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PMI ACP Prep + Certified ScrumMaster (ACP+CSM) - NYC

BigVisible Solutions

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 8:30 AM - Friday, April 20, 2012 at 5:00 PM (EDT)

PMI ACP Prep + Certified ScrumMaster (ACP+CSM) - NYC

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Course Description

Our intensive, three-day Certified ScrumMaster + PMI-ACPSM course offers you a strong foundation in the Scrum framework and agile principles plus an extensive overview of the knowledge areas, tools, and techniques required for the PMI Agile Certified PractitionerSM. The real-world experience of BigVisible’s Certified Scrum Trainers allows us to incorporate practical advice and time-tested techniques into this hands-on workshop. Our Certified Scrum Trainers are coaches first, which means that long after your course is over, we have the experience and expertise to provide ongoing support and assist you in implementing what you've learned.

As one of the largest and fastest-growing agile frameworks, Scrum is a simple, yet powerful way to manage product requirements, elevate quality, and accelerate project delivery. This offers a detailed examination of the Scrum project lifecycle and the ScrumMaster role, going beyond the basic definitions to focus on how to achieve success as a ScrumMaster and with Scrum. Each person will leave the class with practical, applicable changes and improvements they can apply to their own projects and teams. Course delivery is varied for optimal learning, with activities ranging from case study analyses and in-depth lectures to hands-on exercises and interactive games. 


The BigVisible ACP-Prep Plus CSM course is a 3-day, hands-on workshop, filled with practical advice and time-tested techniques designed to give students the foundation they need to succeed with Scrum. Our experiential setting allows participants to put the values, principles, and concepts into action in a safe, learning environment. The agenda includes the following key activities:

  • Team-based “Scrum Game,” as well as additional agile games that introduce key values, principles, and concepts
  • Discussion of the Scrum framework plus other agile tools such as eXtreme Programming and Kanban
  • In-depth look at the product backlog and agile planning
  • Illustration of Scrum product development
  • Side-by-Side comparison of Scrum and Waterfall
  • Closer look at agile documentation
  • Reflection on the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) to understand where it changes when implementing agile and how it stays the same.

Courses typically run from 8:30am to 5pm, though the exact hours may vary. Continental breakfast and lunch are provided and are included in the course price. These informal breaks are outstanding opportunities to visit and network with your trainer and classmates.

Learning Objectives

Our combined ACP-Prep and CSM course covers a broad range of topics, including:

  • The Scrum basics and fundamental agile principles
  • How Scrum helps organizations cope with change, budget constraints, quality issues, and more
  • The ScrumMaster role and how it differs from traditional roles, such as project manager
  • How to plan, organize, and execute a Scrum project
  • Soft skills such as facilitation, negotiation, and communication
  • Strategies for moving quality "up" in the process and agile risk management
  • Agile planning and estimation
  • Value-based prioritization including value stream analysis
  • Inspecting & adapting, including when and how to use metrics

Intended Audience

This course is appropriate for stakeholders, project and product managers, line managers, product owners, and anyone who wants to understand what agile and Scrum are all about. Although project management experience is helpful, this course will enable any professional who is cultivating agile and Scrum skills on the road to becoming a certified Agile Practitioner.

Course Benefits

Upon completion of the course, students will be eligible for the following benefits:

  • Eligibility to apply and test for the CSM
  • Ability to apply for 1 PDU per contact hour with the Project Management Institute
  • Satisfaction of all 21 required training contact hours for the PMI-ACPSM (Agile Certified Practitioner) as well as a strong foundation for the associated certifying exam

Why a BigVisible Course?

BigVisible focuses on one thing: enabling organizational agility. As coaches, we understand the challenges organizations face at all phases of their agile implementations: from team-level execution and delivery, to higher-level strategy, governance, and leadership. We know that for an organization to achieve agility, people at all levels must understand agile principles and be educated about agile processes like Scrum.

Our foundational training courses are firmly rooted in the core agile principles and practices you need to achieve success, regardless of your ultimate role in the organization. In addition to this quality training, BigVisible offers comprehensive coaching services, so if you get stuck or find that you need more help applying what you’ve learned, you can call on us.

Find out more about us, our point of view, and our approach to transformation and organizational agility by visiting our blog and website. There you will find in-depth discussions, blogs, videos, and resources to help you get a sense of who we are, what we’ve done for others, and how we can help you.

About the Instructor

Dave Prior is a Certified Scrum Trainer and PMP with over 16 years of experience managing IT and technology projects, programs, and portfolios. His goal is to establish a better bridge between agile and the traditional project management worlds. In 2008, during his time as Chair of PMI’s IT & Telecom SIG, Dave began working with the Scrum Alliance to establish programming to help project managers become more aware of and educated about Scrum and agile. He also participated in the founding of the Malaysian Scrum Chapter in 2010.

In addition to his work leading technology programs and projects, Dave also has extensive experience training Information Technology leaders and coaching organizations in managing projects using both an agile and a traditional approach. His work as an educator and speaker has provided him with the opportunity to lecture and teach classes in the U.S., Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Central America.

Dave has an MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas.

Have questions about PMI ACP Prep + Certified ScrumMaster (ACP+CSM) - NYC? Contact BigVisible Solutions

When & Where

New York City Seminar and Conference Center
71 W, 23rd Street
Suite 515
New York, NY 10010

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 8:30 AM - Friday, April 20, 2012 at 5:00 PM (EDT)

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