Category: PMI-ACP Exam

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...

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?

[NEW! For the 2015 July 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 (REVISED DECEMBER 2014), however it is written in PMI...

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,...

PMI-ACP Knowledge And Skills: Level 2

PMI-ACP Knowledge And Skills: Level 2

[PMI-ACP® Exam Study Notes] Level 2 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,...

PMI-ACP Knowledge And Skills: Level 1

PMI-ACP Knowledge And Skills: Level 1

[PMI-ACP® Exam Study Notes] Level 1 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...

PMI-ACP Exam: value stream analysis

PMI-ACP Tools and Techniques: Process Improvement

[PMI-ACP® Exam Study Notes] Process Improvement is one of the ten Tools and Techniques for the PMI-ACP® exam. Process Improvement includes the following toolkits: Kaizen the Five WHYs retrospectives, intraspectives process tailoring/hybrid models value stream mapping control limits pre-mortem (rule setting, failure analysis) fishbone diagram analysis PMI-ACP® Exam Importance: around...