PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®

PMI-ACP ( Agile Certified Professional)

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The PMI-ACP® recognizes knowledge of agile principles, practices and tools and techniques across agile methodologies.If you already use agile practices or your organization is adopting agile methods, earning the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) ® certification will demonstrate your knowledge of and commitment to this rapidly growing approach to project management.By earning the PMI-ACP® certification, practitioners can: 

 Demonstrate to employers their level of professionalism in agile principles, practices, tools and techniques. 

 Increase their professional versatility in project management tools and techniques. 

 Hold a certification that is more credible than existing offerings based only on exams or training.

Be Recognised for Your Capabilities as a PMI Certified Agile Project Manager 

PMI’s Agile Certified Practitioners (ACP) ® credential is the most important industry-recognized certification for agile project managers. Globally recognized and demanded, the PMI-ACP ® demonstrates that you have the experience, education and competency to lead and direct agile projects. 

PMI’s Agile Certified Practitioners (ACP) ® credential is the most important industry-recognized certification for agile project managers. Globally recognized and demanded, the PMI – ACP ® demonstrates that you have the experience, education and competency to lead and direct agile projects 

The PMI - ACP® recognizes demonstrated competence in leading and directing agile project teams. If you’re an experienced agile project manager looking to solidify your skills, stand out to employers and maximize your earning potential, the PMI - ACP® credential is the right choice for you.

Key Deliverables 
 1 PMI-ACP® Practice Test 
 22.5 PDUs/ Contact Hours
 Group discussions facilitated through classroom training 
 PMI approved courseware 
 Downloadable e-book 
 Assistance with PMI® Exam Application Form and end-to-end support via phone, email 




Course Inclusions

Module 1 - Introduction to PMI–ACP® Certification 
• Knowing PMI® 
• Certification Programs offered by PMI® 
• Value of PMI-ACP® 
• PMI-ACP® Certification Cycle 
• PMI-ACP® Eligibility Requirements 
• PMI-ACP® Exam Application 
• PMI-ACP® Exam Pattern 
• PMI-ACP® Exam Blueprint 
• PMI ®Contact Information 

 Module 2 - Agile Project Management 
 • What is Agility? 
• Traditional/Agile Project Management 
• Key Values for Agile Leaders 
• The Agile Triangle 
• Agile Methodologies, Scrum, Kanban & Xtreme Programming 
• APM Framework 
• Envision Phase 
• Speculate Phase 
• Explore Phase 
• Adapt Phase 
 Close Phase 

 Module 3 - Value Based Prioritization 
• Time Value of Money 
• Return On Investment (ROI) 
• Present Value (PV), Net Present Value (NPV)• Internal Rate of Return (IRR) 
• Opportunity Cost (OC) 
• Payback Period 
• Prioritization 
• Customer Valued Prioritization 
• Minimally Marketable Feature (MMF) 
• Agile Compliance 
• Business Case Development 

Module 4 - Agile Analysis and Design 
• Agile Chartering 
• Product Roadmap 
• Product Backlog 
• User Story 
• Story Maps 
• Wireframes 
• Personas 
• Agile Modeling 
• Best Practices – Agile Modeling 
• Planning Games / Collaborative Games 

Module 5 - Agile Estimation 
• Estimation 
• Story Points 
• Relative Sizing 
• Theme and Epic 
• Ideal Day, Ideal Time 
• Planning Poker 
• Wide Band Delphi 
• Affinity Estimating 
• Agile Cost Estimation 

Module 6 - Planning, Monitoring and Adapting 
• Time-Boxing 
• Multiple Levels of Planning 
• Release Planning 
• Iteration Planning 
• Release Plan Vs Iteration Plan 
• Daily Stand up 
• Burndown Chart / Burnup Chart 
• Variance and Trend Analysis 
• Cumulative Flow Diagram 
• Agile Task Board 
• Kanban Board 
• WIP Limits 

Module 7 - Product Quality 
• Quality in Agile 
• Project and Quality Standard in Agile 
• Agile Testing Quadrants 
• Frequent Verification and Validation 
• Test First Development (TFD) / Test Driven Development (TDD) 
• Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD) 
• Continuous Integration (CI) 
• Refactoring 
• Definition of Done (DoD) 
• Collective Code Ownership 
• Knowledge Sharing 
• Technical Debt 

Module 8 - Communication 
• Agile Communication 
• Information Radiator 
• Agile Team Space 
• Osmotic Communications 
• Collocated Team 
• Distributed Team 
• Agile Tools 
• Active listening 
• Brainstorming 
• Feedback Methods 

Module 9 - Interpersonal Skills 
• Emotional Intelligence 
• Emotional Intelligence Skills Assessment (EISA) Framework 
• Collaboration 
• Agile Leadership 
• Adaptive Leadership 
• Servant Leadership 
• Negotiation 
• Conflict Resolution 

Module 10 - Agile Risk Management 
• Risk as Prioritization Factor 
• Risk Management in Agile 
• Risk Adjusted Product Backlog 
• Expected Monetary Value 
• Risk Management 
• Risk Burn-down Chart 
• Risk Based Spike 

Module 11 - Agile Metrics 
• Metrics 
• Velocity 
• Cycle Time 
• Earned Value Management (EVM) 
• Various EVM Terms 
• Earned Value Metrics 
• Measuring Metrics 
• Escape Defects 

Module 12 - Process Improvement 
• Value and Non-Value 
• Value Stream Mapping 
• Waste in Software Development 
• Retrospectives 
• Control limit for agile projects 
• Process Analysis 
• Process improvements 
• Agile failure modes 
• Agile coach failure and success modes 
• Agile Process Tailoring 
• Shu-Ha-Ri 

Module 13 - Knowledge and Skills – Part 1 
 • Community and Stakeholder Values 
• Building Empowered Teams 
• Building High Performance Team 
• Coaching and Mentoring within Team 
• Coaching at Levels 
• Stakeholder Management 
• Team Motivation 
• Self Assessment 
• Knowledge Sharing 
• Problem solving 
• Facilitation method 
• Participatory Decision Models 

Module 14 - Knowledge and Skills – Part 2 
• Agile Contracting Methods 
• Vendor Management 
• Globalization, Culture and Team Diversity 
• Principles of System Thinking 
• Incremental Delivery 
• Agile Methods and Approaches 
• Applying New Agile Practices 
• PMI’s code of Ethics and Professional Conduct  

Course Benefits

 • Get an introduction to Agile principles and practices 

 • Learn how to mentor high-performance teams who deliver results 

• Understand techniques for actively managing project scope and ensuring delivery of the best products possible 

• Get familiar with new ways of managing project scope, schedule, budget and quality that are easily improved through effective Agile controls 

• Learn to combine best methods from multiple Agile methodologies 

• Use consistent cadence of “common sense” best practices in Agile 

• Apply powerful metrics to ensure continuous improvement 

• Learn about common pitfalls many teams fall into when adopting Agile practices 

• Change "Command and Control" leadership style to the more powerful "Servant Leadership" method of management 

• Respond to change quickly to seize competitive advantage 

• Benefits of Agile and why Agile teams are significantly happier with their work 

The target groups of the ITIL® Foundation Certificate are: 

Individuals who require a basic understanding of the refreshed ITIL® framework and how it may be used to enhance the quality of IT service management within an organisation.

IT professionals that are working within an organisation that has adopted and adapted ITIL®, who need to be informed about and thereafter contribute to, an ongoing service improvement program.