January 19, 2019


Name PMIHK, SCOPE Room (UR5), 8/F, United Centre, Admiralty Phone +852 2784 1880 Email info@pmi.org.hk Category Courses



1-day Agile fundamentals and the roadmap to be PMI-ACP


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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 with more than 24 years of IT experience with expertise in Consulting, Project Management and Training. While at Hewlett-Packard HK SAR Limited in the previous 10 years, Alex Sin was the Learning and Development Manager and a certified instructor in a number of training including Negotiation, Consulting and Management Development. Alex is certified as a 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 shifted his role to business manager in 1995 and was dual-hatted as the Outsourcing Manager in charge of Home PC Call Centre. Since Y2K, he dedicated himself to Learning and Development and developed a number of professionals in the Greater China.

Alex is the current Vice President Young PM Development at Project Management Institute Hong Kong Chapter. Alex graduated from The University of Toronto with major in Computer Sciences and Mathematics.


SCOPE Room (UR5), 8/F, United Centre, Admiralty