The PMI-ACP (Project Management Institute Agile Certified Practitioner) designation is one of the leading certifications globally. The PMI developed it to certify that people are well versed in the Agile Methodology for executing projects. After the PMP (Project Management Professional,) it is one of the most popular and recognized certifications today and well worth obtaining. Agile Practitioners must meet certain prerequisites established by the PMI, which include:
- Secondary degree
- 21 contact hours of agile practice training
- Twelve months of general project experience within the last five years. Possession of a PMP or PgMP can satisfy this requirement.
- Eight months of agile project experience within the last three years
These requirements are based on the PMI website: https://www.pmi.org/certifications/agile-acp
PMI ACP Free Questions Agile and Scrum Fundamentals
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Question 1: Your team has decided to tackle a brand new project housing a hybrid approach. Therefore, they have chosen the elements of Agile and Waterfall that best meet the project’s requirements and the client’s expectations, which include Daily Standups. Of the following list of options, which is NOT a typical question to ask in a round-robin fashion:
- What have I completed since the last standup?
- What are my impediments?
- What are my critical path tasks?
- What am I planning to complete between now and the next standup?
Question 2: Which of the following examples is not a typical Definable Work Project?
- Production of a car
- Home construction after the design is complete.
- Refrigerator manufacturing
- Designing new software
Question 3: All of the following are principles of the Dynamic Systems Development Method, EXCEPT:
- Demonstrate control
- Never compromise quality
- Develop linearly
- Focus on the business need
Question 4: Your current software development project was defined earlier in the scoping process but underwent many revisions and changes, which was expected. However, the actual project/product requirements are being tracked as dictated per Agile methodology, which means that they are part of the following:
- Requirements Traceability Matrix
- Scope of Services
- Product scope
Question 5: Your training and consulting business has noticed increased requests for proposals for Disciplined Agile work, one of the services you already provide. However, your staff is interested in discovering what their new focus will need to be different from the Agile and Waterfall methodologies they currently follow. Therefore, you meet with your teams and explain that the following agile techniques are considered crucial, EXCEPT for:
- Overall project-driven
Question 1: answer c). See 5.2.4, page 53, Agile Practice Guide
Question 2: answer d). See 2.1, page 7, Agile Practice Guide
Question 3: answer c). See A3.8, page 110, Agile Practice Guide
Question 4: Answer a). Section 5, page 91, Agile Practice Guide
Question 5: answer b). Section A3.14, page 114, Agile Practice Guide