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PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)

PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner-PMI-ACP

The PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner-PMI-ACP is a widely accepted credential in the Agile community and is a reflection of the holder’s competence in carrying out project management using Agile practices. The certification mandatorily requires a combination of agile training, experience working on agile projects and a thorough comprehension of agile principles, methods, tools, and techniques.

Join our PMI-ACP® course now and learn how best to implement Agile practices appropriate for single and enterprise scale projects, through an engaging blend of discussion, group interaction, case studies and real-world focused workshops. Our workshop on PMI-ACP® Certification Training will help you implement Agile practices appropriate for your teams, and gain the skills and knowledge required to sit for the PMI-ACP® certification exam. Comprehensive courseware and ample quiz sessions will also thoroughly prepare you for the PMI-ACP® examination. Candidates who have successfully obtained this certification can meet the needs of organizations by applying a diversity of methods to project management.

The PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner-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.

Prepare to achieve your PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner-PMI-ACP certification and earn 21 Professional Development Units (PDUs) with this training course. Through real-life scenarios, you will review Agile terminology and public practices, and leverage PMI’s seven domains of the method to create a personalized self-study plan and increase the effectiveness of your exam preparation.

This training will empower you to become a skilled, agile professional with knowledge of a broad range of agile methodologies, including Scrum, Kanban, Lean, extreme programming and test-driven development. The ACP is PMI’s fastest-growing certification and is a recognized way for a project manager to demonstrate experience and professional versatility.

Today’s employers care about the PMI credential, making it an excellent choice for career advancement.

Reach a milestone in your Agile career, with the PMI-ACP® certification!

Course can be taken as a next level after PMI-PMP – Project Management Professional®

We are accredited provider of PMI.


Our PMI® Agile Certified Professional training program is aligned to the 2015 PMI® guidelines and is designed to help you pass your PMI-ACP® exam in the first attempt. The course covers agile methodologies, tools, and techniques extensively and provides real-life scenarios plugged in throughout the course.

This course provides participants with a solid foundation of the PMI-ACP® exam. During class, participants will be introduced to PMI Agile concepts and practices with banks of sample questions.

Additionally, participants will apply agile principles directly to a real-world project taken directly from their industry. Participants will also engage in numerous discussion groups focusing on agile best practices. PMI-ACP is a registered trademark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

If you already use agile practices or your organization is adopting agile methods, earning the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® certification will demonstrate your knowledge of and commitment to this rapidly growing approach to project management.

Participants will:

*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



2,000 hours of general project experience in the last five years

1,500 hours of Agile project experience in the previous three years

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

Strategic Axis 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.



Module 1: Introduction to the PMI-ACP

Recognizing critical 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

Why and When Agile

Agile Manifesto

Agile Vs. Waterfall

Agile Methods


Extreme Programming (XP)

Feature Driven Development




Module 2: Implementing Value-Driven Delivery

What is value Driven Delivery

Assessing Value

Planning Value

Focusing on business value

Defining and prioritizing features regarding 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

Customer Value Prioritization

MoSCoW prioritization

Kano Analysis

Relative Prioritization

Product Roadmap – Story Map

Risk-Adjusted Backlogs

Agile Contracts

DSDM Contracts

“Money for Nothing and your change for Free.”

Graduated Fixed Price Contract

Fixed Price Work Package

Delivering Value

Task and Kanban Board

WIP Limits

Incremental Delivery

Confirming Value

Tracking and Reporting Value

Agile EVM

Cumulative Flow Diagrams (CFDs)

Risk Burn Down Graphs

Tasks / Kanban Boards


Module 3: 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

Aligning Stakeholders’ understanding



User Stories/Backlogs

Story Maps

Incorporating Stakeholder Values

Stakeholder Management

Vendor Management

Communicating with Stakeholders

Information Radiators

Burn Down and Burn Up Charts


Agile Modeling

Critical Soft Skills


Active Listening

Facilitation Methods

Globalization, Culture, and Team Diversity

Conflict Resolution

Distributed Teams

Participatory Decision Models

Leading Effectively

Servant Leadership

Leadership Tools and Techniques

Module 4: Boosting Team Performance Practices

Forming cross-functional teams

Establishing collaborative behaviors through group decision-making

Influencing organizations to design their 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

Understanding Team Performance

Adaptive Leadership

Emotional Intelligence

Building Empowered Team

Building High-Performance Team

Team Practices

Daily Stand-Ups

Coaching and Mentoring


Team Space

Co-located and Distributed Teams

Osmotic Communication

Tacit Knowledge

Communication Tools

Agile Tooling

Low Tech, High Touch tools

Digital Tools

Module 5: 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 within a specified timeframe

Controlling costs through quantitative measures

Planning Concepts

Time boxing

Progressive Elaboration

Process Tailoring

Minimum Marketable Features

Value-Based Analysis

Value-Based decomposition and Prioritization

Agile Games


Planning Poker and Wideband Delphi

Ideal Time

Relative Sizing/Story Points

Affinity Estimating

Agile Project Accounting Principal

Agile Plans

Agile Charters

Business Case Development

Product Vision

Release Planning

Story Maps

Iteration Planning

Module 6: Problem Detection and Resolution

Recognizing and mitigating risks

Time Boxing to focus on immediate issues

Engaging the team proactively in identifying risks and creating mitigation strategies

Ensuring impediments are resolved, and stakeholder expectations are adjusted

Communicating threats and obstacles

Maintaining visibility with burndown charts, value stream mapping, and Kanban boards

Managing features and technical issues with Backlog

Identifying Problems

Cycle Time

Escaped Defects

Project and Quality Standards

Failure Modes and Alternatives

Variance and Trend Analysis

Control Limits

Resolving Problems

Continuous Integration

Risk-Based Spikes

Frequent Verification and Validation

Test Driven Development (TDD) /Test-First Development (TFD)

Acceptance Test Driven Development

Problem Solving

Module 7: 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 methods

Reducing Work In Progress (WIP)

Knowledge Sharing

Process Tailoring

Principal of Systems Thinking

Process Analysis

Applying New agile Practices

Continuous Improvement Process

Module 8: 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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