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Author: Sumanta Boral
Publisher: [United States] : Apress, New York, NY : Distributed to the Book trade worldwide by Springer 2016. ©2016
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Prepare for the Project Management Instituteℓ́ℓs (PMI℗ʼ) Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP℗ʼ) exam. Augment your professional experience with the necessary knowledge of the skills, tools, and techniques that are required for passing the examination. This is a comprehensive and one-stop guide with 100% coverage of the exam topics detailed in the PMI-ACP℗ʼ Exam content outline. Rehearse and test your knowledge and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Study guides
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Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sumanta Boral
ISBN: 9781484225264 1484225260 1484225252 9781484225257
OCLC Number: 967511997
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Contents: At a Glance; Contents; About the Author; Acknowledgments; Foreword; Introduction; Chapter 1: Domain I: Agile Principles and Mindset; 1.1 What Is Agile?; 1.2 History of Agile; 1.3 The Agile Manifesto; 1.3.1 Four Core Values of the Agile Manifesto; 1.3.2 The Agile Manifesto Explained; 1.3.2.1 Individuals and Interactions over Processes and Tools; 1.3.2.2 Working Software over Comprehensive Documentation; 1.3.2.3 Customer Collaboration over Contract Negotiation; 1.3.2.4 Responding to Change over Following a Plan; 1.4 The Twelve Agile Principles; 1.5 The Declaration of Interdependence. 1.6 Comparison between Waterfall and Agile Methods1.6.1 Waterfall Method; 1.6.1.1 Application of Waterfall Method; 1.6.1.2 Limitations of Waterfall Method; 1.6.2 Agile Methods; 1.6.2.1 Application of Agile Methods; 1.6.2.2 Benefits of Using Agile; 1.6.2.3 Limitations of Agile Methods; 1.6.3 The Comparison --
Traditional vs. Agile Project Management; 1.7 Focus Areas for the Exam; Quizzes; Answers; Chapter 2: Domain I Continued: Agile Methodologies; 2.1 Generic Flavor of Agile; 2.2 Scrum; 2.2.1 Origin of Scrum; 2.2.2 Pillars of Scrum; 2.2.2.1 Transparency; 2.2.2.2 Inspection; 2.2.2.3 Adaptation. 2.2.3 Characteristics of Scrum2.2.4 Scrum Roles; 2.2.4.1 Product Owner (PO); 2.2.4.2 Scrum Master; 2.2.4.3 Development Team; 2.2.5 Scrum Ceremonies; 2.2.5.1 Sprint Planning; 2.2.5.2 Daily Scrum Meeting; 2.2.5.3 Sprint Review; 2.2.5.4 Sprint Retrospective; 2.2.6 Scrum Artifacts; 2.2.6.1 Product Backlog; 2.2.6.2 Sprint Backlog; 2.2.6.3 Definition of Done; 2.2.6.4 Product Increment; 2.2.6.5 Burndown Charts; 2.2.7 Further Discussion on Scrum; 2.2.7.1 Difference between a Project Manager and Scrum Master; 2.2.7.2 Scaling Scrum; 2.3 Extreme Programming (XP); 2.3.1 Core Values in Extreme Programming. 2.3.1.1 Communication2.3.1.2 Simplicity; 2.3.1.3 Feedback; 2.3.1.4 Courage; 2.3.1.5 Respect; 2.3.2 XP Roles; 2.3.2.1 The Whole Team; 2.3.2.2 XP Coach; 2.3.2.3 On-Site Customers; 2.3.2.4 Programmer; 2.3.2.5 Testers; 2.3.2.6 XP Tracker; 2.3.2.7 Sponsor; 2.3.3 Core XP Practices; 2.3.3.1 Planning Game; 2.3.3.2 Simple Design; 2.3.3.3 Test-Driven Development (TDD); 2.3.3.4 Coding Standards; 2.3.3.5 Refactoring; 2.3.3.6 Pair Programming; 2.3.3.7 Collective Code Ownership; 2.3.3.8 Continuous Integration; 2.3.3.9 Small Releases; 2.3.3.10 System Metaphor; 2.3.3.11 On-Site Customer. 2.3.3.12 Sustainable Pace2.3.4 XP Success Factors; 2.4 Lean; 2.4.1 Origin of Lean; 2.4.2 Seven Forms of Waste; 2.4.3 Lean 5S Tool for Improvement; 2.4.4 Principles of Lean Thinking; 2.4.4.1 Eliminate Waste; 2.4.4.2 Amplify Learning; 2.4.4.3 Decide as Late as Possible; 2.4.4.4 Deliver as Fast as Possible; 2.4.4.5 Empower the Team; 2.4.4.6 Build Integrity In; 2.4.4.7 Optimize the Whole; 2.5 Kanban; 2.5.1 What Is Kanban?; 2.5.2 Principles in Kanban; 2.5.2.1 Visualize Work; 2.5.2.2 Limit WIP; 2.5.2.3 Manage Workflow; 2.5.2.4 Make Process Policies Explicit; 2.5.2.5 Implement Feedback Loops.
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Prepare for the Project Management Instituteℓ́ℓs (PMI℗ʼ) Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP℗ʼ) exam. Augment your professional experience with the necessary knowledge of the skills, tools, and techniques that are required for passing the examination. This is a comprehensive and one-stop guide with 100% coverage of the exam topics detailed in the PMI-ACP℗ʼ Exam content outline. Rehearse and test your knowledge and understanding of the subject using the practice quizzes after each chapter, three full-length mock exams, and practical tips and advice. You will be able to understand the Agile manifesto, its principles and many facets of Agile project management such as planning, prioritization, estimation, releases, retrospectives, risk management, and continuous improvement. The book covers Agile metrics and means of demonstrating progress. People management aspects such as behavioral traits, servant leadership, negotiation, conflict management, team building, and Agile coaching are explained. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned practitioner, this book also serves as a practical reference for key concepts in Agile and Agile methodologies such as Scrum, XP, Lean, and Kanban.

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