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Would you pay for a visual guide on passing the Agile Exam (PMI-ACP)?
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I'm throwing around the idea of creating a small and simple eBook with mnemonic, rhyming, and visual devices to memorize some of the info for passing the PMI-ACP. Do you think a resource like this is needed in the marketplace? Why?

How much would you pay for a short 25 to 50 page eBook with these devices and tools?
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Ryan -

It might make sense to hold off until the exam has been updated in late March and there's sufficient feedback received from candidates writing the exam after then.

Of the three PMI credentials I've earned, I found the ACP to be the easiest. It also required the least memorization as the majority of the questions focused on understanding and applying the values and principles from the Manifesto.

What helped the most when preparing for the exam was practice questions - with PMI's Agile Practice Guide just being released and not being an overly long document, I'm not sure that there's really a need for one more study aid just yet...

Kiron
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1 reply by Ryan Lloyd
Feb 12, 2018 3:59 PM
Ryan Lloyd
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Kiron, thanks so much for your thoughts. Some very good points. I've had similar thoughts about the ACP maybe not being the best fit because it is less about memorization.

Do you think something like this would be viable for the PMP (which is more about memorization)?

Top-of-mind for me lately as a right-brained individual has been different, more visual ways, to learn project management principles other than the text-based methods in most really long exam prep books.

Thanks again friend!
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Feb 12, 2018 3:51 PM
Replying to Kiron Bondale
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Ryan -

It might make sense to hold off until the exam has been updated in late March and there's sufficient feedback received from candidates writing the exam after then.

Of the three PMI credentials I've earned, I found the ACP to be the easiest. It also required the least memorization as the majority of the questions focused on understanding and applying the values and principles from the Manifesto.

What helped the most when preparing for the exam was practice questions - with PMI's Agile Practice Guide just being released and not being an overly long document, I'm not sure that there's really a need for one more study aid just yet...

Kiron
Kiron, thanks so much for your thoughts. Some very good points. I've had similar thoughts about the ACP maybe not being the best fit because it is less about memorization.

Do you think something like this would be viable for the PMP (which is more about memorization)?

Top-of-mind for me lately as a right-brained individual has been different, more visual ways, to learn project management principles other than the text-based methods in most really long exam prep books.

Thanks again friend!
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3 replies by Kiron Bondale, Sante Vergini, and Vincent Guerard
Feb 12, 2018 5:38 PM
Kiron Bondale
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Ryan -

The challenge with the PMP is that it is such a saturated market for study aids that differentiation will be tricky. I've most recently been teaching prep courses using Velociteach's product which does multiple different techniques (visual, tactile, aural) to help candidates learn.

Kiron
Feb 12, 2018 8:27 PM
Vincent Guerard
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Ryan,

Can you can differentiate your visual guided sell at the right price?

Personally I have never purchase those guide, making one for my study was often part of the study.

Do you need to get PMI to validate the product?
Feb 13, 2018 2:05 AM
Sante Vergini
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I hear you Ryan. My brain works the same way. But there are outside providers that have videos and animations teaching this and other disciplines.
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I fully agree with Kiron's point of view. It makes lots of sense.

Rami
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@ Kiron you have raised a very powerful point that most of the exams will be changing so it worth to wait and see the new requirements of more study but your encouraging highlights that it is easier this exam would favour to write it someday, actually I have purchased a course for this but I am not in rush to write the exam rather I like to understand it thoroughly and once I complete the course it will give me decent amount of PDU which is great deal
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1 reply by Vincent Guerard
Feb 12, 2018 8:20 PM
Vincent Guerard
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Riyadh,

I understand that in March just the PMP and the PMI-ACP will change.
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Feb 12, 2018 3:59 PM
Replying to Ryan Lloyd
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Kiron, thanks so much for your thoughts. Some very good points. I've had similar thoughts about the ACP maybe not being the best fit because it is less about memorization.

Do you think something like this would be viable for the PMP (which is more about memorization)?

Top-of-mind for me lately as a right-brained individual has been different, more visual ways, to learn project management principles other than the text-based methods in most really long exam prep books.

Thanks again friend!
Ryan -

The challenge with the PMP is that it is such a saturated market for study aids that differentiation will be tricky. I've most recently been teaching prep courses using Velociteach's product which does multiple different techniques (visual, tactile, aural) to help candidates learn.

Kiron
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I never paid for a guide to take my certifications exams because questions are situational questions and after reading some of the PMI´s guides all you have to do is taking into account your personal experience and asking what the PMI expect as an answer. In the case of PMI-ACP this is the most critical component to understand. In my personal opinion is not easy to pass the exam if you do not have practical experience using more than one Agile based method.
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1 reply by Elaine Jackson
Feb 12, 2018 8:44 PM
Elaine Jackson
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I specialize in understanding how my learners think and what gets them to retain information to be successful. Not necessarily the people with PhD's (Sergio). Some people become confused and with all the other responsibilities of life and work -- studying ends up taking a back seat each and every time and is not managed well. I suggest using study mindmap cards like this product -- used for PMP.
Not hard to make one for any exam. Time consuming but not impossible.

https://www.amazon.com/Pages-Quick-Referen...ohel+akhter+pmp
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Feb 12, 2018 4:52 PM
Replying to Riyadh Salih
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@ Kiron you have raised a very powerful point that most of the exams will be changing so it worth to wait and see the new requirements of more study but your encouraging highlights that it is easier this exam would favour to write it someday, actually I have purchased a course for this but I am not in rush to write the exam rather I like to understand it thoroughly and once I complete the course it will give me decent amount of PDU which is great deal
Riyadh,

I understand that in March just the PMP and the PMI-ACP will change.
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After appearing in both PMP and ACP exam, the only areas in which the suggested book can help are process chart and ITTOs for PMP exam. Situational questions otherwise do not really require memorizing anything.
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Feb 12, 2018 3:59 PM
Replying to Ryan Lloyd
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Kiron, thanks so much for your thoughts. Some very good points. I've had similar thoughts about the ACP maybe not being the best fit because it is less about memorization.

Do you think something like this would be viable for the PMP (which is more about memorization)?

Top-of-mind for me lately as a right-brained individual has been different, more visual ways, to learn project management principles other than the text-based methods in most really long exam prep books.

Thanks again friend!
Ryan,

Can you can differentiate your visual guided sell at the right price?

Personally I have never purchase those guide, making one for my study was often part of the study.

Do you need to get PMI to validate the product?
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Feb 12, 2018 6:13 PM
Replying to Sergio Luis Conte
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I never paid for a guide to take my certifications exams because questions are situational questions and after reading some of the PMI´s guides all you have to do is taking into account your personal experience and asking what the PMI expect as an answer. In the case of PMI-ACP this is the most critical component to understand. In my personal opinion is not easy to pass the exam if you do not have practical experience using more than one Agile based method.
I specialize in understanding how my learners think and what gets them to retain information to be successful. Not necessarily the people with PhD's (Sergio). Some people become confused and with all the other responsibilities of life and work -- studying ends up taking a back seat each and every time and is not managed well. I suggest using study mindmap cards like this product -- used for PMP.
Not hard to make one for any exam. Time consuming but not impossible.

https://www.amazon.com/Pages-Quick-Referen...ohel+akhter+pmp
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1 reply by Ryan Lloyd
Feb 13, 2018 10:58 AM
Ryan Lloyd
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Elaine, thanks for your comment. Things like this are along the lines of what I'm thinking. Some people are fine reading a manual word for word but others (such as myself) learn things better when the are presented visually or in more of a right-brained approach. While there are diagrams etc... out there like this for the PMP discipline I have noticed a lot of teaching techniques and books are geared towards more of a left-brained approach. I'm interested in helping to fill the gap for people who learn better visually or simply don't have the time to read through a 300 page guide. Again, thanks for your perspective.
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