PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Certification Training

Course 3605

  • Duration: 3 days
  • Language: English
  • 21 NASBA CPE Credits (live, in-class training only)
  • 21 PMI PDUs
  • Level: Intermediate

Get certified with this PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) boot camp. PMI-ACP certification recognizes your expertise in applying agile principles and techniques in your organization. Earning PMI-ACP® certification shows you have the skills to implement value-driven delivery while facilitating continuous improvement through improved communication and collaboration.

Through real-life scenarios, you will review Agile terminology and well-known practices and leverage PMI's seven domains of practice to create a personalized self-study plan and increase the effectiveness of your exam preparation. You will receive included access to Learning Tree practice questions for 3 months.

    PMI Agile Certified Practitioner Course Delivery Methods

    • In-Person

    • Online

    • Upskill your whole team by bringing Private Team Training to your facility.

    PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner Training Information

    In this course, you will: 

    • Prepare for the PMI-ACP exam while completing the required 21 contact hours/PDUs.
    • Navigate the tools, techniques, knowledge, and skills addressed in the exam.
    • Review relevant topics in the PMI suggested reference materials.
    • Practice for the exam with sample questions and exercises for 3 months. 
    • Continue learning and face new challenges with after-course one-on-one instructor coaching.

    Certification Requirements

    Before applying to take the PMI-ACP exam, you will need to meet the following requirements:

    • Secondary degree
    • 21 contact hours of agile practice training
    • 12 months of general project experience within the last 5 years (a current PMP® or PgMP® satisfies this requirement but is not mandatory)
    • 8 months of Agile project experience within the last 3 years

    Certification Information

    To earn this certification, you must take and pass the three-hour PMI-ACP® exam, comprised of 120 multiple-choice questions (these three hours are factored into the total training time required by PMI).

    The PMI-ACP® exam is based on the Sixth Edition of the PMBOK® Guide and PMI's Agile Practice Guide (2017).

    PMI Agile Certified Practitioner Training Outline

    • Recognizing key Agile developments and definitions
    • Applying the values and principles of the Agile Manifesto
    • Mapping tools, techniques, knowledge, and skills to PMI's six domains of Agile development

    Focusing on business value

    • Defining and prioritizing features in terms of user and stakeholder value
    • Leveraging rapid feedback cycles

    Ensuring progressive elaboration of requirements

    • Identifying Minimally Marketable Features for release planning
    • Sharpening the requirements definition by agreeing on the Definition of Done

    Engaging empowered business stakeholders

    • Identifying stakeholders and their concerns
    • Promoting effective collaboration and participation

    Communicating progress to help the organization make informed decisions

    • Enabling knowledge sharing
    • Building trust and managing expectations through shared success criteria

    Forming cross-functional teams

    • Establishing collaborative behaviors through group decision-making
    • Influencing teams to design their internal work processes

    Empowering teams to self-organize

    • Encouraging teams to estimate and track project progress
    • Creating safe environments for experimentation

    Developing high-performance teams

    • Raising productivity by eliminating waste
    • Coaching styles that foster skill enhancement

    Planning at multiple levels

    • Applying rolling wave planning
    • Leveraging progressive elaboration

    Employing empirical planning

    • Balancing priorities and team capabilities
    • Coaching the team to adjust cadences based on situational awareness

    Applying Agile Earned Value Measurement (EVM)

    • Refining estimate ranges to reflect uncertainty
    • Capturing measures of accepted work delivered in a specified time frame
    • Controlling costs through quantitative measures

    Recognizing and mitigating risks

    • Time Boxing to focus on immediate issues
    • Engaging the team proactively to identify risks and create mitigation strategies
    • Ensuring impediments are resolved and stakeholder expectations are adjusted

    Communicating risks and impediments

    • Maintaining visibility with burndown charts, value stream mapping, and Kanban boards
    • Managing features and technical issues with Backlog

    Tailoring the process

    • Conducting retrospectives to improve the team's behavior
    • Experimenting with new techniques and process ideas

    Evaluating work efficiency

    • Removing nonvalue-adding processes
    • Reducing Work In Progress (WIP)
    • Defining your exam preparation strategy
    • Gaining insight into the exam format and process
    • Applying proven tips for exam success
    • Optimizing your study time and focus

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    PMI Agile Certified Practitioner Course FAQs

    Check the requirements section of this course page to see if you are eligible.

    To earn this certification, you must take and pass the three-hour PMI-ACP® exam, comprised of 120 multiple-choice questions (these three hours are factored into the total training time required by PMI) 

    Overnight reading is required during class.

    Yes! We know your busy work schedule may prevent you from getting to one of our classrooms, which is why we offer convenient online training to meet your needs wherever you want. This course is available in class and live online.

    Learning Tree can help you maintain your certification with a comprehensive list of PDU-eligible training courses. 

    To maintain your PMI-ACP®, you must earn 30 Professional Development Units (PDUs) in agile topics every three years.

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