PMI-ACP

Overview

The PMI-ACP (Agile Certified Practitioner) training will empower you to become a skilled agile professional with knowledge of a broad range of agile methodologies, including Scrum, Kanban, Lean, extreme programming and test-driven development. ACP is PMI’s fastest-growing certification. PMI has recently updated it’s PMI- ACP exam by adding the Agile Practice Guide as a new reference material. Simplilearn’s PMI-ACP course is aligned to these recent updates from PMI.

Price (*ask for discount) 300 USD
Access Period 180 days

Prerequisite list

  • A secondary degree or higher
  • 2000 hours of general project management experience in the last five years
  • At least 1,500 hours of experience working on agile project teams during last three years

Audience list

  • Project Managers
  • Agile team members
  • Associate/asst. manager - projects
  • Team leads/managers
  • Project executives/engineers
  • Software developers
  • Any professional aspiring to be a project manager

What is included

  • 25 hours of high quality content
  • 2 industry case study and 61 real life examples
  • 107 end-of-chapter quizzes and 4 simulation exams
  • 26 PDUs self paced learning

Certification Info

  • How To Earn?  You must take this formal training on PMI Agile Certified Practitioner, gain PMI membership and pay the exam fee directly to schedule your exam. Once you pass the exam successfully, you will be awarded the prestigious PMI-ACP certificate from PMI.
  • How To Maintain?  N/A

Certification Exam Format

  • N/A.

Retake policy

  • N/A.

Enrollment Policy

  • You should pay the online course fee then the online course access will be granted to you within 1 week after receiving payment.
  • Course fee payment is not refundable.

Frequently Asked Questions

Course Outline

Getting started with PMI-ACP® Certification
  • Getting started with PMI-ACP® Certification
Domain 00 - Course Overview
  • Course Overview
  • Value of PMI-ACP® Certification to the Professional
  • Value of PMI-ACP® Certification to the Organization
  • PMI-ACP® Eligibility Requirements
  • PMI-ACP® Timeline
  • PMI-ACP® Certification Fees
  • PMI-ACP® Certification Maintenance and Renewal
  • PMI-ACP® Exam Information
  • Domains and Tasks
  • Domains Covered
  • PMI-ACP® Exam Blueprint
  • Practice Questions
  • Sources of Information
  • Conclusion
Domain 01 - Agile Principles and Mindset
  • Agile
  • Agile-Best Practices
  • Agile Evolution
  • Agile Manifesto
  • Principles of the Agile Manifesto
  • Agile-Less Engineering, More Enabling
  • Agile Core Principles and Practices
  • What Agile is Not
  • Benefits of Agile
  • Agile-Real Life Example
  • Quiz
  • Agile Methodologies, Frameworks, and Processes
  • Scrum
  • Three Pillars of Scrum
  • Scrum Roles
  • Scrum Vocabulary
  • Scrum Meetings
  • Project Using Scrum - Example
  • Scrum Roles - Key Points
  • Extreme Programming
  • Five Core Principles of XP
  • XP Practices
  • XP Process Diagram
  • Success of XP Methodology - Example
  • Crystal Methodology
  • Crystal Methodology - Key Principles
  • Crystal Methodology - Key Categories
  • Dynamic Systems Development Method
  • Principles of DSDM Atern
  • Phases of DSDM
  • Feature Driven Development
  • Agile Project Management
  • APM Framework
  • APM and PMBOK® Guide
  • Lean Software Development
  • Lean Principles
  • Kanban
  • Kanban Method - Case Study
  • Lean Kanban Method
  • OpenUP
  • OpenUP - Phases
  • Information Radiators
  • Effective Information Radiators
  • Examples of Information Radiators
  • Knowledge Sharing
  • Knowledge Sharing Contexts
  • Servant Leadership
  • Characteristics of a Servant Leader
  • Agile Servant Leadership
  • Quiz
  • Summary
  • Conclusion
Domain 02 - Value-Driven Delivery
  • Value
  • Forecasting Value
  • Time Value of Money
  • Time Value of Money - Terminologies
  • Future Value and Present Value - Formulas
  • Calculation of Future Value - Example
  • Financial Feasibility of Projects
  • Return on Investment
  • Net Present Value
  • Net Present Value - Example
  • Internal Rate of Return
  • Internal Rate of Return - Example
  • Payback Period
  • NPV, ROI, and Payback Period - Example
  • Prioritization
  • Factors in Prioritization
  • Agile Customer - Value Prioritization
  • Prioritization Techniques
  • Prioritization Techniques - MoSCoW
  • MoSCoW Technique - Example
  • Prioritization Techniques - Kano Model
  • Kano Model - Categories
  • Kano Model - Example
  • Prioritization Techniques - Relative Weighting
  • Relative Weighting - Example
  • Risk Management in Agile
  • Risk Adjusted Product Backlog
  • Risk Adjusted Product Backlog - Example
  • Non - Functional Requirements
  • Prioritization of Non - Functional Requirements
  • Quiz
  • Minimum Marketable Feature
  • Kanban Boards
  • Kanban Cards
  • Simple Kanban Board
  • Detailed Kanban Board
  • Kanban and JIT
  • Siemens Health Services- -Example
  • Incremental Delivery
  • Reviews and Feedback Techniques
  • Benefits of Review and Feedback
  • Reprioritization or Relative Prioritization
  • Prioritization List
  • Agile Compliance
  • Earned Value Management for Agile
  • EVM Terminologies
  • Earned Value Metrics with Formula
  • Earned Value - Planning Parameters
  • EVM for Agile
  • Agile Earned Value Metrics - Example
  • Agile Contracts
  • Agile Contracting Methods
  • Quiz
  • Conclusion
Domain 03 - Stakeholder Engagement
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Principles of Stakeholder Management
  • Project Charter
  • Components of Agile Project Charter
  • Business Case
  • Understanding Stakeholder Needs
  • Agile Wireframes
  • Agile Wireframes - Real Life Example
  • User Story
  • User Story - Card, Conversation, and Confirmation
  • User Story-Attributes
  • Story Card Information
  • User Story Card-Example
  • User Story - Examples
  • Agile Personas
  • Creating Agile Personas - Example
  • Theme and Epic
  • Theme and Epic Example
  • Product Backlog
  • Agile Story Maps
  • Assessing and Incorporating Community and Stakeholder Values
  • Real Life Example
  • Quiz
  • Communication Management
  • Agile Communication
  • Social Media Communication
  • Information Radiators
  • Visible Charts
  • Agile Modeling
  • Best Practices of Agile Modeling
  • Active Listening
  • Key Elements of Active Listening
  • Globalization Culture and Team Diversity
  • Cultural Diversity Issues-Recommendations
  • Agile Facilitation Methods
  • Agile Participatory Decision-Making
  • Agile Participatory Decision-Making Models
  • Agile Negotiation
  • Agile Negotiation and Conflict Management
  • Five Levels of Conflict
  • Agile Conflict Resolution
  • Quiz
  • Conclusion
Domain 04 - Team Performance
  • Team Formation Stages
  • Building High - Performance Teams
  • HPT - Generalizing Specialist
  • Attributes of High - Performance Agile Teams
  • Building Empowered Teams
  • Setting and Managing Expectations
  • Daily Stand - Up Meeting
  • Introduction to Agile Leadership
  • Leadership Best Practices
  • Adaptive Leadership
  • Adaptive Leadership - ‘Doing Agile’ Tools
  • Management vs. Leadership
  • Coaching and Mentoring Within Teams
  • Agile Coaching
  • Coaching at Levels
  • Skills of an Agile Coach
  • Agile Emotional Intelligence
  • EI and ScrumMastersAgile Project Managers
  • EI Skills Assessment Framework
  • Benefits of EQ
  • Quiz
  • Agile Team Motivation
  • Team Space
  • Signs of Bad Team Space
  • Co - Located Teams
  • Distributed Teams
  • Co - Located vs Distributed Teams
  • Osmotic Communication
  • Collaboration and Coordination
  • Collaboration Technology
  • Communication Gap Examples
  • Agile Brainstorming Session
  • Setting up an Effective Brainstorming Session
  • Brainstorming Session - Steps
  • Velocity
  • Velocity-Example 1
  • Velocity-Example 2
  • Unit of Measure for Velocity
  • Sample Velocity Chart
  • Agile Tools
  • Quiz
  • Conclusion
Domain 05 - Adaptive Planning
  • Multiple Levels of Planning
  • Aligning Agile Projects to Programs and Portfolios
  • Rolling Wave Planning or Progressive Elaboration
  • Timeboxing
  • Timeboxing - Best Practices
  • Timeboxing - Advantages
  • Estimation
  • Accuracy vs. Precision
  • Measures of Project Size
  • Relative Sizing
  • Story Points
  • Story Points Estimation - Steps
  • Story Points - Estimation by Analogy
  • Value Points
  • Ideal Days
  • Story Points and Ideal Days
  • Estimation Scale
  • Wideband Delphi
  • Wideband Delphi Process
  • Wideband Delphi Technique-Planning Poker
  • Planning Poker - Example
  • Affinity Estimation
  • Affinity Estimation Process
  • Estimation Using T - Shirt Sizing
  • Determining Project Size
  • Project Size Estimation - Real Life Example
  • Project Size Estimation - Explanation
  • Quiz
  • Release Plan
  • Steps in Planning a Release
  • Release Planning - Example
  • Release Planning - Example Illustration
  • Agile Product Roadmap
  • Iteration Plan
  • Iteration Length Selection
  • Length of Iterations - Example
  • Velocity - Driven Iteration Planning
  • Commitment - Driven Iteration Planning
  • Iteration Lifecycle
  • Release Plan vs. Iteration Plan
  • Value - Based Analysis and Decomposition
  • Determining Initial Schedule and Cost Range Estimates
  • Cone of Uncertainty
  • Agile Cone of Uncertainty
  • Velocity Variations
  • Sprint Reviews
  • Importance of Sprint Reviews
  • Sprint Retrospection
  • Backlog Grooming or Refinement
  • Backlog Grooming or Refinement - Illustration
  • Mid - Course Corrections
  • Mid - Course Corrections - Inspect and Adapt
  • Release Burndown Chart
  • Agile Games
  • Quiz
  • Conclusion
Domain 06 - Problem Detection and Resolution
  • Agile Problem Detection
  • Problem Detection Techniques
  • Fishbone Diagram
  • Fishbone Diagram Analysis
  • Whys Tool
  • Control Charts
  • Lead Time and Cycle Time
  • Escaped Defects
  • Work In Progress
  • Cumulative Flow Diagrams
  • CFD-Little’s Law
  • Work In Progress-Detailed
  • CFD with Bottleneck
  • Agile Problem-Solving
  • Agile Problem-Solving-Best Practices
  • Quiz
  • Metric and Measure
  • Benefits of Metrics
  • Types of Metrics
  • Baseline Metrics
  • Actual Metrics or Actuals
  • Best Practices
  • Burn Charts
  • Variance Analysis
  • Trend Analysis
  • Variance and Trend Analysis
  • Risk Management in Agile
  • Risk Management Lifecycle
  • Step 1-Risk Identification
  • Risk Identification Opportunities
  • Step 2-Risk Assessment
  • Risk Assessment-Risk Census
  • Step 3-Risk Response Strategies
  • Step 4-Risk Review
  • Risk Log
  • Risk Burndown Chart
  • Risk Profile Graphs
  • Progressive Risk Reduction
  • Spike
  • Agile Failure Modes
  • Agile Coach Failure Modes
  • Quiz
  • Conclusion
Domain 07 - Continuous Improvement
  • Kaizen - Introduction
  • Kaizen - Key Aspects
  • Retrospectives
  • Retrospectives-Agenda
  • Importance of Retrospectives
  • Conducting a Retrospective-Factors
  • Conducting a Retrospective - Steps
  • Techniques to Conduct Retrospectives
  • Brainstorming Techniques
  • Process Analysis Technique
  • Agile Process Tailoring
  • Agile Process Tailoring - ShuHaRi
  • Quality in Agile
  • Project and Quality Standards for Agile Projects
  • Quality in Agile - Best Practices
  • Quality Best Practices - Frequent Verification and Validation
  • Quality Best Practices - Exploratory Testing
  • Quality Best Practices - Usability Testing
  • Quality Best Practices - Test - Driven Development
  • Test - Driven Development - Advantages
  • Quality Best Practices - Acceptance Test - Driven Development
  • Acceptance Test - Driven Development Cycle
  • Effectiveness of TDD - Experiment 1
  • Quality Best Practices - Continuous Integration
  • Best Practices of Continuous Integration
  • Quality Best Practices - Definition of Done
  • Checklist for Story Completion
  • Quiz
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Value Stream Mapping - Stages
  • Value Stream Mapping-Steps
  • Value Stream Mapping - Example
  • Value Stream Mapping Example - Solution
  • Value Stream Mapping Example - Outcome
  • Seven Forms of Waste
  • Agile Flowcharts
  • Flowchart Symbols
  • Flowchart Sample
  • Agile Spaghetti Diagrams
  • Spaghetti Diagrams - Steps
  • Benefits of Spaghetti Diagram
  • Self - Assessment
  • Organizational Self - Assessment
  • Written Communication in Agile
  • Facilitated Workshops
  • Workshop Facilitator
  • Principles of System Thinking
  • Quiz
  • Conclusion
Tips and Tricks
  • The Strategic Approach
  • Question Strategies
  • Pairwise Connections
  • Memorization Chart
  • Leveraging Practice Exams
  • How to Use your Tutorial Time
  • Exam Strategies
  • Exam Application Process
The Agile Practice Guide
  • The Agile Practice Guide
  • Quiz