27 September 2021

PMI-ACP Domains and Tasks flashcards

Domains and Tasks for PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®.

Domain I : Agile Principles and Mindset

Domain II : Value-Driven Delivery

  • Deliver valuable results by producing high-value increments for review, early and often, based on stakeholder priorities.
  • Have the stakeholders provide feedback on these increments, and use this feedback to prioritize and improve future increments.
  • Contents
    • Define Positive Value
      • Task 1 : Define deliverables by identifying units that can be produced incrementally in order to maximize their value to stakeholders while minimizing non-value added work.
      • Task 2 : Refine requirements by gaining consensus on the acceptance criteria for features on a just-in-time basis in order to deliver value.
      • Task 3 : Select and tailor the team’s process based on project and organizational characteristics as well as team experience in order to optimize value delivery.
    • Avoid Potential Downsides
      • Task 4 : Plan for small releasable increments by organizing requirements into minimally marketable features/minimally viable products in order to allow for the early recognition and delivery of value.
      • Task 5 : Limit increment size and increase review frequency with appropriate stakeholders in order to identify and respond to risks early on and at minimal cost.
      • Task 6 : Solicit customer and user feedback by reviewing increments often in order to confirm and enhance business value.
    • Prioritization
      • Task 7 : Prioritize the units of work through collaboration with stakeholders in order to optimize the value of the deliverables.
      • Task 8 : Perform frequent review and maintenance of the work results by prioritizing and maintaining internal quality in order to reduce the overall cost of incremental development.
      • Task 9 : Continuously identify and prioritize the environmental, operational, and infrastructure factors in order to improve the quality and value of the deliverables.
    • Incremental Development
      • Task 10 : Conduct operational reviews and/or periodic checkpoints with stakeholders in order to obtain feedback and corrections to the work in progress and planned work.
      • Task 11 : Balance development of deliverable units and risk reduction efforts by incorporating both value producing and risk reducing work into the backlog in order to maximize the total value proposition over
        time.
      • Task 12 : Re-prioritize requirements periodically in order to reflect changes in the environment and stakeholder needs or preferences in order to maximize the value.
      • Task 13 : Elicit and prioritize relevant non-functional requirements (such as operations and security) by considering the environment in which the solution will be used in order to minimize the probability of failure.
      • Task 14 : Conduct frequent reviews of work products by performing inspections, reviews, and/or testing in order to identify and incorporate improvements into the overall process and
        product/service.

Domain III : Stakeholder Engagement

  • Engage current and future interested parties by building a trusting environment that aligns their needs and expectations and balances their requests with an understanding of the
    cost/effort involved.
  • Promote participation and collaboration throughout the project life cycle and provide the tools for effective and informed decision making.
  • Contents
    • Understand Stakeholder Needs
      • Task 1 : Identify and engage effective and empowered business stakeholder(s) through periodic reviews in order to ensure that the team is knowledgeable about stakeholders’ interests, needs, and
        expectations.
      • Task 2 : Identify and engage all stakeholders (current and future) by promoting knowledge sharing early and throughout the project to ensure the unimpeded flow of information and value throughout the
        lifespan of the project.
    • Ensure Stakeholder Involvement
      • Task 3 : Establish stakeholder relationships by forming a working agreement among key stakeholders in order to promote participation and effective collaboration.
      • Task 4 : Maintain proper stakeholder involvement by continually assessing changes in the project and organization in order to ensure that new stakeholders are appropriately engaged.
      • Task 5 : Establish collaborative behaviors among the members of the organization by fostering group decision making and conflict resolution in order to improve decision quality and reduce the time
        required to make decisions.
    • Manage Stakeholder Expectations
      • Task 6 : Establish a shared vision of the various project increments (products, deliverables, releases, iterations) by developing a high level vision and supporting objectives in order to align stakeholders’
        expectations and build trust.
      • Task 7 : Establish and maintain a shared understanding of success criteria, deliverables, and acceptable trade-offs by facilitating awareness among stakeholders in order to align expectations and build trust.
      • Task 8 : Provide transparency regarding work status by communicating team progress, work quality, impediments, and risks in order to help the primary stakeholders make informed decisions.
      • Task 9 : Provide forecasts at a level of detail that balances the need for certainty and the benefits of adaptability in order to allow stakeholders to plan effectively.

Domain IV : Team Performance

  • Create an environment of trust, learning, collaboration, and conflict resolution that promotes team self-organization, enhances relationships among team members, and cultivates a culture of high performance.
  • Contents
    • Team Formation
      • Task 1 : Cooperate with the other team members to devise ground rules and internal processes in order to foster team coherence and strengthen team members’ commitment to shared outcomes.
      • Task 2 : Help create a team that has the interpersonal and technical skills needed to achieve all known project objectives in order to create business value with minimal delay.
    • Team Empowerment
      • Task 3 : Encourage team members to become generalizing specialists in order to reduce team size and bottlenecks, and to create a highperforming cross-functional team.
      • Task 4 : Contribute to self-organizing the work by empowering others and encouraging emerging leadership in order to produce effective solutions and manage complexity.
      • Task 5 : Continuously discover team and personal motivators and demotivators in order to ensure that team morale is high and team members are motivated and productive throughout the project.
    • Team Collaboration and Commitment
      • Task 6 : Facilitate close communication within the team and with appropriate external stakeholders through co-location or the use of collaboration tools in order to reduce miscommunication and rework.
      • Task 7 : Reduce distractions in order to establish a predictable outcome and optimize the value delivered.
      • Task 8 : Participate in aligning project and team goals by sharing project vision in order to ensure the team understands how their objectives fit into the overall goals of the project.
      • Task 9 : Encourage the team to measure its velocity by tracking and measuring actual performance in previous iterations or releases in order for members to gain a better understanding of their capacity
        and create more accurate forecasts.

Domain V : Adaptive Planning

  • Produce and maintain an evolving plan, from initiation to closure, based on goals, values, risks, constraints, stakeholder feedback, and review findings.
  • Contents
    • Levels of Planning
      • Task 1 : Plan at multiple levels (strategic, release, iteration, daily) creating appropriate detail by using rolling wave planning and progressive elaboration to balance predictability of outcomes with ability to
        exploit opportunities.
      • Task 2 : Make planning activities visible and transparent by encouraging participation of key stakeholders and publishing planning results in order to increase commitment level and reduce uncertainty.
      • Task 3 : As the project unfolds, set and manage stakeholder expectations by making increasingly specific levels of commitments in order to ensure common understanding of the expected deliverables.
    • Adaptation
      • Task 4 : Adapt the cadence and the planning process based on results of periodic retrospectives about characteristics and/or the size/complexity/criticality of the project deliverables in order to
        maximize the value.
      • Task 5 : Inspect and adapt the project plan to reflect changes in requirements, schedule, budget, and shifting priorities based on team learning, delivery experience, stakeholder feedback, and defects in order to
        maximize business value delivered.
    • Agile Sizing and Estimation
      • Task 6 : Size items by using progressive elaboration techniques in order to determine likely project size independent of team velocity and external variables.
      • Task 7 : Adjust capacity by incorporating maintenance and operations demands and other factors in order to create or update the range estimate.
      • Task 8 : Create initial scope, schedule, and cost range estimates that reflect current high level understanding of the effort necessary to deliver the project in order to develop a starting point for managing the project.
      • Task 9 : Refine scope, schedule, and cost range estimates that reflect the latest understanding of the effort necessary to deliver the project in order to manage the project.
      • Task 10 : Continuously use data from changes in resource capacity, project size, and velocity metrics in order to evaluate the estimate to complete.

Domain VI : Problem Detection and Resolution

  • Continuously identify problems, impediments, and risks; prioritize and resolve in a timely manner; monitor and communicate the problem resolution status; and implement process improvements to prevent them from occurring again.
  • Contents
    • Task 1 : Create an open and safe environment by encouraging conversation and experimentation, in order to surface problems and impediments that are slowing the team down or preventing its ability to deliver
      value.
    • Task 2 : Identify threats and issues by educating and engaging the team at various points in the project in order to resolve them at the appropriate time and improve processes that caused issues.
    • Task 3 : Ensure issues are resolved by appropriate team members and/or reset expectations in light of issues that cannot be resolved in order
      to maximize the value delivered.
    • Task 4 : Maintain a visible, monitored, and prioritized list of threats and issues in order to elevate accountability, encourage action, and track ownership and resolution status.
    • Task 5 : Communicate status of threats and issues by maintaining threat list and incorporating activities into backlog of work in order to provide transparency.

Domain VII : Continuous Improvement (Product, Process, People)

  • Continuously improve the quality, effectiveness, and value of the product, the process, and the team.
  • Contents
    • Task 1 : Tailor and adapt the project process by periodically reviewing and integrating team practices, organizational culture, and delivery goals in order to ensure team effectiveness within established
      organizational guidelines and norms.
    • Task 2 : Improve team processes by conducting frequent retrospectives and improvement experiments in order to continually enhance the effectiveness of the team, project, and organization.
    • Task 3 : Seek feedback on the product by incremental delivery and frequent demonstrations in order to improve the value of the product.
    • Task 4 : Create an environment of continued learning by providing opportunities for people to develop their skills in order to develop a more productive team of generalizing specialists.
    • Task 5 : Challenge existing process elements by performing a value stream analysis and removing waste in order to increase individual efficiency and team effectiveness.
    • Task 6 : Create systemic improvements by disseminating knowledge and practices across projects and organizational boundaries in order to avoid re-occurrence of identified problems and improve the effectiveness of the organization as a whole.

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