Did you know that there are over 6 different organizations offering agile certifications?
Do you know what those organisations are, or the pros and cons of the different certifications? And, what certification is right for you?
Improving Agility: Agile Certifications is an overview of the major organizations offering agile certifications. Agile certifications are controversial and create much debate in the agile community. Both sides have valid points, and rather than repeat the different arguments I want to state that agile certifications are here to stay. This is driven by large trends in the software industry and that’s where the e-book starts. I then cover the six most popular certifying bodies, and the different programs that they offer.
I believe certification is an individual choice with many factors to consider including education, career opportunity, personal growth, time and money. You are the only one who fully understands the intricacies of your career and whether certification would be a potential benefit to what you want to achieve. As a result, you are the best person to make the decision about certification.
But how do you make that decision? Do you simply choose the nearest available Agile course and hope of the best?
What if someone spent the time to collect all the information from the leading agile organizations and wrote an e-book? Would you be interested?
What you’ll get
In this 50 page e-book, you’ll read about:
- The origins of certification in the Agile community, and some of the large trends driving the agile community (Chapter 2).
- An overview of the current leading Agile certifying bodies and the certifications they offer, including the Scrum Alliance, Scrum.org, the PMI, the DSDM consortium, and others (Chapters 3 through 8).
- Some consideration to keep in mind when making a decision about whether certification is right for you. This section is intended to help as a guide to choosing the right certification for you (Chapter 9).
- And finally, a summary table I created while researching material for this book (Appendix C).
What people have been saying.
Who am I to talk about this?
I’m Kane Mar, a Scrum Trainer and international speaker. I’ve been involved in the Agile community since 2001, firstly as a developer and now as a coach and trainer. I’ve spoken at conferences all over the world, including the US, China and Australia/New Zealand. I’m an industry insider and one of the first 30 Scrum trainers worldwide.
Agile certifications are something that I talk about all the time, but even I didn’t understand the full breadth of different offerings. So, I created a spreadsheet to tabulate the more important organizations and their offerings. This e-book is the end result of several months of reading and research.