In depth Guide to the Large Array of Agile Qualifications
23 July 2019
Posted by: Abi Walker
The Agile Business Consortium are pleased to be mentioned in this is a roundup of agile certifications, published on 22.07.19 by Daniel Tannenbaum of TechRound
As Daniel Tannenbaum says in the introduction:
If you’re thinking about getting Agile certified, you’d be forgiven for being utterly perplexed by the vast array of qualifications available. Before taking the plunge and choosing a course, it’s important that you understand what is available. Only then can you decide which course would be best for your career development.
They highlight the different types of course originator including:
- principal providers, both for profit, and not-for profit,
- project management certification creators who offer agile components
- third party providers (for-profit organisations who create their own certifications)
The article provides an introduction to qualifications by:
- Scrum Alliance
- Agile Business Consortium
- Scaled Agile
- International Consortium for Agile
About Agile Business Consortium, the article states:
If you’re looking for greater flexibility, the Agile Business Consortium offers agile training through APMG. They are a non-profit offering courses using the Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM). There are five levels of certification, including the following.
Level 1 – Agile Project Management (AgilePM) Foundation
Level 2 – AgilePM® Practitioner
Level 3 – DSDM Agile Professional
Level 3 – Agile Leader Advanced Practitioner
Level 4 & 5 – Business Analyst, Program Management
The level 1 course offers a great introduction to project management, this foundation course is required for anyone wishing to progress through the levels of training. The AgilePM Practitioner course is ideal for anyone wishing to expand their knowledge. For anyone hoping to develop their career, starting your training with the Agile Business Consortium offers a logical path of progression.
However, the article doesn’t include our AgileBA, AgilePgM, AgileDS or Scrum Master qualifications.
Helpfully, the author closes by adding:
When choosing your agile project management certification, it’s important to consider which one will be most valuable to your career. If you already have some project management experience, a foundation agile course may be all you need to progress. However, if you plan to become an agile team leader, this may take longer and require a more financial commitment.
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