PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®

PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®

Overview


Presently Companies are under increasing pressure to adapt to rapidly evolving market conditions. In order to stay competitive, they are increasingly turning to Agile project management methods. The Agile framework, with its short iterative cycles and continuous evaluation, helps to create end products that are better suited to changing requirements, and keep customers happy with high value creation at every point. As project priorities, budgets and goals change, Agile methods help the team to stay on top of these changes and adapt their schedules and practices accordingly.

How Agile you can be on a project is like a spectrum, it is always a matter of degree. There is nothing such as an Agile or a non -agile project.

PMI - ACP Training   Day wise contents                             

The training will cover seven Domains of Practices in two or three days:

  • Domain I - Day 1 -Agile Principles and Mindset (16% of PMI-ACP® Exam questions)
  • Explore, embrace, and apply agile principles and mindset within the context of the project team and organization.
  • Domain II -  Day 1- Value-driven Delivery (20% of PMI-ACP® Exam questions)
  • Deliver valuable results by producing high-value increments for review, early and often, based on stakeholder priorities. Have the stakeholders provide feedback on these increments, and use this feedback to prioritize and improve future increments.
  • Domain III -  Day 2 - Stakeholder Engagement (17% of PMI-ACP® Exam questions)
  • Engage current and future interested parties by building a trusting environment that aligns their needs and expectations and balances their requests with an understanding of the cost/effort involved. Promote participation and collaboration throughout the project life cycle and provide the tools for effective and informed decision making. 
  • Domain IV - Day 2 -  Team Performance (16% of PMI-ACP® Exam questions)
  • Create an environment of trust, learning, collaboration, and conflict resolution that promotes team self-organization, enhances relationships among team members, and cultivates a culture of high performance.
  • Domain V -  Day 2 - Adaptive Planning (12% of PMI-ACP® Exam questions
  • Produce and maintain an evolving plan, from initiation to closure, based on goals, values, risks, constraints, stakeholder feedback, and review findings. 
  • Domain VI - Day 3 - Problem Detection and Resolution (10% of PMI-ACP® Exam questions)
  • Continuously identify problems, impediments, and risks; prioritize and resolve in a timely manner; monitor and communicate the problem resolution status; and implement process improvements to prevent them from occurring again.  
  • Domain VII -   Day 3 - Continuous Improvement (Product, Process, People) (9% of PMI-ACP® Exam questions)
  • Continuously improve the quality, effectiveness, and value of the product, the process, and the team. 

PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®

Overview


Presently Companies are under increasing pressure to adapt to rapidly evolving market conditions. In order to stay competitive, they are increasingly turning to Agile project management methods. The Agile framework, with its short iterative cycles and continuous evaluation, helps to create end products that are better suited to changing requirements, and keep customers happy with high value creation at every point. As project priorities, budgets and goals change, Agile methods help the team to stay on top of these changes and adapt their schedules and practices accordingly.

How Agile you can be on a project is like a spectrum, it is always a matter of degree. There is nothing such as an Agile or a non -agile project.


Benefits of PMI-ACP® (Agile Certified Practitioner)

The much sought-after PMI-ACP® (Agile Certified Practitioner) credential from PMI® , USA is a mother of all agile courses, It covers Agile skills, tools and techniques principles and practices in detail. With this training, you will be able to increase your professional versatility in project management tools and techniques, and learn best practices across different agile methodologies.

PM Expert's workshop in PMI-ACP® Certification Training will help you to implement Agile practices appropriate for your teams, and gain the skills and knowledge required to sit for the PMI-ACP® certification exam.                        

Key Deliverable of PMI-ACP Workshop

    • PMI - ACP Handbook

    • 4 online sample question papers (consisting of hundreds of sample exam questions)

    • End to end support

PMI -ACP Certification Price - Member: US$435.00 ,Non-member: US$495.00            

PMI ACP Eligibility

To apply for the PMI-ACP®, you need to meet the following requirements:

  • General Project Experience
  • Agile Project Experience

2000 hours of working on project teams within the last 5 years or having an active PMP/PgMP credential

1500 hours of working on Agile Project Teams or with Agile Methodologies, in addition to "General Project Experience" above

  • Training in Agile Practices

21 contact hours earned in Agile Practices                                       

PMI ACP Exam Format

The PMI-ACP® Exam consists of 120 questions which can be categorized into seven domain (20 random questions (called as pre-test) from the 120 questions are not to be counted towards the final score)

  • All questions are multiple-choice questions with 1 correct answer from 4 choices

The PMI-ACP® Exam lasts for 3 hours

Sample PMI - ACP Questions

Sample Question 1 - Which of the following statements is false regarding Agility?

a) Agility is the ability to balance flexibility and stability

b) Agility is the ability to both create and respond to change to profit in a turbulent business

environment

c) Agility is avoiding planning and lack of structure

d) "Agility is ability to deliver customer value while dealing with the unpredictability and

dynamism of an inherent project "

Answer: c) Agility is not an excuse to avoid planning or not having structure.

Sample Question 2 - Technical debt is the gap between a product's actual Cost of Change (CoC) and its optimal CoC.

Managing technical debt helps ensure reliable delivery today and ready adaptation to

tomorrow's customer needs. When would technical debt not occur?

a) During Initial Development

b) Ongoing Maintenance

c) During Enhancement

d) During closing

Answer: d) Technical debt can arise during initial development, ongoing maintenance (keeping a product at its original state), or enhancement (adding functionality) and not during closing.


PMI ACP application Process

To apply for the PMI-ACP® Certification Exam:

Register and log in to PMI's Online System to get started.

A printable PMI-ACP application form is also available.

You can always refer the PMI-ACP Handbook for further information.

Please note that credential must be maintained in 3 year cycles, by adding 30 PDUs in agile project management per three year cycle.


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