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PMI-ACP® Training Materials & Tools & Course Outline & Exam Distribution

SmartPath LLC’s PMI-ACP® Class Outline and Exam Distibution Information:

PMI-ACP Class Outline

Section 1:

Welcome and Introduction
Training Objectives
PMI-ACP Exam Requirements
PMI-ACP Exam Blueprint
Agile Domains and Sub-domains
What is Agile?
What is an Agile project?
Why Agile projects are beneficial for an organization?
Agile Manifesto
12 Agile Principles
Traditional Project Management Characteristics
Agile Project Management Characteristics
Implementing Agile Mindset
Agile Space & Roadmap
Guidelines for Agile Project Management
Creating an Agile Environment - Product Owner
Product Owner Responsibilities at an Enterprise Level
Creating an Agile Environment - Agile Project Manager
Creating an Agile Environment - Developers
Agile Requirements & Backlog
User Stories, Features & Epic Stories
Requirements to Iteration
Story Map
Minimum Marketable Feature (MMF)
Agile Project Management
Characteristics of Agile Processes
Challenges in Adopting Agile & Successful Agile Organization
Project Methodologies - Predictive / Waterfall
Project Methodologies - Iterative and Incremental
Project Methodologies - Adaptive / Agile
Project Lifecycle, Business Analysis & Project Management
BA and PM Alignment
BA and Agile PM Alignment
Typical Project Phase - Effort, Staffing & Cost
Characteristics of a Traditional Project Lifecycle
Characteristics of an Adaptive (Agile) Project Lifecycle
Traditional Vs Agile Project Management
Enterprise Environmental Factors (EEF)
Organizational Process Assets (OPA)
Organizational influences
Organizational Factors
Preparation for Agile Project Management
Strategic Management
Business Acumen, Enterprise Goals, Objectives & Strategies
Key Performance Indicator (KPI)
Business Benefits Realization Techniques
Knowledge Transfer - Knowledge management
Configuration Management
Leadership in Traditional & Agile Project Management
Servant Leadership & Characteristics of Emotional Intelligence
Agile Project Stakeholders
Stakeholder Analysis
Software Development Lifecycle
Software Development Waste
Software Development Divergence
Software Design Forces to Deliver Business Value
User Experience

PMI ACP Application

Section 2:

A. Agile Domains, Sub-Domains & Tasks


B. Agile Methodologies


1. Scrum
2. Extreme Programming
3. Lean Software Development
4. Kanban Software Development Methodology
5. Feature-Driven Development
6. Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM)
7. Crystal Methods
8. Agile Modeling
9. Scaled Agile
10. Unified Process


C. Final Learning

1. Class Exercises - Agile Principles & Domains
2. Agile Tools & Techniques
3. Important Agile Terms
4. Agile Definitions
5. Agile Quizzes

Workflows: (Paper: 11" x 17") in color

1. Agile Space
2. Software Development Lifecycle
3. PMI-ACP Exam Preparation

B. Agile Workbook – custom materials for successful Agile learning include the above workflows.

PMI-ACP Course Topics & Exam Distribution by Domain:

Agile Project Management Certification Course Topics Include the following and it is fully aligned to the PMI-ACP Exam:

1. Agile Vs. Traditional Project Management
2. Project Leadership
3. Project Team
4. Project Scope
5. Project Schedule
6. Project Budget
7. Product Quality
8. Project Metrics
9. Continuous Improvement
10. Certification Exam Prep

PMI-ACP Exam Breakdown by Category
Domain Number Domain Title Percent in Exam Number of Questions in Exam
Domain I. Agile Principles and Mindset16% 16
Domain II. Value-Driven Delivery20% 20
Domain III. Stakeholder Engagement 17%17
Domain IV. Team Performance1616
Domain V.Adaptive Planning12%12
Domain VI.Problem Detection and Resolution10%10
Domain VII. Continuous Improvement (Product, Process,People 17%17
TOTAL100%100%


C. Online Quiz Subscription for Interactive & Simulated Learing: 720 Practice Questions are Online with Free Online practice of these same questions for up to 30 days. Extensions are available but usually not needed.
There are roughly 200 questions in your agileWorkbook.

This class was designed by Mo Haque, MSEE, MSEE, PMP who has more than 20 years leading IT Projects and also Managed IT Development Projects using Agile, Voice of Customer, JAD/RAD, and QFD. He uses UML to draw upon requirements and create functional and technical documents to facilitate IT Development.

PMI and PMI-ACP are the registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.