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

Level: Intermediate
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Get certified with this PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) boot camp. PMI-ACP certification recognizes your expertise in applying agile principles and techniques in your organization. Earning PMI-ACP® certification shows you have the skills to implement value-driven delivery while facilitating continuous improvement through improved communication and collaboration.

Through real-life scenarios, you will review Agile terminology and well-known practices, and leverage PMI's seven domains of practice to create a personalized self-study plan and increase the effectiveness of your exam preparation.

Key Features of this PMI-ACP Training

  • After-course instructor coaching benefit

You Will Learn How To

  • Prepare for the PMI-ACP exam while completing the required 21 contact hours/PDUs
  • Navigate the tools, techniques, knowledge, and skills addressed in the exam
  • Review relevant topics in the PMI suggested reference materials
  • Practice for the exam with sample questions and exercises

Certifications/Credits:

CPE 17 Credits PMI 21 PDU

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PMI-ACP Course Information

  • Requirements

  • Course Preparation

    • Overnight reading required during class.
  • Certification & Exam Information

    • To earn this certification, you must take and pass the three-hour PMI-ACP® exam, comprised of 120 multiple-choice questions (these three-hours are factored in to the full training time required by PMI)
    • Learning Tree can help you maintain your certification with a comprehensive list of PDU-eligible training courses.
    • To maintain your PMI-ACP®, you must earn 30 Professional Development Units (PDUs) in agile topics every three years.
    • The PMI-ACP® exam is currently based on the Sixth Edition of the PMBOK® Guide, and PMI's Agile Practice Guide (2017).

PMI-ACP Course Outline

  • Introduction to the PMI-ACP Exam

    • Recognizing key Agile developments and definitions
    • Applying the values and principles of the Agile Manifesto
    • Mapping tools, techniques, knowledge and skills to PMI's six domains of Agile development
  • Implementing Value-Driven Delivery

    Focusing on business value

    • Defining and prioritizing features in terms of user and stakeholder value
    • Leveraging rapid feedback cycles

    Ensuring progressive elaboration of requirements

    • Identifying Minimally Marketable Features for release planning
    • Sharpening the requirements definition by agreeing on the Definition of Done
  • Maintaining Stakeholder Engagement

    Engaging empowered business stakeholders

    • Identifying stakeholders and their concerns
    • Promoting effective collaboration and participation

    Communicating progress to help the organization make informed decisions

    • Enabling knowledge sharing
    • Building trust and managing expectations through shared success criteria
  • Boosting Team Performance Practices

    Forming cross-functional teams

    • Establishing collaborative behaviors through group decision-making
    • Influencing teams to design their own internal work processes

    Empowering teams to self-organize

    • Encouraging teams to estimate and track project progress
    • Creating safe environments for experimentation

    Developing high performance teams

    • Raising productivity by eliminating waste
    • Coaching styles that foster skill enhancement
  • Implementing Adaptive Planning

    Planning at multiple levels

    • Applying rolling wave planning
    • Leveraging progressive elaboration

    Employing empirical planning

    • Balancing priorities and team capabilities
    • Coaching the team to adjust cadences based on situational awareness

    Applying Agile Earned Value Measurement (EVM)

    • Refining estimate ranges to reflect uncertainty
    • Capturing measures of accepted work delivered in a specified time frame
    • Controlling costs through quantitative measures
  • Problem Detection and Resolution

    Recognizing and mitigating risks

    • Time Boxing to focus on immediate issues
    • Engaging the team proactively to identify risks and create mitigation strategies
    • Ensuring impediments are resolved and stakeholder expectations are adjusted

    Communicating risks and impediments

    • Maintaining visibility with burndown charts, value stream mapping and Kanban boards
    • Managing features and technical issues with Backlog
  • Facilitating Continuous Improvement

    Tailoring the process

    • Conducting retrospectives to improve the team's behavior
    • Experimenting with new techniques and process ideas

    Evaluating work efficiency

    • Removing nonvalue-adding processes
    • Reducing Work In Progress (WIP)
  • Preparing to Pass the Exam

    • Defining your exam preparation strategy
    • Gaining insight into the exam format and process
    • Applying proven tips for exam success
    • Optimizing your study time and focus

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PMI-ACP Training FAQs

  • Am I eligible for PMI-ACP certification?

    Check the requirements section of this course page to see if you are eligible. 

  • How do I prepare for PMI-ACP certification?

    To earn this certification, you must take and pass the three-hour PMI-ACP® exam, comprised of 120 multiple-choice questions (these three-hours are factored into the full training time required by PMI)

  • Can I achieve PMI-ACP certification online?

    Yes! We know your busy work schedule may prevent you from getting to one of our classrooms which is why we offer convenient online training to meet your needs wherever you want. This course is available in class and live online.

  • How do I obtain PDUs for this course?

    Learning Tree can help you maintain your certification with a comprehensive list of PDU-eligible training courses.

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