As most people know, we offer a range of Agile solutions and services, with the goal of helping our clients to implement Agile or to improve existing Agile implementations.
Depending on the offering - and depending on the client - we deploy a consultant or a team of consultants to execute and oversee the engagement.
Not only do our consultants have years of experiences in successfully helping our clients with these types of engagements, they also maintain key industry certifications.
First up, the Scrum Master certification. This certification is awarded by the Scrum Alliance. To receive the certification, a person must take the Scrum Master course from a Certified Scrum Trainer and then demonstrate their knowledge via an official test.
A Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM) helps project teams properly use scrum, increasing the likelihood of the project's overall success. CSMs understand scrum values, practices, and applications and provide a level of knowledge and expertise above and beyond that of typical project managers.
At DCG we have 5 Certified ScrumMasters located in the U.S. and Europe:
- Mike Harris
- Tom Cagley
- David Herron
- Alan Cameron, DCG-SMS
- Steve Kitching, DCG-SMS
Next up is the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe™) Program Consultant certification. This certification is awarded by Scaled Agile, Inc. To receive the certification, a person must have 5+ years of experience in software development, testing, business analysis and product or project management; 3+ years of experience in Agile; and one or more other relevant Agile certifications. In addition, they must attend the certification class and pass the exam.
With this certification, a person has access to the tools necessary to implement Agile programs; they can also launch Agile Release Trains as part of an enterprise Lean|Agile change initiative.
At DCG we have 2 Certified SAFe Program Consultants:
Don't let Agile fail because of your consultants. Experience matters, of course, but certifications such as these highlight individuals who are qualified to help you and who have access to the materials that will foster success.
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