Agile Certifications

Agile is being implemented the world over now and thus the demand of people proficient in agile methodologies is also skyrocketing. To meet this need several agile certifications are offered by different organizations, some of the major ones are listed below:

Project Management Institute (PMI) Offers:

  • ACP: Agile Certified Practitioner

 

Scrum Certifications:

Scrum Alliance offers:

  • CSM – CertifiedScrumMaster
  • CSPO – CertifiedScrumProductOwner
  • CSD – CertifiedScrumDeveloper
  • CSP – CertifiedScrumProfessional
  • CSC – CertifiedScrumCoach
  • CEC – CertifiedEnterpriseCoach
  • CST – CertifiedScrumTrainer

 

Scrum.org offers:

  • PSD-I: Professional Scrum Developer – I
  • PSPO-I: Professional Scrum Product Owner – I
  • PSPO-II: Professional Scrum Product Owner – II
  • PSM-I: Professional Scrum Master – I
  • PSM-II: Professional Scrum Master – II
  • PSM-III: Professional Scrum Master – III
  • SPS – Scaled Professional Scrum

 

Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) certifications:

  • SAFe Agilist (SA)
  • SAFe Practitioner (SP)
  • SAFe Scrum Master (SSM)
  • SAFe Advanced Scrum Master (SASM)
  • SAFe Product Manager / Product Owner (PMPO)
  • SAFe Program Consultant (SPC)
  • SAFe Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT)
  • SAFe Product Manager/Product Owner (SPMPO)   

 

Xtreme Programming (XP) certifications:

  • Professional Scrum Developer – I (PSD-I) from Scrum.org 
  • Certified Scrum Developer (CSD) from Scrum Alliance

 

Kanban certifications:

Although Kanban certifications are too famous but Lean Kanban University offers several Kanban certifications. 

 

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What is Agile

Agile is an iterative and incremental process of software development which advises to split the work into smaller pieces and deal with smaller piece(s) at a time unlike the traditional Waterfall method where the software is delivered all at once

Agile - Split work into smaller pieces

Agile prescribes to build the software in smaller pieces and continuously integrate those to obtain the desired final product.

Agile - Build Incrementally

 

There are a few different types of Agile Frameworks like XP, Kanban, Scrum and SAFe etc. But the most commonly used framework is Scrum

 

 

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