PMI-ACP® On Demand

(For professionals new to agile)


The knowledge of agile principles, practices, and tools to support the development of applications has been increasing dramatically over the last several years. Research also demonstrates the value that agile methods can have in increasing delivery of business value and agility, improving team productivity and decreasing product defects.   This class will prepare participants with existing agile experience to pass the PMI-ACP® certification exam and provide the required 21 contact hours.   This course will present the principles, practices, terminology, tools, and techniques a associated with major agile methodologies that are covered on the PMI-ACP® exam.  The course also includes online flash cards and practice questions.   The target audience for this class includes those individuals who want to learn more about agile methods or have only recently been exposed to or involved in agile projects.

Course Format: Lecture with discussions and sample exams

Course: 3 days

Course Outline:

  •   Agile Principles and Mindset
  •   Adaptive Planning
  •   Value-Driven Delivery
  •   Stakeholder Engagement
  •   Team Performance
  •   Problem Detection and Resolution
  •   Continuous Improvement
  •   PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility

Recommended prerequisites:  Attendees should understand and meet the experience requirements for the PMI-ACP® certification application

What You Will Learn:

Upon completion you will be able to:

  • Apply the values, principles, and practices of agile on your team
  • Describe how to create the environment within which flow of value can be achieved
  • Determine the steps required to achieve business agility and what it takes to do it in your organization
  • Choose the appropriate practices and techniques given your working environment to continuously improve your WoW
  • Identify tailored solutions to address common organizational and management needs that still exist even when you are agile

Course Outline:

Day One: Foundations of Lean

  • Pull: The Dot Game
  • What Lean is and what it isn’t
  • Lean Principle: Optimize the whole
  • Lean Principle: Focus on Quick value delivery
  • The Minimum Business Increment
  • Lean Principle: Attend to delays (queues)
  • Value stream mapping: Seeing where our delays are
  • Pull
  • Lean Principle: Build quality in
  • Lean Principle: Make decisions where the work is
  • Lean Principle: Guided continuous improvement
  • Visualizing our work for improvement
  • Lean Principle: Attend to the system
  • The House of Lean

 Day Two: Foundations of Agile

  • The big picture
  • Planning the first iteration
  • Running the iteration
  • Iteration 1 review
  • Planning the second iteration
  • Running the iteration
  • Iteration 2 review

 Day Three: Foundations of Disciplined Agile

  • The Disciplined Agile Mindset
  • Overview
  • People
  • Team Agility
  • Value streams
  • Disciplined Agile Enterprise (DAE)
  • Disciplined Agile IT (DAIT)
  • Disciplined DevOps
  • Lean Governance

Day Four: Choose Your Way of Working (WoW)

  • Getting started
  • DA principles and complex adaptive systems (CAS)
  • Five steps to choosing your team’s way of working (WoW)
  • Scenario 1 and 2