Wareness Training - Available Agile Certfications


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Every organziation wants to move to agile and everyone wants to have Agile Certification? Do they really know what they want? If you want to learn about available agile related certifications, and differences between Agile and Scrum certifications. This presentation is for you More information, contact us.

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Wareness Training - Available Agile Certfications

  1. 1. AGILE CERTIFICATION WAR! Are you in or out? By Christine Aykac, PMP, PMI-RMP, PMI-ACP
  2. 2. AGENDA  About Me!  What Challenges are You Trying to Overcome?  Why is it Valuable to Have an Agile Certification?  What is Agile?  What Are the Different Agile Certifications?   Certified Agile Project Manager (Certf.APM)   Certified Scrum Master (CSM)   Certified Cagile Professional (ICAgile)   PMI- Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP)   Professional Scrum Master  What are the Pros and Cons for Each Certification Type?  Questions & Answers 2
  3. 3. WHO AM I?  As an Instructor:   Developed and delivered first training in 1999 @ Canada: MS Project customized course   Master Instructor at ITpreneurs to deliver PMP and PMI- ACP certification courses   PMI-ACP Master Trainer at ITpreneurs to Train the Trainer   Design and delivers Risk Management courses, incl PMI- RMP certification course  Consulting Practice   Over 20 years in hands-on delivery of enterprise scale projects and programs in a variety of industries Currently, concentrated on Portfolio, and Program Management and Methodologies. 3
  4. 4. WHY IS IT VALUABLE TO HAVE AN AGILE CERTIFICATION?  Learn something new  Leads to more interesting jobs  To get a raise  Teach your team how to collaborate  Learn how to make your sponsors happy  Have more fun 4
  5. 5. WHO VALUES AGILE CERTIFICATION?  68% of the organizations using Agile practices would find value in an Agile Certification for their practitioner  63%of hiring managers would encourage their project managers to pursue an Agile certificationSource: PMI research 2010 5
  7. 7. LET’S AGREE ON WHAT AGILE IS! Manifesto Principles Methodologies 7
  8. 8. AGILE METHODOLOGIES Scrum Crystal Kanban DSDM Agile Lean XP FDD TDD 8
  9. 9. • CSM• CertfAPM• ICAgile• PMI-ACP• PSM
  10. 10. CERTIFIED SCRUM MASTER (CSM) By Scrum Alliance
  11. 11. CSM EXAM QUALIFICATIONS Experience None! Requirements Training 2 days in class (14 PDU) Exam End of the training Maintenance No continuing education requirement Cost $1,400 Training, Test and 2 years Membership 11
  12. 12. CERTIFIED AGILE PROJECT MANAGER (CERTF. APM)By Project Management Association of Canada
  13. 13. CERTF. APMS EXAM QUALIFICATIONS Minimum Two years of recognized project, portfolio or program management experience. OrExperience Accepted credentials include:Requirements •  Academic Degrees •  Academic Certificates •  PM CertificationsTraining 2 days in classExam End of the training, 40 Multiple choice questionsMaintenance No continuing education requirementCost $150 including 6 months PMAC membership 13
  14. 14. CERTIFIED ICAGILE PROFESSIONAL By International Consortium for Agile
  15. 15. ICAGILE EXAM QUALIFICATIONSExperience NoneRequirementsTraining 2 days in classExamination NoneMaintenance No continuing education requirementCost Approx $1,500 Training 15
  16. 16. AGILE CERTIFIED PRACTITIONER By Project Management Institute
  17. 17. PMI-ACP EXAM QUALIFICATIONSEducational Level Secondary degree (high school or equivalent) or higher 2,000 hours working on project teams. These hours must beGeneral PM earned within the last 5 years. Note: a PMP will be accepted toExperience fulfill these requirements. 1,500 hours working on Agile project teams or in AgileAgile PM methodologies. These hours are in addition to the 2,000 hoursExperience required in general project management experience. These hours must be earned within the last 2 years. 21 contact hours; hours must be earned in Agile projectTraining management topicsExamination By Prometric Testing Centers – 120 Multiple choice questions 30 PDUs/3 CEUs every 3 years in Agile project managementMaintenance Note: hours would count toward PMP 3 days training – $1,200Cost $435 Member, $495 Non Member exam fee 17
  19. 19. PSM EXAM QUALIFICATIONSExperience Knowledge on Scrum guideRequirements PSM Level II – PSM ITraining 2 days in classExamination Within 14 days to write the examMaintenance No continuing education requirementCost Training C$1,295 including exam 19
  20. 20. DESIGNATION COMPARISON  Recognition  Usage  Cost  Benefits 20
  21. 21. PROS & CONS FOR EACH CERTIFICATION TYPE PM Application Acceptance ExperienceCSM Junior SW Global DevelopmentCertf APM Junior IT PM CanadianICAgile Junior IT PM EuropeanPMI-ACP Intermediate PM GlobalPSM Senior SW North Development American 21
  22. 22. RESOURCESInternet PMI-ACP Exam Help:  www.agilemanifesto.com   PMI Agile Support Group  http://www.lithespeed.com/   PMI Agile Community of Practice resources.htm  http://www.agilealliance.org   PMI Agile Toolbox  http://www.apln.org   Linkedin:  http://www.scrumalliance.org   Agile PMP Certification  http://www.scrum.org/   PMI-ACP Support Group  http://www.icagile.com/index.html   PMI Agile Certified Practitioner  http://www.pmac-agpc.ca/ PMI-ACP Exam Prep Study Group  http:// www.mountaingoatsoftware.com/  http://www.leankanbanuniversity.com/ 22
  23. 23. WARENESS SERVICE OFFERINGS Training – services that support Optimization – services focused on organizational excellence, we offer improving business and process classroom, virtual, eLearning and performance with the key goals of blended courses while helping our minimizing cost and maximizing clients increase productivity with throughput, efficiency and employee learning and effectiveness. empowerment. Project Management – services Advisory – provision of thought that allow the organization to leadership and ongoing guidance to establish and set goals and monitor organizations who are heavily outcomes to ensure these goals are invested in or about to embark on consistently being met in an effective organizational improvement and efficient manner. initiatives. 23
  24. 24. DON’T BE LATE!Upcoming PMI –ACP Exam Preparation Training: May 15 - 17, 2013 Total 21 Contact Hours Register: www.wareness.com/eventsCSM Training – Contact us for on site training information. Thank you! Christine Aykac, PMP, PMI-RMP, PMI-ACP Consultant – Program Manager - Instructor christine@wareness.com www.wareness.com 24