Finally I got the certificate :-). Just a brief lesson learned about my exam. Next weeks I’ll publish more details.
- Agile Value and Principles are at the base of the test. If you have a deep understand of them and use it daily basis you have 50% of the test done. A lot of questions can be answered with just a real experience on Agile Projects.
- Lean principles are important to know.
- When to use and how to use Meeting techniques is important (meeting retrospective, iteration planning meeting daily meeting and so on). Several situational question about that.
- There is some questions about Agile EVM.
- Some question about Agile Portfolio Management.
- If you have problem with English prometric give you the possibility to use a dictionary. Some time I had to read question 5 times!
- Reading the book listed by PMI can be useful to remind names and concepts but just study on them without some year of Agile practices don’t guarantee to pass the exam.
- You have a lot time! Within 2 hours (or less) you complete the exam and you have time (1h) to review marked questions.
Learn by doing!
Break a leg for your exam!
How long did it take you to study for this exam? And what were the books that you studied from?
I’m applying Agile and reading books about it since 2008 therefore the preparation of the exam was not so overwhelming 🙂
I’ve studied 2 full days and I’ve read this books:
– Agile Project Management with Scrum
– The Art of Agile development
– User Stories Applied
– Agile Estimation and Plannig
– Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Thinking and Organizational Tools for Large-Scale Sc…
– The Software Project Manager’s Bridge to Agility
– Lean-Agile Software Development: Achieving Enterprise Agility
– Coaching Agile Teams: A Companion for ScrumMasters, Agile Coaches, and Project Manager…
– Agile Project Management: Creating Innovative Products (2nd Edition)
– Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great
– Kanban: Successful Evolutionary Change for Your Technology Business
I’ve also simulated the test of http://www.agileexams.com. Some questions are similar to the PMI-ACP. The test allowed me also to get practice with PMI english questions again (my last exam with PMI was the PMP in 2008 :P)