PMI-ACP Agile Principles and Mindset

Prepare for Domain I of PMI-ACP certification. Learn Scrum, Kanban, Lean. Improve your leadership knowledge and skills.
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  • Length 2.5 hours
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Published 3/2016 English

Course Description

Agile is the most powerful project-management approach that gets you consistently amazing results when you do it right. To DO Agile right, you need to BE agile and to have a solid understanding of Agile principles and how to use them.

In this course you'll master the principles of agile project management with this ideas-packed course.  Prepare for the Project Management Institute's Agile Certified Practitioner exam.

After you take and complete this course, you'll be able to: 

  • Explore, embrace, and apply agile principles and mindset within the context of the project team and organization. 
  • Succeed with any question of Domain I of PMI-ACP exam. (Agile Principles and Mindset)
  • Enhance your leadership skills.
  • Clearly explain Agile to others.

Content and Overview

In this course, you’ll begin with a quick PMI-ACP certification overview. Our next step will be to turn on the “beginner’s mind” and think about what it means to be agile and why it’s very important.

Then, you’ll continue to learn about the world of Agile management and explore various agile methodologies and approaches, such as Scrum, Kanban, Extreme Programming (XP), Feature Driven Development (FDD), Dynamic System Development (DSD), and Crystal. It will help you understand and clarify many Agile concepts.

Finally, we will focus on the concept of Leadership and think about why it is important in an Agile environment. The video lectures and quizzes will not only help you learn, but also reinforce your learning and understanding, as well as prepare you for the Agile Certified Practitioner exam.

This course is the first and the most important one in a series of seven courses dedicated to the Agile Certified Practitioner material. Each of the seven courses will cover one domain from the PMI-ACP exam content outline.

What are the requirements?

  • Turn on your "beginner's mind" and willingness to learn.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Master and apply Agile project management principles.
  • Prepare for PMI-ACP exam questions of Domain I - Agile Principles and Mindset.
  • Develop your agile mindset.
  • Explain and promote Agile to others in your organization.
  • Improve your effectiveness when working in high-uncertainty environment.
  • Maximize your value when working in teams.
  • Enhance your leadership knowledge and skills.
  • Advocate for agile principles to develop a shared agile mindset.
  • Ensure common understanding of agile.
  • Support change by educating and influencing to enhance effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Practice visualization to enhance transparency and trust.
  • Create a safe and trustful environment for experimentation.
  • Enhance creativity by experimenting with new techniques.
  • Collaborate to share knowledge.
  • Establish safe team environment to encourage emergent leadership.
  • Practice servant leadership.

What is the target audience?

  • Everyone pursuing Agile Certified Practitioner certification from Project Management Institute (PMI-ACP).
  • Project managers.
  • Those working in agile management environment.
  • Managers who need to create agile environment in their organizations.

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
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Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: First Things First
Study Tips
Section 2: PMI-ACP Certification Overview

This is a very quick review of what PMI is. You probably already know it - that's why it's quick.

PMI-ACP Certification Overview
PMI-ACP: Do You Qualify?
Taking the Exam
Exam Content
Section 3: Agile and Agility - Let's turn on a "beginner's mind!"

Let' pretend we don't know what agile or agility is. Where do we start? Well, definitions of course! It helps to do it, even you already "know all that stuff." Part of being agile is the ability to get back to basics.


When I first got interested in Agile. This definition was a real eye-opener. It totally helped clarify a few things in my mind and understand the benefit of the agile approach.

Who is more agile?
Agile: Big and Small
Agile: When and Where?
Agile and Waterfall
Section 4: The World of Agile
Agile Manifesto 2001 - Values Statement
6 questions

This quiz will help you reinforce your learning of the values of Agile Manifesto.

Agile Manifesto 2001 - 12 Principles
6 questions

Take this quiz to reinforce your knowledge of the 12 principles behind Agile Manifesto.

Declaration of Interdependence 2005
Declaration of Interdependence quiz
6 questions
Philosophy and Methodologies of Agile
Section 5: Scrum
What's Scrum?
Scrum Roles
Scrum Events
Scrum Artifacts
Scrum quiz
5 questions
Section 6: Kanban
What's Kanban?
Kanban Examples
Kanban Principles and Benefits
Kanban quiz
5 questions
Section 7: Extreme Programming (XP)
XP Core Values and Roles
XP - 13 Core Practices
XP Development Life Cycle
Extreme Programming quiz
5 questions
Section 8: Lean
Lean quiz
4 questions
Section 9: Feature-Driven Development (FDD)
Feature-Driven Development
FDD quiz
3 questions
Section 10: Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM)
Dynamic Systems Development Method
DSDM quiz
3 questions
Section 11: Crystal Methods Framework
Crystal Methods
Crystal quiz
5 questions
Section 12: Leadership
7 questions

This is a learning quiz. Only part of it is intended to quiz the knowledge. The main purpose is to get you to think about Agile-team leadership.

Section 13: Agile Principles And Mindset - Retrospective
Agile Principles And Mindset - Retrospective
Section 14: Learning Questions
11 questions

Some learning questions with food for though for your in-quiz-itive mind.


In this bonus lecture you receive multiple special offers that you can advantage of any time and keep learning.

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Instructor Biography

Igor Ovchinnikov, Learn It Your Way!

Hi, I am Igor Ovchinnikov.

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I hold an M.B.A. from Ohio State University, and am a PMI®-certified Project Management Professional (PMP®).

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