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Choose the right Agile certification based on your need

Agile has revolutionized the way we manage organizations, teams, products and projects. The adoption of Agile is not just seen in software development, but also in business domains such as marketing and HR. There are many Agile frameworks and certifications in the market but without a doubt, they are all created based on the same core Lean and Agile principles. All methodologies emphasize on cross-functional teams collaborating incrementally and iteratively on projects/products in a flexible and responsive way. Here, Agile experts at Quint compare 4 different Agile certifications and their respective use cases for you to choose the right certification based on your need.

Top 4 agile certifications:

  • SAFe®
  • EXIN Agile Scrum
  • APMG Agile Project Management (AgilePM®)
  • PRINCE2 Agile®

SAFe®

The Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) is a system for implementing Agile, Lean, and DevOps practices at scale. The Scaled Agile Framework is 1 of the most popular frameworks for leading enterprises because it works: it’s trusted, customizable, and sustainable.

If you want to build operational excellence, collaboration, responsiveness, and customer satisfaction into your organizational DNA, where do you start? SAFe provides a proven playbook for transformation.

Who the certification is for?
Board, management and employee level in organizations that pursue corporate-wide agile adoption.

Available SAFe certifications

EXIN Agile Scrum

In the Agile domain, Scrum is the most popular framework. It is easy to adapt and learn and works very well on the team level.

The EXIN Agile Scrum certification program supports professionals in developing the required competencies in Agile and Scrum for the digital age. The program covers both the Agile values, principles, and mindset, all needed to be understood in order to support the development of an Agile spirit; and the Scrum framework so that professionals are equipped with the right structure and practices to be able to apply an Agile approach based on Scrum. This differentiates EXIN’s certification from other programs out there, which tend to focus on either one or the other (the Agile principles or the Scrum framework) but not both combined.

Who the certification is for?
R&D teams, innovative product/solution teams, and software product development teams.

Available EXIN Agile Scrum certifications

APMG Agile Project Management (AgilePM®)

Since its introduction in 2010, AgilePM has fast established itself as the world’s leading framework and certification for Agile project management, with over 170,000 exams sat worldwide.
AgilePM is a practical and repeatable methodology that achieves an ideal balance between the standards, rigour and visibility required for good project management, and the fast pace, change, and empowerment provided by Agile.

Accredited training and certification will help you to:

  • Apply the underpinning philosophy and principles of AgilePM in a project situation
  • Appropriately configure the lifecycle of an Agile project to a given scenario
  • Identify and apply popular Agile techniques in a project situation, including MoSCoW prioritisation, iterative development and timeboxing
  • Understand and assign roles and responsibilities within an Agile project
  • Understand the mechanisms for governance and control of an Agile project
  • Understand how to test, estimate and measure progress in an Agile project
  • Describe and apply the Agile approach to managing requirements.

Who the certification is for?
Managers and project teams members that want to apply Agile practices in a project environment. Suitable for organizations with or without existing project management standards.

Available AgilePM® certifications

PRINCE2 Agile®

PRINCE2 Agile has been developed for anyone who delivers projects, large or small, in an agile context. It is a valuable training and certification scheme for anyone working within an agile project environment, whether they be a project manager, project support, or part of the wider project team. PRINCE2 Agile equips practitioners and organizations with the ability to deliver agile projects by tailoring the PRINCE2 project management method with a broad toolset of agile delivery techniques and frameworks. In this way, practitioners will leverage the benefits of agile ways of working such as iterative and incremental delivery while maintaining a structure of project governance.

Who the certification is for?
Managers and project team members in organizations with an existing PRINCE2 project environment who want to apply Agile approaches in projects.

Available PRINCE2 Agile® certifications

Conclusion

To make it simple, we have the main focus of all 4 agile certifications summarized in this table below. For more info, you can always send us a message here or contact us at info_Asia@quintgroup.com.

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