PMI ACP- What to expect from training – Interview with Frank Schettini


This is part 2 of a 3 part series of interviews with Frank Schettini the executive sponsor of the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner program.  In this interview we talk about what to expect from training for the ACP and how trainers (including myself) can offer training when no one has taken the test yet.

Joseph: I am curious, you look at the PMI certification the PMP and there are organizations out there giving PMP exam Preps basically you spend anywhere from 2 to 5 days in a PMI PMP bootcamp and they will spoon feed you all the questions from the test (well not really all the actual questions) but really focused on “teaching to the test”, and no one has taken this test yet, for the Agile Certified Practitioner, so what are you seeing out there for training and what can people expect when they are taking a training course.

Frank: Thanks Joseph, That’s a really good question. It goes back to when we went through the process of creating an agile certification and going back to the Agile Manifesto and some of the key domains and knowledge areas within agile to focus these exam questions on. What we have done in  creating the certification was to require experience [on the job agile experience] as well as a training component which is 21 hours…

to hear more listen to the podcast above….

Want to read more of the documents referenced in this podcast?  Click the links below.

Exam Content Outline from

PMI ACP Certification Handbook from

PMI-ACP reference list

By | 2011-08-01T10:04:53+00:00 August 1st, 2011|agile, PMI, PMI ACP, project management|1 Comment

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  1. M.R. Sriprasad January 15, 2012 at 5:16 am - Reply

    Dear Mr. Joseph Flahiff,

    I represent SABCONS Project Management Consultants, India’s first R.E.P.

    It was great listening to the podcast – very informative.

    Mr. Frank Schettini (PMI Executive Sponsor for Agile Certification) says PMI has provided REPs with reference documents that formed the basis for most of the questions in the exam. I am not sure if I have missed some communication and I am not aware of these inputs. Could you please assist me?

    Thanks in advance.

    Best Regards,

    M.R. Sriprasad

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