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Private - Agile Principles and Project Management Institute Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Exam Preparation (3 Days)
About course

Attend this course and learn Agile principles and become empowered to execute on your plans for incorporating Agile techniques into your projects or organization. The primary purpose of this course is to teach attendees how to apply Agile thinking and best practices for product and software development projects, and to drive Agile principles and practices throughout the entire enterprise. 

Learn from experienced instructors who hold the PMI-ACP® credential and also hold various Scrum Alliance® certifications, plus have applied Agile methods in their own enterprise work or with client organizations.

The course will begin with an explanation of the Agile manifesto, including the twelve underlying principles and the business case for Agile. Agile methodologies with specific focus on Scrum, Extreme Programming, and Kanban, will be covered in detail, including how they work, their similarities and differences and how to evaluate when one of these approaches would be a good fit. In addition, this course will provide help on navigating the application process for the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) along with covering  the exam content needed to pass the PMI-ACP exam. This is a hands-on, interactive course: you will experience results in the classroom and build skills that you can take back to work immediately.

Who should attend

This course should be attended by those who are ready to adopt Agile and those interested in obtaining the PMI-ACP®. Business analysts, functional managers, project managers, scrum masters, product owners, developers, programmers, testers, IT manager/directors, software engineers, software architects and customers will find this course useful.

Course features

Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Understand the Agile Manifesto and principles that enable customer success
  • Know how to implement Agile best practices
  • Understand Agile methodologies including Scrum, Extreme Programming, Kanban, Feature Driven Development, Lean Development and DSDM
  • Understand Agile planning at multiple levels
  • Know how to transition your existing or enterprise-level processes, artifacts and forums to Agile
Course outline

Introduction to Agile Concepts

  • Agile Definition and History of Iterative Development  
  • Core Agile Values and Principles (Agile Manifesto)
  • Agile vs. Waterfall Methodology
  • The Business Case for Agile

Agile Competencies and Practices

  • Agile Practitioner Competencies
  • Agile Team Roles
  • Employing Adaptive Planning Techniques
  • Building Teams and Boosting Team Performance
  • Detecting and Resolving Problems
  • Engaging Stakeholders
  • Applying Value-driven Delivery Concepts
  • Utilizing Continuous Improvement for Efficiency and an Enriched Project Experience

Agile Methods

  • Scrum
  • Extreme Programming
  • Lean
  • Kanban
  • Overview of additional methods including Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM) and Feature-Driven Development (FDD)


PMI® Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Exam

  • Qualifications
  • Application Process
  • Exam Content
  • Preparing for the Exam

Ensuring Agile Success

  • Building a Foundation
  • Selecting the Agile Methodology 
  • Planning the Agile Transition
Course information
Duration: 21 hours
Earn: 21 PDUs
Delivery Method: Virtual or Traditional Classroom