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PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®

Course Type : Professional Certification

Duration : 4 Days

Professional Development Unit (PDU) : 28
Availability : In-House Training | Public Training

Course Overview

If you’re experienced using agile approaches, have good collaboration skills, eagerly embrace complexity and thrive on rapid response times, then your talents are in demand.
The PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® formally recognizes your knowledge of agile principles and your skill with agile techniques. It will make you shine even brighter to your employers, stakeholders, and peers.

 

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.

Agile is a topic of growing importance in project management. The marketplace reflects this importance, as project management practitioners increasingly embrace agile as a technique for managing successful projects.

The PMI-ACP® certification recognizes an individual’s expertise in using agile practices in their projects while demonstrating their increased professional versatility through agile tools and techniques. In addition, the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® certification carries a higher level of professional credibility as it requires a combination of agile training, experience working on agile projects, and examination on agile principles, practices, tools, and techniques.

 

This global certification also supports individuals in meeting the needs of organizations that rely on project practitioners to apply a diversity of methods to their project management.

Course Outline

  • Agile values and principles 

  • Agile frameworks and terminology 

  • Agile methods and approaches 

  • Assessing and incorporating community and stakeholder values 

  • Stakeholder management 

  • Communication management 

  • Facilitation methods 

  • Knowledge sharing/written communication 

  • Leadership 

  • Building agile teams 

  • Team motivation 

  • Physical and virtual co-location 

  • Global, cultural, and team diversity 

  • Training, coaching, and mentoring 

  • Developmental mastery models (for example, Tuckman, Dreyfus, Shu Ha Ri) 

  • Self-assessment tools and techniques 

  • Participatory decision models (for example, convergent, shared collaboration) 

  • Principles of systems thinking (for example, complex adaptive, chaos) 

  • Problem-solving 

  • Prioritization 

  • Incremental delivery

  • Agile discovery 

  • Agile sizing and estimation 

  • Value-based analysis and decomposition 

  • Process analysis 

  • Continuous improvement 

  • Agile hybrid models 

  • Managing with agile KPIs 

  • Agile project chartering 

  • Agile contracting 

  • Agile project accounting principles

  • Regulatory compliance 

  • PMI's Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct

Prerequisite

  1. 2,000 hours of general project experience working on teams.
    (A current PMP® or PgMP® certification will satisfy this requirement)

  2. 1,500 hours working on agile project teams or with agile methodologies.
    (This requirement is in addition to the 2,000 hours of general project experience)

  3. Minimum 21 contact hours of training in Agile practices

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.

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