P851 PMI–ACP® (Agile Certified Practitioner) Exam Preparation

The course covers the tools, techniques, knowledge areas and skills required to pass the PMI – ACP® (Agile certified practitioner) exam. The course topics include:

  • About the PMI-ACP® certification and the exam
  • Introduction to agile – Agile history, agile manifesto, agile vs waterfall
  • Project selection – Project charter, project selection methods
  • Agile planning – Requirements definition cycle and techniques, estimating in agile, planning releases and iterations
  • Agile monitoring – Working with backlogs, managing quality, verification and validation, radiators, osmotic communication, burn up and burn down charts, Kanban boards, kaizen, managing risk, setting WIP limits, retrospectives
  • Managing people – Organizing team space, empowering team members, colocation, agile tooling, collaboration, negotiation, coaching in agile, managing motivation, ground rules, adaptive leadership, emotional intelligence.
  • Earned value management – Adapting earned value management to Agile
  • Scrum – Understanding scrum, XP and lean principles


The training approach includes:

  • Discussing topics
  • Completing a simulated exam per each topic
  • Discussing the exam solutions
  • Completing learning exercises
  • Completing an integrated exam

Who Should Attend

The course is primarily intended for persons with responsibility for managing projects (project or program managers), or associated with the management of projects. The latter has included persons with responsibility for project oversight and governance (e.g. project directors and members of program management offices)

Course Outline

Prepare trainees for obtaining the PMI – ACP® certification. Additionally the course should also help you to:

  • Apply agile practices on specific project situations;
  • Understand the agile approach, during the requirement, analysis, design, development, tests and deployment phases;
  • Understand the challenges of the agile approach in project management;
  • Determine if the agile approach is an option considering the project situation and environment;
  • Adapt the agile approach

PMI-ACP is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.