PMI Launches Agile Certification

PMI reports organizations and PMO’s are asking their PMs to apply Agile techniques  (68% are using Agile practices).

Why PMI Agile Certification (PAC)?

PMI believes their Agile Certification will validate a practitioner’s ability to understand and apply Agile principles and practices on basic projects using both experience and testing techniques. The PAC will demonstrate practitioners can select Agile principles and practices as a project management approach based on the needs and demands of a specific project.

By earning the PAC, practitioners can:

  • Demonstrate to employers their level of professionalism in Agile practices of project management
  • Increase their professional versatility in both project management tools and techniques
  • Show they have the capacity to lead basic Agile project teams by holding a certification that is more credible than existing training-only or exam-only based offerings

PMI also found that 63% of hiring managers encourage PMs to pursue an Agile certification.

Eligibility Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 2,000 hours of project team work over the last five years
  • Plus, 1,500 hours working on Agile teams, or using Agile within the last two years.
  • 21 hours of Agile PM training
  • Pass the examination (120 questions – Costing $385 – 495).

Key Dates

An exam outline with references will be available April 2011.

First offering of the exam will be during Q3-2011.

For more information on the PAC:

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