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Want to use Agile techniques? Or improve your Agile practices?
Learn how the PMI Agile Certification can help.
Agile is a topic of growing importance in project management. The marketplace shows this trend, as project management practitioners embrace Agile as a technique for managing successful projects.
Because of these changes in the project management environment, PMI is developing an Agile certification.
Key thought leaders who use Agile techniques in managing projects have advised PMI on the best way to offer an Agile certification to serve project practitioners and the organizations for which they work.
Is Agile for you?
PMI regularly surveys project practitioners to further understand how they practice project management. One key statistic that came out of our latest Pulse of the Profession survey is that standardized project management practices result in better project performance. 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.
Moreover, 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. 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.
What is the PMI Agile Certification?
Practitioners who are using Agile practices in their projects, or whose organizations are adopting Agile
approaches to project management, are good candidates for the PMI Agile Certification. By earning the
Agile certification, practitioners can:
•Demonstrate to employers their level of professionalism in Agile practices of project management
•Increase their professional versatility in both project management tools and techniques
•Show they have the capacity to lead basic Agile project teams by holding a certification that is more credible than existing training-only or exam-only based offerings
Read about the Eligibility Requirements
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.
Learn More About the Agile Certification Pilot
The PMI Agile Certification pilot is open to the public and any project management practitioner who meets the eligibility requirements may participate. PMI is currently looking for pilot candidates and the online and paper applications for the certification will be available starting May 2011. The PMI Agile Certification examination will be released during the third quarter of 2011. To learn more about the pilot, read the Agile Certification FAQs document.
To receive updates about the PMI Agile Certification Pilot, please reply to AgilePilot@PMI.org