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PMI-ACP Agile Certified Practitioner – Certification Preparation Class

May 18, 2018
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Mercer Island Community Center
8236 SE 24th St.
Mercer Island, WA 98040

Continental Breakfast, Lunch and refreshments are provided. If you have any dietary concerns please contact education@pugetsoundpmi.org

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.

The PMI-ACP® is our fastest growing certification, and it’s no wonder. Organizations that are highly agile and responsive to market dynamics complete more of their projects successfully than their slower-moving counterparts — 75 percent versus 56 percent — as shown in our 2015 Pulse of the Profession® report.

The PMI-ACP spans many approaches to agile such as Scrum, Kanban, Lean, extreme programming (XP) and test-driven development (TDD.) This course will increase your career options and PM tool-box wherever your projects may take you.

For more information please visit the PMI-ACP certificate page: https://www.pmi.org/certifications/types/agile-acp

Class Structure:

This course prepares candidates for the newly updated PMI-ACP® examination through a series of fast-paced and advanced review sessions over two days.

To qualify for the required study time, students will need to complete study and quizzes on two chapters of the curriculum before taking the course. These will be provided after registration and will take approximately 5 hours to complete. The goal of the pre-class study is to ensure that all students will share the same foundational understanding of Agile concepts when the class starts.

As part of each class we will discuss tips and tricks for getting the exam.

The course includes:

  • ACP Exam Prep PLUS Desk Reference book
  • Student Notebook of the PPT slide decks
  • Flashcard Deck with 150-cards
  • 6 Months subscription to the GR8PM Online Exam Simulator

Prerequisites & Audience Previous attendances of this class found the ACP it is particularly suited to project managers working in an Agile environment as well as with teams that mixed Agile and traditional project management. Project managers certified find ACP a great companion certification to the PMP.

To site the exam the following prerequisites are required:

  • 2,000 hours of general project experience working on teams. A current PMP® or PgMP® will satisfy this requirement but is not required to apply for the PMI-ACP.
  • 1,500 hours working on agile project teams or with agile methodologies. This requirement is in addition to the 2,000 hours of general project experience.
  • 21 contact hours of training in agile practices.

For more information on certification please visit: https://www.pmi.org/certifications/types/agile-acp


About the Instructor – Greg Smith

PMI Agile Certified Practitioner, Certified Scrum Professional, Certified Scrum Product Owner, Certified Scaled Agile (SAFe) Process Consultant, Certified Scrum Master

Publications: “Becoming Agile in an Imperfect World”

Greg is an Agile coach and trainer since 2001 specializing in the practical adoption of Agile methods. Gregg has coached over 100 Agile transformations at major institutions such as Exxon Mobil, JP Morgan Chase, Microsoft, Nike, Stanford University, First Data Corporation, Fannie Mae, Lexis Nexis, State of Washington, Expeditors International, and, TD Ameritrade.

Group Discounts:
Discounts apply for groups of 5 or more from the same company or association. For more information, contact VP Education.

Become a PMI member and receive discounted pricing on all Puget Sound PMI Chapter exam reviews, seminars and chapter events. All PMI members receive complimentary electronic versions of PMI standards and discounts to Puget Sound PMI Chapter events. Note: New memberships need to be completed 48 hours before advantage can be taken of member discounts and benefits.


$1,245.00 Members
$997.00 Earlybird rate before May 7

$1,445.00 Non-Members
$1,197.00 Earlybird rate before May 7