Get certified with this PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) boot camp. PMI-ACP certification recognizes your expertise in applying agile principles and techniques in your organization. Earning PMI-ACP® certification shows you have the skills to implement value-driven delivery while facilitating continuous improvement through improved communication and collaboration.
Through real-life scenarios, you will review Agile terminology and well-known practices and leverage PMI's seven domains of practice to create a personalized self-study plan and increase the effectiveness of your exam preparation.
PMI Agile Certified Practitioner Course Delivery Methods
PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner Training Information
In this course, you will:
- Prepare for the PMI-ACP exam while completing the required 21 contact hours/PDUs.
- Navigate the tools, techniques, knowledge, and skills addressed in the exam.
- Review relevant topics in the PMI suggested reference materials.
- Practice for the exam with sample questions and exercises.
- Continue learning and face new challenges with after-course one-on-one instructor coaching.
Experience at the level of:
To earn this certification, you must take and pass the three-hour PMI-ACP® exam, comprised of 120 multiple-choice questions (these three hours are factored into the total training time required by PMI).
The PMI-ACP® exam is based on the Sixth Edition of the PMBOK® Guide and PMI's Agile Practice Guide (2017).
PMI Agile Certified Practitioner Training Outline
- Recognizing key Agile developments and definitions
- Applying the values and principles of the Agile Manifesto
- Mapping tools, techniques, knowledge, and skills to PMI's six domains of Agile development
Focusing on business value
- Leveraging rapid feedback cycles
Ensuring progressive elaboration of requirements
- Identifying Minimally Marketable Features for release planning
- Sharpening the requirements definition by agreeing on the Definition of Done
Engaging empowered business stakeholders
- Identifying stakeholders and their concerns
- Promoting effective collaboration and participation
Communicating progress to help the organization make informed decisions
- Enabling knowledge sharing
- Building trust and managing expectations through shared success criteria
Forming cross-functional teams
- Establishing collaborative behaviors through group decision-making
- Influencing teams to design their internal work processes
Empowering teams to self-organize
- Encouraging teams to estimate and track project progress
- Creating safe environments for experimentation
Developing high-performance teams
- Raising productivity by eliminating waste
- Coaching styles that foster skill enhancement
Planning at multiple levels
- Applying rolling wave planning
- Leveraging progressive elaboration
Employing empirical planning
- Balancing priorities and team capabilities
- Coaching the team to adjust cadences based on situational awareness
Applying Agile Earned Value Measurement (EVM)
- Refining estimate ranges to reflect uncertainty
- Capturing measures of accepted work delivered in a specified time frame
- Controlling costs through quantitative measures
Recognizing and mitigating risks
- Time Boxing to focus on immediate issues
- Engaging the team proactively to identify risks and create mitigation strategies
- Ensuring impediments are resolved and stakeholder expectations are adjusted
Communicating risks and impediments
- Maintaining visibility with burndown charts, value stream mapping, and Kanban boards
- Managing features and technical issues with Backlog
Tailoring the process
- Conducting retrospectives to improve the team's behavior
- Experimenting with new techniques and process ideas
Evaluating work efficiency
- Removing nonvalue-adding processes
- Reducing Work In Progress (WIP)
- Defining your exam preparation strategy
- Gaining insight into the exam format and process
- Applying proven tips for exam success
- Optimizing your study time and focus