PMI-ACP Certification new syllabus PMI-ACP Certification new syllabus




To make the PMI-ACP certification updated with current development of Agile project management practices, Role Delineation Study (RDS) conducted by PMI over 1,000 agilists from 60 countries and updated the syllabus with the following changes 

         •  A new domain is added Agile Principles and Mindset

         •  33 new topics are added in Tools and Technique / Knowledge and Skills   

         •  12 are removed from Knowledge and Skills on new PMI-ACP exam syllabus. 

         •  In addition to this 4 reference books are added and 4 reference books are removed

         •  The five domains of practice (Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring and Controlling, and Closing) are the same and there are no changes to The PMBOK Guide, 5th Edition.

New syllabus of PMI-ACP

      Domain I: Agile Principles and Mindset

      Domain II: Value-Driven Delivery

      Domain III: Stakeholder Engagement

      Domain IV: Team Performance

      Domain V: Adaptive Planning

      Domain VI: Problem Detection and Resolution

      Domain VII: Continuous Improvement (Product, Process, People)

Free online resources for PMI-ACP Preparation:

Reference Materials for the PMI Agile Certified (Practitioner PMI-ACP Examination)

1.  Agile Estimating and Planning

     Author: Mike Cohn 

     Publisher: Pearson 

     Education/Addison Wesley 


2.  Professional Agile Project Management: Creating Innovative Products 

     Author: Jim Highsmith 

     Publisher: Pearson 

     Education/Addison Wesley 


3.  Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great 

     Author: Esther Derby, Diana Larsen, Ken Schwaber

     Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf

4.  Agile Software Development: The Cooperative Game 

     Author: Alistair Cockburn

     Publisher: Pearson Education 

5.  Coaching Agile Teams: A Companion for ScrumMasters, Agile Coaches, and Project Managers in Transition 

      Author: Lyssa Adkins

      Publisher: Pearson Education/Addison Wesley 


6.  Effective Project Management: Traditional, Agile Extreme 

     Author: Robert K. Wysocki 

     Publisher: Wiley

7.  Exploring Scrum: The Fundamentals

     Author: Dan Rawsthorne with Doug Shimp 

     Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing 

8.  Kanban In Action

     Author: Marcus Hammarberg, Joakim Sunden

     Publisher: Manning Publications 

9.  Kanban: Successful Evolutionary Change for your Technology Business 

     Author: David J. Anderson

     Publisher: Blue Hole Press 

10.  Lean-Agile Software Development 

        Author: Alan Shalloway, Guy Beaver, James R. Trott

        Publisher: Pearson Education 

11.  The Software Project Manager’s Bridge to Agility 

       Author: Michele Sliger, Stacia Broderick

       Publisher: Pearson Education 

12.  User Stories Applied: For Agile Software Development 

       Author: Mike Cohn 

       Publisher: Pearson Education

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