PMIWDC Agile Training Course

PMIWDC Agile Training Course


Mark Tolbert, PMP, PMI-ACP

Senior Instructor
Best Practices Training, LLC

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

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About the Course

The 2-Day PMI-ACP® Exam Prep Course is a thorough and comprehensive review of all materials required to successfully pass the PMI-ACP exam. For PMI's Agile Certification (PMI-ACP®), there is no comparable PMBOK® Guide (or Body of Knowledge) like what exists for the PMP® certification. Instead, PMI provides a reading list of eleven books they recommend students read before sitting for the exam, and a "Role Delineation Study" (RDS) that covers seven domains and numerous tasks and tools and techniques. So, in the two-day class, we will digest all the needed themes, topics, terminology and concepts addressed in these books, and the RDS, so that you are thoroughly prepared to pass the test.

The key learning objective for the PMI-ACP Exam Prep Bootcamp is to provide training that enables students to obtain a clear understanding of all materials and concepts to successfully pass the PMI-ACP exam.

  • Agile definitions, concepts and perspectives based on seven domains.
  • Understand the format and structure of the PMI-ACP exam and formulate a personal study plan
  • Recognize the critical actions required to manage a project successfully
  • Develop a project management plan, identify the necessary subsidiary plans and elements critical for completion
  • Describe the key steps in problem detection and resolution

This course is intended for Project Managers and IT Professionals seeking PMI-ACP certification. It provides a focused, efficient approach to preparing for the exam and is targeted to project managers of all levels, project analysts, project leaders and project team members.

Event Location

Virginia Tech Executive Briefing Center
900 N. Glebe Road
Arlington, VA, 22203

Agenda and Cost:

(Fee includes seminar, materials, breakfast, and lunch)
$1,175 - Member Registration
$1,210 - Nonmember Registration

During the two-day PMI-ACP Certification Prep course, the instructor will cover the following content areas:

Day One

  • Introduction
  • Exam Strategies
  • Baseline Exam
  • Agile Principles & Mindset
  • Lunch
  • Value-Driven Delivery
  • Stakeholder Engagement

Day Two

  • Team Performance
  • Adaptive Planning
  • Lunch
  • Problem Detection and Resolution
  • Continuous Improvement (Product, Process, People)
  • Final Exam – Summary
PDUs Available: 
14.00 PDUs for Certified PMs
Talent Triangle Category: 

Event Keywords

Soft Skills


Effective communication, in general: audience, media / message, attention vs. "noise", etc.

Team Building

Techniques for building trust, team identification, common purpose, etc.

Hard Skills


Specific tips and techniques in the use of PM tools (SW, other)

Industry / Sector


Federal, state, local or tribal government entities / Contractor for such entities


Information Technology, including organizations that utilize Agile development methodologies

About the Speakers

Mark Tolbert, PMP, PMI-ACP

Best Practices Training, LLC
Senior Instructor

Mark Tolbert is a certified PMP, and also a PMI-ACP (Agile Certified Practitioner). Mark brings more than 25 years of practical project and program management expertise to the classroom and is methodical about transferring his knowledge and best practices for studying for the PMP Certification Exam each and every time he teaches a class. Mark is very passionate about project management and believes adopting the best project management practices and skills is crucial to the success of enterprises today.

Since November 2003, Mark has taught courses in PMP Certification Prep, project management, and Agile project management to clients around the globe including the Project Management Institute Washington, DC Chapter (PMIWDC), the U.S Bureau of the Census, BRMI, Henkel Corporation, Vista Technologies, Human Solutions Corporation, Providge Consulting and open enrollment programs across the United States. The majority of his PMP Prep students have a first-time success rate for PMP students in his classes has consistently exceeded 95%.

Prior to teaching, Mark spent 27 years at Hewlett-Packard where he successfully managed support programs and project teams including a large E-Selling program, a multi-vendor support program for a large telecommunications company, data center relocation projects, and Mobile Device Management programs.

Mark has been an active PMIWDC Chapter member and volunteer for the past 21 years serving on a number of board positions including most recently (from 2009 through 2012) serving on the board as the Trustee for the chapter. He has also taught PMP Prep classes for the chapter membership for the past fifteen years.

Mark is a long-time resident of Northern Virginia and currently lives in Annandale with his wife Linda. They have three boys who are all working in information technology careers today.

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