Project Management Institute Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Exam Preparation

Project Management Institute Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Exam Preparation

Overview

The project management domain has been evolving over recent years, with agile methods and practices become increasingly popular as organisations seek to respond faster and more effectively to ever-increasing change initiatives.

Our PMI Agile Certified Practitioner course provides the necessary study and preparation required to obtain the globally recognized Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® and enable the fast pace of change and empowerment that is integral to agile.

The purpose of this certification program is to build a comprehensive knowledge base of agile best practices, to enable project managers and team members to apply the tools and techniques when working within an agile environment, with a goal of obtaining a professional certification credential of the highest calibre.

About this Course

Course Objectives and Learning Outcomes

This course prepares participants to undertake and pass the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner Examination and, on successful completion, it will enable participants to:

  • Adopt agile best practices to effectively deliver project benefits
  • Describe in detail the agile principles and mindset
  • Understand value driven incremental delivery processes
  • Effectively engage stakeholders throughout the project life cycle
  • Develop a high performing team
  • Adaptively plan as the project progresses through the life cycle
  • Identify and resolve threats and issues
  • Leverage learnings to encourage and promote continuous improvement
  • Use a broad range of agile methodologies including Scrum, Kanban, Lean, extreme programming (XP) and test-driven development (TDD)

Understand the requirements of the certification application process and fully prepare for the PMI’s Agile Practitioner Certification and exam process.

How this Course is Delivered

Course Summary

The course covers the seven domains as detailed in PMI’s exam content outline, as follows:

  • Agile Principles and Mindset
  • Value-Driven Delivery
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Team Performance
  • Adaptive Planning
  • Problem Detection and Resolution
  • Continuous Improvement

The course also includes the practical application of agile tools and techniques associated with: agile analysis and design; estimating; communications; interpersonal skills; metrics; planning, monitoring and adapting; process improvement; product quality; risk management and value-based prioritisation.

Outcomes and Certification

Certification Exam

This certification exam is computer-based, is 3-hours in duration and comprises of 120 multiple-choice questions.

This qualification is valid for 3 years and certification holders must earn 30 Professional Development Units (PDUs) in agile topics within a 3-year cycle to actively maintain their certification.

Course Prerequisites

Prerequisites

Participants should have gained:

  • 2,000 hours of general project experience working on teams. A current Project Management Professional (PMP)® or Program Management Professional (PgMP)® will satisfy this requirement but is not required to apply for the PMI-ACP.
  • 1,500 hours working on agile project teams or with agile methodologies. This requirement is in addition to the 2,000 hours of general project experience.
  • 21 contact hours of training in agile practices.

For current eligibility criteria visit: www.pmi.org

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