The PMI-ACP Lessons Learned
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Learn from the students who have successfully
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Lessons Learned from
Michael Mondie PMP, PMI-ACP
The study plan:
1. Watch the ACP PrepCast. This takes dedication, there...
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My takeaway is that there seemed to be much more to
learn or prepare for the PMP exam possibly due to a lack of
an ACP P...
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Lessons Learned from
Alan Richardson PMP, PMI-ACP
Many thanks to the ACP PrepCast team! I used their
very affordable mat...
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Lessons Learned from
Martin Gagne, PMP, PMI-ACP
I spent like 2 months of studying on that exam. What I did is very simpl...
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The exam was very much easier than the PMP.
But again, you need to master everything
because your brain will guide you t...
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Read more and learn from the PMPs
who studied and passed the PMI-ACP at
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  1. 1. The PMI-ACP Lessons Learned Provided by: PMI, PMP, CAPM, PgMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-SP, PMI-RMP and PMBOK are trademarks of the Project Management Institute, Inc. PMI has not endorsed and did not participate in the development of this publication. PMI does not sponsor this publication and makes no warranty, guarantee or representation, expressed or implied as to the accuracy or content. Every attempt has been made by OSP International LLC to ensure that the information presented in this publication is accurate and can serve as preparation for the PMP certification exam. However, OSP International LLC accepts no legal responsibility for the content herein. This document should be used only as a reference and not as a replacement for officially published material. Using the information from this document does not guarantee that the reader will pass the PMP certification exam. No such guarantees or warranties are implied or expressed by OSP International LLC.
  2. 2. 2 Learn from the students who have successfully passed the PMI-ACP exams. Get to know their experiences, how they prepare for the exam and some of the tips and tricks they shared for us.
  3. 3. 3 Lessons Learned from Michael Mondie PMP, PMI-ACP The study plan: 1. Watch the ACP PrepCast. This takes dedication, there are a lot of hours in the PrepCast, much more than I remember for the PMP exam I took in 2011 2. Read PMI-ACP Exam Prep by Mike Griffiths after the PrepCast 3. Completed the 50 question sample exam included Prepcast Study Guide 4. Read the exam tips in the student guide and inputs from others in the back 5. I bought a dry erase board and use to memorize key terms for. For each I made up a word or series of letters that meant something to me and could be used to recall phrases. below are mine, you should make your own. 6. Review the SCRUMDAN guide ( Google and you will find) 7. Read Code of Ethics The day of the exam: 1. Reviewed my dry erase board items above (also brain dumped this at the exam) 2. Review Roles for each AGILE method
  4. 4. 4 My takeaway is that there seemed to be much more to learn or prepare for the PMP exam possibly due to a lack of an ACP PMBOK. So you have to read information from several sources and study more methods than probably are needed. It took me about 1hr and 15min to do the exam. I used my brain dump often during that exam, sometimes they were directly useful and other times it helped with those questions structured like …”which one is the best…..”. I was not feeling confident with the first 10 questions so I marked and moved on, I then got into a groove and came back to marked questions later…this helped.
  5. 5. 5 Lessons Learned from Alan Richardson PMP, PMI-ACP Many thanks to the ACP PrepCast team! I used their very affordable materials in combination with Andy Crowe's exam prep book and passed first time. Actually the contrast between the two tools is revealing. Andy Crowe covers a lot of what you will need for the exam - and that's all. The Agile PrepCast goes into a lot more detail, and has real education value. Risk Management is a good example: Crowe gives a paragraph on the principle - probably all you'll ever see on the exam. The Agile PrepCast demonstrates risk burndown and other techniques.
  6. 6. 6 Lessons Learned from Martin Gagne, PMP, PMI-ACP I spent like 2 months of studying on that exam. What I did is very simple: - I took the training offered by my local PMI Chapter in Montreal (3 days of training in a row) - I read 2 times entirely the prep book ACP Exam Prep Plus Desk Reference from GR8PM - I bought and followed the training offered by Cornelius Fichtner - I have learned very much the agile manifesto values and principles - I have learned the Declaration of interdependance - DO NOT learn by heart the grid suggested in the Prep Book. Understand it, be comfortable with it, that is enough I did all the exercises of the Prep Book and did the 2 full exam (average of 83% on each exam) I did all the exercises of Cornelius The day of my exam, I spent 2 hours flipping pages of the book of Mike Cohn : "User Stories Applied For Agile Software Development". I got like 15 questions on user stories and this help me very much for the exam. Be sure to have covered everything in the Prep Book before flipping pages of Mike Cohn's book. I read only topics that I needed more information.
  7. 7. 7 The exam was very much easier than the PMP. But again, you need to master everything because your brain will guide you through the right answer. I did the entire 120 question in less than 140 minutes. Many question need your logical only. Read carefully. Very often, the right answer was really obvious in comparison with other choices. Good luck with you study. Study seriously and you will make it at the first try. I got this result: Agile tools and techniques : moderately proficient Agile knowledge and skills : proficient
  8. 8. 8 Read more and learn from the PMPs who studied and passed the PMI-ACP at https://www.project-management- prepcast.com/index.php/kunena/pmi- acp-exam-lessons-learned

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