PMI… Those three letters strike fear into most project teams. I do not fault you for imagining an environment that’s heavy on process, rigid and poorly prepared to adapt to the changes common in software development projects. Times are changing, and PMI is adapting with them.
With the public release of the PMI-ACP (agile certified practitioner) certification we have our first agnostic agile credential. CSM and PSM exams are scrum centric; the PMI-ACP exam draws from XP, FDD, DSDM, Crystal, Lean, Kanban, Scrum and more. This holistic view of agile development makes the PMI-ACP a rising contender to be the premier agile project management credential.
The requirements are not onerous, but you do need to apply and prepare for the exam:
- 3,500 hours of project experience:
- 2,000 hours of project work within the last 5 years
- 1,500 hours of agile project management work within the last 36 months
- 21 hours of agile-specific training (CSM class or a PMI-ACP prep class)
If you are reassessing your personals goals for the year as we embark on the second half of 2012, take a moment to consider the PMI-ACP exam. Wow your friends with the breadth and depth of your agile development knowledge, and be the first one on your block to earn this valuable credential.
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