Agile Certified Professional Program
Our PMI-ACP® Exam Prep is in English and takes place in the center of Sofia on 12 Vitosha Blvd.
Consultations and library available free of charge for Fulbright Project Management Program alumni.
PMI-ACP® Training (in-person)
Trainer: Ivelina Chaldakova, PMP, ICP-ATF / ACC, PMI-ACP®
3 days: 9-10-11 February, 2024
€500 VAT excl.
PMI-ACP® Training (in-person)
Trainer: Ivelina Chaldakova,
3 days: 20-21-22 Oct, 2023
€500 VAT excl.
Materials and certificate
Every participant receives a full set of preparation materials and a certificate of completion that covers the amount necessary to apply for PMI-ACP® Exam.
Expert assistance with the registration for the PMI-ACP® Exam and PMI® application form filling are available upon request.
Project Management library available for Fulbright Project Management Program alumni
PMI-ACP®Course based on PMI® Examination Content Outline.
Years of training in project management
PMP® program alumni
ABOUT THE PMI-ACP® Training
3 days, 21 PDUs PMI-ACP®
|Session 1||09:30 – 10:30|
|Coffee break||10:30 – 10:40|
|Session 2||10:40 – 11:40|
|Coffee break||11:40 – 11:50|
|Session 3||11:50 – 12:50|
|Lunch break||13:00 – 14:00|
|Session 4||14:10 – 15:10|
|Coffee break||15:10 – 15:20|
|Session 5||15:20 – 16:20|
|Coffee break||16:20 – 16:30|
|Session 6||16:30 – 17:30|
This 3-day course covers in depth the latest Agile Practice Guide (2017) created by the Project Management Institute in partnership with Agile Alliance®, as well as domains, situational guidelines, tools and techniques and tasks included in the latest (PMI-ACP)® Examination Content Outline.
You will gain an understanding of the various agile approaches and the logic behind the exam. You will be tested with sample exam questions after each module of the course. The content meets the educational requirements of the Project Management Institute.
Practical advice for the exam from our experienced trainers. Support in the process of submitting your application to PMI®. Help in constructing an individual study plan, study group, as well as constant support by the program coordinator. Participants will receive a certificate of completion issued by the Bulgarian-American Fulbright Commission.
This course awards 21 Contact Hours/PDUs recognized by the Project Management Institute. The 21 contact hours awarded by the training cover the amount of contact hours required to apply for the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® exam. The PDUs awarded by the training may be claimed towards an already earned PMI certification as part of the Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) Program.
What are Contact Hours?
To be eligible for the PMI-ACP® certification, candidates must meet certain educational and professional experience requirements. Training in Agile Practices is one of them and 21 contact hours must have been earned in agile practices. This course awards 21 Contact Hours recognized by the Project Management Institute. More on the requirements is available here.
What are Professional Development Units (PDUs)?
Professional Development Units (PDUs) are one-hour blocks of time that you spend learning, teaching others, or volunteering. By accumulating and tracking these over a three-year period you can maintain your certification status with PMI. This course awards 21 PDUs recognized by the Project Management Institute. You can view how to align PDUs to the PMI Talent Triangle® here.
PMI-ACP® Course outline
*based on the latest (PMI-ACP)® Examination Content Outline (long version)
- Introduction to the PMI-ACP® exam
PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® exam requirements
PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® exam fees
PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® exam application process
- Agile Principles and Mindset (incl. an introduction to the Agile flavors)
Introduction to Agile
The Agile mindset
The Agile Manifesto, values and principles
Agile flavors (Scrum, Extreme Programming (XP), Lean product development, Kanban, Feature-driven development (FDD), Dynamic Systems Development (DSDM), Crystal)
Agile process overview
- Value-Driven Delivery
Agile and contracting
Verifying and validating value
- Stakeholder Engagement
Stakeholder stewardship and stakeholder management
Establishing a shared vision
Critical interpersonal skills
- Team Performance
Agile team roles
Building agile teams (high-performing teams, team motivation, training, coaching, and mentoring, developmental mastery models, etc.)
Creating collaborative team spaces
Tracking team performance
- Adaptive Planning
Agile planning concepts
Agile sizing and estimation
Release and iteration planning
- Problem Detection and Resolution
Creating an open and safe environment to surface problems and impediments
Managing threats and issues
- Continuous Improvement
Multiple levels of improvement (product, process and team)
Continuous improvement on the process level
Continuous improvement on the product level
Continuous improvement on the team (people) level
PMI’s Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
- Exam tips and tricks
Exam Content Overview
Exam Tips and Tricks
Cancellation and refunds:
- For bookings cancelled 15 days or more in advance, full participation fee is refunded.
- For bookings cancelled between 15 and 7 days prior to the course, 50% of the full participation fee is refunded.
- For cancellation 7 or less days prior to the course, the participation fee is non-refundable. Participants are given the opportunity to attend another edition of the PMP course.
PREPARE FOR YOUR PMI-ACP® CERTIFICATE
Based on PMI® Examination Content Outline – January 2021
PMI-ACP® Exam Simulator
PMI-ACP® exam in our office
Through a reliable internet connection
Quiet and undisturbed space
Agile Certified Professional ACP® Program
Oliver is a world-renowned expert on Project Management, PMP® and Project Business Management trainer. He has been a long-standing member, volunteer and leader of PMI® in various capacities, helping drive the project management industry forward.
A consistent and sustained researcher, Oliver is a contributor to the most important body of knowledge in the industry – the PMBOK Guide (4th to 7th Editions), has a number of publications in influential PM media and is the author of several books on project management.
Oliver’s LinkedIn group “I want to be a PMP” is the largest and most active PMP® study group in the world, with more than 200000 active members.
In 2019, Oliver co-founded the Project Business Foundation, an international professional association helping project managers adding commercial and legal knowledge to their project management education in order to do better cross-corporate Project Business.
Ivelina Chaldakova, PMP, ICP-ATF/ACC, PMI-ACP®
Ivelina is a product agility lead and a passionate agile practitioner and coach, helping organizations bring project management and agility to the next level. She’s currently working with the software product development team at the Norwegian-Bulgarian Documaster.
Ivelina holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration with a minor in Strategic Development from the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at the Sofia University. She spent her third semester of the master program at the Humboldt University of Berlin in Germany, one of Europe’s pioneering higher education institutions. Ivelina has 13+ years of experience across multiple industries, ranging from from startups to Fortune 500 companies, as well as organizations in the governmental and the NGO sector. She was part of the volunteering team that organized Project Management Summit Bulgaria 2019, the biggest conference dedicated to project management in Europe in 2019 and served as the Team Lead of the Marketing & Communications Team. Ivelina holds multiple certifications, among which PMP (Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certificate) by PMI, PMI-ACP (PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® by PMI, PSM I (Professional Scrum Master) by Scrum.org, DASSM (Disciplined Agile® Senior Scrum Master) by PMI, ITIL® Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management by EXIN, ICP, ICP-ATF (ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Team Facilitation) by ICAgile, ICP-ACC (ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Coaching) certified by ICAgile (International Consortium for Agile). Ivelina is an active volunteer, lecturer, moderator and speaker. She has served as a Board Member and Vice President Communications at PMI Bulgaria Chapter in 2020-2021 and is currently a Leader of the Women in Agile Bulgaria Local Group.
A professional administrator who has a long track record of ensuring things run smoothly behind the scenes of a busy team, Lyra makes sure that the highest organizational standards, established by PMI® are maintained at all times.
Lyra initiated the Fulbright Project Management Program back in November 2016 and ever since she has felt personally responsible for the successful certification of each participant in the training. That is the reason she will be at your side from the moment you enroll for the training course until the test day – so that you have everything you need for a successful training experience and exam preparation.
As the person responsible for the PMP® Alumni Club meetings, she will be in touch with you to inform you about Project Management events, master classes and conferences.Lyra is a motivated volunteer and supporter of PMI® Bulgaria Chapter. She has contributed for the organization of Project Management Summit Bulgaria 2019 and the annual conventions of the General Assembly of the Chapter in 2020 and 2021. At present she is team lead of Program/Speakers team for the organization of Project Management Summit Bulgaria 2022.
Let’s take the first step together!
The PMI-ACP is evidence of your real-world, hands-on experience and skill as part of an agile team.
You can apply, if you have 1-3 years of project management experience.
You can demonstrate that your agile team experience runs deep. Beyond knowledge and comprehension, demonstrate experience and applying agile methodologies. The PMI-ACP® is registered against the ISO 9001 standard.
Prerequisites for the PMI-ACP®
- Secondary degree
- 21 contact hours of training in agile practices
- 12 months of general project experience within the last 5 years (a current PMP®or PgMP® will satisfy this requirement but is not required to apply for the PMI-ACP)
- 8 months of agile project experience within the last 3 years
PMI-ACP® Certification Fees
For members of PMI – $435
For non-members of PMI – $495
You are the genuine value of our program, you wonderful, bright, young professionals!
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