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Official PMI-ACP Numbers

PMI Certifications January 2012The PMI-ACP pilot has concluded and the Agile Certified Practitioner certification is officially one month old.  The numbers are in!  Per PMI Today, January 2012 concluded with 542 PMI-ACPs.  Not too shabby for its first month.  The PMP is still PMI’s shining star, at 4047 new PMPs.  What surprised me were the numbers of PMI’s other certifications.  Only 11 people got the PMI-SP in January.  It makes me wonder, what is the PMI-SP certification’s value and longevity in the PMI ecosystem?  I ask because the PMI-ACP reached a number in one month that took the other certification a few years.

And so it begins.  Will PMI-ACP be the next PMP?  What do you think?

About Derek Huether

I'm Vice President of ALM Platforms at LeadingAgile. Author of Zombie Project Management (available on Amazon). Novice angel investor.

4 Responses to “Official PMI-ACP Numbers”

  1. March 4, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Dice shows 2,182 jobs that call for a PMP, two for PMI-ACP, two for PMI-SP, twenty-four for PgMP, and none for PMI-RMP.  If there are still two for PMI-ACP a year from now, I’d say it should be considered a failure.  Note that the failure will not be on the part of the people who earned the credential, or those like yourself who helped to shepherd it through the process, but a failure on the part of PMI to adequately explain the value of the credential and promote it.

    • derekhuether
      March 4, 2012 at 10:20 pm

      Wow, I have to admit, I am surprised there are any jobs listing PMI-ACP. It’s one month old! PMP is still the de facto standard. I don’t see PMI-ACP getting traction until later in the year. The next question is, how many jobs on Dice are asking for CSM’s?

      • March 4, 2012 at 10:44 pm

        Right now, I see 99 job reqs on Dice asking for “Certified Scrum Master.”  Note that Indeed.com managed to find a total of eight for PMI-ACP, and over 300 for CSM.  By the way, REI is hiring.


        Rock climbing apps, maybe?

        • derekhuether
          March 4, 2012 at 10:53 pm

          There’s gotta be an app for that! I read the REI job description. The last line states “Challenges the status quo, champions change and influences others to change.”

          Things that make you go hmmmmmm

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