Agile Project Management Organizations, Certifications, and Resources - dummies

Agile Project Management Organizations, Certifications, and Resources

By Mark C. Layton

Part of Agile Project Management For Dummies Cheat Sheet

A big agile project management world is out there. Here are a few of the useful links to members of the agile practitioner community:

  • Scrum For Dummies: In 2014 we published Scrum For Dummies as a field guide not only to scrum but also to scrum in industries and business functions outside information technology (IT) and software development. Scrum can be applied in any situation where you want early empirical feedback on what you’re building or pursuing on a project.

  • Scrum Alliance: The Scrum Alliance is a nonprofit professional membership organization that promotes understanding and usage of scrum. The Scrum Alliance offers a number of professional certifications:

    • Certified Scrum Master (CSM)

    • Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM)
    • Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)

    • Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner (A-CSPO)
    • Certified Scrum Developer (CSD)

    • Advanced Certified Scrum Developer (A-CSD)
    • Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) for ScrumMasters (CSP-SM), Product Owners (CSP-PO), and Developers (CSP-D)

    • Certified Team Coach (CTC)

    • Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC)
    • Certified Agile Leadership (CAL)
    • Certified Scrum Trainer (CST)

  • Agile Alliance: The Agile Alliance is the original global agile community, with a mission to help advance agile principles and practices, regardless of methodology.

  • Extreme Programming: Ron Jeffries was one of the originators of the extreme programming (XP) development approach, along with Kent Beck and Ward Cunningham. Ron provides resources and services in support of XP’s advancement on his site. TheWhat Is Extreme Programming?” section of the site summarizes the core concepts of XP. Other articles and extreme programming resources are also available in wiki format.

  • Lean Enterprise Institute publishes books, blogs, knowledge bases, news, and events for the broader community of lean thinkers and practitioners. As you pursue agile project management, remember to incorporate lean thinking in all that you do. is a good launching pad for you to explore the lean topics relevant to your situation.
  • PMI Agile Community: The Project Management Institute (PMI) is the largest nonprofit project management membership association in the world. The agile section of PMI’s website provides access to papers, books, and seminars about agile project management. PMI supports an agile community of practice and a certification, the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP).

  • Platinum Edge: Since 2001, our team at Platinum Edge has been helping companies maximize organizational return on investment (ROI). Visit our blog to get the latest insights on practices, tools, and innovative solutions emerging from our work with Global 1000 companies and the dynamic agile community. Visit the training section of our site to find an upcoming Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), or agile overview class near you.