Why YOU Should Obtain your PMI-ACP® by Dr. Julie DeSot

Jun 27, 2016 | Uncategorized

Do you use Agile practices, tools, and techniques in your projects? Is your organization transitioning or implementing Agile methodologies? If so, you may want to consider an Agile certification. 

With so many options for certifications, why choose the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®)?  Like other certifications, holding the PMI-ACP® formally recognizes your knowledge and skills of agile principles and techniques. In addition, it demonstrates your exposure to multiple Agile methodologies.  Trends are showing that teams and organizations are adopting blended methods of managing and delivering projects.   The PMI-ACP® exam tests your knowledge of Scrum, XP, lean, and Kanban, thus providing a broader appeal.  For those already holding the CSM™ and PMP® certifications, it provides a bridge between the two. 

The Project Management Institute (PMI) has a defined certification process to earn the PMI-ACP® To be eligible to take the exam, you must provide work experience along with PM Agile coursework and a secondary degree.  The work experience is divided between 1,500 hours of experience working on Agile teams or using Agile methods in the past three (3) years AND 2,000 hours of general experience working on project teams within the past five (5) years.  A PMP® satisfies the general experience requirement.  The exam is 120 multiple-choice questions with a three (3) hour time limit.

The requirement for work experience is a contributing factor to the credibility of the PMI-ACP®.  One cannot simply take a course and pass an exam.  The combination of experience and passing an exam shows that one can adjust and apply the theory in the real world as needed. 

To summarize, the PMI-ACP® certification demonstrates a cross-domain mastery of Agile, which increases one’s professional versatility.

PME is offering the ACP® bootcamp on the following dates:

7/20-22 Tysons Crnr, VA
8/8-10 Reston, VA
9/20-22 Tysons Crnr, VA
10/17-19 Reston, VA

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