The Project Management Institute’s Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®) program creates an industry-standard for applying agile principles and practices to project management.  The PMI-ACP® certification is a comprehensive evaluation of the applicant’s knowledge and experience.  The certification exam is a 3-hour, 120 questions evaluation of the student’s knowledge.  Before taking the exam, applicants must document:

  • 1,500 hours on agile project teams or with agile methodologies,
  • 2,000 hours of general project experience or a PMP® or PgMP® certification, and
  • 21 hours of training in agile practices which can be satisfied with this course.

The PMI-ACP® differs from other accreditations because it encompasses several leading methodologies and disciplines.  The PMI-ACP® Exam Prep Training is an intensive 3-day course in which students will learn the different approaches too agile including: Scrum, Kanban, Lean, eXtreme Programming (XP) and test-driven development (TDD).  Students will also learn the Agile approach to effectively manage a project, project team, and other stakeholders.  The course also covers the knowledge of agile principles, practices and tools.

The training course will provide you with classroom learning and practice tests to prepare you for the exam.  Guidance on completing the application and a study plan are provided.  This course satisfies the 21-training hour prerequisite.

 


LEARNING OUTCOMES

Prepare the students for the PMI-ACP® certification exam
Review the domains and tools prescribed by the Project Management Institute
Share agile practices and experience

TRAINING MATERIALS

Agile Practice Guide: This is the primary book used by PMI to guide all project managers in the proper use of good agile practices.

PMI-ACP Exam Prep. Textbook by Mike Griffiths: A course book for passing the PMI-ACP Exam

PME Slide Deck: Contains over 600 slides, terms, definitions, processes, inputs, tools and techniques, outputs, formulas and diagrams.Plus, over 300-chapter test questions with references and explanations.

AGENDA

Day 1

Baseline Exam and Assessment
Agile Principles and Mindset
Interpersonal Skills
Agile Practice Overview
Scrum
Lean
PMI-ACP® Exam

Day 2

eXtreme Programming (XP)
Other Agile Methodologies
Value Driven Delivery
Planning and Monitoring
Product Quality
Measuring Performance
Practice Test

Day 3

Stakeholders & Communication
Team Performance
Adaptive Planning
Problem Detection and Continuous Improvement
Final Exam