Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP)

Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP)

Pre-requisites: In order to earn your PMI-ACP® certification, The Project Management Institute has the following recommendations and requirements: 2,000 hours of general project experience working on teams. A current PMP® or PgMP® will satisfy this requirement but is not required to apply for the 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. 21 training hours to be spent in Agile Methodologies & Practices


Course Description:

This course will provide a foundation for the rest of the PMI-ACP® learning path and will enable students to see “Agile” and what is commonly called “Waterfall” in a fresh new perspective: as complementary approaches rather than competitive. They will begin to learn to develop an adaptive approach to project management that blends the two approaches together in the right proportions to fit any situation. This course is part of the PMI-ACP® Agile Project Management series.


Course Learning Outcomes (CLO):

  • Identify the similarities and differences among Agile methodologies
  • Describe the stages of the Agile development cycle and identify the factors that promote project success
  • Understand how to apply specific tools and techniques to successfully complete Agile projects
  • Understand the interrelationships of tasks, activities, and practices in Agile projects
  • Understand the specific roles and responsibilities of team members and enhance interaction on Agile teams
  • Successfully complete the PMI-ACP® certification exam
  • Effectively lead and work with Agile projects & teams


Teaching and Learning Methodology:

Our Agile Certified Practitioner course is comprehensive and covers all the concepts required to be an Agile Practitioner specialist. The course offers comprehensive study guides for all the chapters with examples that explain and illustrate the concepts for the benefit of the student. The concepts are explained in simple language using and proven training methodology, making it easy to understand even the complex topics.

Course Curriculum

Course Schedule, Learning Outcomes & Resources


Module 1: 2.5 hours (Including Assessment & Discussion)
Cumulative Training Duration: 2.5 hours
Domain 1: Agile Principles & Mindsets (9 Tasks)

Explore, embrace, and apply agile principles and mindset within the context of the project team and organisation.

Course Learning Outcome (CLO): LO 1


Module 2: 4 hours (Including Assessment & Discussion)

Cumulative Training Duration: 6.5 hours

Domain II. Value-Driven Delivery (4 sub-domains, 14 tasks)

Deliver valuable results by producing high-value increments for review, early and often, based on stakeholder priorities. Have the stakeholders provide feedback on these increments, and use this feedback to prioritise and improve future increments.

Course Learning Outcome (CLO: LO 2


Module 3: 3 hours (Including Assessment & Discussion)

Cumulative Training Duration: 9.5 hours

Domain III. Stakeholder Engagement (3 sub-domains, 9 tasks)

Engage current and future interested parties by building a trusting environment that aligns their needs and expectations and balances their requests with an understanding of the cost/effort involved. Promote participation and collaboration throughout the project life cycle and provide the tools for effective and informed decision-making.

Course Learning Outcome (CLO): LO 3


Module 4: 3.5 hours (Including Assessment & Discussion)

Cumulative Training Duration: 13 hours
Domain IV. Team Performance (3 sub-domains, 9 tasks)
Create an environment of trust, learning, collaboration, and conflict resolution that promotes team self-organisation, enhances relationships among team members and cultivates a culture of high performance.

Course Learning Outcome (CLO): LO 4


Module 5: 3.5 hours (Including Assessment & Discussion)

Cumulative Training Duration: 16.5 hours

Domain V. Adaptive Planning (3 sub-domains, 10 tasks)

Produce and maintain an evolving plan, from initiation to closure, based on goals, values, risks, constraints, stakeholder feedback, and review findings

Course Learning Outcome (CLO): LO 5


Module 6: 3 hours (Including Assessment & Discussion)

Cumulative Training Duration: 19.5 hours

Domain VI. Problem Detection and Resolution (5 tasks)

Continuously identify problems, impediments, and risks; prioritize and resolve them in a timely manner; monitor and communicate the problem resolution status, and implement process improvements to prevent them from occurring again.

Course Learning Outcome (CLO): LO 6


Module 7: 1.5 hours (Including Assessment & Discussion)

Cumulative Training Duration: 21 hours

Domain VII. Continuous Improvement (Product, Process, People) (6 tasks)

Continuously improve the quality, effectiveness, and value of the product, the process, and the team.

Course Learning Outcome (CLO): LO 7

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