PMI-ACP Exam Overview
11.4% of every dollar is wasted due to poor project performance. One fifth (1/5) of the world’s GDP (us $ 12 trillion) is being spent on projects. 75 percent versus 56 percent – Organizations that are highly agile and responsive to market dynamics complete more of their projects successfully than their slower-moving counterparts (Source: 2015 Pulse of the Profession® report). The PMI-ACP is evidence of your real-world, hands-on experience and skill as part of an agile team.
In addition, the PMI-ACP® certification carries a higher level of professional credibility in project management as it requires a combination of agile training, experience working on agile projects, and an examination on agile principles, practices, tools, and techniques.
Target Industries: Now agile methods are utilized in a variety of industries beyond software development, such as telecommunications, aerospace, and construction, as well as being blended with more traditional, linear project management approaches.
Prerequisites for PMI-ACP Exam:
Education: Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or the global equivalent)
Project Experience: 12 months or 2000 hours of general project experience within the last 5 years and 8 months or 1500 hours of agile project experience within the last 3 years
Training: 21 Hours Training in Agile Practices
Exam Structure: 120 multiple choice questions, 20 unscored questions within 3 hours. It is critical to note that agile is not a methodology, but an approach that can utilize a variety of methodologies. The PMI-ACP spans many approaches to agile such as Scrum, Kanban, Lean, extreme programming (XP) and test-driven development (TDD.) So it will increase your versatility, wherever your projects may take you.
Exam Content Outline:
Domain I. Agile Principles and Mindset 16%
Domain II. Value-driven Delivery 20%
Domain III. Stakeholder Engagement 17%
Domain IV. Team Performance 16%
Domain V. Adaptive Planning 12%
Domain VI. Problem Detection and Resolution 10%
Domain VII. Continuous Improvement (Product, Process, People) 9%
(1) Agile Practice Guide PMI-ACP Exam Prep – Mike Griffiths
(2) Head First Agile – Andrew Stellman and Jennifer Greene
(3) The Scrum Guide
Disciplined Agile (DA) is the future of agile movement by PMI, so keep an eye on disciplined agile certifications.