If you are new to Agile or you have been working on Agile projects for a while, an Agile certification can support you by not only educating you on the best practices, but by demonstrating your knowledge, experience, and expertise in Agile. I am often asked, in a sea of Agile certifications (some new, some old), “Which should I get?”.
The first question I ask is who are you getting it for? Are you getting it for yourself or you customer, or both. If you are getting if for your customer, ask what certification they would like you to have. If you are getting it for yourself, I recommend the PMI-ACP (Agile Certified Practitioner). To cut to the chase, there are many other Agile certifications, but many are for Scrum only. PMI-ACP is a well known and distinguished certification. It is based on both knowledge and experience, which many of the others are not.
To get to this answer, I obtained certifications from 3 leading Agile certifying bodies. I had the same question myself and so I decided to obtain these certifications to learn the difference between them. If you want to demonstrate both you experience and your knowledge in Agile project management, the PMI-ACP is the best certification to do that. PMI requires you to have experience in Agile projects, in addition to passing a rigorous and vast test, which covers a number of Agile method, not only Scrum. This is important as Scrum is not the only viable Agile method and is not the best method to use for certain environments or projects. For example, I use Kanban for the daily work I do and for 2 of my largest past and present clients. My preparation for the PMI-ACP assisted me in learning more about Kanban, which greatly helped me with the consulting work I do.
Even if you already have a PMP (Project Management Professional) certification or other certification in project management, the PMI-ACP will set you apart from the pack, as there are many people with a PMP certification. This certification will demonstrate competency in Agile project management and hopefully support you with new opportunities in organization where they are using hybrid or Agile project management. It may also help you to implement Agile within your organization, to improve performance, time to market, profitability, and more.
Distinguish yourself from others with Scrum certifications that are limited to only the Scrum method. Distinguish yourself from other project managers who only have their PMP certification. ACP distinguishes you as not only passing a test and taking a class but also having experience and knowledge across multiple Agile methodologies and Frameworks
If you are interested in learning more about the PMI-ACP certification, please join me for a free presentation on this certification, and please bring any questions you have. Most importantly, do it now! Get certified! Stay on track with where others are going! – Susan Parente, PMP, PMI-RMP, PMI-ACP, PSM I, CSM, CSPO, CISSP, CRISC, RESILIA, ITIL, MS Eng. Mgmt.
Hosted by Susan Parente, PMP, PMI-RMP, PMI-ACP, PSM I, CSM, CSPO, CISSP, CRISC, RESILIA, ITIL, MS Eng. Mgmt.
Thursday, August 30, 2018
10:00 a.m. Eastern, 9:00 a.m. Central, 7:00 a.m. Pacific
In response to the growth in adoption of Agile Project Management by small marketing teams and small business, PMO Advisory, a PMI® (Project Management Institute) Registered Education Provider and New Jersey’s leading project management training & consulting firm, is regularly delivering a 1 Day Agile & Scrum Fundamentals Workshop and a 2 Day PMI-ACP (Agile Certified Practitioner) Certification Prep Course. Both courses are offered regularly at the PMO Advisory training center in New Jersey and to people everywhere live instructor led online.
With our 1 Day Agile & Scrum Fundamentals Workshop ($299) our proprietary approach to hands on learning will give for small marketing teams and small business the ability and confidence to implement Agile methodologies on their first day back in the office. Our 2 Day PMI-ACP Certification Prep Course is designed to enable you to pass the Project Management Institute’s Agile Certified Practitioner’s exam on the first try. Click here to learn more, our next scheduled courses, and to receive a discount coupon for either our 1 Day Agile & Scrum Fundamentals course or our 2 Day PMI-ACP Certification Prep course.
PMO Advisory is excited to deliver these workshops to marketing professionals throughout the U.S. through live online instructor led delivery. There is no content difference between the in-person classroom experience and the online live experience – both include the same materials and curriculum. Today online courses boast the ability to break the virtual classroom into teams and team work spaces to work through the course. Webcams, and group-specific work spaces have enabled online training to feel more like an in-person experience. Learn more at New Jersey’s leading project management training & consulting firm, PMO Advisory.