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Community Guide of the PMI-ACP

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Keywords: Knowledge and Skills PMI-ACP Tools and Techniques

Contents
1 Community Guide
2 AgileBOK
3 Who it is for
4 What it covers
   4.1 Tools & Techniques
   4.2 Knowledge & Skills
5 Contributing to the Community Guide
6 Wiki Markup Reference

Community Guide

The Community Guide of the PMI-ACP is an initiative of the PMI Agile Community of Practice to provide ongoing support for the PMI-ACP agile certification. PMI Today recently highlighted the importance of community volunteers to create the certification, so it only follows that our community be the ones to mature it into the future. The current version of the Community Guide is based on the PMI Agile Certification Exam Content Outline.

AgileBOK

There will be no Agile Body of Knowledge (AgileBOK) supported by PMI. PMI does not own, maintain, or support ANY web presence that lives outside of PMI.org. There is not, and never should be an authoritative standard for Agile. Having an AgileBOK would invite all PMI project managers to rigorously follow a standard and never adapt, tailor, or innovate their processes. This counters what we as Agilists stand and strive for.

Who it is for

The Community Guide is intended to be the authoritative source for all the stakeholders in the PMI-ACP ecosphere, including

• A study reference for those pursuing the PMI-ACP credential
• A training reference for REPs and trainers
• A technical reference for exam writers

What it covers

The Community Guide is a unique community resource, offering you

• Links to relevant PMI documents regarding the certification
• The original intent of the PMI-ACP creators for each topic on the exam
• The current community consensus on how each topic works on "most agile projects, most of the time"

Tools & Techniques

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Tools and Techniques 50% of Exam
Communication Including but not limited to:
Information Radiators,
Team Space,
Agile Tooling,
Osmotic Communications,
Co-Located Teams,
Distributed Teams,
Daily Standups
Planning Monitoring and Adapting Including but not limited to:

Task/Kanban Board,
Time Boxing,
Iteration and Release Planning,
WIP limits,
Burn down & Burn up Charts,
Cumulative Flow,
Process Tailoring
Agile Estimation Including but not limited to:
Relative Sizing,
Story Points,
Wide Band Delphi and Planning Poker,
Affinity Estimating,
Ideal Time
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Time Boxing,
Iteration and Release Planning,
WIP limits,
Burn down & Burn up Charts,
Cumulative Flow,
Process Tailoring
Agile Estimation Including but not limited to:
Relative Sizing,
Story Points,
Wide Band Delphi and Planning Poker,
Affinity Estimating,
Ideal Time
Agile Analysis & Design [User-Stories-Backlog]
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[Progressive-Elaboration]
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[Chartering]
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[Agile-Modeling]
Product Quality Including but not limited to:
Frequent Verification and Validation
TDD Test First Dev
Definition of Done
Continuous Integration CI
Soft Skills Including but not limited to:
Emotional Intelligence
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TDD Test First Dev
Definition of Done
Continuous Integration CI
Soft Skills Including but not limited to:
Emotional Intelligence
Adaptive Leadership
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Conflict Resolution
Servant Leadership
Value Based Prioritization Including but not limited to:
ROI/NPV/IRR
Compliance (organizational), Compliance (regulatory)
Minimally Marketable Feature (MMF)
Relative Prioritization / Ranking
Risk Management Including but not limited to:
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Servant Leadership
Value Based Prioritization Including but not limited to:
ROI/NPV/IRR
Compliance (organizational), Compliance (regulatory)
Minimally Marketable Feature (MMF)
Relative Prioritization / Ranking
Risk Management Including but not limited to:
[Risk-Burndown-Charts]
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Velocity
Cycle Time
Agile EVM
Escaped Defects

Knowledge & Skills

Knowledge and Skills 50% of Exam
Level 1 (33% of total examination questions)
Active Listening, Agile Manifesto Values and Principles,Assessing and Incorporating Stakeholder Values,Brainstorming Techniques, Building Empowered Teams, Coaching and Mentoring within teams, Feedback Techniques for Products, Incremental Delivery, Knowledge Sharing, Leadership Tools and Techniques, Prioritization, Problem Solving Strategies, Project and Quality Standards, Stakeholder Management, Team Motivation, Time, budget, cost estimation, Value based decomposition and prioritization
Level 2 (12% of total examination questions)
Agile Frameworks and Terminology, Building High Performance Teams, Business Case Development, Co-Located and Geographically Distributed Teams, Continuous Improvement, Elements of an Agile Project Charter, Facilitation Methods, Participatory Decision Models, PMI's-Code-of-Ethics-and-Professional-Conduct, Process Analysis Techniques, Self Assessment, Value Based Analysis
Level 3 (5% of total examination questions)
Agile Contracting Methods, Agile Project Accounting Principles, Applying New Agile Practices, Compliance (Organization), Control Limits, Failure Modes and Alternatives, Globalization, Culture, and Team Diversity, Agile Games, Principles of Systems Thinking, Regulatory compliance, Variance and Trend Analysis, Variations of Agile Methods and Approaches, Vendor Management

Contributing to the Community Guide

If you are interested in creating or maintaining articles for the 'Community Guide', just do it! If you would like to officially join our team, just provide your name and email address and we'll get you engaged. ACP Support Team members will work as individual contributors within the project. Their involvement may vary based on the nature of the work and their availability.

Wiki Markup Reference


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