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PMI-ACP® [Agile Certified Practitioner]

Time:  40 Hours




Prior Project Management Education or Experience is Preferred.


Course overview:


This three-day 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.


Course Content:


Agile Mindset

  • PMI-ACP® Exam New Topic - Agile Mind set

  • Business Strategy

  • Product Strategy

  • Competitive Strategy

  • Leadership Development

  • Negotiation 

  • Influencing Techniques


PMI-ACP Exam Preparation

  • PMI-ACP® Exam Particulars Overview

  • PMI-ACP® Exam Particulars

  • PMI-ACP® Candidate Requirements

  • PMI-ACP® Candidate Fees

  • PMI-ACP® Exam Application Process

Core Agile Concepts

  • Core Agile Concepts Overview

  • Traditional Project Management Methodologies

  • Drawbacks of Waterfall Methodologies

  • Agile Approach

  • Empirical Process Control

  • Agile and Traditional Project Management

  • Choice of Methodologies/Frameworks


The Agile Manifesto

  • The Agile Manifesto Overview

  • Manifesto Contributors

  • Manifesto Values

  • Manifesto Principles


Common Agile Methodology Elements

  • Common Agile Methodology Elements Overview

  • Project (Product; Release) Initiation

  • Agile Planning

  • Iteration Planning and Executing


Project Initiation

  • Project Initiation Overview

  • Determine Project Justifications and Metrics

  • Provide Value-Driven Delivery

  • Write Project Vision Statement

  • Create Project Charter

  • Identify Stakeholders and Leader/Coach

  • Form Project Team


Agile Teams and Team Space

  • Agile Teams and Team Space Overview

  • Scrum Master/Coach

  • Product Owner/Customer

  • Team Members/Developers (XP)

  • Trackers and Testers

  • Other Roles

  • Team Space

  • Physical Space Recommendations


Agile Planning

  • Agile Planning Overview

  • Develop Epics and Stories

  • Create Stories

  • Non-Customer Facing Stories

  • Personas and Extreme Personas

  • Story Maps

  • Estimating Stories

  • Prioritizing Stories

  • Create Product Backlog

  • Create Product Roadmap

  • Conduct Release Planning

  • Create Parking Lot



  • Iterations/Sprints Overview

  • Velocity Determination

  • Iteration Planning Meeting

  • Iteration Planning Guidelines

  • Development

  • Testing

  • Daily Standup Meetings

  • Progress Tracking

  • Velocity Tracking


Interpersonal Aspects of Agile

  • Interpersonal Aspects of Agile Overview

  • Methodologies and Uncertainty

  • Coach/Scrum Master

  • Team Motivation

  • Soft Skills

  • Emotional Intelligence

  • Collaboration

  • Negotiations

  • Active listening

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Conducting Retrospectives

  • Mindsets of Agile Coaches

  • Leadership Stages

  • Key Coaching Responsibilities


Agile Methodologies

  • Agile Methodologies Overview

  • XP and Scrum Terms

  • XP Terms and Concepts

  • XP Primary Practices

  • XP Corollary Practices

  • Scrum

  • Lean Software Development

  • Seven Principles of Lean

  • Seven Types of Muda

  • Responsibilities

  • Core Beliefs of Lean-Agile Software Development

  • Other Principles of Lean-Agile Software Development

  • Value Stream Mapping

  • Lean-Agile Software Development Portfolio Management


Scale Agile

  • For implementing Lean-Agile software and systems development at enterprise scale.


Who should go for this course?

This course is designed for Manager, project leaders, scrum masters, coaches, product owners, and team members who intend on taking the PMI-ACP exam


Special notes:


Exam simulation + Quizzes will be provided

Additional Reference materials




Staffing Support
  • Resume Preparation

  • Mock Interview Preparation

  • Phone Interview Preparation

  • Face to Face Interview Preparation

  • Project/Technology Preparation

  • Internship with internal project work

  • Externship with client project work

Our Salient Features:
  • Hands-on Labs and Homework

  • Group discussion and Case Study

  • Course Project work

  • Regular Quiz / Exam

  • Regular support beyond the classroom

  • Students can re-take the class at no cost

  • Dedicated conf. rooms for group project work

  • Live streaming for the remote students

  • Video recording capability to catch up the missed class

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