Course Outline

PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®


3 Days - 21 Hours


From the people who brought you the PMP®, the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) formally recognizes your knowledge of agile principles and your skill with agile techniques. Show your peers, employers, and stakeholders that your agile knowledge runs deep.

Created by agilists for agilists, the PMI-ACP is our fastest growing certification, and it’s no wonder. Organizations that are highly agile and responsive to market dynamics complete more of their projects successfully than their slower-moving counterparts—75 percent versus 56 percent—as shown in our 2015 Pulse of the Profession® report.

The PMI-ACP spans many approaches to agile such as Scrum, Kanban, Lean, extreme programming (XP) and test-driven development (TDD.) So it will increase your versatility, wherever your projects may take you.

Target Audience

If you work on agile teams or if your organization is adopting agile practices, the PMI-ACP is a good choice for you. Compared with other agile certifications based solely on training and exams, the PMI-ACP is evidence of your real-world, hands-on experience and skill.

Skills Gained

  • Prepare the participants for the PMI-ACP Certification.
  • To impart sufficient knowledge and skills to the participants so that they can start practicing the agile project management methodology at their work place.

Certificate and Exam


Topics Covered

  • Overview of agile project management
    • Agile manifesto
    • Popular agile methodologies
    • Agile principles and practices
    • Quick overview of the agile practices using scrum
  • Understanding the key roles and artifacts of scrum
    • Scrum master (Agile project manager)
    • Product owner
    • Team members
    • Product backlog
    • Sprint planning meeting
    • Sprint backlog
    • Tracking board
    • Sprint demo
    • Retrospectives
  • Understanding user stories
    • The anatomy of a user story
    • User story development techniques
    • Story points
    • Ideal time
    • Wide band delphi
    • Playing poker
  • The sprint planning meeting
    • The sprint planning meeting time box
    • Feature prioritization
    • The tracking board
    • Definition of done
    • Load balancing
  • Sprinting
    • Self organized teams
    • Work volunteering
    • Daily stand up meetings
    • Burn down chart updation
    • Sprint demo meetings Continuous improvement process
    • Velocity
    • Sprint retrospectives
    • Scaling scrum
    • Co-located and distributed teams
  • Best practices and concepts
    • Agile tooling
    • Osmotic communications for co-located and distributed teams
    • WIP limits
    • Cumulative flow diagram
    • Process tailoring
    • Affinity estimating
    • Product road map
    • Story maps
    • Wire frames
    • Chartering
    • Frequent verification and validation
    • Test driven development / test first development
    • Continuous integration
    • Project charter for an agile project
    • Participatory decision models
    • Process analysis techniques
    • Self-assessment
    • Value based assessment
  • Soft skills
    • Negotiation
    • Emotional intelligence
    • Collaboration
    • Adaptive leadership
    • Conflict resolution
    • Servant leadership
    • Building high performance teams
  • Value based prioritization
    • Return on investment (ROI)
    • Net present value (NPV)
    • Internal rate of return (IRR)
    • Compliance
    • Customer valued prioritization
    • Minimally marketable feature (MMF)
    • Relative prioritization / ranking
    • Business case development
  • Agile implementation
    • Agile contracting methods
    • Agile project accounting principles
    • Applying new agile practices
    • Compliance (Organization)
    • Control limits for agile projects
    • Failure modes and alternatives
    • Globalization, Culture and team diversity
    • Innovation games
    • Principles of systems thinking (complex, adaptive, chaoes)
    • Regulatory compliance
    • Variance and trend analysis
    • Vendor management




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