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PMI ACP Exam Prep | Training | Course | Sydney
Agile Project Management Certification | February | 2020

The PMI-ACP® recognizes knowledge of Agile principles, practices, 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 Recognized 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

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 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 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.

PDU (Professional Development Units) = 22.5


Key Deliverables

  • 1 PMI-ACP® Practice Test
  • 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


Eligible Participants for this Course - Program Managers, Project Managers, Project Team Members, Agile Project Managers. Software Developer’s, Scrum Masters, Product Owners, PMO / PMO consultants



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
  • Burn-down Chart / Burn-up 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



This PMI ACP agile project management certification exam prep training course event is scheduled to be held at Sydney, Australia between February 07-09, 2020.