PMI-ACP® Boot Camp

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Overview

PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®) is one of the fastest growing Agile certifications. It is created for agilists who wish to make their organizations highly agile and responsive while increasing their project success rate. The certification further testifies to a practitioner’s expertise in using agile practices in their projects, while demonstrating their increased professional versatility through agile tools and techniques.

The PMI-ACP®Boot Camp is designed to equip today’s practitioners with agile approaches, good collaboration skills, and methods to effectively manage complexity while thriving on rapid response times. In addition to preparing you for the PMI-ACP® certification examination, this course will provide you with an understanding of Agile practices, how to use Agile tools and techniques, and knowledge on Scrum, Lean, Kanban, Extreme Programming, and Test-driven Development.

Learning Objectives

In addition to preparing you for the PMI-ACP certification examination, this course’s learning objectives are:

  • Application of Agile mindset and understand situations where Agile fits best 
  • Application of multiple levels of planning in Agile 
  • Demonstration of an understanding of the Agile manifesto, principles, values, Principles and practices 
  • Implementation of multi iterative development models for projects 
  • Delivery of stories and epics 
  • Implementation of new ways of managing project scope, schedule, budget and quality that are easily improved through effective Agile controls
  • Application of powerful metrics across projects to ensure continuous improvement
  • Discovery of common pitfalls while adopting Agile practices
  • Implementation of Agile principles of Scrum, Kanban, XP, and TDD

Who Should Attend this Training

  • Project managers and team leaders 
  • Project personnel and functional
  • Developers/Programmers
  • Designers, Testers
  • Project Controllers
  • Product Owners
  • Scrum Masters
  • Scrum Team Members

Prerequisites

To be eligible for the PMI-ACP® certification, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • General Project experience: Having worked 2000 hours on project teams within the last five (5) years, or holding the Project Management Professional (PMP)® or Program Management Professional (PgMP)® certification.
  • Agile Project Experience: Having 1500 hours of working on Agile project teams; these hours should have been earned within the last three (3) years in addition to the aforementioned 2000 hours
  • Training in Agile Practices: Having earned 21 contact hours in Agile practices

Examination Format

  • 3 hours duration
  • 120 multiple choice questions
  • 100 scorable questions and 20 pretest questions

What’s Next?

Holders of the PMI-ACP qualification can consider expanding their knowledge on agile methodologies with other DevOps and agile certifications such as the PeopleCert DevOps credentials.

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Syllabus

    • Knowledge worker projects
    • Agile approach
    • Agile project management
    • Agile manifesto
    • Agile principles
    • The agile mindset
    • The triple constraints
    • Project life cycles
    • Agile Frameworks & Tools
      • Scrum 
      • Extreme Programming  (XP) 
      • Dynamic Systems Development Model (DSDM) 
      • Feature Driven Development (FDD) 
      • Crystal
      • Lean Software Development  (LSD) 
      • Agile Unified Process (AUP) 
      • KANBAN

  • Creating value in agile projects
  • Minimizing waste continuously
  • Earned value management
  • Agile project value
  • Risk in agile
  • Value for the customer
  • Prioritization schemes
  • Working with vendors in agile

  • Stakeholders identification and analysis
  • Communications management
  • Collaborating with stakeholders
  • Project vision
  • Agile project charter
  • Agile tools

  • Team roles
  • Forming an agile team
  • Characteristics of high performing teams
  • Adaptive leadership
  • Team management techniques
  • Monitoring team performance
  • Calculating team velocity

  • Principles of agile planning
  • Value based analysis
  • High level agile project lifecycle
  • Designing product roadmap
  • Planning by date
  • Identifying MMF
  • Prioritizing stories for the team
  • Release & iteration planning
  • Types of iterations
  • Planning activities & techniques
  • Definition of done

  • What is a problem?
  • Concept of technical debt
  • Creating risk-based backlog
  • Variance and trend analysis
  • Concept of cycle time

  • Process tailoring
  • PDCA cycle
  • Retrospectives
  • Velocity

  • Communications 
  • Planning, monitoring, & adapting 
  • Agile estimation 
  • Agile analysis and design 
  • Negotiation 
  • Metrices

  • Exam tips and tricks
  • Practice Examination

Exam & Certification FAQs

Do I need to be a PMI member to become certified?

No, you do not need to be a PMI member to apply for one of the organization’s certifications.

 

Can I attempt the exam in my native language?

Yes, you can if your native language is English, Arabic, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, or Spanish.

 

Where is the examination given?

You can choose to attempt the certification exam at an approved local Pearson VUE testing center or at home/office while monitored by an online proctor.

 

What does the PMI-ACP® certification exam cover?

The PMI-ACP® certification examination will cover the following domains, which are shown with an estimate percentage of the questions you will receive:

    • Domain I – Agile Principles and Mindset (16%)
    • Domain II – Value-driven Delivery (20%)
    • Domain III – Stakeholder Engagement (17%)
    • Domain IV – Team Performance (16%)
    • Domain V – Adaptive Planning (12%)
    • Domain VI – Problem Detection and Resolution (10%)
    • Domain VII – Continuous Improvement: Product, Process, People (9%)

 

What are pretest questions?

Pretest questions are 20 questions which do not count in your score. These are added to certification exams to help PMI monitor the performance of a question before including it permanently in its databank of test questions.

 

Will I need to fulfill requirements to maintain my certification?

Yes, you do. Holders of the PMI-ACP credential will need to have 30 PDUs per three-year cycle. These 30 PDUs should comprise of minimum 18 Education PDUs and maximum 12 Giving Back PDUs. Education PDUs are further broken down into minimum 4 Technical PDUs, 4 Leadership PDUs, 4 Strategic PDUs, and 6 PDUs from any area of the PMI Talent Triangle.

 

If I fail my PMI-ACP exam, can I retake the exam?

Yes, you can. In addition to your first attempt, you can re-take the exam two more times within your one-year eligibility period.

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