January 23-24, 2014 21 Hours / 21 PDUs • Pre-work Required!

Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®) is the newest certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI®) and it “sets the bar” for agile project management professionals!  That also means that the two hurdles stand in front of you – completing the application and passing the exam – are rigorous.  Luckily this course helps you sail over those hurdles and go to the next level with solid, real world practices.  Remember, after you have passed the exam you must meet the raised expectations of your boss, co-workers, and customers as an agile expert!

Pre-work entails reading 2 chapters, provided in PDF format, to learn basic Agile concepts and completing 2 short quizzes.  Students need to plan on 5 hours to complete the Pre-work Assignment.


This course will benefit anyone interested in agile project management methods or PMI-ACP®  certification.  The list of beneficiaries includes:

·         Program Managers and Product Owners

·         Project Managers and Scrum Masters

·         Project Team Members – Engineers, Analysts, Developers, and Testers

·         Customers, General Management, and Senior Management

·         Partners, Vendors, and Contractors

·         College and University Instructors


Students receive the ACP Exam Prep PLUS Desk Reference book with two full-length PMI-ACP® practice exams, Student Notebook of the PPT slide decks for note taking, Flashcard Deck with 150-cards, and a six-month subscription to the GR8PM Online Exam Simulator!  PLUS…

Expert Digests of:                                                    Study Aids such as:

·         Scrum

·         XP

·         Lean

·         FDD

·         AUP

·         Crystal

·         TDD

·         Agile Modeling

·         Terminology Matching

·         Crossword Puzzles

·         Word Searches

·         Chapter Practice Tests

CLASS DATE TIME:  Class is on Thursday and Friday, January 23-24, 2014 from 8:30 to 5:30.



PMI Members’ Super Early Bird rate is only $1,095.  The Early Bird price is only $1,295. The Standard price is $1,495 and non-member prices are higher.  All the details and the Registration link are on the GR8PM website (

As PMI member use coupon code pminewi for your $150 off


Chapter 1: The PMI-ACP® Exam

·         What the Exam Tests

·         Completing the PMI® Application

·         Exercises & Chapter Practice Test

Chapter 2: Agile PM Introduction

·         Overview of Agile Project Management

·         Mapping Agile to the PMBOK® Guide

·         Summary of Agile Frameworks & Tools

·         Agile Process Map

·         Exercises & Chapter Practice Test

Chapter 3: Initiating Projects

·         Agile Project Management Ethos

·         Agile Manifesto and the 12 Principles

·         Apply Incremental Delivery Cycles

·         Exercises & Chapter Practice Test

Chapter 4: Planning Projects

·         Imbed Stakeholder Involvement

·         Apply Adaptive Planning

·         Exercises & Chapter Practice Test

Chapter 5: Agile Estimating

·         The Science and Art of Agile Estimating

·         Estimating Tools & Milestone Forecasting  

·         Integrating Non-Agile Projects and Programs

·         Exercises & Chapter Practice Test


Chapter 6: Planning Projects

·         Enable Team Performance

·         Apply Risk Management

·         Communication Best Practices

·         Exercises & Chapter Practice Test

Chapter 7: Iterating Projects  

·         Facilitative Control Techniques

·         Monitoring & Reporting Tools

·         Exercises & Chapter Practice Test

Chapter 8: Controlling Projects

·         Institutionalize Stakeholder Involvement

·         Optimize Value-driven Deliverables

·         Support Continuous Improvement

·         Exercises & Chapter Practice Test

Chapter 9: Contracting & Account Control

·         Agile Contracts & Project Accounting

·         Earned Value Management (EVM)

·         Exercises & Chapter Practice Test

Chapter 10: Closing Projects

·         Agile Program & Portfolio Management

·         Agile Enterprise Transformation

·         Exercises & Chapter Practice Test

Chapter 11: How to Pass the Exam…the First Try!

·         Use a Standardized Testing Strategy

·         Manage the Exam

Chapter 12: Comprehensive Exams(s)

·         Final Exam – Day 1

·         Final Exam – Day 2

Chapter Membership

Total Members 515
New Members This Year 21
PMP® Members 364
CAPM® Members 9
PgMP® Members 2
PMI-SP® Members 0
PMI-RMP® Members 0
PMI-ACP® Members 16
PfMP® Members 0
PMI-PBA® Members 0
Members with no Certification 140
Breakdown by type  
Individual Members 503
Student Members 10
Other Members 2
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