PMI-ACP® Certification Training Overview

PMI-ACP ® Certification 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

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Who should attend this PMI-ACP® Certification Training?

This PMI-ACP® Training is intended for anyone who is interested in gaining in-depth knowledge of project management principles and practices. This PMI-ACP 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 Course

Delegates must meet the following requirements to attend this PMI-ACP® Course:

  • A secondary degree
  • 1,500 hours (8 months) of Agile project experience in the last 3 years
  • 2,000 hours (12 months) of general project experience in the last 5 year
  • 21 hours of training in Agile practices

PMI-ACP® Certification Training Course 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 PMI-ACP Course 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 PMI-ACP 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.

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What's included in this PMI-ACP® Certification Training Course?

  • 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.
The average pay for a PMI-ACP® Certified Professional ranges from £40,000 to £60,000 per year. This varies based on experience and specific job roles. Register for The Knowledge Academy’s PMI-ACP Course to boost your career.
This PMI-ACP Certification validates proficiency in Agile methodologies, enhancing career opportunities and credibility in Project Management.
The difficulty of the PMI-ACP® Certification exam varies depending on individual preparation and experience with Agile methodologies. However, it typically requires a solid understanding of Agile principles and practices, making thorough study and practice essential for success.
The PMI-ACP Certification exam consists of 120 multiple-choice questions. It spans various Agile methodologies and principles.
After completing the requisite PDUs and paying the necessary renewal costs, one can renew their PMI-ACP Training Certification.
To attend this PMI-ACP® Certification, delegates must have a secondary degree and prior experience in Agile Principles and Project Management. For more information, check out the ‘Who it’s for’ tab above.
This PMI-ACP Course is ideal for Project Managers, Agile Practitioners, and anyone seeking expertise in Agile methodologies for Project Management.
This PMI-ACP Training comes with valuable training sessions led by experienced instructors, a digital delegate pack, and a certificate upon completion.
Delegates should have a secondary degree with 1,500 hours of Agile Project Management experience in the last 3 years or 2,000 hours of general project experience in the last 5 years and 21 hours of training in Agile practices for the PMI-ACP Certification.
The duration of this PMI-ACP Certification Course spans across 3 days.
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
The PMI-ACP® Certification exam consists of 120 multiple-choice questions, to be completed in three hours, covering Agile principles, tools, techniques, and practices.
The PMI-ACP Certification enhances your Agile Project Management skills, increases job opportunities, and validates your expertise in Agile methodologies, making you more competitive in the job market.
Yes, the PMI-ACP Certification is recognised worldwide, demonstrating proficiency in Agile practices across various industries.
The PMI-ACP® Certification covers a broad range of Agile methodologies, providing a comprehensive understanding, whereas other certifications might focus on specific frameworks like Scrum or Kanban.
Upon successful completion of the PMI-ACP Certification Training Course, you will earn the prestigious PMI-ACP (Project Management Institute - Agile Certified Practitioner) Certification, a globally recognised certification that validates your expertise in Agile Project Management.
PMI-ACP Certification is particularly valued in software development, IT, and technology sectors where Agile methodologies are extensively utilised for project management, but its principles are increasingly applied across various industries like finance, healthcare, and manufacturing.
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 Knowledge Academy stands out as a prestigious training provider known for its extensive course offerings, expert instructors, adaptable learning formats, and industry recognition. It's a dependable option for those seeking the PMI-ACP Certification Course.
The training fees for PMI-ACP® Certification Training certification in Canada starts from CAD4295
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