Category: PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Exam

2015 PMI-ACP® Exam Update and The Agile PrepCast

If you are preparing for the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Exam, then you are probably aware that the PMI-ACP® Examination Content Outline has changed and that Project Management Institute (PMI)® is rolling out the new exam on July 15th, 2015.

Unfortunately, PMI® has only informed the Registered Education Providers about this change on April 21, 2015 leaving us very little time to properly plan and execute an update of our training materials.

Here is the current status

The Agile PrepCast is 100% updated!

As of Septempber 1, 2015 all new Agile Concepts required for the updated exam have been developed, recorded and published.

This means that The Agile PrepCast is now 100% updated to the the new exam specifications. You can confidently use it as your primary source for PMI-ACP® Exam preparation.

We are now turning our attention to Module 14, which is a discussion of the PMI-ACP® Exam Content Outline. These lessons are a review of the official exam content document and contain no new concepts. 14.00 has already been published and we will publish more over the coming weeks.

Agile PrepCast Update - Status September 1, 2015

The interview "L04.20 Maintaining Stakeholder Involvement" with John Stenbeck has been published today. This means that The Agile PrepCast now covers ALL the concepts outline in the 2014 Exam Content outline and is 100% compatible with the current PMI-ACP Exam.

Agile PrepCast Update - Status August 25, 2015

The following new lessons/interview have been published today:

  • L07.10.1 Advanced Concepts in Process Improvement
  • L07.10.2 Advanced Concepts in Product Quality
  • L14.00 2015 PMI-ACP Exam Content Outline Overview

Agile PrepCast Update - Status August 13, 2015

The following new lessons/interview have been published today:

  • L02.21 Scaling Agile to the Enterprise
  • L04.10 Advanced Concepts in Agile Planning, Monitoring and Controlling
  • L11.10 Advanced Concepts in Agile Metris

Cornelius has started going to physiotherapy to support his recovery after the surgery.

Agile PrepCast Update - Status August 11, 2015

"L08.20 Emergent Leadership" was published today.

Agile PrepCast Update - Status August 06, 2015

"L03.10 Advanced Concepts in Agile Communication and Team Building" was published today.

Agile PrepCast Update - Status August 05, 2015

Two lessons were published today. They are "L01.20 Agile Mindset" and "L09.10 Advanced Concepts in Value-Based Prioritization".

The surgery went well and Cornelius is recovering nicely -- thank you for asking.

Agile PrepCast Update - Status July 30, 2015

Roadblock: Cornelius Fichtner has to have surgery. Lesson development will continue, but recording will stop for a few days.

Agile PrepCast Update - Status July 25, 2015

Two lessons were published today. They are "L05.20 High Level Estimation Before Project Start" and "L10.20 Anatomy of a Spike".

Agile PrepCast Update - Status July 22, 2015

Lesson "L08.10 Developmental Mastery Models" was published today.

Agile PrepCast Update - Status July 21, 2015

The following new lessons/interview have been published today:

  • L02.20.1 Hybrid Models Overview
  • L02.20.2 Agile-Agile Hybrid
  • L02.20.3 Agile-Waterfall Hybrid

If all goes well then we should be able to publish another one tomorrow.

Agile PrepCast Update - Status July 03, 2015

Our update project is now in full swing and we are working toward a swift update of all our training materials. (Please remember that The Agile PrepCast ALREADY covers over 85% of the new material!)

At this time we have removed all video lessons for Module 14, because these videos are outdated. Anyone who is preparing for the exam for after July 15th will not be needing these. A video that explains why they were removed is available to all current customers in the podcast feed. It should download automatically.

We have contacted six potential interview guests and asked them if they are available to be interviewed on some of the new topics we need to cover. We have received five positive responses. The first interview is scheduled on July 6th, the last one on August 1st. The interviews will be released as soon as possible after recording.

Topics that are not part of the interviews will be presented as regular lesson interviews. These are already in development and will be recorded and released immediately after completion.

Agile PrepCast Update - Status June 16, 2015

We had an all-day meeting in Carlsbad reviewing all the additional content items that need to be developed.

At this time, we have identified which topics are missing (i.e. Hybrid models, Agile Mindset, and SAFE are three of them). We have grouped them into approximately 9 presentations and interviews and we are determining how these topics can be developed and released in the shortest time possible.

We also identified that Module 14 (Exam Content Outline) should be removed from The Agile PrepCast as soon as possible since it is based on the old specifications.

We are still confident that the current version of The Agile PrepCast is a good exam prep, even without the planned updates we are working on. (We did a good job when we originally developed it!)

We hope to have an update schedule available within 2 weeks.

Agile PrepCast Update - Status June 1, 2015

The comparison of how the current Agile PrepCast compares to the new exam specifications looks good and we can confidently say that it ALREADY covers over 85% of the content you need. The Agile PrepCast in its current is already an excellent exam preparation course.

Our current PMI-ACP consultant declined to lead the update project. We are in the process of identifying a new project manager.

Agile PrepCast Update - Status May 15, 2015

We are performing an in-depth comparison of the existing Agile PrepCast against the new exam content outline. This is going to take a while since PMI does not provide a "what has changed" document...

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