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PMI-ACPSM Exam Prep Course (Guaranteed Pass)

International Institute of Project Management (IIPM®), a Global Registered Education Provider (REP) of PMI®, USA is conducting PMI-ACPSM Exam Prep Course (Public/ Corporate) in the weekends / weekdays / evenings totaling to 24 hours of Contact education covering Agile tools and techniques and Agile knowledge and skills. Other customized timings can also be worked out depending on the corporate clients' convenience. This course fulfills the mandatory requirement of PMI® for 24 hrs of training in Agile Project Management, before any one applies for the PMI-ACPSM exam. (For PMI-ACPSM certification eligibility criteria, please visit the website www.pmi.org)

Program Overview:

    This 3 days Program includes Introduction to AGILE methodologies, Implementation, Project life cycle, AGILE tools & techniques, AGILE knowledge and skills and practical examples from the field to help you to establish AGILE project management practices in your organization. This AGILE project management training will challenge your staffs’ thinking, introduce you to new management concepts and provide you with the essential principles necessary for professional / project success.

Who Should Attend?

    Project Managers, Team leaders/Members, Field Staff Members, Project Engineers, Design Engineers, Project Leaders and Administrators, Industrial Engineers, Program Managers, Manufacturing Engineers, Project Coordinators, Operating Managers, Functional Managers, Information Technology Professionals, Software Developers, Quality & Testing Engineers, Sales & Marketing professionals, Civil/Mechanical/Electrical engineers, Procurement specialists, Event mangers, R&D Managers, others involved directly or indirectly with Project Management.

The Program Structure:

      PMI-ACPSM Exam Prep Course Programs are scheduled around the world at convenient locations. This 24-hours contact education course can be taken either on

·         Continuous days Sat - Mon, 9.0 am thru 6.0 pm for 3 days 

Bring This Program On-Site to Your Organization:

If you have a group of 10-15 for the Agile Project Management Certificate Program, an on-site Program may be cost effective and will ensure fully confidential training. Becoming a PMI-ACPSM is both a personal and professional accomplishment for your project managers.

Registration Confirmation:

At least 7 days before the start of the course. Registration fee per candidate is (Rs.27,000 + 12.36 % service tax) only. The fee includes Course materials, additional material, lunch, & snacks/refreshments.

Activity No.: IIPM-20

Activity Name: PMI-ACP Exam Prep Course

Mandatory Education Contact Hour Awarded: 24 Contact Hours

PDUs Awarded: 24 PDUs (Can be used towards PMP/PgMP Recertification)

A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to all attendees, which shall be presented to PMI® for the 24-hr. training in Agile Project Management knowledge areas requirements, when required.

Click here to see PMI Approval for contact hour education/ PDUs Approval

Course Duration:

3 days - 9.00 am to 6.00 pm

Date: Click here to see Training Schedule

Course fee : Rs. 27,000 + 12.36% S.T.

[Course fee for Guaranteed Pass Program includes Excellent course material, PMI-ACPSM 24-hr Formal Education Certificate, 24 PDUs, "IIPMACPCERT" -Yahoo group, Exam Prep CD, Question Bank, Mock Test, Case Studies, Lunch, Snacks, Post-training support]

CLICK HERE  to see PMI-ACPSM Guaranteed Pass - Terms & Conditions

Fee can be paid by DD or Check drawn on “IIPM Chennai” or can be wire transferred at least 7 days before the course start date.


Business Class Hotel, T. Nagar, Chennai.


Day 1

 Introduction to AGILE methodologies

  • What is AGILE
  • History & Genesis
  • Manifesto & principles
  • Introduction to methodologies
  • XP
  • FDD
  • DSDM
  • Recap – Exam

AGILE implementation in an organization

  • AGILE features
  • Team composition
  • Team dynamics
  • Recap – Exam

Agile project Life cycle

  • Planning – portfolio level
  • Planning – project level (Releases and Iterations)
  • Executing
  • Monitoring & Control
  • Closing
  • Recap – Exam
  • PMI-ACPSM Exam Content Outline
  • Professional Ethics & Code of Conduct

Agile project communications

  • Agile Information radiator
  • Agile Team space
  • Agile tooling
  • Osmotic communications for collocated teams
  • Osmotic communications for distributed teams
  • Agile Daily stand-ups
  • Recap – Exam

Planning, Monitoring and Adopting

  • Agile Retrospectives
  • Agile task and Kanban boards,
  • Agile Time boxing
  • Agile Iteration and release planning
  • Agile WIP limits
  • Agile Burn down/up charts
  • Agile cumulative flow diagrams
  • Agile process tailoring
  • Recap – Exam

Day 2

Agile estimation

  • Agile relative sizing/story points
  • Agile wide band Delphi /Agile planning poker / Agile affinity estimating / Team Estimation Game Method
  • Agile ideal time
  • Agile process tailoring
  • Recap – Exam

Agile analysis and design

  • Agile product roadmap
  • Agile user stories and backlog
  • Agile story maps
  • Agile progressive elaboration
  • Agile wireframes
  • Agile chartering
  • Agile personas
  • Agile modeling
  • Recap – Exam

Product quality

  • Agile frequent verification and validation
  • Agenda for the session
  • Agile test first development
  • Agile acceptance test-driven development
  • Agile definition of done
  • Agile continuous integration
  • Recap – Exam

Soft skills negotiation

  • Agile emotional intelligence
  • Agile collaboration
  • Agile adaptive leadership
  • Agile negotiation
  • Agile conflict resolution
  • Agile servant leadership
  • Recap – Exam

Value-based prioritization

  • Agile return on investment (ROI)
  • Agile net present value (NPV) / Agile internal rate of return (IRR)
  • Agile compliance
  • Agile customer-valued prioritization
  • Agile minimally marketable feature (MMF)
  • Agile relative prioritization or ranking
  • Recap – Exam

Risk management

  • Agile risk-adjusted backlog
  • Agile risk burn down graphs
  • Agile risk-based spike
  • Recap – Exam

Agile Metrics

  • Agile velocity
  • Agile cycle time
  • Agile earned value management (EVM) for agile projects
  • Agile escaped defects
  • Recap – Exam

Agile Value stream analysis

  • Agile value stream mapping
  • Agile Flow charts
  • Agile lean methodology
  • Recap – Exam

Day 3

Agile Knowledge and Skills (Level 1)

  • Active listening
  • Agile Manifesto values and principles
  • Assessing and incorporating community and stakeholder values
  • Agile Brainstorming techniques
  • Building empowered teams
  • Coaching and mentoring within teams
  • Agile Communications management
  • Feedback techniques for product (e.g., prototyping, simulation,
  • demonstrations, evaluations)
  • Incremental delivery
  • Agile Knowledge sharing
  • Agile Leadership tools and techniques
  • Prioritization
  • Agile Problem-solving strategies, tools, and techniques
  • Project and quality standards for Agile projects
  • Stakeholder management
  • Agile Team motivation
  • Time, budget, and cost estimation
  • Value-based decomposition and prioritization
  • Recap – Exam

Agile Knowledge and Skills (Level 2)

  • Agile frameworks and terminology
  • Building high-performance teams
  • Agile Business case development
  • Collocation (geographic proximity)/distributed teams
  • Agile Continuous improvement processes
  • Elements of a project charter for an Agile project
  • Agile Facilitation methods
  • Agile Participatory decision models (e.g., input-based, shared collaboration, command)
  • Value-based analysis
  • Recap – Exam

Agile Knowledge and Skills (Level 2)

  • Agile frameworks and terminology
  • Building high-performance teams
  • Agile Business case development
  • Collocation (geographic proximity)/distributed teams
  • Agile Continuous improvement processes
  • Elements of a project charter for an Agile project
  • Agile Facilitation methods
  • Agile Participatory decision models (e.g., input-based, shared collaboration, command)
  • Value-based analysis
  • Recap – Exam

Agile Knowledge and Skills (Level-3)

  • Agile contracting methods
  • Agile project accounting principles
  • Applying new Agile practices
  • Compliance (organization)
  • Control limits for Agile projects
  • Agile Failure modes and alternatives
  • Globalization, culture, and team diversity
  • Agile Innovation games
  • Principles of systems thinking (e.g., complex adaptive, chaos) · Regulatory compliance · Variance and trend analysis
  • Variations in Agile methods and approaches
  • Agile Vendor management
  • Recap – Exam


Domains in Agile project management

  • Value-Driven Delivery
  • Agile Stakeholder Engagement
  • Boosting Team Performance Practices
  • Adaptive Planning
  • Problem Detection and Resolution
  • Continuous Improvement (Product, Process, People)
  • Recap – Exam

Guaranteed Pass Terms & Conditions

1.Candidates should ensure that they followed all the tips and traps given in the class and took minimum 7 – 10 mock tests from IIPM – ACP exam prep CD before the 1st attempt of the PMI-ACP exam (Screen shot of results page recommended).

2.1st attempt of the ACP exam should be made within 3 calendar months (90 days) from the date of completion of the 24 hours mandatory training. Failing to make the first attempt of ACP exam within 90 days devoids the Guaranteed Pass scheme irrespective of any break in the course completion. (Please note that IIPM guarantees pass in the first attempt based only on its vast experience and the merits of training offered and not through any other means.)

3.In case a candidate under this scheme “Guaranteed Pass” is unsuccessful in the first attempt, IIPM's guarantee / liability is limited to
  i. One time Re-imbursement of ACP exam fee $335 or equivalent INR (at Rs.50 per USD) whichever is lesser, by
     Cheque only.
  ii. Post training support will be provided through E-mail, telephone, Yahoo group "iipmacpcert" membership for 180
days from the date of 1st Attempt Exam.  
  iii. No other fee or support provided as part of this scheme.

By signing for this IIPM-ACP exam prep "Guaranteed Pass" course, I confirm that I have understood thoroughly the following 3 points.
   a. The terms and conditions
   b. The deliverables and
   c. The extent of liability of IIPM against this plan.

Key Deliverables:

  • Excellent Training Materials

  • Exam Prep Course Practice CD: 400+ Q&A

  • Industry oriented Practical Tips

  • "IIPMACPCERT" -Yahoo group - Free Subscription to all IIPM® Patrons

  • Group Mock Test

  • 24 hours mandatory PM Education / Contact Hours Certificate, which fulfills the mandatory PM Education Requirements as per PMI®, USA.

  • 24 PDUs Awarded

  • Guest House for outstation candidates: IIPM® can arrange for well-furnished, A/C Guest House accommodation for outstation candidates @ Rs. 900/- to Rs.1400/- per day extra. IIPM® understands your needs. This is a special additional service to our outstation candidates.

  • Exam Oriented Tips & Traps

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