PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®

PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) Course Description

Duration: 3.00 days (24 hours)

If you're experienced using agile approaches, have good collaboration skills, eagerly embrace complexity and thrive on rapid response times, then your talents are in demand.

The Project Management Institute Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® formally recognizes your knowledge of agile principles and your skill with agile techniques. It will make you shine even brighter to your employers, stakeholders and peers. The PMI-ACP spans many approaches to agile such as Scrum, Kanban, Lean, extreme programming (XP) and test-driven development (TDD.) So it will increase your versatility, wherever your projects may take you.

Organizations that are highly agile and responsive to market dynamics complete more of their projects successfully than their slower-moving counterparts 75 percent versus 56 percent as shown in our 2015 Pulse of the Profession report.

What you will receive:

- Expert led lectures
- Real-life examples
- 24 PMI PDUs (Based on course delivery & assignment hours)
- Tips and tricks to conquer the exam
- Assistance with the PMI application process

- (PMI-ACP)® exam on or after 26 March 2018 will be updated to align terminology with new Agile Practice Guide which is not covered in this course.

Note: PMI, PMBOK, CAPM, PMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc. The PMI Registered Education Provider logo is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc

Next Class Dates

Mar 12, 2018 – Mar 14, 2018
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CT
519 8th Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10018
New York, NY 10018
May 7, 2018 – May 9, 2018
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CT
519 8th Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10018
New York, NY 10018
Jun 25, 2018 – Jun 27, 2018
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CT
519 8th Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10018
New York, NY 10018
Aug 27, 2018 – Aug 29, 2018
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CT
519 8th Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10018
New York, NY 10018

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Intended Audience for this PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) Course

  • » Intermediate-level professionals who need to improve their Agile project management skills and want to earn PMI-ACP certification
  • » If you work on agile teams or if your organization is adopting agile practices, the PMI-ACP is a good choice for you. Compared with other agile certifications based solely on training and exams, the PMI-ACP is evidence of your real-world, hands-on experience and skill.

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Course Prerequisites for PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)

  • » 1,500 hours working on agile project teams or with agile methodologies. This requirement is in addition to the 2,000 hours of general project experience.
  • » 2,000 hours of general project experience working on teams. A current Project Management Professional (PMP)® or Program Management Professional (PgMP)® will satisfy this requirement.

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This Course is also part of:

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PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) Course Objectives

  • » Enormous gains available by empowering Agile teams
  • » Knowledge areas required for the PMI-ACP exam
  • » Reaching a common understanding of your customer and your customer's needs
  • » Use an Agile approach to effectively manage a project's schedule, scope, budget, quality, and team
  • » Tangible, effective methods of team-based planning
  • » Creating transparent communication among and with customers
  • » Tips and techniques for project managers to inspire the team to better performance
  • » Prioritizing methods that will help the team build trust with customers
  • » Connecting all five levels of planning to create cadence for the team
  • » Establishing a roadmap for what you want to apply to your team and how success with Agile can be achieved

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PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) Course Outline

      1. Agile Principles and Mindset
      2. Value-Driven Delivery
        1. Define Positive Value
        2. Avoid Potential Downsides
        3. Prioritization
        4. Incremental Development
      3. Stakeholder Engagement
        1. Understand Stakeholder Needs
        2. Ensure Stakeholder Involvement
        3. Manage Stakeholder Expectations
      4. Team Performance
        1. Team Formation
        2. Team Empowerment
        3. Team Collaboration and Commitment
      5. Adaptive Planning
        1. Levels of Planning
        2. Adaptation
        3. Agile Sizing and Estimation
      6. Problem Detection and Resolution
      7. Continuous Improvement(Product, Process, People)

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This training prepares students for the following exam(s):

  • » 01 : PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®

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Do you have the right background for PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)?

Skills Assessment

We ensure your success by asking all students to take a FREE Skill Assessment test. These short, instructor-written tests are an objective measure of your current skills that help us determine whether or not you will be able to meet your goals by attending this course at your current skill level. If we determine that you need additional preparation or training in order to gain the most value from this course, we will recommend cost-effective solutions that you can use to get ready for the course.

Our required skill-assessments ensure that:

  1. All students in the class are at a comparable skill level, so the class can run smoothly without beginners slowing down the class for everyone else.
  2. NetCom students enjoy one of the industry's highest success rates, and pass rates when a certification exam is involved.
  3. We stay committed to providing you real value. Again, your success is paramount; we will register you only if you have the skills to succeed.
This assessment is for your benefit and best taken without any preparation or reference materials, so your skills can be objectively measured.

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Award winning, world-class Instructors

Alan M.
- Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) since 2000.
- Founding member of the Long Island Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI)
- Expert in Management Plan development including scope documentation, cost estimating, budget planning, risk management plans and schedule development as well as implementing and managing construction projects, environmental remediation projects, and Information Technology projects.


Alan MacIntyre is a Project Management Professional with more than 15 years of project management experience across a wide range of industries. He obtained his certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP) in 2000 and is a founding member of the Long Island Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI).

As a trainer Alan has provided essential organizational development services to the Dept. of Energy (DOE), Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS), Dept. of Defense (DoD), Boston University, Johnson & Johnson, and JP Morgan Chase. He currently delivers NetCom Learning's PMP Certification Training program which boasts a 98% pass rate for students who took the class at NetCom Learning.
Ramesh P.
Ramesh holds a Masters Degree in Computer Science with specialization in Information Security and is pursuing his Doctoral degree in IT from the University of South Australia (UniSA). He is a one of a kind trainer - he has been working in the IT field since 1995 and is an expert in C#, VB.NET, ASP.NET, Java/J2EE, PL/SQL, VB, ASP, and XML technologies. Ramesh also has extensive experience developing and implementing BizTalk and SharePoint in large corporations, as well as more than 10 years experience working with Oracle and SQL server/Sybase databases. With more than 19 certifications, Ramesh is an IT guru and trainer with worldwide experience, which includes presentations and trainings across US, Asia, and Middle East. He is a full time instructor at NetCom Learning and we couldn't be happier in having him as one of our Subject Matter Experts.
Ronald C.
- Founder and Managing Partner of Guided Technology Inc. which provides Microsoft consulting expertise and educational services for corporate and government.
- At Guided Technology, Ron was responsible for creating a strategic roadmap for First Data Corporation.
- At New York City Department of Finance, as Senior Manager & Design Architect, Ron designed and implemented IBM Servers collecting $15 billion in tax revenue.

Ron has always enjoyed teaching and instructing others, whether in the installation process of software and hardware upgrades, or as working as the Head of Training for Valinor, a Microsoft Consulting Partner, where Ron managed the company's training centers and worked as a Senior Instructor (MCT).

In addition to working in the management level of the business and software consulting market for over 18 years, Ron also worked as a Surface Warfare Officer and Weapons Officer in the United States Navy, serving two tours of duty. He served aboard the USS Tuscaloosa from 1984 -1987, and participated in two Western Pacific Deployments.

Ron loves basketball and played on Trinity College's varsity basketball team for all four years of college.

Paul A.
- Certified Project Management Professional (P.M.P) since 2002.
- Project Management Professional (P.M.P.) with over 30 years of training and consulting business experience.
- Developed and delivered over 600 project management and Microsoft Project workshops to more than 6500 professionals in the past 21 years.


Paul S. Adler is a Project Management Professional (P.M.P.) with over 30 years of training and consulting business experience. He has taught several PMP-preparatory workshops for clients across North America such as Siemens and several departments of the Government of Canada. In addition, Mr. Adler developed and delivered over 600 project management and Microsoft Project workshops to more than 6500 professionals during the past 21 years.

The courses he teaches at NetCom Learning are based on the internationally recognized standards known as the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) developed by the Project Management Institute. Paul consistently applies a logical, systematic approach to project management consulting & training that is based on his scientific background and training experience. His techniques are derived from his expertise in managing software development, course design and delivery projects as well as from his excellent communications skills.

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Recent Client Testimonials & Reviews

The instructor was very knowledgeable on the content, she engaged everyone and keep the pace acceptable.

- Ty W.
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» Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)

Good examples - excellent slides. Very helpful, especially for followup studying. Quizzes were awesome, As was the pretest. Very helpful!

- Kathy H.
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» Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)

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