PMI - Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)

(PMI-ACP.AE1)/ISBN:9781616915711

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Prepare for the PMI ACP certification exam with the PMI - Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) course and lab. Lab simulates real-world, hardware, software, and command-line interface environments and can be mapped to any text-book, course, or training. The PMI ACP training course and lab cover the PMI ACP exam objectives and teach you about adaptive planning, team performance, value-driven delivery, stakeholder engagement, agile principles and mindset; problem detection and resolution; and more.

Here's what you will get

The PMI ACP certification is a globally recognized credential valuable in almost every industry these days. The PMI ACP certification exam is designed for professionals working in the field of project management and dealing with all the aspects of project delivery with limited constraints of project budget and other criteria. The PMI ACP exam validates your expertise in all the aspects of project management and helps you become a better project manager.

Lessons

14+ Lessons | 212+ Quizzes | 92+ Flashcards | 92+ Glossary of terms

TestPrep

55+ Pre Assessment Questions | 2+ Full Length Tests | 55+ Post Assessment Questions | 110+ Practice Test Questions

Video Lessons

41+ Videos | 12:05+ Hours

Here's what you will learn

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Lessons 1: Introduction

  • It Pays to Get Certified
  • How Certification Helps Your Career
  • Steps to Getting Certified and Staying Certified
  • Before You Begin Studying for the PMI-ACP® Certification Exam
  • Why Become PMI-ACP® Certified?
  • How to Become a PMI-ACP Certified Professional
  • Who Should Read This Course?
  • What Does This Course Cover?
  • Tips for Taking the PMI-ACP Exam
  • What’s Included in the Course
  • How to Use This Course and the Interactive Online Learning Environment and Test Bank
  • PMI-ACP® Exam Objectives
  • PMI-ACP® Certification Exam Objective Map

Lessons 2: Agile Foundations

  • History and the Agile Manifesto
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 3: Scrum and eXtreme Programming (XP)

  • What Is Scrum?
  • The Scrum Team
  • Scrum Artifacts
  • Scrum Events
  • The Daily Scrum
  • The Sprint Review
  • The Sprint Retrospective
  • eXtreme Programming (XP) Overview
  • Core Practices of XP
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 4: Key Aspects of Additional Agile Methodologies

  • Dynamic Systems Development Method
  • Kanban
  • What Is Lean Product/Software Development?
  • Feature-Driven Development
  • Crystal Methods
  • Adaptive Software Development (ASD)
  • Creating a Successful Mindset
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 5: Agile Initiation and Stakeholder Engagement

  • Charters and Agile Projects
  • Determining Return on Investment
  • Techniques of Pre-Project Engagement
  • The Definition of Done
  • Agile Knowledge Sharing and Communication
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 6: The Human Side of Agile Project Management

  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Adaptive Leadership
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 7: Agile Estimation and Planning

  • Iteration Zero
  • Analyzing Based on Business Value
  • Timeboxing
  • Themes, Epics, and User Stories
  • Backlog Refinement
  • Story Mapping
  • Relative Sizing
  • Planning Poker
  • Planning Poker Best Practices
  • Initial Velocity
  • Iteration/Sprint Calculations
  • Story Point Estimates and Spikes
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 8: Effective Team Performance on Agile Projects

  • Tuckman’s Ladder
  • Shu Ha Ri and Skill Mastery
  • Dreyfus Model: Five Stages of Skill Acquisition
  • Collaborative Working Environments
  • Distributed Teams
  • Osmotic Communication
  • Team and Individual Coaching
  • Velocity Tracking
  • Burn Down and Burn Up Charts
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 9: Agile Execution and Tracking of Iterations

  • Return on Investment and Benefit Measurement Methods
  • Earned Value Analysis
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • The Triple Constraints
  • The Gulf of Misunderstanding
  • Dot Voting, or Multi-Voting
  • MoSCoW
  • Monopoly Money
  • 100 Points
  • Kano Analysis
  • Customized Procurement
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 10: Detecting Problems and Working Through Changes

  • The Cost of Changes
  • Determining Defects
  • Risk Management
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 11: Tailoring, Quality Management, and Improving Project Processes

  • Tailoring
  • Tailoring and the PMBOK® Guide
  • Lead Time and Cycle Time
  • Process Improvement
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Continuous Product Improvement
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Appendix A: Next Steps

  • What Is the PMI-ACP Certification?
  • Tools and Techniques Overview
  • Task Overview
  • Tools and Techniques Overview
  • Knowledge and Skills
  • Concluding Thoughts

Appendix B

  • Video Tutorial

Appendix C

  • Topics covered in PMI-ACP according to the Agile Practice Guide
  • Topics covered in PMI-ACP according to the PMBOK Guide

Hands-on LAB Activities (Performance Labs)

Agile Foundations

  • Understanding the Satir Model
  • Understanding the 12 Principles of Agile Manifesto

Scrum and eXtreme Programming (XP)

  • Understanding Scrum Framework
  • Analyzing Scrum Team Roles
  • Analyzing Scrum Artifact

Key Aspects of Additional Agile Methodologies

  • Understanding the Kanban System
  • Understanding Philosophies of Agile Framework
  • Understanding Practice of Feature-Driven Development

Agile Initiation and Stakeholder Engagement

  • Understanding the Definition of Done
  • Understanding the INVEST Acronym
  • Understanding the Types of Knowledge

The Human Side of Agile Project Management

  • Analyzing Interpersonal Skills
  • Analyzing Conflict Resolution Strategy

Agile Estimation and Planning

  • Analyzing Business Values
  • Understanding Priority Levels of User Stories
  • Analyzing Relative Sizing

Effective Team Performance on Agile Projects

  • Understanding the Dreyfus Model
  • Understanding Collaborative Working Environment
  • Understanding Velocity Tracking Chart

Agile Execution and Tracking of Iterations

  • Understanding Earned Value Analysis
  • Understanding Agile Procurement

Detecting Problems and Working Through Changes

  • Understanding Change Control Techniques
  • Understanding Risk Management

Tailoring, Quality Management, and Improving Project Processes

  • Understanding Agile Framework
  • Understanding Product Improvement

Exam FAQs

PMI has the following prerequisites for ACP exam:

  • Secondary degree
  • 21 contact hours of training in agile practices
  • 12 months of general project experience within the last 5 years. A current PMP® or PgMP® will satisfy this requirement but is not required to apply for the PMI-ACP and
  • 8 months of agile project experience within the last 3 years

  • For PMI members: USD 435
  • For non-PMI members: USD 495

Pricing and taxes may vary from country to country.

Multiple choice questions

The exam contains 120 questions.

180 minutes

A pass/fail result score is generated based on your overall performance of the examination.

In the event that you fail your first attempt at passing the ACP examination, PMI's retake policy is:

  • Candidates are granted a one-year eligibility period in which they have to pass the examination.
  • During the eligibility period, candidates are allowed to give upto three attempts for the examination.
  • If a candidate fails the examination three times within one year, they must wait for one year from the date of their last examination to re-apply for the certification.
  • PMI members will have to pay the re-examination fees of USD 335 and Non-PMI members will have to pay USD 435 for their second and third attempt to pass the examination.

To maintain your PMI-ACP, you must earn 30 professional development units (PDUs) in agile topics every three years.