Yes. It’s here. The waiting and wondering is over. PMI is launching an Agile certification.
So what does this mean for an AgileBOK?
How is the PMI going to show that they’re doing the Agile certification right?
We’ll see. Full news email below:
|Dear PMI Registered Education Providers:
You may have noticed more discussion in the marketplace from practitioners who are investigating or have already started applying Agile principles to their practice of project management. PMI is supporting this development with the launch of an Agile Certification.
Demand Is Growing for Applying Agile Practices in Project Management
Organizations Are Embracing Agile as a Tool
PMI is Supporting Important Developments in Project Management by Launching the Agile Certification
One of the practices that PMI has monitored over the last several years is the continuing growth and usage of Agile practices in project management. Many practitioners have added Agile to their “Project Management Toolbox” and use it as one of many techniques in managing successful projects.
Organizations that utilize project management to serve both internal and external clients are seeing value in Agile methods to deliver projects for these clients more quickly. As a result, more organizations and project management offices are asking their project managers to apply Agile techniques. In fact, PMI research revealed that 68% of the organizations using Agile practices would find value in an Agile certification for project management practitioners. In addition, 63% of hiring managers would encourage their project managers to pursue an Agile certification.
Who Should Pursue the PMI Agile Certification?
PMI serves the project management profession by providing practitioners with a toolbox of select tools and techniques—and Agile is one of those tools. For example, those who have the PMP® and are working in an organization that is using Agile techniques, the Agile Certification provides an applicable knowledge base of Agile principles and concepts.
Key Dates for the Agile Certification Launch