by Tom McGraw, VP of Public Sales – ASPE, Inc.
ASPE supports a number of industry-recognized Agile certifications. Many Agile certifications available in the industry are designed for individuals new, or relatively new, to Agile. Unlike many traditional certifications (such as the PMP certification offered through PMI, or the CBAP certification offered through IIBA) that have intensive pre-requisites and eligibility requirements, governing bodies of Agile certifications often provide certification for exposure in a classroom to the methodology, regardless of prior Agile experience or knowledge.
There are two Agile certification governing bodies accredited by ASPE, which can lead to Agile certification directly after course completion—the Scrum Alliance, and The International Consortium for Agile (aka, IC-Agile).
The Scrum Alliance has been issuing their industry-recognized Certified Scrum designations since 2001. There are currently over 200,000 credential holders for the most prominent Agile certification, the Certified Scrum Master designation. In addition to this entry-level certification, the Scrum Alliance offers two other entry-level Agile certifications. Click to continue »