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Certification Program (ACP)

Equip yourself with the right skills to lead projects, manage cross-functional teams, attain lean management and implement Agile practices in your enterprise.



The Project Management Institute-Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®is a widely accepted credential in the Agile community, and is a reflection of the holder’s competence in carrying out project management using Agile practices. The certification mandatorily requires a combination of agile training, experience working on agile projects and a thorough comprehension of agile principles, practices, tools and techniques.

Join our PMI-ACP® course now and learn how best to implement Agile practices appropriate for single and enterprise scale projects, through an engaging blend of discussion, group interaction, case studies and real-world focused workshops. Our workshop on PMI-ACP® Certification Training will help you implement Agile practices appropriate for your teams, and gain the skills and knowledge required to sit for the PMI-ACP® certification exam. Comprehensive courseware and ample quiz sessions will also thoroughly prepare you for the PMI-ACP® examination. Candidates who have successfully obtained this certification can meet the needs of organisations by applying a diversity of methods to project management.

Course Curriculum


    • Getting to know the participants
    • Introduction to PMI®
    • ACP® Certification – advantages
    • ACP® certification – process and fees related information
    • ACP® Application procedures – instructions on how to fill in the form
    • ACP® examination – information on the split of questions, question pattern
    • ACP® examination – Tips on how to prepare and take the examination (this theme will be reiterated throughout the course)
    • ACP® – Fulfilling the CCR requirements
    • Familiarization with course outline
    • Familiarization with the protocols and timings
    • Expectation setting and clarifications
    • PMI® Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
  • Introduction to Agile Methodologies
    • What is Agile?
    • Why Agile?
    • Agile Manifesto Values and Principles
    • Usage and Applicability of Agile Methods
    • High Level Roles in Agile
    • Variants in Agile (Scrum, XP, TDD, FDD)
  • Agile Project Management Context
    • The concept of Agile Project Lifecycle and its characteristics
    • Phases defining the Agile Project Lifecycle
    • Elements of Project Charter for Agile Projects
    • Agile Project Stakeholders – how to identify and manage Stakeholders?
    • Agile Analysis and Design
    • Product Roadmap
    • Product Backlog
    • User Stories
    • Story Maps
    • Progressive Elaboration
    • Agile Modeling
  • Agile User Stories
    • Business Case Development
    • Value Based Prioritization
    • Customer Valued Prioritization
    • Minimal Marketable Feature
    • What is a User Story?
    • Discussing Requirements Management in Traditional Project Vs. Agile
    • INVEST Concept in User Stories
    • Methods of handling Large Stories
    • Release Backlog
    • Product Backlog
    • MOSCOW Principle in Prioritization
    • Sprint Backlog
    • Brain Storming Techniques
    • Re-Prioritization of Requirements / User Stories across Iteration
    • Stakeholder Management
  • Agile Estimation, Planning, Monitoring and Adapting
    • Historical Estimations
    • Relative Sizing
    • Story Points Concepts
    • Planning Poker
    • Affinity Estimation
    • Ideal days / Time based Estimation
    • Incremental Delivery
    • Sprint Planning Meeting
    • Sprint Burn Down Chart
    • Product Burn Down Chart
    • Release Burn Down Chart
    • Release Burn Up Chart
    • Sprint Reviews
    • Sprint Retrospectives
    • Continuous Improvement Process
  • Agile Communications & Soft Skills
    • Information Radiators
    • Team Space
    • Osmotic Communication
    • Co-located Teams
    • Distributed Teams
    • Daily Stand Ups
    • Scrum of Scrums
    • Remote Product Owner and Its Management
    • Building High Performance Teams
    • Building Empowerment Teams
    • Coaching and Mentoring within Teams
    • Active Listening
    • Team Motivation
    • Emotional Intelligence
    • Adaptive Leadership
    • Facilitation Methods
    • Conflict Resolution Management
    • Servant Leadership
  • Agile – Product Quality
    • Test Driven Development
    • Test me First Concept
    • Definition of “Done”
    • Continuous Integration
    • Feedback Techniques for Product
    • Problem Solving Strategies, Tools and Techniques
    • Project and Quality Standards for Agile Projects
  • Agile Risk Management
    • Risk Management
    • Risk Adjusted Backlog
    • Risk Burn Down Graphs
    • Risk Based Spikes
    • Quiz – Agile Risk Management
    • Agile Metrics Management and Value Stream Mapping ( Module 9)
    • Cycle Time
    • EVM in Agile
    • Escaped Defects
    • Variance and Trend Analysis
    • Variation in Agile Methods and Approaches
    • Value Stream Mapping


To apply for the PMI-ACP®, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • General Project Experience
    • 2000 hours of working on project teams within the last 5 years or having an active PMP®/PgMP® credential
  • Agile Project Experience
    • 1500 hours of working on Agile Project Teams or with Agile Methodologies, in addition to “General Project Experience” above;
  • Training in Agile Practices
    • 21 contact hours earned in Agile Practices



To take the PMI-ACP® Certification Exam, candidates need to register and create a login at the PMI’s Online System.

The Exam:

The computer-based PMI-ACP® examination is comprised of 120 multiple-choice questions and has to be completed in 3 hours. 100 questions are scored, and 20 pre-test questions which are not scored will be distributed randomly through the exam.

Please note that the credential must be maintained in 3 years cycles, by adding 30 PDUs in agile project management per three year cycle


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