With increased demand for skilled professionals in Agile approach, companies have been in the lookout for candidates who have undergone PMI-ACP(Agile Certified Practitioner) program and been certified. Effective and efficient management of projects holds the key to their success and in turn the success of organizations.
Project team members who use agile principles, practices, tools and techniques in their projects.
Almost 90% of the IT companies have already migrated to Agile methodology because of the every changing customer requirements, which arise because of the pace at which the world around is changing. Also 70% of these companies are claiming mature Agile implementation. Hence there is a demand for Agile certified practitioners who can manage the project well and thereby meet the project objectives.
No, you need not be a PMP to pursue PMI-ACP certification. However, you have to showcase that you have experience in both traditional project management & agile methodology.
After successful completion of the training, you will be awarded the course completion certificate along with the 21 hours PDU certificate. Once you successfully clear the PMI-ACP® Certification exam, you will also receive the Prestigious PMI-ACP® certification from PMI®.
As part of PMI-ACP you learn about Scrum, Extreme Programming (XP), Kanban, Lean. However, as part of Scrum certifications you will learn only about Scrum methodology.
PMI does not disclose the pass percentage. However, based on third party research, it is safe to conclude that 75% is the pass mark.
Yes, our training is completely aligned to the latest update done to the course by PMI® for the year 2015.
No, candidates do not have to be a PMI member.
No, there is no prerequisite certification for the PMI-ACP as this is a stand alone offering.
Yes, you need to meet the eligibility requirements for the PMI-ACP. You can also apply the professional development units (PDUs) you earn for the PMI-ACP to maintain the PMP® and PgMP® certifications.
After you pass the exam, you may immediately use the certification after your name (e.g., John Doe, PMI-ACP) and your name will also appear in the PMI Online Certification Registry if you elect to be included into the registry. You will also receive a package containing your certificate and information on how to maintain your certification.
No, it is not mandatory to have any scrum experience prior PMI-ACP® certification. For a person appearing in PMI-ACP® certification test, PMI® expects prior experience of minimum 8 months in team following any agile methodology, it may be scrum (as scrum is a one of agile methodology) or any other company defined agile methodology.
No, there is no specific book for preparation of PMI-ACP® certification. PMI® has recommended set of 11 books for preparing PMI-ACP® certification and any one book from these can be used for preparation.
There is no specific time limit to define time period for PMI-ACP® preparations. This depends completely on an individual’s efforts and time slot they have. In general, 3-6 weeks duration is enough if you can invest 10-20 hours per week.
Yes, we do provide a course completion certificate or 21 PDUs in PDF format, after the completion of online course and assessment test. These PDUs are well recognized by PMI®.
Trainings24x7’s Agile Certified Professional training curriculum is completely based and following the PMI-ACP® Content Outline Changes – July 2015.
The goal of the course is to explore agile based development and developing understanding of how agile based project management is different from traditional project management.
An agile mindset is needed for agile practitioners to start thinking when they use knowledge/skills and tools/techniques required to carry out project activities.
Our course includes lessons for Kanban, scrum, lean and how to mix traditional project management practices with agile. We chronologically arranged logical division of the course, PMI-ACP® Course content that makes studying pattern simple.
• What is Agile– Understanding of agile values and principles and also the need of agility in current business environment.
• When to use agile– This lesson explores how to select software development method based on project characteristics.
• Agile Framework– Learn about the five phases of Agile Project Management APM Framework – envision,speculate, explore, adapt and close.
• Knowing and Using Kanban-Learn how to implement Kanban practices in software development projects using information radiators in projects and Improving flow of development work.
• Introduction of Scrum– Conceptual learning and understanding of Scrum including detailed study of Scrum roles, ceremonies, artifacts
• User Stories– A tool used for trawling requirement in agile projects. What are user stories and how to write a good user story?
• Agile Estimation– This lesson takes us to the black art, art of estimating the software project work, discusses agile sizing and estimation techniques. Also discusses estimation game and planning poker.
• Value Based Prioritization– The lesson discusses all about prioritization- what features built in next iteration, discuss various models to assist PO to groom the product backlog.
• Agile Planning– The lesson talks about agile planning, two levels of planning-release and iteration are explored including velocity estimates, release date identification.
• Agile Monitoring– Once planning is done we need monitoring and adaptation. This lesson discusses release and iteration level monitoring of agile projects.
• Retrospective– Retrospective is one of the most important steps in an agile methodology. It helps in adapting and improving the process. It discusses retrospective meeting and meeting structure.
• Extreme Programming– Learn about Extreme programming values and practices.
• Lean– The lesson covers lean principles, lean tools including Value Stream Mapping, Cumulative Flow Diagram and Kanban Board. Lesson also underline differences in Kanban and Scrum.
• Communication– The lesson covers how agile communication is more about communication facilitation rather than management.
• Risk Management– Risk Management, risk response strategies, and organic risk management are discussed in details.
• Governance– The lesson deals with organization level governing structure for agile project, we discuss possible matrices and PMO in this lesson.
• Soft Skills– Highlights are the soft zone of agile coach and team. Discusses the significance of power of listening, emotional intelligence skills, and conflict management.
• Agile and Project Management– PMBOK is global standard in project management and this lesson develop an understanding of agile in PMBOK terms.
PMI® Agile Certified Professional training program is a professional requirement across the IT/Tech industry for all project management roles globally. This certification is best suited for:
There are 3 areas of eligibility required as below:
1. General project experience: minimum 2000 hrs of working on project teams in the last 5 years or an active PMP certification holder.
2. Agile experience: minimum 1500 hrs of working on projects teams using agile practices in the last 3 years. This is in addition to the general project experience as given in point #1 above.
3.Agile training: minimum 21 hours of contact hours of training on agile practices.
To get the certification, one must meet the eligibility criteria and then pass the exam conducted by PMI through their authorized test centers across the world. The exam will test the knowledge on agile fundamentals.
The training helps the aspirant to get the 21 contact hours as stipulated by PMI for eligibility. The training covers agile fundamentals, agile metrics and complete agile project life cycle practices starting from requirement gathering to project completion. The duration of a typical training is between 2-3 days.