Episode 54

55: Agile Certifications with Tom Cagley


February 20th, 2017

48 mins 26 secs

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About this Episode

Tom Cagley (@TCagley) joined me (@RyanRipley) to discuss the role and impact of certifications on the Agile movement.

[featured-image single_newwindow=”false”]Tom Cagley – Host of the SPaMCAST[/featured-image]

Tom is a consultant, practitioner, and thought leader in software methods and metrics, quality assurance, and systems analysis. He is the co-author of Mastering Software Project Management: Best Practices Tools and Techniques. Tom is the host of the excellent Software Process and Measurement Podcast (SPaMCAST).

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The benefits of certifications
  • How certifications can create barriers to experimentation and discovery
  • Why continuous learning is critical to growing agile skills

Links from the show:

[callout]Written from the standpoint of a project manager working in a software development organization, this unique guide explains software project management in its entirety, including project acquisition and execution with backward linkages to concepts that play a facilitation role in successful project management. It provides all the guidance, best practices, tools and techniques needed to master software project management and achieve superior results.


Click here to purchase on Amazon.[/callout]

[reminder]What are your views on certifications and their impact on the agile community? Please leave your comments below.[/reminder]





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