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Project Management Institute (PMI)

PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®)Training

This training prepares students to practice Agile and also to pass the PMI-ACP® certification exam. Following the exam content and domain breakdown, this course presents not only the basic agile concepts but also the latest developments in the field, based entirely on the guidelines from the Project Management Institute.

Course Overview

The PMI-ACP® certification verifies a practitioner’s ability to understand and apply Agile principles and practices. The instructor explains the best practices of Agile which is an iterative and incremental software developmental methodology that helps organizations to become more flexible and deliver workable software in a shorter span of time.

Schedule

PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®)Training

date
location
9/08/20 - 9/10/20 (3 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM

Columbia, MD
Open
9/28/20 - 9/30/20 (3 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM

Tysons Corner, VA
Open
10/12/20 - 10/14/20 (3 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM

Online
Open
12/21/20 - 12/23/20 (3 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM

Columbia, MD
Open
2/03/21 - 2/05/21 (3 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM

Tysons Corner, VA
Open
2/10/21 - 2/12/21 (3 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM

Columbia, MD
Open
2/10/21 - 2/12/21 (3 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM

Online
Open
6/21/21 - 6/23/21 (3 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM

Tysons Corner, VA
Open
6/28/21 - 6/30/21 (3 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM

Columbia, MD
Open
6/28/21 - 6/30/21 (3 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM

Online
Open
9/27/21 - 9/29/21 (3 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM

Tysons Corner, VA
Open
10/04/21 - 10/06/21 (3 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM

Columbia, MD
Open
10/04/21 - 10/06/21 (3 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM

Online
Open
12/06/21 - 12/08/21 (3 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM

Tysons Corner, VA
Open
12/13/21 - 12/15/21 (3 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM

Columbia, MD
Open
12/13/21 - 12/15/21 (3 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM

Online
Open
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Course Outline

Exam Registration and Environment

  • Registration overview
  • Qualifying for the exam
  • What type of experience counts?
  • PMI-ACP® certification experience
  • PMI-ACP® online application
  • Audit
  • Environment overview
  • Preparing for exam day
  • About the exam
  • Exam questions

Agile Principles and Mindset

  • The agile manifesto
  • The declaration of interdependence
  • Business case development
  • Project charter creation
  • Traditional projects
  •  Agile projects
  • Agile frameworks
  • Agile methods
  • Methods/approaches used with agile
  • Fundamentals of a successful agile project
  • Agile principles and mindset practice test

Agile Tools and Techniques

  • Communications
  • Planning, monitoring, and adapting
  • Agile estimation
  • Agile analysis and design
  • Product quality
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Value-based prioritization
  • Risk management
  • Metrics
  • Process improvement

Value-Driven Delivery

  • Define positive value
  • Avoid potential downsides
  • Prioritization
  • Incremental development
  • Assessing value
  • Agile project accounting
  • Earned value exercises

Stakeholder Engagement

  • Understand stakeholder needs
  • Ensure stakeholder involvement
  • Manage stakeholder expectations
  • Stakeholder engagement practice test

Team Performance

  • Team formation
  • Team empowerment
  • Team collaboration and commitment
  • Globalization, culture, and team diversity
  • Velocity exercises

Adaptive Planning

  • Levels of planning
  • Adaptation
  • Sizing and estimation
  •  Adaptive planning practice test

Problem Detection and Resolution

  • Problem detection and resolution
  • Problem detection and resolution practice test

Continuous Improvement (Product, Process, People)

  • Continuous improvement

PMI-ACP® Certification Exam

Exam Details

  • Number of Questions: 120
  • Format: multiple choice
  • Delivery: Prometric
Exam Objectives
Value-Driven Delivery
Stakeholder Engagement
Boosting Team Performance Practices
Adaptive Planning
Problem Detection and Resolution
Continuous Improvement (Product, Process, People)

PMI-ACP® Training FAQs

Who should take this training?

This course is intended for project management professionals who implement and utilize Agile practices.

What is the recommended experience for this training?

Students should have general project experience, 2000+ hours of project team work experience, (or PgMP® fulfills the requirement
Agile project experience) 1500+ hours working with Agile project team on implementing Agile techniques.

*These hours are separate from general project experience hours required

PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®)Training Resources

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  • Included in this PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®)Training

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    • PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®)Training training book
    • Notepad, pen and highlighter
    • Variety of bagels, fruits, doughnuts and cereal available at the start of class*
    • Tea, coffee and soda available throughout the day*
    • Freshly baked cookies every afternoon*
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