Domains and Tasks for PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®. cycle and provide the tools for effective and informed decision making. Domain IV.

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T ABLE OF C ONTENTS Introduction .. .. .. .. 1 PMI – ACP Examination Content Outline .. .. .. 3 Domains and Tasks for PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI – ACP) ® .. . 4 Domain I: Agile Principles and Mindset .. .. .. 5 Doma in II: Value – Driven Delivery .. .. . 6 Domain III: Stakeholder Engagement .. .. 8 Domain IV: Team Performance .. .. 9 Domain V: Adaptive Planning .. .. 10 Domain VI : Problem Detection and Resolution .. .. 11 Domain VII : Continuous Improvement (Product, Process, People) .. .. 12 Tools and Techniques .. .. .. 13 Knowledge and Skills .. .. .. 16 Appendix A: R ole Delineation S tudy (RDS) P rocess .. .. 17

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©201 4 Project Management Institute, Inc. All rights reserved. PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI – ACP) ® Examination Content Outline 1 I NTRODUCTION The Project Management Institute ( PMI) offers a professional certification for agile practitioners, known as the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI – ACP) ® certification examination development processes stand apart from other project management certification examination development practices. PMI aligns its process with certification industry best practices, such as those found in the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing 1 . A key component of this process is that organizations wishi ng to offer valid and reliable professional certification examinations are directed to use a Role Delineation Study (RDS) as the basis for the creation of the examination. This process utilizes knowledge and task – driven guidelines to assess the practitione and frequency of each of the knowledge, tasks, and skills required to perform to the industry – wide standard in the role of an agile practitioner that is, professionals who use agile principl es, methods, and approaches when working on or leading agile teams. The Role Delineation Study ensures the validity of an examination. Validation assures that the outcome of the exam is, in fact, appropriately measuring and evaluating the specific knowledg e and skills required to function as an agile practitioner. Thus, the Role Delineation Study guarantees that each examination validly measures all elements of agile practice in terms of real settings. PMI – ACP ® certification holders can be confident that th eir professional certification has been developed according to the best practices of test development and based upon input from the practitioners who establish those standards. Please see Appendix A for a detailed description of the process. The PMI – ACP ex amination is a vital part of the activities leading to earning a professional certification, thus it is imperative that the PMI – ACP examination reflect accurately the practices of the agilist. All the questions on the examination have been written and exte nsively reviewed by qualified agile subject matter experts and are supported by current published references in agile topics. These questions are mapped against the PMI – ACP Examination Content Outline to ensure that an appropriate number of questions are i n place for a valid examination. PMI retained Professional Examination Service (ProExam) to develop the global PMI – ACP Examination Content Outline . Since 1941, ProExam has provided a full range of assessment and advisory services to organizations across a broad range of professions, in support of professional licensure and certification, training, and continuing professional education. ProExam is dedicated to promoting the public welfare through credentialing as a mission – driven, not – for – profit organizatio n. 1 American Educational Research Association, American Psychological Association, & National Counci l on Measurement in Education (2014 ). Standards for educational and psychological testing. Washington, DC: American Educational Research Association.

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©201 4 Project Management Institute, Inc. All rights reserved. PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI – ACP) ® Examination Content Outline 2 Candidates studying for the PMI – ACP examination are urged to use the PMI – ACP Examination Content Outline as a guide to the areas included on the examination. Further, trainers are urged to use the PMI – ACP Examination Content Outline to structure their t raining. Candidates are also encouraged to study current references in agile, such as those on the PMI – ACP examination preparation reference list.

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©201 4 Project Management Institute, Inc. All rights reserved. PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI – ACP) ® Examination Content Outline 4 D OMAINS A ND T ASKS D omain I . Agile Principles and Mindset (9 tasks) Explore, embrace, and apply agile principles and mindset within the context of the project team and organization. Domain II . Value – D riven Delivery (4 sub – domains, 14 tasks) Deliver valuable results by producing high – value increments for review, early and often, based on stakeholder priorities . H av e the stakeholders provide feedback on these increments , and us e this feedback to prioritize and improve future increments. Domain III . Stakeholder Engagement (3 sub – domains, 9 tasks) Engage current and future interested parties by building a trusting environment that aligns their needs and expectations and balances their request s with an understanding of the cost/effort involved. P romote participat ion and collaboration throughout the project life cycle and provide the tools for effective and informed decision making. Domain IV . Team Performance (3 sub – domains, 9 tasks) Create an environment of trust, learning, collaboration, and conflict resolution that promotes team self – organization, enhances relationships among team members, and cultivates a culture of high performance. Domain V . Adaptive Planning (3 sub – domains, 10 tasks) Produce and maintain an evolving plan, from initiation to closure, based on goals, values, risks, constraints, stakeholder feedback , and review findings . Domain VI . Problem Detection and Resolution (5 tasks) Continuously identify problems, impediments, and risks; prioritize and resolve in a timely manner; monitor and communicate the problem resolution status ; and implement process improvements to prevent them from occurring again. Domain VII . Continuous Improvement (Product, Process, People) (6 tasks) Continuously improve the quality, effectiveness, and value of the product, the process, and the team.

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©201 4 Project Management Institute, Inc. All rights reserved. PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI – ACP) ® Examination Content Outline 5 T ASKS Domain I Agile Principles and Mindset Task 1 Advocate for agile principles by modeling those principles and discussing agile values in order to develop a shared mindset across the team as well as between the customer and the team. Task 2 Help ensure that everyone has a common understanding of the values and principles of agile and a common knowledge around the agile practices and terminology being used in order to work effectively. Task 3 Suppor t change at the system or organization level by educating the organization and influencing processes, behaviors, and people in order to make the organization more effective and efficient. Task 4 Practice visualization by maintaining highly visible information radiators showing real progress and real team performance in order to enhance transparency and trust. Task 5 Contribute to a safe and trustful team environment by allowing everyone to experiment and make mistakes so that each can learn and con tinuously improve the way he or she works . Task 6 E nhance creativity by e xperiment ing with new techniques and process ideas in order to discover more efficient and effective ways of working. Task 7 E ncourage team members to share knowledge by collaborating and working together in order to lower risks around knowledge silos and reduce bottlenecks . Task 8 Encourage emergent leadership within the team by establishing a safe and respectful environment in which new approaches can be tried in order to make improvements and foster self – organization and empowerment. Task 9 Practice servant leadership by supporting and encouraging others in their endeavors so that they can perform at their highest level and continue to improve .

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©201 4 Project Management Institute, Inc. All rights reserved. PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI – ACP) ® Examination Content Outline 6 Domain II Value – Driven Delivery Define Positive Value Task 1 Define deliverables by identifying units that can be produced incrementally in order to maximize their value to stakeholders while minimizing non – value added work. Task 2 Refine requirements by gaining consensus on the acceptance criteria for features on a just – in – time basis in order to deliver value. Task 3 Select organizational characteristics as well as team experience in order to optimize value deli very. Avoid Potential Downsides Task 4 Plan for small releasable increments by organizing requirements into minimally marketable features /minimally viable products in order to allow for the early recognition and delivery of value . Task 5 Limit increment size and increase review frequen cy with appropriate stakeholders in order to identify and respond to risks early on and at minimal cost. Task 6 Solicit customer and user feedback by reviewing increments often in order to confirm and enhanc e business value. Prioritization Task 7 Prioritize the units of work through collaboration with stakeholders i n order to optimize the value of the deliverables . Task 8 Perform frequent review and maintenance of the work results by prioritizing and maintaining internal quality in order to reduce the overall cost of incremental development. Task 9 Continuously identify and prioritize the environment al, operation al , and infrastructure factors in order to improve the quality and va lue of the deliverables. Incremental Development Task 10 Conduct oper ational reviews and/ or periodic checkpoints with stakeholders in order to obtain feedback and corrections to the work in progress and planned work . Task 11 Balance development of deliverable units and risk reduction efforts by incorporating both value producing and risk reducing work into the backlog in order to maximize the total value proposition over time.

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©201 4 Project Management Institute, Inc. All rights reserved. PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI – ACP) ® Examination Content Outline 7 Task 12 Re – prioritize requirements periodically i n order to reflect changes in the environment and stakeholder needs or preferences in order to maximize the value. Task 13 Elicit and prioritize relevant non – functional requirements (such as operations and security) by considering the environment in which the solution will be used in order to minimize the probability of failure. Task 14 Conduct frequent reviews of work products by perf orming inspections, reviews, and/ or testing in order to identify and incorporate improvements into the overall process and product/service.

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