3 Day(s)


  • Taking daily PMI-ACPSM-style practice exams
  • Cross-referencing Agile techniques to PMI's recommended reference materials
  • Creating multiple customer convergence on priorities
  • Establishing the Definition of Done for quality assurance
  • Developing a personalized exam preparation plan


Experienced Agile practitioners who plan to take the PMI-ACP SM exam, as well as PMP credential holders with Agile experience who wish to enhance their accreditation.

Skills Gained

  • Prepare to pass the PMI-ACP SM exam while completing the required 21 contact hours/PDUs
  • Navigate the tools and techniques exam sections and the knowledge and skills exam areas
  • Align your Agile development experience with PMI's six domains of practice
  • Review relevant topics in the PMI suggested reference materials for exam preparation
  • Create a plan for self-study between the course and your exam date

Course Specifics

Course Outline

Introduction to the PMI-ACP SM Exam

  • Recognizing key Agile developments and definitions
  • Applying the values and principles of the Agile Manifesto
  • Mapping tools, techniques, knowledge and skills to PMI's six domains of Agile development

Implementing Value-Driven Delivery

Focusing on business value
  • Defining and prioritizing features in terms of user and stakeholder value
  • Leveraging rapid feedback cycles
Ensuring progressive elaboration of requirements
  • Identifying Minimally Marketable Features for release planning
  • Sharpening the requirements definition by agreeing on the Definition of Done

Maintaining Stakeholder Engagement

Engaging empowered business stakeholders
  • Identifying stakeholders and their concerns
  • Promoting effective collaboration and participation
Communicating progress to help the organization make informed decisions
  • Enabling knowledge sharing
  • Building trust and managing expectations through shared success criteria

Boosting Team Performance Practices

Forming cross-functional teams
  • Establishing collaborative behaviors through group decision-making
  • Influencing teams to design their own internal work processes
Empowering teams to self organize
  • Encouraging teams to estimate and track project progress
  • Creating safe environments for experimentation
Developing high performance teams
  • Raising productivity by eliminating waste
  • Coaching styles that foster skill enhancement

Implementing Adaptive Planning

Planning at multiple levels
  • Applying rolling wave planning
  • Leveraging progressive elaboration
Employing empirical planning
  • Balancing priorities and team capabilities
  • Coaching the team to adjust cadences based on situational awareness
Applying Agile Earned Value Measurement (EVM)
  • Refining estimate ranges to reflect uncertainty
  • Capturing measures of accepted work delivered in a specified time frame
  • Controlling costs through quantitative measures

Problem Detection and Resolution

Recognizing and mitigating risks
  • Time Boxing to focus on immediate issues
  • Engaging the team proactively to identify risks and create mitigation strategies
  • Ensuring impediments are resolved and stakeholder expectations are adjusted
Communicating risks and impediments
  • Maintaining visibility with burndown charts, value stream mapping and Kanban boards
  • Managing features and technical issues with Backlog

Facilitating Continuous Improvement

Tailoring the process
  • Conducting retrospectives to improve the team's behavior
  • Experimenting with new techniques and process ideas
Evaluating work efficiency
  • Removing nonvalue-adding processes
  • Reducing Work In Progress (WIP)

Preparing to Pass the Exam

  • Defining your exam preparation strategy
  • Gaining insight into the exam format and process
  • Applying proven tips for exam success
  • Optimizing your study time and focus

Thinking about Onsite?

If you need training for 3 or more people, you should ask us about onsite training. Putting aside the obvious location benefit, content can be customised to better meet your business objectives and more can be covered than in a public classroom. It's a cost effective option.

Submit an enquiry from any page on this site, and let us know you are interested in the requirements box, or simply mention it when we contact you.

Upcoming Dates

Course Location Days Cost Date
3 1500 £1500 2018-07-16
3 1500 £1500 2017-10-30
3 1500 £1500 2017-10-23
3 1500 £1500 2017-10-16
3 1500 £1500 2017-08-16
3 1500 £1500 2017-08-16
3 1500 £1500 2017-07-24