PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) Boot Camp

Live Classroom
Duration: 3 days
Live Virtual Classroom
Duration: 3 days
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Agile is no longer a grassroots movement to transform software development. Organizations are increasingly adopting this approach over their traditional waterfall approach in order to stay relevant and competitive. This PMI-ACP course helps participants prepare for the Project Management Institute (PMI)’s Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP) certification that would stand for the participant’s ability to lead in this new age of product development, management and delivery.

What You'll Learn

  • Learn the skills in order to clear the PMI-ACP examination
  • Understand Agile principles and practices that transform team performance and improve customer satisfaction
  • Acquire valuable insights into empowering and inspiring teams
  • Discover techniques to more actively manage a project’s scope to ensure better delivery of the best possible products
  • Learn to better now and collaborate with customers for better results
  • Learn the most powerful metrics to employ for ensuring continuous improvement of development and delivery among teams
  • Avoid pitfalls when adopting Agile practices
  • Gain powerful insights, techniques and skills to successfully coach a new or existing Agile team
  • Arm yourself with latest industry knowledge on how to manage dynamic projects in the most unforgiving environments
  • Learn why studies have shown Agile teams to be significantly happier with their work and ensure this benefit for your own teams


  • Introductions
  • Objectives
  • Working agreements
  • Agile overview
    • Why Agile?
    • What is Agile?
    • Agile manifesto and principles
    • Agile practices
    • The Agile team
    • Agile metrics

  • Agile analysis and design
  • Agile estimation
  • Communications
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Metrics
  • Planning, monitoring and adapting
  • Process improvement
  • Product quality
  • Risk management
  • Value-based prioritization

  • 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 (E.g. Tuckman, Dreyfus, Shu Ha Ri, etc.)
  • Self-assessment tools and techniques
  • Participatory decision models (E.g. Convergent, shared collaboration, etc.)
  • Principles of system thinking (E.g. Complex adaptive, chaos, etc.)
  • 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
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Who should attend

This PMI-ACP exam prep course is designed for anyone who is considering the use of Agile PM methodology for software development, including –
  • Project managers
  • Program managers
  • Analysts
  • Developers
  • Testers
  • IT managers/directors
  • Software engineers
  • Software architects
  • Software managers
  • Testing managers
  • Team leaders


There are no prerequisites for this course. Completing the Agile Project Management course before taking this course can be beneficial.

Interested in this Course?


    The Project Management Institute (PMI)® launched the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Agile Certification in 2011 . This designation was built with the same rigors as the rest of the PMI certification family to provide comparable credibility for professionals who practice Agile methodologies in their organizations and during their projects.

    In order to achieve and maintain the PMI-ACP designation you must:

    • Get PMI to approve your PMI-ACP application (which means meeting all the application requirements)
    • Have 21 Agile PMI PDUs in advance of filling out the application
    • Pass the certification exam
    • Maintain your certification by earning 30 Agile PDUs over every three years

    PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) eligibility requirements are as below –

    Educational background Secondary degree (High school diploma or equivalent)
    General project management experience 2,000 hours working on project teams. These hours must be earned in the last five years. If you already hold a PMP® credential, you have already fulfilled this requirement.
    Agile Project Management Experience 1,500 hours working on Agile project teams or in Agile methodologies. These hours are in addition to the 2,000 hours required for general project management experience. These hours must be earned within the last 2 years.
    Agile Project Management Training 21 contact hours earned in Agile project management topics (PMI-ACP PDUs)
    PMI-ACP examination Tests knowledge of Agile fundamentals and the ability to apply that knowledge to basic projects.
    PMI-ACP maintenance Once you pass your exam, you must maintain your PMI-ACP certification by earning 30 Agile PDUs or 3 Agile CEUs every 3 years. These hours can simultaneously count toward your PMI-ACP and PMP if you hold both designations.


    What you need to know about the PMI-ACP application and renewal process

    • Once you start the PMI-ACP application process you have 90 days to complete
    • Do the online PMI-ACP application if at all possible. It takes five business days to process as opposed to waiting for the mail to get to the right person
    • You can’t schedule your PMI-ACP exam until the application is approved and fees are paid
    • If you are audited (possibly up to 25% of applications are randomly audited), you have 90 days to respond. You are not eligible until the successful completion of the audit
    • You have one year to take the PMI-ACP exam after application approval. You can retake the PMI-ACP exam three times during that year
    • Your PMI-ACP certification cycle starts the day you pass your exam, and your cycle is 3 years. You need 30 PDUs during that cycle
    • You complete the renewal process once you have 30 PDUs and pay the renewal fee
    • PMI-ACP certification suspension happens on the third anniversary of the day you passed your exam and you have yet to renew (1 year period)
    • PMI-ACP certification expiration happens one year after the suspension period begins

    The PMI-ACP examination details are as below –

    Exam Name PMI-ACP certification examination
    Number of questions 100 scored questions


    20 pre-test (unscored) questions

    Exam duration 3 hours


    Exam is preceded by a tutorial and followed by a survey, both are optional


    PMI-ACP exam content and blueprint

    Content Weightage
    Agile principles and mindset 16%
    Value-driven delivery 20%
    Stakeholder engagement 17%
    Team performance 16%
    Adaptive planning 12%
    Problem detection and resolution 10%
    Continuous improvement (Product, Process, People) 9%

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