ACP Exam Prep - Summer 2020

Agile Certified Practioner (ACP) Certification Prep Course

May 30 – June 13, 2020
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
University of Portland Westside Campus

Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP) is a recent and progressive certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI) and it “sets the bar” for agile project professionals!  The two main hurdles of achieving certification – completing the application to sit for the exam and passing the exam – are rigorous. 

This course will help you sail over those hurdles and go to the next level as an Agile professional with solid, real world practices. You can soon be an agile expert in the eyes of organizational leaders and colleagues. The ACP Certification Prep Course dives into Scrum, XP, Lean FDD, Kanban, Crystal, TDD and Agile Modeling.

Key Learning Objectives

  1. Understand key concepts necessary to pass the PMI-ACP exam
  2. Understand the PMI-ACP application eligibility requirements
  3. Learn the terminology for various Agile frameworks and methods
  4. Walk through key Agile methods and how they contrast with traditional methods
  5. Learn to read burndown charts and other radiators to determine the health of Agile projects
  6. Use hands-on exercises to further your understanding of Agile concepts


21 hours of instruction

Instructor Bios

Diane Brady PMP, CSM, PMI-ACP, has 18+ years of project management experience utilizing Agile (Scrum, Kanban, Lean), Waterfall, and mixed methods and tools. She is a former PMI Portland Chapter President.

Peter Heaver, PMP, PMI-ACP, SAFe (SA), is a consultant offering a background of 15+ years in project management roles, with emphasis in leading teams as Scrum Master, Agile Coach and software engineer. Peter has a keen focus on task automation, system optimization, and tool standardization, and offers a deep knowledge of Agile/Scrum and Lean methodologies.

Patricia (Trish) Kelly, SAFe (SA), is a long-time member of PMI Portland. She has served the Chapter as a PMP instructor, ACP instructor, VP of Professional Development, VP at Large and currently acts as the Director of Toastmasters and is the PDU Reporting expert for the organization.

Brian Kronstad PMP, CSM, PMI-ACP, SAFe (SA), brings 20+ years of project management experience using a variety of methodologies including Agile, Waterfall and vendor-specific.  He also has extensive IT experience in Software Engineering, Quality Assurance, and IT Organizational Leadership, Design & Strategy.

David Whitlock, PMI-ACP, began his career as a software engineer hacking on the Java Virtual Machine. After realizing that the challenges of leading people were just as exciting as crafting software that delights its users, he turned his attention to working with others to help grow individuals and teams within the context of a larger organization. By night, David is an adjunct lecturer in the Computer Science Department at Portland State University.



  • Non-members ...  $1200
  • Chapter Members ... $850
  • Chapter Student Members ... $750
  • Registration closes 3/30/2020

Registration Info

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  • *Chapter Members must log in to the PMI Portland web site prior to registering in order to receive automatic member pricing discounts!
  • NEW / RENEWING MEMBER? NOTE: It takes up to three business days for PMI Global to process your new PMI Portland Chapter membership so that we can create your PMI Portland login account on our site. If you're a new/renewing member or planning to join, please plan accordingly!  See the New Member web page for more information. 
  • There will be no retroactive payment adjustments. Please be certain you are registering correctly prior to payment.



UofP Westside
Suite 230
15220 NW Laidlaw Rd.
Portland, OR 97229


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Event Properties

Event Date 05-30-2020 8:30 am
Event End Date 06-13-2020 5:00 pm
Registration Start Date 05-04-2020 1:00 am
Cut off date 05-31-2020 11:55 pm
Individual Price $1,200.00
Location University of Portland (Westside)

Chapter Membership

Total Members 2415
New Members This Year 171
PMP® Members 1511
CAPM® Members 47
PgMP® Members 8
PMI-SP® Members 2
PMI-RMP® Members 5
PMI-ACP® Members 90
PfMP® Members 1
PMI-PBA® Members 3
Members with no Certification 840
Breakdown by type  
Individual Members 2359
Student Members 47
Other Members 9


We wish to thank each of the Chapter sponsors for their continued support of the organization and their recognition of the importance of project management in the Portland area. To learn how your organization can become a Chapter sponsor, please visit Become a Sponsor

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