PMI-ACP® Certification Training Overview

Project Management Institute Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) ® Training Course Outline

Domain 1: Agile Principles and Mindset

  • Agile Definition
  • Agile Manifesto Values
  • Agile Principles
  • Agile Framework and Terminology
  • Agile Methods and Approaches
  • Scrum
  • Extreme Programming (XP)
  • Agile Methods and Approaches Features Driven Development
  • Feature Driven Development Framework
  • Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM)
  • DSDM – Atern Principles
  • DSDM Framework
  • Kanban
  • SAFe® Agile
  • Lean Software Development
  • Various Agile Technical Approaches for Code Development

Domain 2: Value-Driven Delivery

  • Value-based Decomposition and Prioritisation
  • Agile Project Chartering
  • Customer-Valued Prioritisation
  • Prioritisation Schemes
  • Relative Prioritisation/Ranking
  • Agile Contracting Methods
  • Incremental Delivery
  • Review and Feedback Techniques
  • Earned Value Management (EVM)
  • Minimal Marketable Features (MMF) and Minimal Viable Product (MVP)

Domain 3: Stakeholder Engagement

  • Stakeholder Management Overview
  • Assessing and Incorporating Community and Stakeholder Values
  • Communication Management
  • Agile Tooling - For Promoting Communication
  • Information Radiators
  • Social Media Communication
  • Participatory Decision Making and Decision Models
  • Active Listening
  • Facilitation Methods
  • Workshops
  • Negotiation Strategies
  • Conflict Resolution Strategies

Domain 4: Team Performance

  • Agile Leadership Practices
  • Adaptive Leadership and Servant Leadership
  • Building Agile Teams – Team Formation
  • Building Empowered Teams and High-Performance Teams
  • Team Formation Stages – Tuckman Model
  • Coaching and Mentoring within a Team
  • Motivational Theory:
    • Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
    • Herzberg’s Hygiene Theory
  • Team Participation Techniques
  • Brainstorming Techniques
  • Agile Innovation Games for Team Collaboration
  • Team Space: Co-Located Teams and Distributed Teams
  • Osmotic Communications
  • Two-Way Communication
  • Daily Stand-Up Meeting/Daily Scrum
  • Sprint Review

Domain 5: Adaptive Planning

  • Planning in Agile
  • Levels of Agile Planning
  • Agile Planning Artefacts and Meetings
  • Agile Planning Artefact - Product Roadmap
  • Agile Planning Artefact – Personas
  • Creating a Persona
  • Agile Planning Artefact – Wireframes
  • Requirement Hierarchy
  • Agile Planning Terms
  • Agile Planning Terms – User Stories
  • Agile Planning Terms – Timeboxing
  • Agile Planning Terms - Story Maps
  • Release Planning
  • Iteration Planning
  • Monitoring in Agile
  • Retrospective
  • Burn Down and Burn Up Charts
  • Continuous Development Techniques: Task and Kanban Boards
  • Continuous Development Techniques: WIP Limits
  • WIP Limits
  • Cumulative Flow Diagrams (CFD)
  • Little’s Law
  • Theory of Constraints
  • Adapting to Agile
  • Adapting in Agile: Process Tailoring
  • Shu Ha Ri Model
  • Agile Sizing and Estimation
  • Agile Metrics – Story Points
  • Agile Metrics – Velocity
  • Agile Metrics – Cycle Time
  • Relative Sizing/Estimation
  • Wide Band Delphi
  • Planning Poker
  • Affinity Estimation
  • Time, Budget, and Cost Estimation

Domain 6: Problem Detection and Resolution

  • Risk Management
  • Core Risk Types
  • Risk Assessment
  • Risk Adjusted Backlog
  • Risk-Based Charts and Risk-Based Spikes
  • Frequent Validation and Verification
  • Test Driven Development
  • Acceptance Test Driven Development
  • Continuous Integration
  • Agile Failure Modes
  • Whys Technique
  • Fishbone Diagram Analysis

Domain 7: Continuous Improvement (Product, Process, People)

  • Agile Practices for Continuous Improvement
  • Knowledge Sharing
  • Self-Assessment
  • Testing – Exploratory and Usability
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • PMI® Code of Ethics


The PMI Registered Education Provider logo, PMI, and PMI-ACP are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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Who should attend this PMI-ACP® Certification Training?

This PMI-ACP® Certification Training is intended for anyone who is interested in gaining in-depth knowledge of project management principles and practices. This PMP® Certification Training course is beneficial for these professionals:

  • Project Managers
  • Business Analysts
  • Program Managers
  • Portfolio Managers
  • Business Project Managers
  • Project Management Specialists
  • Project Consultants

Prerequisites of the PMI-ACP® Certification Training

To attend this PMI-ACP® Certification, delegates must have a secondary degree and prior experience in Agile Principles, Project Management would be beneficial for delegates.

The PMI Registered Education Provider logo and PMI-ACP are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

PMI-ACP® Certification Training Overview

The Project Management Institute Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Certification stands as a hallmark in Agile Project Management. This PMP® Training has gained paramount importance with the industry's shift towards agile methodologies. It equips professionals with a comprehensive understanding of Agile Principles, practices, and tools, enhancing their ability to lead projects efficiently in dynamic environments.

Proficiency in PMI-ACP is crucial as organisations increasingly adopt agile methodologies. Professionals in project management, such as project managers, team leaders, Scrum Masters, and product owners, benefit significantly from mastering this certification. Agile proficiency ensures adaptability, better project outcomes, and improved stakeholder satisfaction in today's rapidly evolving business landscape.

This 3-day PMP Training is designed to provide delegates with a condensed yet comprehensive understanding of agile methodologies. Participants will gain insights into agile frameworks, principles, and tools, enabling them to navigate complex project scenarios effectively. Through interactive sessions and practical examples, delegates will develop the skills to lead agile projects successfully.

Course Objectives:

  • To comprehend the core concepts and principles of agile methodologies
  • To explore various agile frameworks like Scrum, Kanban, Lean, and XP
  • To understand how to apply agile tools and techniques in project management
  • To analyse real-world scenarios and apply agile practices for optimal project outcomes
  • To hone leadership skills to manage agile teams efficiently
  • To prepare candidates for the PMI-ACP certification exam
  • To foster an understanding of risk management and adaptability within agile environments
  • To emphasise the importance of continuous improvement and value-driven delivery

After completing this PMP Course, delegates will gain a validated understanding of Agile methodologies. They are equipped to apply Agile practices effectively in their project management endeavors, fostering adaptability and resilience within their teams.

The PMI Registered Education Provider logo and PMI-ACP are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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What is included in this PMI-ACP® Certification Training?

  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors 
  • PMI-ACP® Certification Certificate
  • Digital Delegate Pack


The PMI Registered Education Provider logo and PMI-ACP are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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PMI-ACP® Certification Training FAQs

The PMI-ACP Certification is a globally recognised credential offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI). It validates professionals' knowledge and expertise in agile methodologies, enabling them to effectively manage and lead agile projects.
Project managers who hold the PMI-ACP certification make an average yearly compensation of GBP 50,000 in United Kingdom, USD 116,000 in United States, and INR 2,00,000 in India.
Please arrive at the venue at 8:45am.
To apply for the Project Management Institute Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) ® Certification exam, you must have all the following: 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. 8 months of agile project experience within the last 3 years
This PMI-ACP® course is intended to provide certification of an individual’s project management experience and skill with Agile methodologies. Therefore, this course would be most beneficial for: Experienced Project Managers Experience Agile Software Developers Agile Team Members Aspiring Team Leaders
We can provide support via phone & email prior to attending, during and after the course.
Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises, Experienced Instructor, and Refreshments
This course is 3 day(s)
Once your booking has been placed and confirmed, you will receive an email which contains your course location, course overview, pre-course reading material (if required), course agenda and payment receipts
Upon successful completion of the PMI-ACP Certification Training Course, you will earn the prestigious PMI-ACP (Project Management Institute - Agile Certified Practitioner) accreditation, a globally recognised certification that validates your expertise in agile project management.
Through the Knowledge Academy, Agile Project Managers may acquire a certification that is recognised around the world. If you follow certain strategies and do your homework, passing the exam is not difficult. You may easily grasp all the fundamentals of agile project management with the help of the PMI-ACP certification course.
No, this PMI-ACP® Certification course does not include the examination but is designed to prepare delegates for attempting the examination. To book the exam, delegates will need to contact PMI® or a nearby Prometric Testing Centre (
There are 120 multiple-choice questions in the PMI-ACP exam. Twenty of these 120 questions are regarded as test-preparatory questions. The answers to the prior test questions won't count towards your final grade. The exam has a three-hour completion window.
Yes, if you fail the PMI-ACP (Project Management Institute Agile Certified Practitioner) Certification Exam on your first attempt, you can retake it. PMI allows candidates to retake the exam up to two more times within the one-year eligibility period. However, there is a waiting period of 90 days between each exam attempt. This allows candidates to have ample time for further preparation before retaking the exam. It's important to note that there may be additional fees associated with retaking the exam.
After completing the requisite PDUs and paying the necessary renewal costs, one can renew their certification.
This course with The Knowledge Academy lasts for 3 days. This means that you will not need to undertake any further training, as we will provide the full amount necessary to meet the examination criteria.
This PMI-ACP® Certification course combines the versatility of Agile methodologies, providing a useful overview of several different approaches, with the globally recognised standards and stature of PMI®. As such, it provides demonstrable evidence of your tenacity, knowledge, and Agile expertise to employers and superiors.
No, although we recommend A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) Sixth Edition as materials on this course may be based on or supplemented by the text.
Earning the PMI-ACP certification opens up diverse employment opportunities in various industries. Professionals with this certification are sought after for roles such as Agile Project Managers, Scrum Masters, Agile Coaches, Product Owners, and Agile Consultants, providing them with a competitive edge in the job market.
The price for PMI-ACP® Certification Training certification in Australia starts from AUD4395
Please see our PMP® Training courses available in Australia
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