November 30, 2019


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Agile Fundamentals and the Roadmap to be PMI-ACP


Date: 30 November 2019
Time: 9:30am – 5:30pm
Venue: Room 408-9, Fortress Tower, 250 King’s Road, North Point, HK
PDU: 7
Instructor: Mr. Alex Sin
Fee: PMI-HK Member: HKD 1,800
Non-PMI-HK Member: HKD 2,100



This class provides an overview of Agile mindset and common methodologies for Agile project team and stakeholders. Participants will know the Agile approach to new product development. They will apply the basic knowledge of Iteration Review and Iteration Retrospectives, and learn to utilize the concepts of Inspection, Adaptation, and Continuous Improvement.
If you need to bring values to customers or users during a significant change in an organization, Agile is definitely a good choice. Someone may still hesitate to achieve the credential; this course will provide you an answer after reviewing the examination contents.


Learning Objectives

At the end of the class, students will be able to:
  1. Compare the Agile and Waterfall approaches
  2. Know the basics of Agile Team Organization
  3. Apply Agile project charter and high-level estimating principles
  4. Create personas and user stories and requirements decomposition
  5. Develop and manage a product backlog
  6. Use information radiator on project communications
  7. Manage iteration review and iteration retrospective

Course Outline

What is Agile?

    • The Agile Value Proposition
    • Comparison of agile and traditional approaches
    • The Agile Manifesto and Agile Principles

Overview Agile methodologies and themes

    • Scrum overview
    • XP overview
    • Value driven delivery
    • Time boxes and prioritization

Project Initiation

    • Project vision and initiation
    • High level estimation
    • Product backlog
    • Story maps and the product roadmap

Release Planning

    • Minimally marketing feature
    • Decomposing stories
    • Story maps for releases
    • Prioritization methods
    • Story points and velocity
    • Creating a release plan

During the Iterations

    • Agile process overview
    • Types of iterations
    • Spikes and related roles
    • Planning meeting
    • Communication and team space
    • Daily stand-up meeting
    • Information radiators
    • Burndown/burnup charts
    • Escaped defects
    • The iteration retrospective

Agile teams

    • Tasks, roles
    • Leadership

Reviews and retrospectives

    • Continuous improvement
    • Iteration reviews, retrospectives

Roadmap to the PMI-ACP and the Exam

    • Qualification
    • Study plan
    • Skills

Who should attend?

For PMI-ACP candidates,

    • Need additional training hours to fulfill the pre-requisite
    • Refresh their knowledge, tools and techniques about Agile
    • Learn the exam skills to increase success rate
    • Formulate a study plan and related investment

Remarks: This class is not a replacement for a standard 3-day Agile class

For non-PMI-ACP candidates,

    • to have Agile overview
    • to participate Agile projects
    • to estimate the effort spent onto the credential

Instructor’s Profile – Mr. Alex Sin, PMP®, PMI-ACP®

Alex Sin is an independent consultant, comes with more than 24 years of IT experience with expertise in Consulting, Project Management and Training. Alex Sin has been a certified instructor in a number of training including Negotiation, Consulting and Management Development. Alex is certified as ITIL/ITSM® Manager, well equipped with Methodology to deliver IT Consulting. He is also a practitioner of PDI, MBTI and DISC well-known consulting tools.

Alex enriched his Project Management experience from large scaled projects like Libraries, Electrical and Mechanical Services Department and Companies Registry. Alex is a certified PMBOK trainer and is now VP Young PM Development at PMI HK Chapter. Alex graduated from The University of Toronto with major in Computer Sciences and Mathematics.