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Looking for information on the PMI-ACP from PMI? This post describes what it takes to get the PMI Agile certification. Depending on your starting point, you can probably get your PMI-ACP certification with minimal Agile Training and preparation. This blog provides all the information that you might find helpful in deciding if you should get your PMI-ACP or not.
As an Agile Coach, I find an interesting paradox about Agile Training. Most people will state that they already know all about Agile and Scrum. And if asked, most organizations will say that they are already using Agile, even if what they are doing is A.I.N.O. (Agile in Name Only). Or they will describe what they are doing as "agilish". I am pretty sure that "agilish" in this context means that they aren't following Agile Values and Principles.
In a happy coincidence of events, I achieved my Certified Agile Leader certification from the Scrum Alliance last week. I was researching agile transformation and came across Michael Sahota's book, An Agile Adoption and Transformation Survival Guide. I really liked the book and so I invited him to connect on LinkedIn. In a bit of serendipity, Michael responded that he would be in Chicago to teach the Certified Agile Leader course on September 22, and he invited me to attend his course.
Agile projects are more successful than waterfall projects. There, I said it. And I have the statistics from the Standish Group to back it up.
I’ve been a follower of the Standish Group Chaos Studies for a long time. The Standish Group has conducted surveys of IT project success and failure rates every 2 years since 1994. Initially, the statistics were really bad with IT project success rates measured at less than 20%. Thankfully things have improved, though not much. Project success rates for technology projects are still pretty low.