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PMI-ACP Prep Course

About Course

PMI-ACP® Exam Prep course prepares each participant with all the knowledge required to pass the PMI-ACP® in the first attempt. In the course, we will explain to you the agile terminologies, processes, and skills to pass the course with the minimal post-course study. This course is based upon the PMI®-recommended reference materials on Agile, Scrum, XP, Lean, and other Agile methodologies.

As per PMI guidelines you need to have in depth understanding of following topics for passing PMI-ACP exam

There are 63 tasks (roughly equivalent to major agile practices and major concepts) which are grouped in 7 domains, for study/improvement purpose, which align the project management philosophy to agile project management philosophy.

70+ Tools and Techniques which are grouped in 10 groups of tools and techniques. These tools and techniques are required to perform 62 tasks of 7 domains.

33 Knowledge and skills to master the art of agile project management.

To learn all this, PMI recommends 11 books. In three days training we discuss all the above topics and several other important topics from exam perspective. But we understand that 3 days are not sufficient to digest the concepts from 11 books nor you have too much time to read all the 11 books. Therefore we give our compiled book, which has extract from these 11 books, for the study after training is over.

Why this Course

There are many certifications by many certification bodies but this is the only certification which virtually covers almost all agile methodologies and prepares student to select best suited method and their practices based on the project need. It broadly discusses in these 7 domains

  1. Agile Principles and Mindset
  2. Value-Driven Delivery
  3. Stakeholder Engagement
  4. Team Performance
  5. Adaptive Planning
  6. Problem Detection and Resolution
  7. Continuous Improvement (Product, Process, People)

This course is designed keeping all agile roles, all the industries, all project sizes, all agile methodologies in mind.

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Introduction to agile project management
  • Agile manifesto, principles
  • Mapping of PMBoK processes to Agile practices
  • Introduction to and comparison between various agile methods (Scrum, XP, Lean, Crystal)
  • Discuss important agile terminologies and concepts
  • Scrum roles, meetings, tools, techniques and artifacts
  • XP (eXtreme Programming) roles and practices
  • Agile estimation techniques
  • Agile team dynamics, soft skills, negotiation, and coaching
  • Product Backlog grooming
  • Epics, User Stories, Technical Spike
  • Technical Debt, Refactoring
  • Agile metrics, velocity, escaped defects etc
  • Comparing adaptive planning and traditional project management
  • Retrospectives

Day 2

70+ tools & techniques under following headings

  • Agile Communication
    • Communication concepts and management
    • Daily stand up meetings
    • Osmotic communication
    • Information radiator
    • Team space
    • Communication tools
    • Knowledge sharing
  • Planning, Monitoring, and Adopting
    • Retrospective
    • Task/Kanban boards
    • Timeboxing
    • Iteration Release Planning
    • WIP limits
    • Burn down/up charts
    • Cumulative flow diagrams
    • Process tailoring
    • Project Scaling
  • Agile Estimation
    • Relative sizing
    • Ideal days Vs. Story Point
    • Planning poker
    • Affinity estimation
  • Metrics
    • Velocity/Throughput/Productivity
    • Cycle Time
    • Lead Time
    • EVM For Agile Projects
    • Defect Rate
    • Approved Iterations
    • Work In Progress

Day 3

  • Agile Analysis and Design
    • Product roadmap
    • User stories
    • Backlog
    • Story maps
    • Progressive elaboration
    • Wireframes
    • Chartering
    • Personas
    • Agile Modeling
  • Product Quality
    • Verification and validation
    • Test-driven development
    • Definition of Done
    • Continuous Integration
    • Refactoring
  • Interpersonal Skills
    • Emotional Intelligence
    • Collaboration
    • Adaptive and Servant leadership
    • Negotiation
    • Conflict resolution
    • Servant Leadership
    • Shu-Ha-Ri
    • Coaching and mentoring technique
  • Value-based prioritization
    • ROI: Return on Investment
    • NPV: Net present value
    • IRR: Internal rate of return
    • Customer-valued prioritization
    • MMF: Minimum marketable feature
    • Relative ranking/prioritization
  • Process Improvement
    • Kaizen
    • The Five Whys
    • Retrospectives, Introspective
    • Process Tailoring/Hybrid Models
    • Value Stream Mapping
    • Control Limits
    • Pre-Mortem (Rule Setting, Failure Analysis)
    • Fishbone Diagram Analysis
  • Risk Management
    • Risk-adjusted backlog
    • Risk burn down graphs
    • Risk-based spikes
  • 33 Knowledge and skills

Delivery Modes

Classroom Based Training: This is for a corporate batch of 10+ participants at one physical location. Based on the need of your company you can request for this training. This training can be conducted on your premises or in a nearby facility which is near to most of the participants.

Live Virtual Class (LVC): This is for individuals who are spread across different physical locations. In this training, we have live classes, discussions, and QA.

Online Self-Paced Training: You can take training at your pace, whatever time suits you. But this training needs to be completed within 6 months after buying the course. We have online recorded video sessions and quizzed you can take at your convenience.

Course Deliverables & Takeaway

  • A printed copy of the training slide and PMI-ACP® Prep Book.
  • 120 PMI-ACP practice questions.
  • 21 Contact Hours Certificate (Valid for PMI-ACP Exam).
  • Guidance to submit your PMI-ACP Application.
  • Guidance on PMI-ACP Exam Preparation.
  • Understand the meaning of agility in a project context.
  • Understand various agile methodologies and their fitness for different project types.
  • Learn various practices
  • Learn estimation and tracking in an agile environment
  • Learn metrics for an agile environment
  • Learn how to scale agile for large teams
  • Learn 70+ various agile tools and techniques
  • Learn responsibilities of various agile roles


3 Days

Delivery Methods

  • Instructor lead training
  • Full simulation of agile practices within training room
  • Discussions
  • Group activities
  • Extempore
  • Case study
  • QA Sessions
  • Live examples
  • Simulation Exam


Education: Secondary Degree

Experience Required to apply for certificate:

2000 hours (12 Months) general project management experience in the last 5 years + 1500 hours (8 months) experience in agile project management in the last 3 years.

Minimum Efforts Required to pass the exam: After taking 21 contact hours of training on agile project management around 2 months of efforts required to pass the exam.

Audit : 25% of the applications submitted for PMI-ACP exam get audited randomly.

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