The AAIP™ (Adaptive-Agile™ Integrated Professional™) training from Agilest® is comprehensive training designed to give all agile practitioners the foundation they need to be effective in an agile role including Scrum Masters, Agile Managers, Developers, Testers, DevOps Engineers, and everyone else in IT involved with agile project work. Attending the class prepares you to take the exam and become an Agilest® certified AAIP™ - Adaptive Agile Integrated Professional. Participants of this training also will be prepared to take the PMI-ACP® exam if they meet the prerequisites.
Certification & Exam
Agilest® Adaptive Agile Integrated Professional (AAIP™) Certification
The prerequisite for attending the AAIP exam is: 24 hours of training provided in this training program.
The exam can be taken after completion of 8 hours of online training and 16 hours of classroom training
If the class is completed entirely online, you need to complete all of the 24 hours of training online.
The prerequisite for the PMI-ACP exam is attending this 24 hour class either online or in a classroom (8 of the 24 hours are attended online). You must also have 2000 hours of general project experience as well as 1500 hours of Agile project experience. If you don’t have the total number of hours to qualify for the PMI-ACP exam, you can first take the AAIP™ certification exam, and then take the PMI-ACP test when you have enough hours. The entire class is available online and can be attended again as a refresher before taking the PMI-ACP exam when you have the qualifying hours.
While this training is not for everyone, it is well suited for professionals who already have a scrum master, product owner, or other fundamentals certification and are ready to move up to the next level in their career.
This course is a requirement for those seeking certification as a certified AAIP™ (Adaptive Agile Integrated Professional).
This course is also preparation for the PMI-ACP examination. You do need to have the required number of development hours in an agile environment to be accepted to take the PMI-ACP exam. But in the meantime, if you don’t have the 3500 hours required by PMI to take the ACP exam, the intermediate-advanced level AAIP™ exam is available immediately at the end of the training.
ABOUT AGILEST® AAIP™
The AAIP™ certification training from Agilest® is a comprehensive foundational overview of the agile techniques that practitioners in an agile shop need to know to be effective. This critical training is general, but it is still comprehensive in that it prepares the attendees for specific roles such as Scrum Master, Product Owner, and more. AAIP™ training also serves as a solid basis for individuals taking classes limited to those specific roles taught as single subjects.
This course provides a total of 24 training hours. If the training is attended at an in-person classroom, eight hours of the training needs to be completed before the two-days at the live training site. The total course training duration length is 24 hours (8 hours on-line + 2 days of live training at 8 hours of training time each day).
The AAIP™ certification training covers what is needed at organizations that use Modern Agile, including Scrum, Kanban, and Scrumban frameworks, as well as the key agile best practices that are critical to know. There is an overview of XP development practices including pair programming, and test driven development (TDD). In addition, Development of a vision statement, Creating a roadmap, Identifying the value-stream, Writing requirements in user story format, Creating the backlog, Prioritizing the requirements, Sprint planning, Triaging requirements, Running a daily stand-up meeting, Agile demos, Running a retrospective, and much more are all covered.
AGILEST® AAIP™ Training Description
- Why Lean-Agile practices
- Iterative & Incremental development
- Maximizing value
- Continuous prioritization
- Using feedback to build the right thing
- Building quality in
- Test First Development
- Continuous testing
- Developing Agile Requirements
- User Stories
- Feature Groups
- Agile Frameworks
- Determining what agile framework to use
- Roles in Agile Development
- Scrum Master - Agile Team Lead
- Product Owner - Requirements Team Lead
- Agile Team
- DevOps Engineers
- Role Interactions
- Value Stream Mapping
- Release Planning
- Agile Program Management
- Agile Budgeting
- Agile Value Streams
- Agile Governance
- Quality Management
- Organizational Agile Transformation
- Keeping the goodness alive
- Agile Metrics
- Risk Management
- Agile Thinking – An overview of Agile software development and the ideas, methods and frameworks that combined make up the structure we call Agile
- Agile Development - Why Agile, and how Agile changes the enterprise IT development center
- Agile program management
- The training ends with a full project simulation to reinforce all of the training concepts and tie the concepts to standard organizational practices so that the students have a practical understanding of how to apply agile at their organization
- A full project simulation
- Agile project initiation – How the Agile project gets started in the Agile enterprise
- Determining what Agile method to use
- Agile Budgeting
- Running the Agile project
- Release planning
- Sprint planning
- Agile Communications
- Agile progress reporting
- Agile testing
- Demonstrating the deliverables
- Using the inspect and adapt process for continuous improvement
- Closing the Agile project
- Preparing for the test
- How do we use agile in a transitional organizational?
Additional Resources included with AGILEST® Training
Included with this training to the participants in the class is a membership site with tools and training that extend the functionality of the classroom training. We give this additional resource to everyone that signs-up for the training. Attending the class prepares you to take the exam and become an Agilest® certified AAIP™ - Adaptive Agile Integrated Professional.
The online AAIP™ private access resources include:
- Additional Modern IT training topics:
- Service Oriented Architecture
- IT Service Management
- Change Management
- Design Thinking
- Personal development training topics:
- Personal Effectiveness
- Time Management
- Personal Effectiveness
- Planning tools
- Documentation templates
- Private forum
Our goal is the success of our participants. We have made every effort to include everything you need to get a broad understanding of what you need to know in an agile role. The contents of this course is continuously updated, and whenever you take this course, you will always be getting the latest version. Of important note is we are a company that does what it teaches, And what we do with our internal development, or with clients, is what we teach. Everything that we teach has been proven empirically proven from use.
The AAIP training is designed to help the participants understand the agile mindset and prepare them for real world participation on an agile team.
By the end of the AAIP™ (Adaptive Agile Integrated Professional) certification training course, the attendees will be given the information they need to be able to:
- Broadly apply Agile principles to improve productivity, employee engagement, time to market, and quality.
- Apply the Agile principles based on lecture, real-world examples, classroom exercises, and insights by Agile experts.
The Agilest® Adaptive Agile Integrated Professional training is completely unlike any other agile foundation training. Why? Because our focus is on delivering comprehensive training that is engaging, This training is designed with the latest learning technology followed by hands-on experience that delivers exactly what a new (Scrum Master/ Team Manager/Product Owner/ Product Director/Agile Team Developer, Tester/ DevOps Engineer) needs to know to be immediately effective as an agile team member once they return to their office.
Our highly concentrated training teaches the team members exactly what they need to know to get the job done in just two days on site as opposed to four or five. To fit this comprehensive training into just two days on site, our delivery system calls first for eight hours of online training, preferably before the two days on site.
By the time you have finished this training, you will have had experience with all the aspects of a full project including:
- Initial budgeting
- Sprint 0 planning
- Developing the vision
- Writing epics and user stories
- Creating the initial product backlog
- Backlog grooming
- Story mapping/release planning
- Sprint planning
- User story thinning
- Acceptance criteria
- Tasking stories
- Splitting stories
- Writing technical stories
There are no prerequisites for attending this course. It is intended to provide a strong Agile foundation.
Continuing education credits
This class provides 24 hours of continuous education hours in the Agile training category.