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PM PrepCast Coupon and PM Exam Simulator Discount

April 2015 PM PrepCast Coupon Discount Gift Certificate

I used the PM PrepCast™ (a downloadable PMP® exam prep course) for the 35 PMP Contact Hours. I passed the PMP exam (PMBOK® Guide 5th Edition) with “proficient” in 4 areas. I would wholeheartedly recommend fellow PMP Certification aspirants to make use of PM PrepCast. As a user of the PM PrepCast, I...

PMI-ACP Exam Last Minute Study Notes

PMI-ACP Exam Last Minute Study Notes

The most important knowledge and facts for the PMI®-ACP Exam are listed below. This post intends to serve as a last minute study notes for PMI-ACP candidates to study right before the PMI-ACP Exam. The notes here are short and concise, with little or no explanations. If you would like...

PMI-ACP Exam Tips

PMI-ACP Exam Tips from the Trenches

Tips 1 – Look out for “Tricky” Words Since the PMI®-ACP Exam is a test of  your Agile knowledge and concept, you must look out for the following words that are against the Agile principles. Though answers containing these words are not automatically made false, you should raise a red flag and...

PMI-ACP Study Notes - Agile Coaching

PMI-ACP Study Notes – Agile Coaching

[PMI®-ACP Exam Study Notes] Unlike the role of project managers in traditional waterfall project management, Agile managers (e.g. ScrumMaster, Coach, etc.) have the primary role of helping team members to embrace Agile principles and removing obstacles. Ideally, Agile teams are self-organized and self-managing. Agile coaching is therefore an important function for...

PMI-ACP Study Notes - Agile Project Execution

PMI-ACP Study Notes – Agile Project Execution

[PMI®-ACP Exam Study Notes] The distinction between Agile Planning and Agile Project Execution is not clear cut. In fact, for Agile projects, planning is interwoven into the project execution following the plan-do-check-act cycles. Analysis and planning is performed for every iteration and even every day of Agile life. Working with Agile...

PMI-ACP Study notes - Agile Planning

PMI-ACP Study Notes – Agile Planning

[PMI®-ACP Exam Study Notes] After having obtained the project charter, the customer / Product Owner and the team would be engaged in the planning for the Agile project. Agile planning deals with project organization, planning, management, communications and continuous management. Though it is often said that Agile projects emphasis on responding...

Passing the PMI-ACP Exam Audit

My PMI-ACP Audit Completed. Here’s How.

I got selected randomly for the PMI®-ACP Exam Audit. I am the “lucky few” who got selected for both PMP® Audit and PMI-ACP Audit (that’s why I believe the audit selection is completely random). It took me nearly a month to complete the PMI-ACP Audit (delivery time included). The audit...

Recommended PMI-ACP Exam Reference Book: PMI-ACP Exam Prep by Mike Griffiths

Recommended PMI-ACP Book: RMC PMI-ACP Exam Prep by Mike Griffiths

Many PMI®-ACP Aspirants would agree that after reading the PMI-ACP Exam syllabus, one still does not know exactly what would be tested on the actual PMI-ACP Exam and how to prepare for the PMI-ACP Exam. Help is much needed, especially from those who understand the PMI-ACP Exam in details. Luckily,...

PMI-ACP Agile Methods - FDD, DSDM, Crystal Family

PMI-ACP Agile Methods – FDD, DSDM, Crystal Family

[PMI®-ACP Exam Study Notes] Feature-Driven Development (FDD), Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM) and Crystal are other Agile methods mentioned in the PMI-ACP Exam syllabus. This post is about the guidance principles and practices, etc. of FDD, DSDM and Crystal. According to the experiences of PMI-ACP aspirants, these Agile frameworks are seldom tested...

PMI-ACP Exam: Lean Software Development

PMI-ACP Agile Methods – Lean Software Development & Kanban

[PMI®-ACP Exam Study Notes] Lean Software Development has its principles adopted from the Lean Manufacturing Approaches. Lean is not an Agile method in the strictest sense but its values are in close alignment with Agile. This post is about the guidance principles and practices, etc. of Lean Software Development and Kanban. Lean Software...

PMI-ACP Exam: XP Extreme Programming

PMI-ACP Agile Methods – Extreme Programming (XP)

[PMI®-ACP Exam Study Notes] Extreme Programming (XP) is one of the most popular Agile model for software development good practices (Unlike Scrum which focuses of project management on prioritizing tasks and getting feedback). Extreme Programming is based on five core values taken to the extreme: simplicity, communication, feedback, courage and respect. This...

PMI-ACP Agile Method - Scrum

PMI-ACP Agile Methods – Scrum

[PMI®-ACP Exam Study Notes] Scrum is one of the most popular Agile model. It is easy to understand but difficult to master. Scrum is based on three pillars: transparency, inspection and adaptation. This post is about the guidance practices, roles and responsibilities, events and artifacts, etc. of Scrum. Scrum Agile...

PMI-ACP Exam Syllabus

What Exactly is the PMI-ACP Exam Syllabus?

For PMI®-ACP exam aspirants, the PMI-ACP Exam syllabus seems to be a mystery. Yes, PMI does spell out the details of what would be tested on the PMI-ACP exam in the PMI-ACP Examination Content Outline, however it is written in PMI jargons that render the meaning not readily understood. This post...

PMI-ACP Knowledge And Skills: Level 3

PMI-ACP Knowledge And Skills: Level 3

[PMI®-ACP Exam Study Notes] Level 3 PMI-ACP Knowledge And Skills group is one of the three Knowledge and Skills groups for the PMI-ACP exam. The “Knowledge And Skills” accounts for a total of 50% of all the questions to be found on the exam paper. According to the PMI-ACP exam content outline,...