PMI-ACP® Agile Training Course

The Gold Standard for Project Managers

Course Overview

This 3-day course provides all the tools you'll need to earn your PMI-ACP® Agile certification along with the 21 Agile training contact hours required to sit for the exam. You'll learn the fundamentals of the world's most popular and effective Agile philosophies, including Scrum, Kanban, Lean, Extreme Programming (XP), and Test-Driven Development (TDD).

PERSONAL

Live Instructor

 

Our most interactive learning mode provides maximum face-to-face interaction

From $1795

Live Online

 

Course delivered by a live instructor - you attend from your home or office

From $1795

BUSINESS

Group Training

 

Bring this course on-site for your team and stretch your training dollars

 

UPCOMING COURSES

No public courses are currently scheduled, but we can deliver this course onsite at your location. Contact us for a quote.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The PMI-ACP Agile Training Course is a preparatory class for those looking to understand the basic concepts required to earn the Agile certification. This bootcamp also satisfies the 21 continuing education hours required to take the PMI-ACP exam.

Any project management professionals that are looking to better understand the fundamentals of Agile, or looking to sit for the PMI-ACP Agile certification exam.

This is a prep course only. The ACP exam is delivered through PMI.

This is a 3-day course.

For students that are not yet ACP-certified, this course does not offer PDUs but does provide students 21 educational contact hours required to sit for the ACP exam. For students that already have their ACP credential and are taking this course as a refresher, the course provides 21 PDUs.

A comprehensive course book, an Agile workbook, practice PMI-ACP certification exam questions, test-taking tips, PMI application support, exercises, flashcards, and a pre-class virtual workshop.

We guarantee you’ll pass. In the event that you don’t get the score you want, we will have you take the course again at no cost to you. Find out more about our exam pass guarantee on our policies page.

COURSE SYLLABUS

  • Advocate for agile principles by modeling those principles and discussing agile values in order to develop a shared mindset across the team as well as between the customer and the team.
  • Help ensure that everyone has a common understanding of the values and principles of agile and a common knowledge around the agile practices and terminology being used in order to work effectively.
  • Support change at the system or organization level by educating the organization and influencing processes, behaviors, and people in order to make the organization more effective and efficient.
  • Practice visualization by maintaining highly visible information radiators showing real progress and real team performance in order to enhance transparency and trust.
  • Contribute to a safe and trustful team environment by allowing everyone to experiment and make mistakes so that each can learn and continuously improve the way he or she works.
  • Enhance creativity by experimenting with new techniques and process ideas in order to discover more efficient and effective ways of working.
  • Encourage team members to share knowledge by collaborating and working together in order to lower risks around knowledge silos and reduce bottlenecks.
  • Encourage emergent leadership within the team by establishing a safe and respectful environment in which new approaches can be tried in order to make improvements and foster self-organization and empowerment.
  • Practice servant leadership by supporting and encouraging others in their endeavors so that they can perform at their highest level and continue to improve.
  • Create an open and safe environment by encouraging conversation and experimentation, in order to surface problems and impediments that are slowing the team down or preventing its ability to deliver value.
  • Identify threats and issues by educating and engaging the team at various points in the project in order to resolve them at the appropriate time and improve processes that caused issues.
  • Ensure issues are resolved by appropriate team members and/or reset expectations in light of issues that cannot be resolved in order to maximize the value delivered.
  • Maintain a visible, monitored, and prioritized list of threats and issues in order to elevate accountability, encourage action, and track ownership and resolution status.
  • Communicate status of threats and issues by maintaining threat list and incorporating activities into backlog of work in order to provide transparency.
  • Tailor and adapt the project process by periodically reviewing and integrating team practices, organizational culture, and delivery goals in order to ensure team effectiveness within established organizational guidelines and norms.
  • Improve team processes by conducting frequent retrospectives and improvement experiments in order to continually enhance the effectiveness of the team, project, and organization.
  • Seek feedback on the product by incremental delivery and frequent demonstrations in order to improve the value of the product.
  • Create an environment of continued learning by providing opportunities for people to develop their skills in order to develop a more productive team of generalizing specialists.
  • Challenge existing process elements by performing a value stream analysis and removing waste in order to increase individual efficiency and team effectiveness.
  • Create systemic improvements by disseminating knowledge and practices across projects and organizational boundaries in order to avoid re-occurrence of identified problems and improve the effectiveness of the organization as a whole.

Why Beyond20

How We Teach

People learn differently, so we use a variety of methods to teach concepts throughout the course. In addition to exam preparation and practice quizzes, you'll engage in round-table discussions, group exercises, and games designed to give practical context to the concepts. We take this approach not only because it's more interesting and fun than simply memorizing vocabulary, but because it works.

All of our trainers are full-time Beyond20 staff

No temporary workers or subcontractors here. Our trainers are working consultants who implement best practice processes and tools when they're not in the classroom. You might say we practice what we preach. It's a great system, when you think about it - we're better consultants because we know these concepts inside and out, and we're better trainers because we get to put the theory into practice in the real world.

We don't just teach to the exam (though we certainly do that), we also give you practical and personalized tools you can take back to work.

We're a Registered Education Provider with PMI, so if you're PMP Certified, the course will earn you PDUs!

Industry-Leading Course Materials

All of our courseware is reviewed multiple times a year to ensure it's up to date, in line with best practice standards, and effective! We incorporate feedback from students to constantly improve our course books, in-class activities, and (sorry) homework. The goal is to provide you with the tools to not only get you through class and pass the exam, but also to have a reliable reference when you get back to the office.

All of our instructors are experienced practitioners with real world ITIL implementation expertise. (Real experience, too. Like, former-CIO-level experience.)

We're a US-based organization with offices in DC, Phoenix, and San Diego.

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