PMI–ACP Summary

Exam Format:

120 Questions, 100 Scored, 20 Pre-Test
All Multiple Choice
All Theory Based
50% – Agile Tools & Techniques
50% – Agile Knowledge & Skills

Landscape/Contents:

Tools & Techniques
Knowledge & Skills
Domains – 6 Practical Application (to understand tools & techniques + Knowledge & skills)

Tools & Techniques (10)

  1. Communications
    (Information Radiation)
  2. Planning, monitoring & adapting
    (Iteration Plan, Release Plan, Burn Down Chart, Kanban, Daily Stand Up)
  3. Agile estimation
    (Ideal Time, Velocity, Story Point)
  4. Agile analysis & design
    (Just in time, just enough)
  5. Product quality
    (Definition of done, Test driven development, Continuous integration, Automated build)
  6. Soft skill negotiation
    (Team to work as a whole, feel empowered to effective collaboration, servant leader/scrum master, win win conflict resolution)
  7. Value based prioritization
    (Business set the priority, business right to change priority, selecting high business value, doing the right things on the right time)
  8. Risk management
    (Minimize risk, dream & worry, risk prioritization, risk identification, risk mitigation strategy)
  9. Metrics
    (Earn value management, know what you are doing, Track & measure performance)
  10. Value stream analysis
    (Ensure all works add value, eliminate unnecessary /no values steps)

Knowledge & Skills (3)

  1. Level I (18 – Most Important), 65% of Knowledge & Skills or 33% of Exam
    1. Active listening
    2. Agile manifesto
    3. Assessing stakeholder values
    4. Brainstorming
    5. Building empowered teams
    6. Coaching
    7. Communications
    8. Feedback
    9. Incremental delivery
    10. Knowledge sharing
    11. Leadership techniques
    12. Prioritization
    13. Problem solving
    14. Agile standards
    15. Stakeholder management
    16. Team motivation
    17. Time, budget, cost
    18. Value based prioritization
  2. Level II (12 – Important), 25% of Knowledge & Skills or 25% of Exam
    1. Agile framework
    2. High performance teams
    3. Business case development
    4. Co-located / distributed teams
    5. Continuous Improvement
    6. Project charter
    7. Facilitation methods
    8. Participatory decision models
    9. PMI code of ethics
    10. Process analysis techniques
    11. Self assessment
    12. Value based analysis
  3. Level III (13 – Least Important), 10% of Knowledge & Skills or 5% of Exam
    1. Contracting methods
    2. Project accounting principles
    3. New agile practices
    4. Compliance
    5. Control limits
    6. Failure modes
    7. Globalization
    8. Agile games
    9. System thinking
    10. Regulatory compliance
    11. Variance & trend analysis
    12. Variations in methods
    13. Vendor management

Domains (6)

I. Value Driven Delivery
   1. Define positive value
   2. Incremental Delivery
   3. Avoid Potential Downsides
   4. Prioritization
II. Stakeholder Engagement
   1. Stakeholder needs
   2. Stakeholder involvement
   3. Stakeholder expectations
III. Boosting Team Practices
   1. Team formation (Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing)
   2. Team empowerment
   3. Team collaboration
   4. Team commitment
IV. Adaptive Planning
   1. Levels of planning
   2. Adaptation
   3. Estimation
   4. Velocity/ Throughput/ Cycle Time
V. Problem Detection & Resolution
    Tasks:
          1. Safe environment to surface
          2. On-going problem analysis
          3. Problem resolution
          4. Ensure visibility of issues
          5. Communicate
VI. Continuous Improvement
    Tasks:
          1. Process tailoring
          2. Retrospectives
          3, Make changes
          4. Remove waste
          5. Share (throughout organization)
          6. Knowledge sharing (no knowledge silos, collaboration collective code ownership)
          7. Work effectively
          8. Look for new ways (better ways)

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