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Agile Framework and its Certification, are they Needed?

“The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice.”


What value does a rock have, can you see art in it? No, right?

But does it consist of art? Yes.

The difference is in carving the rock. Rock is not art but it contains the art and an artist need to carve the rock to show its art.


Similarly, by following the agile framework blindly same as uncarved rock, we cannot acquire the benefits of an agile mindset. So it is not possible to get the overall benefits of an agile mindset without the methodology or framework.


The agile frameworks are the methodologies or processes used for software development. These methodologies emphasize the values of quick iteration and also the customer’s satisfaction. Agile teams use frameworks as it is at the starting points and then eventually modify them as per their requirements and fits as their agile processes for better results.


Some of the most popular frameworks used today are Scrum, extreme Programming (XP), Dynamic Systems Development Methods (DDSM), Crystal Method, Lean Software Development (LSD), Disciplined Agile, Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), etc.



Some benefits of agile methodology are mentioned below to let you all know how this agile methodology helps with the agile mindset.


Provides the organization with Better Productivity and Quality


The nature of agile methodology ensures shorter and better quality sprints. The agile methodology provides quick results, with problem recognition and efficient solutions are possible providing better productivity and better quality.


Provides Project Visibility


With the methodology and processes available it is easy to plan the project and know the obstacle and difficulties we can face in the future of the project. This will provide the stakeholders with the clarity and pathway of a project in advance.


Empowers the Team


With an agile mindset employees have self-management and an organized way of working and with the framework in hand the process of decision making, innovation, and being creative become accelerated.


Provides Higher Customer Satisfaction and Greater Return on Investments.


The frameworks can be modified and per the requirements, this provides organizations with the option of choosing the best as per requirement giving higher customer satisfaction and hence, greater returns on investments.



Now as we know that the agile frameworks are good to have and provide the overall benefits of agile mindset when used with framework. As we can’t have art without rock, we cannot have agile without a framework.


We will move towards our next question which everyone will have and that is,

Do we need certification?

The answer to this is yes.

Why so? Let’s discuss.


The easy and best convincing answer to this question in short is- we need certification as it provides easy access in the field. The HR’s shortlist’s the resumes by seeing the certification. It is the entry used to place a foot inside the door.


“Certification is a good way of knowing a stylist is qualified and can do what they say they can do.”


When we see from the companies' point of view or we put us in their shoes we will know how hard and challenging it is for them to find the right candidate who can fit well with their working process and agile mindset. So they usually go for certification of a candidate. Some of the reasons to take the certification are as mentioned below


1. It Ensures the Quality of Framework Knowledge


While selecting a candidate in an hour of meeting it is hard to decide his level of excellence in every perspective. As they have to see candidates learning ability, mixing up the environment, adapting capability to changes, and also the framework knowledge etcetera. So the companies select the certification candidate as they ensure the basic qualities are already available with them.


2. It Ensures Easy Adaptation


As the certified person has gone through the course they can get adapted to the working environment easily and start working from the day one they joined. This saves the organization time.


3. Certification Provides Person with Beforehand Guidance


The person who is using the courses for agile are not alone in the journey they have their tutors and agile coaches to help them build the correct agile mindset and help them to create their career path in the right way which helps them to reach beyond their reach.


Certification and agile framework provide higher work satisfaction, better jobs, and better raise in an agile way of working. These agile frameworks and certified candidates provide benefits both to the person and also to the organization.



About Advance Agility

We, at Advance Agility, are the new-age Agile Coaching, Consulting and IT services company. We enable end-to-end Digital Transformation. Agile execution is integral to our being. We are doing SAFe implementation with small, medium and large organization across the globe. Our vision is to be the leading Agile execution player globally. To keep adding value at every process stage. We are on a mission to empower our clients, move from concept to cash in the shortest sustainable lead time by adopting human centric approach to business agility. Embracing the change is in our DNA. Things that keep us apart are Quicker and Seamless execution with End-to-end gamut of services. Our Global presence and Stellar Track Record give us an edge over our competitor.


Connect with us at advanceagility.com to learn about SAFe and SAFe Implementation. Write to us at contact@advanceagilty.com for any agile training or consulting needs. We are always looking for competent agile trainers as well. So if you are a good trainer or want to become one, do get in touch with us to that we can learn, grow and achieve together.


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