PMI Agile Certified Practitioner

PMI-ACP® Certification Training

Agile Certified Practitioner (Approved Training Center in Nigeria)

The Project Management Institute-Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP), is a globally accepted credential in the Agile community. The document shows that the holder is competent in carrying out project management using Agile practices for better project delivery and risk mitigation amongst others.

Agile is an approach to project management that emphasizes flexibility, collaboration, and iterative development. It consists of a broad range of Agile methodologies, including Scrum, Kanban, Lean, Six sigma, and Extreme Programming (XP), among others. It is a methodology used primarily in software development but is now becoming the go-to method of project management for a wide range of industries — like manufacturing, finance, health care and other diverse industries.

An agile team offers small but consumable increments rather than betting it all on a “big bang” launch. The criteria, strategies, and outcomes are continually reviewed so that teams have a natural instinct to respond rapidly to change. By successfully earning the Agile Certified Practitioner Certification, you’ll demonstrate your superior knowledge to employers and clients worldwide that:


  • You have the required ability to manage agile projects
  • You understand and can apply multiple agile approaches, like Scrum, XP and Lean development
  • You possess an agile mindset with good collaborative skills
  • You easily embrace complexities and thrive on rapid response times in project executions.
  • You understand the importance of value delivery and stakeholder management

These are highly sought-after talents in the agile community that can prove your skills above those with good references.

Overall, the PMI-ACP certification is unique in its comprehensive coverage of Agile methodologies, its focus on real-world experience, and its global recognition. It is a valuable credential for project managers and other professionals who are interested in contributing business value by working with Agile methods.

Frequently Asked Questions…

Anyone who is interested in pursuing a career or wants to enhance their knowledge and skills in agile project management can take the PMI-ACP exam preparatory training. Professionals who should consider taking this training include:


  • Project Planners
  • Project Managers
  • Project Team Members
  • Business Analysts
  • Quality Assurance Professionals
  • Developers/Programmers
  • Designers & Testers
  • Project Controllers
  • Product Owners
  • Scrum Masters
  • The PMI Agile exam CBT and consists of 120 multiple choice questions and must be completed within 3 hours. 
  • Domain I: Agile Principles and Mindset – 16%

    • Gain deep understanding of the Agile principles and mindset
    • Develop Agile mindset in teams
    • Educate organizations and management on the agile mindset


    Domain II: Value-Driven Delivery – 20%

    • Define value by identifying deliverables and refining requirements
    • Avoid potential downsides through frequent stakeholder reviews and customer feedback
    • Prioritize units of work via collaboration with stakeholders
    • Deliver valuable results by producing high-value increments
    • Re-prioritize requirements periodically in order to reflect changes in the environment and stakeholder needs or preferences in order to maximize the value.


    Domain III. Stakeholder Engagement – 17%

    • Identify, educate and develop a working relationship with stakeholders
    • Understand Stakeholder needs
    • Maintain proper stakeholder involvement by continually assessing changes in the project and organization in order to ensure that new stakeholders are appropriately engaged.
    • Promote stakeholder participation and collaboration throughout the project life cycle
    • Provide transparency regarding work status by communicating team progress, work quality, impediments, and risks in order to help the primary stakeholders make informed decisions.


    Domain IV: Team Performance – 16%

    • Create teams with the interpersonal and technical skills needed to achieve all known project objectives in order to create business value with minimal delay.
    • Devise ground rules and internal processes in order to foster team coherence and strengthen team members’ commitment to shared outcomes.
    • Encourage team members to become generalizing specialists in order to create a high performing cross-functional team.
    • Facilitate close communication within the team co-location or the use of collaboration tools in order to reduce miscommunication and rework.
    • Encourage the team to measure its velocity by tracking and measuring actual performance in previous iterations or releases to enable members and stakeholders gain a better understanding of their capacity and create more accurate forecasts.


    Domain V:  Adaptive Planning – 12%

    • Plan by using rolling wave planning and progressive elaboration to balance predictability of outcomes with ability to exploit opportunities
    • Inspect and adapt plans to reflect changes in requirements, schedule, budget, and shifting priorities based on team learning, delivery experience, stakeholder feedback, and defects in order to maximize business value.
    • Size work items by using progressive elaboration techniques to determine likely project size independent of team velocity and external variables.
    • Continuously use data from changes in resource capacity, project size, and velocity metrics in order to evaluate the estimate to complete.


    Domain VI: Problem Detection and Resolution – 10%


    • Identify threats and issues by educating and engaging the team at various points in the project in order to resolve them at the appropriate time and improve processes that caused issues.
    • Create an open and safe environment by encouraging conversation and experimentation, to identify problems and impediments that are slowing the team down or preventing its ability to deliver value.
    • Communicate status of threats and issues by maintaining a threat list and incorporating activities into the backlog of work to provide transparency.


    Domain VII: Continuous Improvement (Product, Process, People) – 9%

    • Improve team processes by conducting frequent retrospectives and improvement experiments to continually enhance the effectiveness of the team, project, and organization.
    • Seek feedback on the product by incremental delivery and frequent demonstrations in order to improve the value of the product.
    • Challenge existing process elements by performing a value stream analysis and removing waste in order to increase individual efficiency and team effectiveness.
  • To earn the CBAP designation, candidates must:

    • Secondary degree
    • 21 contact hours of training in agile practices
    • 12 months of general project experience within the last 5 years. A current PMP® or PgMP® will satisfy this requirement but is not required to apply for the PMI-ACP.
    • 8 months of agile project experience within the last 3 years
    • Project Managers
    • Project Planners
    • Quality Assurance Staff
    • Developers/Programmers
    • Designers, Testers
    • Project Controllers
    • Product Owners
    • Scrum Masters
    • Scrum Team Members
    • According to the 13th State of Agile Survey Report (2019),


      • 74% of respondents adopted agile as it accelerates the software delivery
      • 71% of respondents adopted agile because it reduces project cost
      • 51% of respondents claim that adopting agile increases productivity
      • 43% of respondents stated adopting agile enhances the product quality
    • Your PMI-ACP certification is valid for three years after testing. To maintain your PMI-ACP credential, you must earn 30 Professional Development Units (PDUs) in agile topics over a three-year time span or retake the exam.

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