PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Exam Prep - 6th Edition

PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Exam Prep - 6th Edition


Course Overview

This course covers the functions and features of Agile PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Exam Prep - 6th Edition, will prepare you for your certification exam. Students will learn about the application process and the exam, Agile principles, and value-driven delivery. They will also learn about stakeholder engagement, boosting team performance, adaptive planning, problem detection and resolution, and continuous improvement.

Course Introduction

Course Introduction

Chapter 01 - The Process    

The Process

Application Process

ACP Qualifications

Scheduling Your Exam



Chapter 02 - The Exam    

The Exam

Exam Results

The ACP Exam

Exam Breakdown

Tools and Techniques 50% of Exam

Knowledge & Skills 50% of Exam

Level 1 (33% of Total Examination Questions)

Level 2 (12% of Total Examination Questions)

Level 3 (5% of Total Examination Questions)

Key Readings

Domain Breakdown

Chapter 03 - Agile Principles & Mindset Part 1    

Agile Principles & Mindset

Domain Tasks

PMBOK Guide vs. Agile

Project Life Cycle

Two Types of Agile

The Four Types of Life Cycles

The Big 3 Life Cycles

The Four Types of Life Cycles Continuum

Strategies to Implement Agile

Agile in Context 

Agile Methodologies

Agile is Iterative & Incremental

Iterative & Incremental Approaches

The Effects of WIP & “Best Resourcing”

The History of Agile

The Beginning of Agile

Agile Development Values…

The 12 Principles of Agile Software

The Heartbeat of Agility

Must, Wants & Needs

Scrum Basics


The Scrum Roles

Team Members

A Product / Project Vision

Product Backlog


The Daily Sprint Schedule

Sprint Planning Meeting

The Daily Scrum

Iteration-Based vs Flow-Based Agile

Sprint Review

Sprint Retrospective

The Basic Team Board or Scrum Board

Adding Kanban to Scrum

Scrum: Iteration 0

Extreme Programming


Core Values

Principles & Practices

Core Practices - Fine Scale Feedback

Fine Scale Feedback - Release Planning

Fine Scale Feedback - Iteration Planning

Test Driven Development

XP Core Practices - Continuous Process

Core Practices - Shared Understanding

Core Practices - Programmer Welfare

The Extreme Programming Workflow

The Basic Steps

XP vs. Scrum

Feature-Driven Development (FDD)

1. Develop Overall Model
2. Build Feature List
3. Plan by Feature & 4. Design by Feature
5. Build by Feature

Feature-Driven Development (FDD) Terms

Scrum vs. FDD

Chapter 04 - Value-Driven Delivery

Value-Driven Delivery

Domain Tasks

Value-Driven Delivery (cont.)

Assessing Value

Planning Value

Value Stream Mapping

Poppendieck's 7 Lean Wastes Manufacturing to Software


Kano Analysis

Prioritization (cont.)

A Sample Story Map


Major Risk Classes

Agile Helps Mitigate Risks

Plan, Do, Check, Act

Expected Monetary Value (EMV)

Decision Tree Analysis


Agile Contracting

Why not Gantt Charts & other software?

Little’s Law


Cumulative Cost Curve

In Alphabetical Order

Forecasting - ETC

Forecasting - EAC

Forecasting - TCPI

Burndown Chart

Burn Up Chart

Cumulative Flow Diagram

Chapter 05 - Stakeholder Engagement    

Stakeholder Engagement

Domain Tasks

Who is a Stakeholder?

Stakeholder Engagement (cont.)



Persona Example: Frances Miller

User Stories 

User Story Strengths

User Stories The 3 Cs

You Must INVEST in Your Stories

Given, When, Then

Definition of Done (DoD)

F2F is Best

Information Radiators

Information Radiators Examples

Agile Modeling

The Diagram & The Write Up

Active Listening

Facilitation Methods

Conflict Resolution

Speed B. Leas Conflict Model

Participatory Decision Models

Management vs. Leadership

Servant Leadership

Servant Leader’s Approach to Work

Servant Leaders…

12 Principles for Leading Agile Projects

Chapter 06 - Boosting Team Performance    

Boosting Team Performance

Domain Tasks


Weighting Factors for COCOMO Input Variables

Adaptive Leadership

Leadership Styles

Theories of Management Style

Emotional Intelligence

Ability-Based EI Model

Goleman’s Mixed EI Model

Empowered Teams

High-Performance Teams

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

The Daily Scrum

One-on-One Coaching & Mentoring

Brainstorming Techniques

Green Zone/Red Zone

Other Tools

Chapter 07 - Adaptive Planning    

Adaptive Planning

Domain Tasks

The Basic Agile Project Planning Process

Adaptive Planning (cont.)


Progressive Elaboration

Rolling Wave Planning

Process Tailoring

The Agile Pyramid

The Agile Test Pyramid

Value-Based Analysis

Value-Based Decomposition & Prioritization

Agile Games

Wideband Delphi & Planning Poker


Time & Cost Estimation

What Causes Project Delays?

Planning Differences

Chapter 08 - Problem Detection & Resolution    

Problem Detection & Resolution

Domain Tasks

Cycle Time

Cost vs. Value of Change

Escaped Defects

Quality Standards

Failure Modes & Alternatives

In Control/Specification Limits

Continuous Integration

Risk-Based Spike

Test Driven Development (TDD)

Traditional Coding Model

The TDD Model

Red, Green, Refactor


Advantages & Disadvantages

Acceptance Test-Driven Development

TDD vs. Test 1st

Extreme Programming

Types of Refactoring


Why Refactor?

Problem Solving

Problem Solving - Gather Data

Problem Solving - Generate Insights

5 Whys

Problem Solving - Decide What to Do

Chapter 09 - Continuous Improvement    

Continuous Improvement

Domain Tasks

Retrospectives Are Key

Retrospectives Steps


Pre-Mortem Process

Stacey Complexity Model

Course Closure


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PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Exam Prep - 6th Edition
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