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You can find the answer to your question inside the content outline itself and the list of recommended reading. On the other side, if you see the first chapters of the PMBOK you will find what the approches and life cycles mean in the context of PMP examination.
As someone who just completed the PMI-ACP exam, I can attest that the focus under ACP is on a broader and deeper agile knowledge than would be covered in the PMP. You definitely need to know the various agile methods, models, artifacts and so on. What is a project status report for PMP would be a cumulative flow diagram for ACP.
To add to Stéphane's feedback I'd say that the ACP is aimed at "practitioners" which implies roles other than just PMs.
I'd expect there would be more of an overlap between the two exams now than there was before, but I'd still expect there to be enough agile-specific practice content in the ACP.
Yes, Agree with both Stephane's and Kiron.
Kiron and Stephane's feedback are spot on. I totally agree with them as someone holding both certifications.
Thank you all for your feedback.
My question was not based on the current PMP structure but on THE NEW PMP coming in from 1st July, 2020.
As we know the structure will change and 50% of the exam will now test on Agile and Hybrid approach to managing projects.
Currently, the PMP is very heavy on waterfall method while ACP is more on Agile practices.
With PMP now sharing 50% of Agile approaches, what will then be the major differences.
I'm seeking thoughts and perspectives from fellow professionals
As Sergio has indicated, the PMBOK Guide as of the Sixth edition started to provide more of a balance in practices and approaches between waterfall and agile life cycles.
I would expect that the questions on the PMP exam will focus a lot more on the specific role of a PM when leading a project following an adaptive life cycle rather than details of specific practices or an in depth exploration of the Manifesto's values and principles the way the ACP exam does.
So while the overlap has increased between the two, there is still enough unique content for each to justify the ACP's continued existence.
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