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Get Your PMI Agile Certification (PMI-ACP) Without Hardly Trying

 

Last month I wrote the Quick Guide to the Basic Agile Certifications. There was a lot of interest in the two Scrum Certifications, the Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and the Professional Scrum Master (PSM). But I was surprised there was also some interest in the less popular Agile Certified Practitioner certification from PMI. And I believe there are many of you out there who can achieve this certification without hardly trying.

Agile Practice Guide

PMI Produced a Guide to the Agile Methodology?

Some of you may be surprised as I was to learn about PMI's recent collaboration with the Agile Alliance to produce an overview of Agile Methodologies. Groups of volunteers from both organization worked together to draft and review a document on Agile.  The product of their work is the newly published, Agile Practice Guide. A PMI publication, this document is now generally available and is included with the free download of the 6th Edition of the PMBOK.

A Quick Guide to Agile and Scrum Certifications

Are you bewildered by the number of Agile and Scrum certifications and Agile Training courses offered today? Do you wonder what would be the best Agile or Scrum certification for you? Which one will provide the greatest return on your time and money?

​This is a question that I get asked frequently by those new to Agile and Scrum. It doesn't help that the names of the certification and the certification bodies are strikingly similar. Anyone new to Agile would be understandably confused.

Project Success Rates Waterfall vs Agile - Agile Project Management

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.