PMI-ACP exam (1)

novembre 26, 2015

PMI-ACP exam

The PMI-ACP exam is the exam for the Agile Certfified Practitioner du Project Management Institute.

The PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® formally recognizes your knowledge of agile principles and your skill with agile techniques. It will make you shine even brighter to your employers, stakeholders and peers.


    • Assume a small, dedicated team (7 plus or minus 2) rather than a large one
• Delivery Team includes scrum master BA, QA, developer, product owner
• Collaboration is always better than command control style management
• Face-to-face (co-location) is better than virtual
• A stable team establishes a predictable velocity
• Teams self-organize, self-govern, self-directed, make their own commitments
• Recognize you can’t know everything at the beginning of a project
• A software product can be delivered incrementally
• Questions are asked from the perspective of a team
• On the iron triangle, agile sets the time and cost, scope varies
• Terminology: Timebox, sprint (scrum), iteration (xp) are used interchangeably

Exam taking tips

– Find the question in the question text then read the rest of the text. Determine what your answer should be, and then look at the answer options shown

– Read all 4 choices and choose the BEST answer

– Quickly eliminate answers that are highly implausible

– There may be more than one “correct” answer to each question, but only one “BEST” answer

– Watch out for choices that are true statements, but do not answer the question

Options that represent broad, sweeping generalizations tend to be incorrect, so be alert for “always,” “never,” “must,” “completely,” and so forth.

Alternatively, choices that represent carefully qualified statements tend to be correct, so be alert for words such as “often,” “sometimes,” “perhaps,” “may,” and “generally.”

Reference books list

1) Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great. Esther Derby, Diana Larsen, Ken Schwaber.

2) Agile Software Development: The Cooperative Game – 2nd Edition. Alistair Cockburn.

3) The Software Project Manager’s Bridge to Agility. Michele Sliger, Stacia Broderick.

4) Coaching Agile Teams. Lyssa Adkins.

5) Agile Project Management: Creating Innovative Products – 2nd Edition. Jim Highsmith.

6) Becoming Agile: …in an imperfect world. Greg Smith, Ahmed Sidky.

7) Agile Estimating and Planning. Mike Cohn

8) The Art of Agile Development by James Shore

9) User Stories Applied: For Agile Software Development. Mike Cohn.

10) Agile Project Management with Scrum. Ken Schwaber.

11) Lean-Agile Software Development: Achieving Enterprise Agility. Alan Shalloway, Guy Beaver, James R. Trott.

Domains and tasks for PMI-ACP

– Domain 1 : Value-driven delivery

– Domain 2 : Stakeholder engagement

– Domain 3 : Boosting team performance practices

– Domain 4 : Adaptative planning

– Domain 5 : Problem detection and resolution

– Domain 6 : Continuous improvement (Product, people, process)



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