Education Philosophy

AR Institute - Project Management in Puerto Rico
Agile Ratio Institute (AR Institute) is the Educational Division of Agile Ratio.  We focus on Customer 1st Value Delivery, Organizational Agility, Team Dynamics & Flow of Value to reduce waste, maximize income and propel strategic and innovative changes in organizations.

Project Management and Agile Delivery requires the appropriate integration of various Principles, Practices and Knowledge areas like Scope, Schedule, Cost, Quality, Stakeholders, Resources, Communications and Risk Management.

We help Individuals & Organizations to deeply understand the fundaments of the various agile project management methods, tools & techniques.  We do the hard work to make it simple to understand and an enjoyable experience.
PMP Course - AR Institute
PM Fundamentals
Agile / Scrum
PMP® / CAPM®
∙ MS Project ∙
∙ Hands-On Workshops ∙
∙ Innovation Games ∙
∙ Design Thinking ∙
∙ Lean Startup ∙
∙ Agile Leadership Skills ∙
∙ Stakeholders Engagement ∙
∙ Estimation Techniques ∙
∙ Tailored Courses ∙
Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
—John F. Kennedy

Courses Description

AR Institute - Fundamentals of Project Management
Project Management in Real Life

This course & workshop covers key project management practices and processes. Participants will learn the fundamental elements of project management and key globally recognized best practices to successfully manage projects simulating a real-life, curious and fun project that incorporate Predictive and Adaptive / Agile Practices.
AR Institute - PMP Course - Project Management Professional
Scrum Master & Agile Project Management

This workshop covers agile principles, methods & practices commonly used today by the agile practitioners.  This workshop is intended for anyone who wants to adapt quickly to organizational and market changes in a VUCA environment and for those who wants to efficiently manage projects that focus on delivering a continuous flow of value to customers.  
This workshop will help participants to achieve certifications like:  PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®, Professional Scrum Master™ (PSM I) or Scrum Master Certified (SMC™).
AR Institute - PMP Course - Project Management Professional
PMP® + Agile - Project Management Professional

This comprehensive course will provide the know-how, tools and techniques to manage projects successfully and will teach how every process group and knowledge area work together to benefit predictive, adaptive and hybrid projects. It satisfy one of the requirements of the PMP® or CAPM® certifications.
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AR Institute - MS Project 2013
MS Project
This course & workshop consists of step-by-step walkthroughs of various features and functions you will need to plan and to monitor projects effectively with MS Project®.
Requirements: 
Each participant needs access to a dedicated PC with the required software already installed. Notes: A trial version of MS Project can be downloaded from >here<.
Webinars & Presentations

Agilidad en Equipos Virtuales / Remotos  - Agility @ Remote Teams

Disciplined Agile, Scrum & OODA - A real life, curious and fun example!

7 Aspectos clave en los proyectos para mejorar su ejecución por Javier Miranda.

Javier Miranda
Javier A. Miranda is the founder of Agile Ratio.  He is responsible for translating project delivery best practices to practical approaches to allow any kind of organization to adapt and innovate rapidly.

Javier was educated in Project Management best practices with the first edition of the PMBOK® Guide (1996) and he passed the PMP® exam using the 2nd edition (2000).  He has been teaching PMP® exam preparation courses since the 3rd edition (2004) until the most recent version, with more Agile contents.

Javier has hands-on experience with several project delivery methodologies, guides and frameworks and has applied Agile practices in projects since 2000.  He has mentored in several agile methods such as Scrum, XP, FDD and related topics as part of former technology and entrepreneurship communities like:   DevTitans, PR .Net users Group (PRdotNet), Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Tours and PR developers Group (PRDG).

In his most recent contribution to a Fortune 500 company, Javier adapted Agile/Scrum to be used outside of the IT environment to solve complex business problems and for the rapid creation of new programs and business services performing roles such as Agile Coach and Scrum Master.  

Recently, Mr. Miranda performed as an international consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and their clients where he provided workshops & coaching on Agile / Scrum in the Caribbean and the Americas.  In addition, Javier improved the Agile/Scrum adoption by Abarca Healthcare among 8 development teams and leadership (+50 staff).

Javier has the following global certifications:
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)
  • PM4R Agile Coach (PM4R-AC)
  • PMO Certified Practitioner (PMO-CP)
  • Certified SAFe 5 Program Consultant (SPC)
  • Scaled Prof. Scrum (SPS)
  • Prof. Agile Leadership I (PAL)
  • Prof. Scrum Master I (PSM)
  • Prof. Scrum Product Owner I (PSPO)
  • Prof. Scrum Kanban (PSK)
  • Prof. Scrum UX I (PSU)
  • Management 3.0 (M3.0)
  • Disciplined Agile Senior Scrum Master (DASSM)
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM)
  • Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)
  • ICAgile Certified Professional (ICP)
  • Microsoft Certified Applications Developer (MCAD)