Why (PMI-ACP)® by PMI?
Project Management practitioner can use agile values, principles and practices to manage changes, improve communication, reduce/optimize cost, increase efficiency, increase self-satisfaction and enhance value to customer and stakeholders.

What value does (PMI-ACP)® brings to practitioner?
The (PMI-ACP)® validates a practitioner’s ability to understand and apply agile principles and practices on basic projects. The (PMI-ACP)® demonstrates that a practitioner can select agile principles and practices as a project management approach based on the needs and demands of a specific project.

By earning the (PMI-ACP)®, practitioners can :
Demonstrate to employers their level of professionalism in agile practices of project management.
Increase their professional versatility in project management tools and techniques.
Show they have the capacity to lead basic teams using agile principles and practices by holding a certification that is more credible than existing offerings based only on exams or training.

Surveys have shown that a practitioners holding (PMI-ACP)® credential earn 10% to 20% more compare to their peers.

What value does (PMI-ACP)® brings to organization?
The (PMI-ACP)® demonstrates a practitioner’s value to employers and level of professionalism:
The knowledge of both agile and waterfall practices gives the practitioner greater breadth and depth as a project manager.
The certification shows the practitioner’s ability to lead basic teams using agile principles and practices.
The certification appeals to a wide, rapidly growing audience as more organizations adopt agile principles and practices.
Increase Productivity and Quality by adopting agile principles and practices.

‘PMI’, ‘PMI-ACP’ and ‘PMP’ are a registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Day 1:
MODULE 1
 Agenda for 3 days workshop
 What is ACP?
 Where you stand?

MODULE 2
 Agile Manifesto
 Agile Framework
 Agile Lifecycle
 Agile Methodology
 Assessment

MODULE 3
 Scrum
 Assessment

MODULE 4
 Agile Communication
 Communication concepts and management
 Daily stand up meetings
 Osmotic communication
 Information radiator
 Team space
 Communication tools
 Knowledge sharing
 Assessment

Day 2:
MODULE 5
 Agile Estimation
 Relative sizing
 Ideal days Vs. Story Point
 Planning poker
 Affinity estimation
 Assessment

MODULE 6
 Planning, Monitoring and Adopting
 Retrospective
 Task/Kanban boards
 Time boxing
 Iteration Release Planning
 WIP limits
 Burn down/up charts
 Cumulative flow diagrams
 Process tailoring
 Project Scaling
 Assessment

MODULE 7
 Agile Analysis and Design
 Product roadmap
o User stories
o Backlog
o Story maps
 Progressive elaboration
o Wireframes
o Chartering
o Personas
 Agile Modeling
 Assessment

MODULE 8
 Product Quality
 Verification and validation
 Test driven development
 Definition of Done
 Continuous Integration
o Refactoring
 Assessment

MODULE 9
 Soft Skills Negotiation
 Emotional Intelligence
o Collaboration
 Adaptive and Servant leadership
o Negotiation
 Conflict resolution
 Servant Leadership
o Shu-Ha-Ri
 Coaching and mentoring technique
 Assessment

Day 3:
MODULE 10
 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
 Risk Management
 Risk adjusted backlog
 Risk burn down graphs
 Risk-based spikes
 Assessment

MODULE 11
 Metrics
 Velocity cycle time
 EVM: Earn value management
 Escaped defects
 Impediments removed
 Enhance productivity
 Value stream Analysis
 Value stream mapping
 Lean Software Development
 Lean Portfolio management
 Lean Release planning  Assessment

MODULE 12
 Vendor Management
 Quality Standards
 Team Motivation
 Self-assessment
 Contracting
 Variance and trend analysis
 Compliance
 Systems thinking
 Assessment

  • 120 Days free online access to e-learning course
  • 21 PDUs and 21 SEUs

Eligibility Requirement

 General Project Management Experience –

2,000 hours (minimum of 12 months) working on project teams. These hours must be earned within the last 5 years. Note: for those holding a PMP® or PgMP® credential, PMI has already verified that the candidate has met these requirements. A PMP or PgMP will not need to enter these requirements on the application.

Agile Project Management Experience-
1,500 hours (minimum of 8 months) working on agile project teams or in agile methodologies. These hours are in addition to the 2,000 hours required in general project management experience. These hours must be earned within the last 2 years.

Agile Project Management Education-
21 contact hours; hours must be earned in agile project management topics

Examination-
Tests knowledge of agile fundamentals and ability to apply to basic projects

Maintenance-
30 PDUs/3 CEUs every 3 years in agile principles and practices
Note: these hours would count toward fulfilling PMP requirements, if the individual holds both Certifications

Computer-based testing (CBT)-
Member $435
Nonmember $495

Process PDUs-
Category B: Continuing Education.

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