7 Things to Pass the PMI-ACP® Exam to be an Agile Certified
The Project Management Institute (PMI)® has developed a set of criteria and credentials for recognizing project management professionals who use Agile methodologies in their project, the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® certification. The credentialing process is fairly rigorous, including: 2,000 hours or twelve months of general project management work experience, 1,500 hours or eight months of Agile specific project experience, and 21 hours of training in Agile specific practices. The amount of material that is covered by the PMI-ACP® Exam is extensive and can seem overwhelming, but don’t be intimidated! Having and using the 7 items in this article will ensure you are prepared to meet the exam head-on and achieve optimal results both on exam day and in your future career.
Become a PMI-ACP® Certified Even After A Disappointing Class
Even if your classroom experience is disappointing, you can still go on to pass your PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Exam. Felix Rodgers, PMI-ACP, is one successful candidate who had a less than good experience of his training course.“It was really interesting stuff,” he said, in an interview with Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, CSM, host of The Project Management Podcast. “Even though the actual study guide we used in class wasn’t up to par.”
Have a good Agile Certified Practitioner trainer
Luckily, Felix had a good trainer who helped to address some of the problems with the course materials. “He jumped in with stories of some of his work experience in large companies and explained some of the projects he worked on. I also learned that my trainer was later hired to update the study guide for the training company and it’s much improved now.” Despite the poor experience of the course, Felix felt ready to take the exam straight afterwards. However, he ended up waiting about a year due to work and personal commitments, although he would recommend others to take the exam as soon as they can.
The Seven Formulas You Need for the PMI-ACP® Exam
Did you know that there are about 50 formulas that you need to know for Project Management Professional (PMP)® and there are only seven that are absolutely necessary to know for the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Exam?
Even better, for the first three we are going to discuss you don’t even need to know the formula. What you do need to know for them is how to handle the results of the calculations, which is: “The larger value is the better value”. Here they are:
PMI-ACP® Exam Lessons Learned from Allen Matheson, PMI-ACP
Two days after submitting his online application for the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® exam, Allen Matheson got a message that many exam candidates dread: he had been randomly selected for an audit.
“They asked that I give them more detailed evidence of two things within the next 90 days,” said Allen, a project manager and Agile consultant, in an interview with Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, CSM, host of The Project Management Podcast. “They wanted proof of my attendance on the Agile training I had taken and proof of my 1500 hours experience working on an Agile project.”
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Comparison of Agile Development Methods by The Agile PrepCast
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Comparison of Agile Methods by The Agile PrepCast.
This document compares the eight most popular Agile methods:
Scrum, XP, DSDM Atern, FDD, ASD, LSD, Kanban and Crystal Family
These eight methods were selected because they currently represent the most popular Agile methods used by practitioners around the world. Questions on the exam will most likely be focused on this group.
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The Agile PrepCast for the PMI-ACP® Exam
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SILVERADO - The Agile PrepCast was released and aimed towards helping those who have the goal of obtaining their PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® certification. The certification is offered by The Project Management Institute (PMI)®.
The Agile PrepCast™ at www.agileprepcast.com is a high-quality low-cost PMI-ACP® Exam Prep Video Workshop that you download to your smart phone, tablet, laptop, or other media device to allow for easy access even when you are on the go. Developed by project management expert Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, CSM, The Agile PrepCast reduces your study time because you can utilize times such as your commute to work, your lunch, or exercising to listen to easy to understand lessons anywhere you would use a smart-phone, tablet or other portable player.
The Agile PrepCast on Andy Kaufman's Blog
Andy Kaufman interviewed yours truly and we talked about the new PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Certification and how The Agile PrepCast can help those PMI-ACP aspirants pass their exam.
Check out the article at Andy Kaufman's blog: http://www.peopleandprojectspodcast.com/index.php/podcast-episodes/323-agile-and-pmi-acp.html
An Introduction to the PMI-ACP® Exam
Do you use Agile practices, tools, and techniques in your projects? Do you belong to an organization that is in the process of adopting or is already implementing projects using the Agile philosophy, methodologies, principles, and practices? Do you want to demonstrate your expertise in Agile practices, tools, and techniques?
Then you may be ready to take the next step and become a PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®. Before you begin there are a few vital things you should understand, such as the eligibility requirements to apply for the PMI-ACP® exam, the application process, and what to expect when sitting for the exam.
Project Management Institute's (PMI)® New Media Council
Two months ago the PMI® asked me to join their New Media Council. This council brings together the voices of a number of bloggers and one podcaster (that would be me.) The group met for the first time at the PMI® Global Congress and here is what the PMI writes on their website about it:
This year's congress served as the launching point for PMI's New Media Council, a group of project management industry bloggers and podcasters that have an influence in the online space. The panel was initiated to help PMI understand new and emerging trends in the profession, especially those being discussed in social and new media channels.