Course Category: Agile MethodsProject Management
Course Duration: 3 Days
Hours: 21 PDUs (Professional Development Units)

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Course Summary

The use of Agile as an approach to managing projects is growing rapidly all over the world. The PMI-ACP® (Agile Certified Practitioner) certification recognizes knowledge of agile principles, practices and tools and techniques across agile methodologies.

This course covers the PMI-ACP® Examination Content Outline, on which the PMI-ACP® certification exam is based. It provides an essential knowledge of Agile along with a detailed coverage of the examination content.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about the requirements and process for PMI ACP® certification
  • Learn the 7 Domain areas that constitute the PMI ACP Examination Content Outline
  • Understand the Agile Manifesto and Principles
  • Acquire in-depth knowledge of scrum – the most commonly used Agile framework
  • Understand the basics of other major agile frameworks – XP, Lean and KANBAN
  • Learn popular Agile techniques for estimation, planning, requirements definition, etc.
  • Understand project management in the Agile context

Who should attend?

Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Project Managers, Business Analysts, Developers/QA, PMO Leaders, and other agile practitioners interested in acquiring the PMI-ACP certification.


Course Participation Prerequisites:
There are no prerequisites to attend the training.

Certification Exam Prerequisites:

A candidate must attain:

  • Secondary Degree (High School Diploma, Associate’s Degree or global equivalent)
  • 2,000 hours (approx 12 months) of General Project Experience
  • Experience must be earned within the last 5 years.
  • 1,500 hours (approx 8 months) of Agile Project Experience (These hours are in addition to the 2000 hours required in “general project experience”)
  • Experience must be earned within the last 3 years
  •  21 contact hours of training in Agile Practices

Training and Exam Duration

Training: 3 days.
The course material shall be issued on the first day of the course during registration.

Exam: 3 hours duration
The exam may be scheduled at a Pearsonvue testing centre close to your location or from from home or your office – whatever works better for the candidate. (

Exam Pattern

The PMI-ACP exam consists of 120 multiple choice questions. The exam is closed-book, i.e. no materials are allowed to be used.

Course Outline

Day 1

Pre-course Assessment

  • Understand current level of knowledge of Agile

About PMI-ACP® Certification

  • About PMI
  • PMI-ACP Certification Process
  • PMI-ACP Course Content

Introduction to Agile

  • What is agile
  • Differences between Agile and other frameworks
  • Success stories with Agile
  • Business benefits observed
  • Agile Life Cycle
  • Activity – The Penny Game

Agile Foundation

  • Agile Manifesto
  • Agile Principles
  • XP Principles
  • Activity – Agile Principles
  • Agile Values and Frameworks

Introduction to Scrum

  • Scrum Characteristics
  • Scrum @ 50k Feet
  • Time-Boxes
  • The Scrum Framework

Scrum Roles

  • Scrum Characteristics
  • Scrum @ 50k Feet
  • Time-Boxes
  • The Scrum Framework

Introduction to Scrum

  • Scrum Characteristics
  • Scrum @ 50k Feet
  • Time-Boxes
  • The Scrum Framework

Course Outline

Day 2

Recap of Day 1

  • Day 1 learning
  • Quiz on soft skills

Scrum Framework – Roles

  • Product Owner
  • Scrum Master
  • Team
  • Pitfalls in performing the roles

Scrum Framework – Ceremonies

  • Sprint Planning
  • Planning Poker
  • Affinity Estimation
  • Sprint review
  • Sprint Retrospective
  • Daily scrum

Scrum Framework – Artifacts

  • Product backlog
  • Spint backlog
  • Burndown charts

Agile Techniques

  • Time, cost & budget estimation
  • Risk management
  • Information Radiators


  • Metrics for agile projects

Scalability of Scrum

  • Factors in scaling
  • Scrum of scrums

Learning for the Day

  • Reinforce the concepts

Course Outline

Day 3

Recap of Day 2

  • Discussion

Introduction to XP

  • XP roles
  • XP processes
  • Pair programming
  • Test driven development

Introduction to Lean

  • Lean Principles
  • Value Stream Mapping

Introduction to Kanban

  • Fundamentals of Kanban