Accelerated Agile and PMI-ACP Exam Prep Course via W. W. Mentorprises

Fairfield University
Charles F. Dolan School of Business
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06284 (click here for directions)


5 Day Course: 4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12/2018

8:00 - 8:30am Registration and Networking
8:30 - 4:30pm Accelerated Agile PMI-ACP Exam Prep

Costs: Pre-Reg Walk-In
SNEC Members * $1,499 N/A
Non-SNEC Members ** $1,599 N/A

* Note: SNEC Members must LOGIN to website prior to registering to obtain their $200 discount


Registration closes:
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at Midnight

** If you belong to another PMI chapter, and are in good standing, you may pay the member price. Please contact the PM of the class for the discount code.

Standard PMI membership is currently $139 with SNEC chapter membership cost at $25 for a total of $164. Join today at Note: If you are a new SNEC member, please allow 2-3 business days for PMI to process your membership and notify us of your eligibility for member discount.


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The PM for this event is:
Denise Beauprey, Continuing Education Member at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SNEC-PMI is pleased to offer its advanced Accelerated Agile PMI-ACP Exam Prep Course in partnership with W. W. Mentoprises at Fairfield University in Fairfield, CT.

This 5 consecutive Saturday intensive course will be held on Saturday, April 14 through Saturday May 12, 2018 from 8:30 AM until 4:30 PM at Fairfield University. The class room number will be sent out later in a separate notification. Check-in and Networking starts at 8:00 am. Students may bring laptops but they are not required.

Course Description:
Over the past decade, the Agile approach to project management has gained traction in organizations across industries and application areas and continues to expand its reach. Since its introduction, the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI‐ACP®) credential has become the fastest growing of PMI’s eight (8) professional certifications. This 5 Saturday class will satisfy two (2) objectives. The first objective is to introduce participants to Agile basics, the most popular Agile methodologies, and key Agile tools and techniques. The second objective is to help participants prepare to sit for the PMI‐ACP® exam. Students will learn test‐taking tips, participate in class exercises, and answer sample test questions in order to prepare for the certification exam. The course is ideal for busy professionals who want to both learn about Agile approaches and prepare to pass the PMI‐ACP® certification exam.

Intended Audience:
This course is appropriate for anyone working in a traditional project management environment who is looking for something new, or for those who are already working in an Agile environment: Business Analysts, Product Owner/Managers, Customer/Users, Project Managers/Scrum Masters, Programmers, ProdOps & DevOps personnel, UX/UI Designers, Network & Infrastructure Architects, Web Developers, Quality Assurance professionals, Lean practitioners and others.

Course Content:

  • Agile Principles and Mindset
  • Popular Agile Approaches: SCRUM, Extreme Programming (XP), Feature – Driven Development (FDD), Lean
  • Other related methods – Task Board and Kanban development
  • Establishing transparency in team and customer communications
  • Collaborating with customers for improved results
  • The Agile Manifesto and the Twelve Principles of Agile
  • Value – Driven Delivery, Stakeholder Engagement and Team Performance
  • Confirming, Tracking & Reporting Value
  • Adaptive Planning – Understanding Plan‐to‐Replan
  • Problem Detection and Resolution
  • Continuous Improvement
  • PMI‐ACP® Practice Exams and Exercises

A training material binder and two textbooks – an Agile overview for practitioners and a PMI‐ACP® Exam Prep guide, will be provided

Talent Triangle

PDU Info: You will need to record and self-report your PDU's for this activity. Following the guidelines of the new CCR program and the PMI Talent Triangle®, the PDU's for this course can be applied as follows:

35.0 PDU - 20.0 - Technical (PMP, PgMP, ACP), 6.0 - Strategic & Business Management and 9.0 Leadership

Instructors: Tom McCabe & Joyce Brown
Tom McCabe and Joyce Brown are managing directors of W. W. Mentorprises, Inc. (WWM), a Connecticut corporation. Their company specializes in the project management and quality arenas, where they offer services including curriculum development, publishing, professional training and certifications, academic instruction, consulting, and owner's representative / construction management.

Prior to forming their company, Tom held a number of positions in the Financial Services and IT arenas for several global financial institutions. Joyce was an operations executive specializing in logistics, construction, security, production and manufacturing. Both Tom and Joyce also have experience as consulting managers with Big 4 Consulting firms; Joyce in a Retail / Wholesale industry practice and Tom in an e-Infrastructure Practice.

Tom holds a B.S. in business administration from Fordham University and a Masters Certificate in project management from George Washington University's School of Business and Public Management. He maintains certifications as: a Project Management Professional (PMP®) from PMI®; a Certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt (CSSMBB®) from the Harrington Institute, and a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) from Scrum Alliance, Inc. He was a co-founder of PMI's eBusiness Specific Interest Group and formerly served as its chairman & executive advisory chair. He also served as vice-chairman of programs for PMI's Program Management Office, and Financial Services, Specific Interest Groups.

Joyce holds a B.A. degree from Vanderbilt University and a M.B.A. from Middle Tennessee State University. She is a PMP® as well as a Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) from the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®)




Please register online to ensure an accurate count and reserve a spot at this event. Seating is limited, and no walk-ins will be allowed.


If the event is cancelled by SNEC-PMI and is not being rescheduled, the pre-registered participants will be notified via an email broadcast and a full refund will be processed. If the event is rescheduled and the pre-registered participant cannot attend the new date, SNEC-PMI will process a full refund.

For any individual cancellations, please notify the PM of the event. Any user requested cancellation prior to registration ending, will be refunded the amount paid, minus a 10% cancellation fee. SNEC-PMI does not provide refunds for any user requested cancellations after the registration deadline or for No-Shows.


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If a decision is made to hold the meeting, our normal cancellation policy (above) will be in effect, i.e. there will be a 10% cancellation fee for any individual cancellation requests prior to the registration deadline. We do not refund any individual requests after the registration deadline or for no-shows.


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Event Properties

Event Date 04-14-2018 8:30 AM
Event End Date 04-14-2018 4:30 PM
Registration Closes 04-11-2018 11:55 PM
Individual Price $1,499 for SNEC members / $1,599 for non-SNEC members
Location Fairfield University - Dolan School of Business
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