Domain I: Agile Principles and Mindset
The PMI-ACP certification recognizes an individual's expertize in Agile practices by putting equal focus on knowledge and skills as well as Agile tools and techniques. The Tools and Techniques area that spans 50% of the exam covers topics like estimation, planning, adapting, quality, metrics, communication, value-based analysis, and prioritization to name but a few. The other 50% is dedicated to knowledge and skills that have been organized into levels of importance. The discussion around these topics will constitute this book. But first, and foremost, we need to understand the foundation concepts of the Agile framework; its contrasts with traditional (waterfall-based) project management; and most important, the Agile Manifesto and its guiding principles.