Do I need to be the project manager / Scrum Master to apply for PMI-ACP Exam?
As PMI-ACP® stands for “Project Management Institute Agile Certified Practitioner”, the keyword here is “practitioner“. As long as you are a member of a team practicing Agile project management (there is no limitation on the Agile methodologies), you would fulfill one of the basic requirements for PMI-ACP®:
- 2,000 hours working on project teams as a member or project leader within the last 5 years
- 1500 more hours working on Agile project teams / with agile methodologies within the last 3 years
- 21 Contact Hours of Agile project management / practices training
As you can see, again the keyword here is “working on“, you can be a developer, sponsor, product owner, business analysts, etc. as long as your projects make use of Agile methodologies.
If you happen to be a PMP®, the 1st requirement for the 2000 working hours will be automatically fulfilled as the number of hours of project management experience required to fulfill PMP® requirements is more.
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