Programming & Development

PMI Agile Certified Professional (PMI-ACP)® Exam Preparation


This three-day course provides participants with a solid foundation of the PMI-ACP® exam. Participants earning this certification demonstrate their knowledge of and commitment to this rapidly growing approach to project management. Organizations employing PMI-ACP® certified individuals are more likely to roll out projects that provide customer value in less time and with far less wasted money and effort. Note: participants must have 2,000 hours of general project experience and 1500 hours of agile project experience prior to taking the exam. Participants apply directly with PMI prior to scheduling their exam. For the most up-to-date information, visit Note: You will earn 21 PDUs.

Who Should Attend
This course is designed for project leaders, scrum masters, coaches, product owners, and team members who intend on taking the PMI-ACP exam.

Course Outline:

PMI-ACP® Exam Particulars Overview
PMI-ACP® Exam Particulars
PMI-ACP® Candidate Requirements
PMI-ACP® Candidate Fees
PMI-ACP® Exam Application Process
Core Agile Concepts Overview
Traditional Project Management Methodologies
Drawbacks of Waterfall Methodologies
Agile Approach
Empirical Process Control
Agile and Traditional Project Management
Choice of Methodologies/Frameworks
The Agile Manifesto Overview
Manifesto Contributors
Manifesto Values
Manifesto Principles
Common Agile Methodology Elements Overview
Project (Product; Release) Initiation
Agile Planning
Iteration Planning and Executing
Project Initiation Overview
Determine Project Justifications and Metrics
Provide Value-Driven Delivery
Write Project Vision Statement
Create Project Charter
Identify Stakeholders and Leader/Coach
Form Project Team
Agile Teams and Team Space Overview
Scrum Master/Coach
Product Owner/Customer
Team Members/Developers (XP)
Trackers and Testers
Other Roles
Team Space
Physical Space Recommendations
Agile Planning Overview
Develop Epics and Stories
Create Stories
Non-Customer Facing Stories
Personas and Extreme Personas
Story Maps
Estimating Stories
Prioritizing Stories
Create Product Backlog
Create Product Roadmap
Conduct Release Planning
Create Parking Lot
Iterations/Sprints Overview
Velocity Determination
Iteration Planning Meeting
Iteration Planning Guidelines
Daily Standup Meetings
Progress Tracking
Velocity Tracking
Burndown and Burnup Charts
Cumulative Flow Diagrams
Kanban Charts
Earned Value
Communicating Information
Backlog Grooming
Iteration Reviews
Iteration Retrospectives
Release Retrospectives
Interpersonal Aspects of Agile Overview
Methodologies and Uncertainty
Coach/Scrum Master
Team Motivation
Soft Skills
Emotional Intelligence
Active listening
Conflict Resolution
Speed Leas’ Model of Group Conflict
Conducting Retrospectives
Mindsets of Agile Coaches
Leadership Stages
Key Coaching Responsibilities
Agile Methodologies Overview
XP and Scrum Terms
XP Terms and Concepts
XP Primary Practices
XP Corollary Practices
Lean Software Development
Seven Principles of Lean
Seven Types of Muda
Core Beliefs of Lean-Agile Software Development
Other Principles of Lean-Agile Software Development
Value Stream Mapping
Lean-Agile Software Development Portfolio Management

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