According to Gregory Balestrero, former President and CEO of PMI®, USA, Agile is not only popular in software development industries but is also now moving into mainstream activities such as manufacturing and telecommunications fields.
Gartner's analysts also say that Agile development methods will be utilized in 80% of all software development projects in the next couple of years.
Version One, State of Agile Survey 2010 says that outsourced development projects are increasingly using agile methods. 32% are doing so now and 13% are planning to in future.
Above statements convince us the importance of becoming an expert on both traditional waterfall and agile project management methodologies. Knowing both methods will give you the benefit of applying the most suited method for any project and will also increase your value and demand to organization.
Why PMI - ACP®?
PMI-ACP® is the latest PMI® certification. Since more and more industries are moving on to agile, this certification will be recognized by most of the new product development organizations.
PMI-ACP® is the ideal project management certification that gives you a mix of both agile methods like Scrum, XP, Lean, Kanban, etc and soft skills such as leadership, negotiation, team work, etc.
Not only project managers but any agile team member can do this exam if he/she meets the eligibility requirements
MBA (Sri J), PMP, PMI-RMP, PMI-ACP, CSM