PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP)® Certification Preparation

Duration: 3 days, 6 Sessions

The PMI-ACP Certification Preparation training course will thoroughly prepare Agile practitioners to sit for and pass the PMI-ACP exam through instructor-led presentations, class discussions, games, exercises, and practice exams. The course is aligned with the PMI-ACP Exam Content Outline (ECO) and provides everything needed to pass the exam

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Description

Content

  • The Exam Experience
  • Agile Principles and Mindset
  • Value-Driven Delivery
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Team Performance
  • Adaptive Planning
  • Problem Detection and Resolution
  • Continuous Improvement

After completing the course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the prerequisites for exam application
  • Apply for the exam (all 21 contact hours earned in class)
  • Adequately prepare for the PMI-ACP® exam
  • Successfully sit for the PMI-ACP® exam
  • Understand the domains and tasks defined within the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner framework:

o    Domain I:  Agile Principles and Mindset

o    Domain II:  Value-Driven Delivery

o    Domain III:  Stakeholder Engagement

o    Domain IV:  Team Performance

o    Domain V: Adaptive Planning

o    Domain VI:  Problem Detection and Resolution

o    Domain VII:  Continuous Improvement (Product, Process, People)

  • Understand the tools and techniques defined within the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner framework. Below is a small sample of the many tools and techniques covered:
    • Product roadmap
    • Relative sizing
    • Affinity estimating
    • Information radiators
    • Emotional intelligence
    • Velocity/throughput/productivity
    • Timeboxing
    • Pre-mortems
    • Definition of Done (DoD)
    • Burn charts
    • Minimal Viable Products (MVPs)
    • And many more…
  • Understand the knowledge and skills defined within the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner framework. Below is a small sample of the many covered:
    • Agile values and principles
    • Agile methods and approaches
    • Building agile teams
    • Prioritization
    • And many more…

Prerequisites

Participants in this course should meet the test eligibility requirements:

  • General Project Experience:
    • 2,000 hours working on project teams (hours must be earned within the past 5 years; active PMP® or PgMP® satisfies this requirement).
  • Agile Project Experience:
    • 1,500 working on agile project teams or with agile methodologies (hours must be earned within the past 3 years and are in addition to the 2,000 hours of general project experience).
  • Training in Agile Practices:
    • 21 contact hours (hours must be earned in agile practices; this course satisfies all 21 contact hours).

While not a prerequisite for this course, participants would find it extremely helpful to have taken an agile fundamentals course.

Target audience

This course is for candidates meeting the prerequisites to sit for the PMI-ACP® exam and aspiring to that credential.

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