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PMI-ACP® Agile Certified Practitioner Exam Preparation Course – 2017


Improve your knowledge of agile practices and methodologies, with PMI's globally-recognized ACP certification. The Agile Certified Practitioner certification proves that you have professional knowledge of agile principles, methodologies and tools. Technology and trends are changing daily - which means we all need to become agile. The need for agile professionals is constantly increasing, so now's the time to prove your agility. This course comply with the new syllabus changed on 11 Jan 2016 for PMI ACP.

With our official PMI ACP certification, you'll be able to:

  • Demonstrate to employers your level of professionalism in Agile practices of project management
  • Increase your skills and understanding in project management tools and techniques
  • Show that you can lead basic Agile project teams
  • Provide a framework for Agile training and professional development initiatives


    Our course Benefits:
  • Video view is offerred
  • On-line MC is offerred can do anytime anywhere
  • Mock Exam is provided
  • Exam booking will be handled by us


Exam Pre-requisite

General project experience

  • 2,000 hours working on project teams
  • These hours must be earned within the last 5 years
  • Active PMP® or PgMP® will satisfy this requirement
  • Agile Project Experience


  • 1,500 hours working on agile project teams or with agile methodologies
  • These hours are in addition to the 2,000 hours required in "general project experience"
  • These hours must be earned within the last three years

Detail course outline:

  1. Introduction – Intro to PMI-ACP, Agile Manifesto, Agile Framework, Agile Lifecycle, what is Scrum
  2. Agile Principals and Mindset - Explore, embrace, and apply agile principles and mindset within the context of the project team and organization.
  3. Value-driven Delivery - Deliver valuable results by producing high-value increments for review, early and often, based on stakeholder priorities. Have the stakeholders provide feedback on these increments, and use this feedback to prioritize and improve future increments
  4. Stakeholder Engagement - Engage current and future interested parties by building a trusting environment that aligns their needs and expectations and balances their requests with an understanding of the cost/effort involved.  Promote participation and collaboration throughout the project life cycle and provide the tools for effective and informed decision making.
  5. Team Performance - Create an environment of trust, learning, collaboration, and conflict resolution that promotes team self-organization, enhances relationships among team members, and cultivates a culture of high performance.
  6. Adaptive Planning - Produce and maintain an evolving plan, from initiation to closure, based on goals, values, risks, constraints, stakeholder feedback, and review findings.
  7. Problem Detection and Resolution - Continuously identify problems, impediments, and risks; prioritize and resolve in a timely manner; monitor and communicate the problem resolution status; and implement process improvements to prevent them from occurring again.  
  8. Continuous Improvement (Product, Process, People) - Continuously improve the quality, effectiveness, and value of the product, the process, and the team.

Agile Tools and Techniques Covered:

The tools and techniques will be covered within the above roles and responsibilities for Agile PM.


  • Daily stand-ups
  • Information radiator
  • Team space
  • Agile tooling
  • Osmotic communications for collocated and/or distributed teams

Planning, monitoring and adapting

  • Retrospectives
  • Task/Kanban boards
  • Timeboxing
  • Iteration and release planning
  • WIP limits
  • Burn down/up charts
  • Cumulative flow diagrams
  • Process tail

Agile estimation

  • Relative sizing/story points
  • Wide band Delphi/planning poker
  • Affinity estimating
  • Ideal time vs Story Point

Agile analysis and design

  • Project Scaling
  • Product roadmap
  • User stories/backlog
  • Story maps
  • Progressive elaboration
  • Wireframes
  • Chartering
  • Personas
  • Agile modeling

Product quality

  • Frequent verification and validation
  • Test-driven development/test first development
  • Acceptance test-driven development
  • definition of done
  • continuous integration

Soft skills negotiation

  • Emotional intelligence
  • Collaboration
  • Adaptive leadership
  • Negotiation
  • Conflict resolution
  • Servant leadership

Value-based prioritization

  • Return on investment (ROI)/net present value (NPV)/internal rate of return (IRR)
  • Compliance
  • Customer-valued prioritization
  • Minimally marketable feature (MMF)
  • Relative prioritization/ranking

Risk management

  • Risk-adjusted backlog
  • Risk burn down graphs
  • Risk-based spike


  • Impediments remove
  • Enhance productivity
  • Velocity
  • Cycle time
  • Earned value management (EVM) for Agile projects
  • Escaped defects

Value stream analysis

  • Learn software Development
  • Learn Portfolio Development
  • Learn Release Development
  • Value stream mapping


  • Vendor Management
  • Quality standards
  • Variance and trend analysis
  • Contracting
  • Compliance

Value stream analysis

  • Learn software Development
  • Learn Portfolio Development
  • Learn Release Development
  • Value stream mapping


  • Vendor Management
  • Quality standards
  • Variance and trend analysis
  • Contracting
  • Compliance


Date:18/5, 23/5, 25/5, 30/5, 1/6, 6/6, 8/6
Time: 19:00-22:00
Fee: HKD14,000 (including Exam fee and PMI membership)