mentioned that it's line:-1 <v.Female.spk1 Speaker1>kind of broken up by domains. line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>>> What are those domains that are going to be thinking about? line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>Okay? Well, let's start off with, of course, the first one line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>set of cars. It sounds like Ireland there, but this is not line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>the learn. Speak Irish type of thing. First one is all about line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>leading your team as you can see leading year at Yale team line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>and project. The second is all going to be about value driven line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>delivery, which is very interesting. If you seen any of line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>my courses in the world of I till an it service management, line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>you remember that's all about the value. We just drive home line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>the value. Well, good news is if you haven't, I till line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>background. I think you're going really like line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>ACP because it doesn't have a lot of new things that, well, line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>I would say new to it service managers because most it line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>companies are using agile methodologies. And in fact, line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>even I till uses some of the same guiding principles that line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>you find in things like scrum, extreme programming feature line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>driven development, etcetera, etcetera. So you're going to line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>see a lot of terms and a lot of things, especially in that line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>particular section. Then there is all about the stakeholders, line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>stakeholder engagement, which is basically how to manage your line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>stakeholders in a in a natural environment. It is different line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>than a predictive project line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>environment. I'm just going to put it out there. Number one, line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>the team is basically all on one level. There is no line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>hierarchy. There is no project manager who runs the whole line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>thing. Instead, you've got up product owner, which kind of line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>represents the team to the customer and the customer to line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>the team kind of prioritizes the work. You're going to have line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>a ad child or and I should say to be grammatically correct line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>address coach who it has will have different names depending line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>on the type of agile methodology are using, whether line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>it's crummer extreme programming or one of those line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>that we're going to see. And the thing is that you have line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>the team in the rest of the team. They're all peers. line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>It is all you know, you, you know, Lauren and myself and line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>Caleb, if we're on and route team, we're all the same. line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>I'm not Lauren's Bosh. She's not Callebs. Boston Callebs, line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>not the boss of well, anybody, but, you know, it's not that line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>way. We're all working together collaboratively and we all line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>collectively will own the code in the work and the things that line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>we do. So that's something that's rather important because line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>that's not the way it is in a predictive project. Environment line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>is Lauren well knows from our cap them the series. Now the line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>next one is being a team or we would say a performance driven line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>team. So one of the biggest stakeholder groups in ad route line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>is the team. And I just kind of mention some of those things line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>that we will kind of hit here as well. The fact of what are line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>these rules, one who's responsible for what? And that line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>is a big thing. I'm going to tell you right now a lot of line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>questions on the ACP exam are about. All right. The scrum to line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>master is doing this. And the one of the team members comes line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>and says one of the developers comes and asks for this or says line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>something. What should the scrum master do? Well, 3 of the line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>quite answers are things that are not the responsibility of line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>the scrum, master the responsibility that the team of line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>the product owner, somebody else. Well, as long as you know line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>what that role and responsibility does, you're line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>going to get that question, correct, if you don't. line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>And so kind of, you know, either or or, you know, one of line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>the others is going to happen. Then we have adapted planning, line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>OK, planning. line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>I know a lot of people go, oh, we don't plan and child. line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>That's haha. What are you talking about? Chris know there line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>is planning there is estimating it's just different. And so line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>we're going to talk a little bit about that in that line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>particular domain. And then of course, there is problem line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>detection and resolution. Big thing about Ed Rollins. line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>You are responsive and you can pivot and you can move quickly line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>and you can you know something happened. No problem. We can line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>come over here and make some adjustments and respond to line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>that. Well, line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>how do we do that? How what's important in that process and line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>something that is true of not only in it service management, line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>but also in project management, whether its predictive but us line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>specially because it's that child is continuous line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>improvement, improving actions across the board in order for line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>us to have successful, agile projects, gang. That is the line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>ACP. line:-1 <v.Female.spk1 Speaker1>>> Series, of course, is that we're going to do what I have line:-1 <v.Female.spk1 Speaker1>to say. It's so nice to be able to see everything in order what line:-1 <v.Female.spk1 Speaker1>we'll be covering and maybe you have experience in the field line:-1 <v.Female.spk1 Speaker1>and you couldn't use it like a buffet and kind of cool what line:-1 <v.Female.spk1 Speaker1>you need for your field experience or maybe your exam line:-1 <v.Female.spk1 Speaker1>driven. And so you want all the modules are all the courses. line:-1 <v.Female.spk1 Speaker1>And we also maybe you can kind of see in the corner here. line:-1 <v.Female.spk1 Speaker1>We have a tool that can help you, too. So, Chris, what's line:-1 <v.Female.spk1 Speaker1>this book that we have here out to kind of finish up today? line:-1 <v.Female.spk1 Speaker1>We have the agile practice. Qaeda is one. line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>>> Of many books. That PMI has pulled the test questions and line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>the exam themes and those domains from its not just this. line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>It's not just the pin block, the project management body of line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>knowledge. It is a series of books and we will explain in line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>one of our episodes those books and how if you're a member of line:-1 <v.Male.spk2 Speaker2>PMI, you can get many of them. line:-1 <v.Female.spk1 Speaker1>>> For free, I did it. It's fantastic. So anyway, this is line:-1 <v.Female.spk1 Speaker1>kind of like a little teaser as to what's to come. But Chris line:-1 <v.Female.spk1 Speaker1>Green episode and what do you say? We jump into the next one