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Are Agile certifications the magic ticket or just a shiny illusion?
I used to think they were just a shiny illusion.
The truth is some are, and some aren't.
I've learned it depends on a few things:
Is the course truly giving you knowledge you can apply across a broad spectrum of jobs?
Is the course tutor someone you believe 'has all the scars' from doing the job?
Are the course learning objectives and topics set by an industry-wide body without vested interests?
Is the course framework-agnostic?
I have had an opportunity to work with Ian recently and was a really an excellent learning journey . Ian has guided and coached me through my milestones in my professional journey with ease and a lot of kindness. In his time, he has supported the senior leaders , product managers and wide community of scrum masters and Agile coaches driving the change and encouraging a growth mindset - Gayathri, UK
If the above are true, then I'm a fan, and the following happens:
Skill validation: Certifications demonstrate that you possess a certain level of knowledge and skills in a specific field. This is essential in an industry with lots of cowboys.
Career advancement: Holding a certification can make you more competitive in the job market by showing employers that you are committed to continuous learning and professional development. This can lead to promotions, higher salaries, or better job opportunities.
Networking opportunities: Pursuing a certification often involves joining a community of like-minded professionals, allowing you to expand your professional network. These connections can lead to collaborations, job referrals, or simply learning from the experiences of others in your field.
Increased confidence: Earning a certification can boost your confidence in your abilities, as you have met a recognized standard of knowledge and skills. This can improve your performance at work and make you more comfortable taking on new responsibilities or projects.
Industry recognition: Some industries or job roles require specific certifications to ensure that professionals adhere to established standards and best practices. In these cases, having a certification can increase your credibility and recognition within your field, making you a more attractive candidate for employers and clients.
If you have the opportunity to attend one of his courses or work with him directly, don't even think about it, just do it! - James, Barbados
If you are an enterprise coach looking to validate your skills, learn some new ones and invest in yourself then I think the Agility In The Enterprise course from ICAgile is great. Here's what you get
Enhanced coaching skills: The ENT certification provides Agile Coaches with advanced coaching skills, tools, and techniques specifically tailored to address the challenges and complexities of organizational agility. This enables them to more effectively support teams and organizations in their Agile transformations.
Comprehensive understanding of enterprise agility: The certification equips Agile Coaches with a deep understanding of the principles, practices, and frameworks necessary for achieving enterprise agility. This knowledge helps them guide organizations to adapt and respond to changing market conditions, competitive pressures, and evolving customer needs.
Credibility and recognition: Obtaining the ENT certification from ICAgile, a globally recognized accreditation body, adds credibility to an Agile Coach's professional profile. This certification demonstrates their commitment to continuous learning and expertise in enterprise agility, making them more attractive to potential clients and employers.
Networking and community: Pursuing the ENT certification offers Agile Coaches the opportunity to network with other professionals in the Agile community, facilitating knowledge exchange and collaboration. This can lead to valuable connections, resources, and potential partnerships.
Career advancement and growth: Acquiring the ENT certification can open up new career opportunities for Agile Coaches as organizations increasingly seek professionals with expertise in enterprise agility. This certification can serve as a key differentiator in a competitive job market, leading to higher-level positions, increased responsibilities, and potentially higher salaries.
Our next Agility in The Enterprise Course (ENT) is just a few days away.
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November 9, 10 (8 am - 3 pm EST | 1 pm - 8 pm UK) Trainer - Ian Banner