October 20, 2011

A Deep Look at Agile Certifications: 6-8 PM. at the Glen Allen Branch Library, 10501 Staples Mill Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060-3242. Free
Richard Cheng is a managing consultant at Excella Consulting, providing consulting services to commercial and federal clients in the Washington, DC area. Richard trains, coaches, and mentors clients in understanding and implementing Agile and Scrum. He also leads Excella’s Agile Center of Excellence. A graduate of Virginia Tech, Richard authored several publications on project management, presented at Agile and PMI sponsored industry events, is a member of Mensa, and holds certifications including Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), and Project Management Professional (PMP). (http://www.excella.com/people/richard-cheng.aspx)

The Agile certification landscape can be quite complex. Scrum.org, Scrum Alliance, and International Consortium for Agile all have multiple levels of Agile certification. Combine that with the PMI’s Agile certification pilot, the choices for Agile certification can be confusing. This session takes a look at the Agile certifications, the relationship and differences between each certification, and how each certification is obtained. We will take a look at a complex certification landscape and lay it out in simplified terms to make it easy to navigate the complex world of Agile certifications. Certifications to be discussed include:

PMI Agile Certified Practitioner

Scrum Alliance certifications:

  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM)
  • Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)
  • Certified Scrum Developer (CSD)
  • Certified Scrum Professional (CSP)
  • Certified Scrum Coach (CSC)
  • Certified Scrum Training (CST)

Scrum.org Certifications:

  • Professional Scrum Master I & II
  • Professional Product Owner I & II
  • Professional Scrum Developer

International Consortium for Agile Certifications:

  • Associate Certification
  • Professional Certification (with 6 skill tracks)
  • Expert Certification

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