Agile KS 3 – Vendor management – PMI-ACP Exam

Agile KS 3 – Vendor management – PMI-ACP Exam If practicing Agile, this requirement should be explicitly outlined in the request for proposal (RFP) Special types of contracts should be used (refer to Agile contracting methods) for performance management Need to…

Agile KS 3 – Variations for Agile Methods & Approaches – PMI-ACP Exam

Agile KS 3 – Variations for Agile Methods & Approaches – PMI-ACP Exam Agile advocates [wc_highlight color=”yellow”]adaptation[/wc_highlight], even for the different Agile methods, frameworks or approaches The best approach is the [wc_highlight color=”yellow”]most suitable approach[/wc_highlight]  

Agile KS 3 – Control Limits for Agile projects – PMI-ACP Exam

Agile KS 3 – Control Limits for Agile projects – PMI-ACP Exam   By plotting the time to delivery / velocity / escaped defects / etc. as a control chart If some data fall outside the upper / lower control limits, a…

Agile KS 3 – Principles of Systems thinking – PMI-ACP Exam

Agile KS 3 – Principles of Systems thinking – PMI-ACP Exam   Systems thinking is a method to understand how things (parts) influence / interact with each another as a whole (system) For diagnosing organizational issues, understanding organizational dynamics and creating change Complexity…

Agile KS 3 – Innovation Games – PMI-ACP Exam

Agile KS 3 – Innovation Games – PMI-ACP Exam Includes collaborative and innovation games, examples: Remember the future : imagine it is the future after a successful release, what would have been completed to bring the success (to solicit requirements) Prune the product tree :…

Agile KS 3 – Globalization, Culture and Team Diversity – PMI-ACP Exam

Agile KS 3 – Globalization, Culture and Team Diversity – PMI-ACP Exam Respect is the key Understand cultural and personal differences, e.g. mind the use of language “what went wrong” vs “what can be improved” Every team needs to go through…

Agile KS 3 – 05 Failure modes & Alternatives – PMI-ACP Exam

Agile KS 3 – Failure modes & Alternatives – PMI-ACP Exam Five failure modes (basic reasons for failure to achieve excellence) according to Alistair Cockburn: Making mistakes : that’s human nature Preferring to fail conservatively : revert to ‘safe’ (even not optimal) methods…

Agile KS 3 – Applying new Agile practices – PMI-ACP Exam

Agile KS 3 – Applying new Agile practices – PMI-ACP Exam It is often advisable to make use of tried and tested Agile practices However new Agile practices are coming up to deal with new challenges: Behavior-driven development – outside-in,…

Agile KS 3 – Agile project accounting principles – PMI-ACP Exam

Agile KS 3 – Agile project accounting principles – PMI-ACP Exam Need to understand the accounting policies of the organization Estimate range Estimates are presented in ranges to express the level of confidence The range will become narrower upon the…

Agile KS 3 – Contracting Methods – PMI-ACP Exam

Agile KS 3 – Contracting Methods – PMI-ACP Exam Agile projects are with fixed time and resources but variable scope / features Agile contract types: DSDM Contract – focuses on “fitness for business purpose”, the deliverables will need to pass tests Money…