Suwanee, GA, February 07, 2013, 1:02 am -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- International Consortium of
Agile (ICAgile), the industry-leading Agile training accreditation
consortium, announced today that ASPE, Inc. has posted its schedule of
classes that offer students the opportunity to become a Certified
ICAgile Professional. ASPE is on track to offer well over 100 Certified
ICAgile Professional, (CIP) classes in 2013. This is only the beginning
of ASPE's ICAgile course offerings, as the company is working toward offering classes in every track of the ICAgile Learning Roadmap.
"Working with ASPE to offer ICAgile classes has been tremendously validating," said Jennifer Stone, Managing Director of ICAgile. "ASPE is a highly respected training provider in the software development community. When a company of ASPE's stature values our accreditation process, we know our model is satisfying a real need for the Agile community."
"I have been thoroughly impressed with the amount of forethought they have put into this program as well as the rigor they apply when certifying courses," says ASPE blogger, Natalie Morgan. “It has been a challenging process but one that bore a tremendous amount of value, as it provided me a great deal of time to evaluate our courseware and how it served those individuals that were looking for an Agile education.”
“This is a wonderful step forward for the agile field, that a company with the
breadth and experience in teaching as ASPE has, recognizes the value in having its
Agile courses examined and accredited by ICAgile," says Dr. Alistair Cockburn,
co-author of the Agile Manifesto and special advisor to ICAgile.
The International Consortium for Agile is the only course accreditation body with a methodology-neutral set of learning objectives created and carefully vetted by agile experts. ASPE's core mission is the development of hands-on, real-world courses designed to fill pressing skills gaps to make employees more effective and empowering companies to gain critical competitive advantage.
ICAgile is developing the definitive learning roadmap for agile development in collaboration with the best experts drawn from around the world. The consortium builds learning roadmaps, accredits courses and trainers, makes those lists available to students, and offers certification and recognition to students as they progress. The founders of this effort are Dr. Alistair Cockburn, Dr. Ahmed Sidky, Dr. Ash Rofail, and Dennis Steves.