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PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Boot Camp

  • Tuition USD $1,995
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 4731 Ratings
  • Course Code 2401
  • Duration 3 days
  • Available Formats Virtual, Classroom

PMI ACP is the worlds fastest growing agile certification. Today, more organizations and companies are seeing the value of adopting the agile approach over a more traditional waterfall methodology, and more are working every day to make the transition.

As organizations recognize the advantages of adopting agile also recognize the capabilities of those professionals they need to have to enable the agile transition. PMI-ACP certification will allow you to demonstrate that agile professional skillset to your peers, stakeholder and employers, both current and future.

If you are experienced using agile approaches and want to stay relevant in the competitive, professional world, its increasingly important that you can demonstrate true leadership ability on today's projects. The Project Management Institute's (PMI) Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) certification formally recognizes your knowledge of agile principles and your skill with agile techniques.

Using a proven combination of class learning, activities and testing, this PMI-ACP training course prepares you for some of the most difficult testing situations. Exercises and questions are used to allow you to learn through practical experience so that you will be able to apply what you have learned for the exam.

PMI and PMI-ACP are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Skills Gained

  • Become an expert in the knowledge required to pass the new Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) exam
  • How agile principles will transform team performance, deliver outcomes and improve customer satisfaction
  • How to lever your leadership ability to genuinely empower and inspire your collaborative team
  • Improve stakeholder engagement including inside the team as well as with customers
  • Empower and enable your teams to deliver excellent results for customers, through high-performance execution
  • Apply agile techniques to manage a project's scope and value to help better ensure the delivery of an optimum product, not just the product that was initially conceived
  • Create collective mindsets, open to change and enabling change to benefit project performance
  • Evaluate how new approaches to manage project scope, schedule, budget and quality are easily improved through the use of effective agile controls
  • Realize the potential of the project team, where better accuracy is a result of being less precise
  • Combine best methods from multiple agile methodologies such as Kanban, Scrum etc. to apply to your teams approach
  • Improve Customer collaboration and welcome challenge for better results
  • Foster a culture of trust within your team and your Customers through the application of open and consistent common sense best practices
  • Utilize the power of metrics to ensure that teams continuously improve their development and delivery
  • Learn out to lead the team away from the pitfalls many teams fall into when adopting agile practices
  • Apply powerful insights, techniques and skills to successfully coach a new or existing agile team
  • How to lead the transition from a command and control leadership style to the more powerful servant leadership method of management
  • Build a reactive and responsive culture that embraces change quickly and effectively to seize competitive advantage for your customer
  • Learn how to deliver success even when challenged with unforgiving environments and rapidly changing context

Who Can Benefit

  • Agile Professionals
  • Project managers
  • Program managers
  • Analysts
  • Developers
  • Testers
  • IT managers/directors
  • Software engineers
  • Software architects
  • Software managers
  • Testing managers
  • Team leaders


Familiarity with Agile processes and methodology would be advantageous.

Course Details

1. Getting Started

  • Introductions
  • Objectives
  • Working agreements
  • Agile overview

2. Tools and Techniques

  • Agile analysis and design
  • Agile estimation
  • Communications
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Metrics
  • Planning, monitoring, and adapting
  • Process improvement
  • Product quality
  • Risk management
  • Value-based prioritization

3. Knowledge and Skills

  • Agile values and principles
  • Agile frameworks and terminology
  • Agile methods and approaches
  • Assessing and incorporating community and stakeholder values
  • Stakeholder management
  • Communication management
  • Facilitation methods
  • Knowledge sharing/written communication
  • Leadership
  • Building Agile teams
  • Team motivation
  • Physical and virtual co-location
  • Global, cultural, and team diversity
  • Training, coaching, and mentoring
  • Developmental mastery models
  • Self-assessment tools and techniques
  • Participatory decision models
  • Principles of systems thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Prioritization
  • Incremental delivery
  • Agile discovery
  • Agile sizing and estimation
  • Value-based analysis and decomposition
  • Process analysis
  • Continuous improvement
  • Agile hybrid models
  • Managing with Agile KPIs
  • Agile project chartering
  • Agile contracting
  • Agile project accounting principles
  • Regulatory compliance
  • PMI's Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct

4. Testing Details

  • The role delineation study as the basis of the exam
  • Timeline for the exam
  • Review the eligibility requirements
  • Examine the costs to take the exam
  • Audit process
  • Details and results of the exam
  • What happens if you don't pass

5. Wrap-Up

  • Next steps retrospective
  • Course retrospective
  • Course evaluation process
  • PMI PDU credits
  • IC Agile certified professional opportunities
  • Ways to keep learning

6. The Project Team

  • Collaboration essentials
  • Managing the individual personalities of the team
  • Understanding your coaching style to improve your ability to effectively lead the team
  • The Agile project team roles
  • Managing distributed teams

7. Project Metrics

  • Common Agile metrics
  • Taskboards as tactical metrics for the team
  • Effectively utilizing metrics to communicate the current state of the project as well as projected delivery date

8. Continuous Improvement

  • Why continuous improvement must be a part of every Agile approach
  • How the team's commitment empowers continuous improvement
  • How to effectively use retrospectives
  • Why every team member should care about improving

9. Project Leadership

  • Project leadership over simple project management
  • Command and control vs. servant leadership
  • Insulating the team from disruption and distraction
  • Matching needs to opportunities

10. Successfully Transitioning to Agile Project Management

  • Correlating current challenges to possible solutions
  • How corporate culture affects team ability to complete a lasting transition
  • Overcoming resistance to Agile early in the adoption process
  • Navigating around popular Agile myths

11. A Full Day of Preparation for the PMI-ACP Certification Exam

  • Completing your PMI-ACP application
  • How to complete your reservation to take the certification exam
  • What to expect on the day of your exam
  • In-depth review of each section of the exam, what you will need to know, and how to prepare to pass the exam on your first attempt
  • Class review of sample test questions to help prepare for the exam

When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.

Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?

Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

How can someone reach me during class?

If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.

What languages are used to deliver training?

Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.

What does GTR stand for?

GTR stands for Guaranteed to Run; if you see a course with this status, it means this event is confirmed to run. View our GTR page to see our full list of Guaranteed to Run courses.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals, and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

What does vendor-authorized training mean?

As a vendor-authorized training partner, we offer a curriculum that our partners have vetted. We use the same course materials and facilitate the same labs as our vendor-delivered training. These courses are considered the gold standard and, as such, are priced accordingly.

Is the training too basic, or will you go deep into technology?

It depends on your requirements, your role in your company, and your depth of knowledge. The good news about many of our learning paths, you can start from the fundamentals to highly specialized training.

How up-to-date are your courses and support materials?

We continuously work with our vendors to evaluate and refresh course material to reflect the latest training courses and best practices.

Are your instructors seasoned trainers who have deep knowledge of the training topic?

ExitCertified instructors have an average of 27 years of practical IT experience. They have also served as consultants for an average of 15 years. To stay up to date, instructors will at least spend 25 percent of their time learning new emerging technologies and courses.

Do you provide hands-on training and exercises in an actual lab environment?

Lab access is dependent on the vendor and the type of training you sign up for. However, many of our top vendors will provide lab access to students to test and practice. The course description will specify lab access.

Will you customize the training for our company’s specific needs and goals?

We will work with you to identify training needs and areas of growth.  We offer a variety of training methods, such as private group training, on-site of your choice, and virtually. We provide courses and certifications that are aligned with your business goals.

How do I get started with certification?

Getting started on a certification pathway depends on your goals and the vendor you choose to get certified in. Many vendors offer entry-level IT certification to advanced IT certification that can boost your career. To get access to certification vouchers and discounts, please contact Edu_customerexperience@techdata.com

Will I get access to content after I complete a course?

You will get access to the PDF of course books and guides, but access to the recording and slides will depend on the vendor and type of training you receive.

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