Tag: Scrum Alliance

How to Help PMI Chapters & Members

How to Help PMI Chapters & Members

After speaking with a few PMI Chapters, I see them (at least the ones I spoke to) suffering from one major issue.  How to they grow their membership? Membership Because PMI has created an ecosystem where people pay serious money to prepare for certification exams and then continue to pay good money for Professional Development…

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Becoming a PMI R.E.P.

Becoming a PMI R.E.P.

As you may know by now, I left my gig advising a Federal PMO to join LitheSpeed as a Senior Manager. LitheSpeed offers premium Agile software development training, coaching and management consulting services. My relationship with the organization actually started several years ago, when I attended ScrumMaster training to earn my certification. (You can’t be a…

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CSM & PMI Agile Certification Eligibility

CSM & PMI Agile Certification Eligibility

Though PMI has published information about what is required to be eligible to take the upcoming PMI Agile Certification exam, I’m getting quite a few emails from people asking about the upcoming exam.  One of the most intriguing was from a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) asking if (his or her) CSM training could be applied toward the required…

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Take the Oath

Take the Oath

Over the last few years, I’ve seen more and more people get certifications (or accreditations) from PMI, Scrum Alliance, APMG, and now SAFe.  Some will demonize the organizations for offering certifications and accreditations without actually proposing anything to deal with what they perceive as a problem. I believe certifications and accreditations are only as good as the people…

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Scrum Alliance & Star Trek

Scrum Alliance & Star Trek

Max Keeler tweeted that the new Scrum Alliance director is new to Scrum.  I went over to the Scrum Alliance website and I see they have selected Donna Farmer as the new Managing Director. Beginning October 1, 2010, Farmer will lead the non-profit organization, working with the staff and Board of Directors to realize the…

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