PMI-ACP® Exam Prep

PMI-ACP® Exam Prep

Showcase your Agile expertise and position yourself as a true expert in the field of Agile.

Why getting certified?

  • Demonstrate to employers the level of professionalism in agile practices, tools and techniques
  • Increase professional versatility in agile techniques
  • Hold a certification that is more credible than existing entry-level, training or exam-only based offerings

What do you get

  • 3-day classroom training
  • Full exam simulation
  • Practice questions during the course
  • Application support and exam logistics
  • Post-course and pre-exam coaching

Requirements

We strongly encourage you to constantly review the official webpage of the certification at www.pmi.org/certifications/types/agile-acp

Agenda

  • Introduction
    • How to pass the exam
    • Build your study plan
    • Becoming Agile
  • The agile value proposition – Agile myths and reality – Agile vs Waterfall
  • Agile methodologies – Becoming value-driven
    • Values and principles
    • The Agile mindset
    • What makes it a methodology
    • How to use methodologies
    • Deep dive into Scrum, Lean, Kanban, XP, FDD, DSDM, Crystal
  • The framework
  • Pillars and artefacts
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Incremental and iterative
  • Agile delivery teams
  • How to add value
    • The Development Team
    • The Product Owner/Customer
    • The Scrum Master/Coach
    • The sponsor
    • Managing the stakeholders
    • Servant leadership
    • Active listening
    • Emotional Intelligence
    • High performance teams
    • Conflict management
  • Project initiation
    • Project charter and the vision
    • Project metrics: ROI, NPV , IRR, etc.
    • The vision statement
    • „Design the box“
    • Using Personas
    • Product backlog
    • Value stream mapping
    • Requirements decomposition
    • Progressive elaboration
    • User stories
    • Agile Estimations
    • Understanding velocity
    • Building a product roadmap
  • Release planning
    • Mapping and decomposing stories
    • Story mapping
    • Breaking down large stories
    • Prioritisation techniques
    • Risk management
    • Using spikes
  • Sprint Zero
    • Setting up the project
    • High level designs
    • Process diagrams, user flows, UI prototypes, wireframes
  • Sprint Planning
    • The planning meeting
    • Task management
    • Storyboards and task boards
  • Inside the iteration
    • Face-to-face communications
    • Daily Stand-Ups
    • Information radiators
    • Project reporting: burn ups/downs, tracking deliveries and velocity, defects
  • Sprint Review
    • Preparing for the review
    • Running the review
    • How to run a good review
  • Sprint Retrospective
    • Continuous improvement
    • Retrospective techniques
    • Self-assessments
    • Best practices
  • Test strategy
    • Exam simulation
    • Conclusions

Duration

  • 3 days (21 hours) in classroom
  • Also available as online or virtual delivery