Agile project management techniques are best applied to projects in which significant change is expected due to the inability to fully define product requirements up front, the use of new or unstable technology, or an unknown approach (such as in R&D projects). While agile techniques are not suited to every project, they can be adapted to benefit a wide range of projects, organizations and industries.
The PMI® Agile Certification is designed to validate a practitioner’s understanding of Agile principles and their ability to apply Agile principles to basic projects. As of January 2016, there are over 10,000 people who hold the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) designation. While other Agile Project Management designations do exist, the PMI-ACP designation is the only one backed by PMI (the Project Management Institute).
To be eligible for the PMI-ACP Agile certification, participants must meet the following criteria:
- A secondary diploma (high school or equivalent) or above
- 2,000 hours experience working on project teams within the last 5 years (participants who are already a PMP® automatically meet this requirement)
- An additional 1,500 hours working on Agile project teams or with Agile methodologies within the last 2 years
- 21 contact hours of training in Agile topics (our 3-day Agile Project Management course meets this requirement)
- Passing of the PMI® Agile exam
If you are interested in obtaining the PMI-ACP designation, or in learning more about Agile project management, including Scrum and the role of Scrum Master, there is no better place to start than by taking our 3-day Agile Project Management Hands On course.
PMI-ACP credential holders since February 2014
The PMI-ACP (PMI Agile Certified Practitioner) already has the greatest number of PMI credential holders next to the PMP and CAPM designations. With the next, sixth, edition of the PMBOK (scheduled to be released in the third quarter of 2017) the popularity of the PMI-ACP credential is expected to increase. Project managers and team members who understand how and when to apply agile approaches to projects are expected to be in greater demand.
Ready to roll-up your sleeves and learn how to apply Agile Project Management? Check out our Agile Project Management Hands On workshop.