Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)

The PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) formally recognizes your knowledge of agile principles and your skill with agile techniques. The PMI-ACP is PMI's fastest growing certification. This course prepares students for the PMI-ACP certification exam.

Agile lifecycle models have moved from the underground to the mainstream. Large and small organizations all over the world are using Agile approaches. As more and more people work on Agile projects it has become important to increase the skill level and professionalism of the Agile team. The Project Management Institute (PMI) recognized this and has created a certification specifically for Agile. The Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) certifies people in their overall knowledge of the Agile development model. The PMI-ACP certification is a way to differentiate individuals that are both knowledgeable and serious about Agile.

Course updated for the new 2018 exam.


Students preparing for the PMI-ACP(sm) exam must meet PMI eligibility requirements

Learning Objectives

At the end of this class, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the benefits of Agile Project Management
  • Distinguish between Agile and the traditional methods
  • Understand Agile workflow, roles and artifacts
  • Understand and apply various Agile tools and techniques
  • Prepare for the PMI-ACP exam

Who Should Attend

People interested in learning about the Agile development model, terms and techniques.

Individuals preparing to take the PMI-ACP Exam.

Course Outline

  • Overview of ACP Program
  • Introduction to Agile
  • Teams and Roles
  • The Product Backlog / Estimating
  • Value-Based Prioritization
  • An Agile Project Model
  • Monitoring / Metrics
  • Product Quality
  • Communications
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Risk Management
  • Agile Procurement
  • Process Improvement
  • Code of Conduct

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Overview of ACP Program

  • ACP Eligibility Requirements
  • For PMP ® Holders
  • The PMI-ACP Exam
  • Tools and Techniques
  • Domains and Tasks
  • Knowledge and Skills

Introduction to Agile

  • Lifecycle Types
  • Agile Philosophy
  • Agile Development
  • The Agile Manifesto
  • What Makes Agile Different?
  • Moving to Agile Practices
  • The Nature of Agile Projects
  • The Agile Planning Onion
  • Iterative Development
  • Timeboxing
  • Agile Mindset
  • Specific Agile Models
  • Scaling Agile

Teams and Roles

  • Team Rules of Engagement
  • Creating Self-Organized Teams
  • Product Owner
  • Agile Project Manager
  • Servant Leadership
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Agile PMO

The Product Backlog / Estimating

  • Product Backlog
  • User Stories
  • Innovation Games
  • Personas
  • Themes and Epics
  • Scaling the Product Backlog
  • Estimation Tools & Techniques
  • The Cone of Uncertainty
  • Two Ways to Measure Size
  • Story Points vs. Ideal days
  • Wideband Delphi
  • Affinity Estimating
  • Planning Poker
  • Sashimi

Value-Based Prioritization

  • Prioritizing Requirements
  • Customer Valued Prioritization
  • Minimally Marketable Feature
  • Minimum Viable Product (MVP)
  • MoSCoW
  • Value-based Techniques

An Agile Project Model

  • An Agile Project Model – Initiation
  • An Agile Project Model – Iteration 0
  • An Agile Project Model – Ongoing Iterations

Monitoring / Metrics

  • Reducing the Iteration Scope
  • Expanding the Iteration Scope
  • Watch for Deadline Drift
  • Fixed Budget / Deadline
  • Velocity
  • Burndown Charts
  • Task Board
  • Kanban Boards
  • Cumulative Flow Diagrams (CFD)
  • Parking-Lot Chart
  • Agile Contracting
  • Agile Metrics

Product Quality

  • Product Quality in Agile
  • Quality Characteristics
  • Verification (Internal)
  • Validation (External)


  • Communication in Agile
  • Information Radiator
  • Osmotic Communications

Interpersonal Skills

  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Building Empowered Teams
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Adaptive Leadership
  • Negotiation
  • Problem Solving
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Participatory Decision Making
  • Facilitation

Risk Management

  • Agile Risk Management
  • Agile Risk Management Process
  • Risk Adjusted Backlog
  • Risk Burndown Chart

Agile Procurement

  • Agile Procurement Practices

Process Improvement

  • Kaizen
  • Five Why’s
  • Value Stream Analysis
  • Process Control Charts
  • Fishbone Diagram
  • Introspective

Code of Conduct

  • PMI’s Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct

Final Exam

The class contains more than 100 sample exam questions and exercises throughout the course.

Training Materials

  • Student Guide
  • Exercises
  • Sample questions

Class Length

Three Days (24 Contact Hours)

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