Agile for Practitioners
The Agile For Practitioners Training Course is a hands-on workshop that provides participants with a deep understanding of Agile frameworks, practices, and techniques. Participants will also learn about the culture that supports the principles and values of Agile. The course content includes the content of the Agile Certified Practitioner certification (PMI-ACP®) from PMI.

This is a highly interactive course that leverages real-world examples from Scrum, Lean, Kanban and other Agile methods. Participants will work in teams to experience and apply Agile through the course exercises to plan, organize Agile teams, create backlogs, and develop solutions using Agile and Scrum. This course meets the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®) education requirements.

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for agile team members, PMO leaders, project managers and leaders who need an in-depth understanding of Agile frameworks and practices or who are seeking the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®) certification.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Agile
  • Overview of Agile Methods
  • Value Driven Development
  • Planning Agile Projects
  • Scrum
  • Leading Agile Teams
  • Leading Beyond the Team
  • PMI-ACP® Certification Overview
  • PMI-ACP® Certification – Practice Exam

Key Learning Outcomes

 Following this training, participants will be able to:
  • Explain various Agile frameworks and why they are used—including Scrum, XP, Lean, and Kanban
  • Apply Scrum to your projects
  • Create a product backlog and user stories
  • Explain what leadership looks like in an Agile environment
  • Comprehend various Agile concepts including Value-Driven Delivery, Stakeholder Engagement, Team Performance, Adaptive Planning and Continuous Improvement
  • Gain insight on how to create transparency using Agile communications tools
  • Become a better Agile project practitioner
  • Understand how to establish an Agile team and help encourage high-performance
  • Learn to effectively manage project scope, schedule, budget and quality through the use of Agile controls
  • Learn how to apply servant leadership
  • Understand the knowledge and experience requirements necessary to apply for and pass the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®) certification exam
  • Gain insights, techniques, and skills to successfully coach and mentor agile teams

Getting the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®) Certification

Participants interested in getting their PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®) certification should review the education and experience requirements to sit for the PMI-ACP® exam. Details of those requirements can be found on the Project Management Institute site.

Additional details about getting the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®) can be found in our blogs below:


  • This course is hosted at Northwestern University in Chicago IL
  • This 4-Day course includes numerous hands-on exercises and workshops
  • This course qualifies as education contact hours for the Project Management Institute’s Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®) exam.

Upcoming Training

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Agile for Practitioners,  
Chicago IL




October 1, 2018 –
October 4, 2018


“I liked the collaborative exercises, especially the scrum simulation.” 

— Loretta R. (January 2018)

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