By PMI®

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PMI professional certification ensures that you’re ready to meet the demands of projects and employers across the globe. PMI certifications are based on rigorous standards and ongoing research to meet the real-world needs of organizations. With a PMI certification behind your name, you can work in virtually any industry, anywhere in the world, and with any project management methodology.

Chalix Career Academy is a certified ATP. We offer PMI and SAFe training with mentored weekly study groups so that busy professionals can pass certification exams in less than 4 weeks!

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Why Project Management Professional (PMP®)?

• PMP® credential is the most important industry-recognized Certification and in demand globally
• PMP® holders can increase marketability and earn a higher salary • PMP® Certification improves your knowledge and skills
• PMP® learnings are applicable across industries

There’s a reason project professionals in more than 200 countries have earned and maintained their PMP certification. It delivers real value in the form of professional credibility, deep knowledge and increased earning potential.
And those benefits have staying power. It’s not only a matter of higher potential salaries across the arc of a career. The PMP is about getting credit for what you already know and honing your skills. It’s about pushing yourself to excel—and then being recognized for excellence.

What is the PMP?

The Project Management Professional (PMP)® is the world’s leading project management certification. Now including predictive, agile and hybrid approaches, the PMP® proves project leadership experience and expertise in any way of working. It supercharges careers for project leaders across industries and helps organizations find the people they need to work smarter and perform better.
Research indicates that employers will need to fill nearly 2.2 million new project-oriented roles each year through 2027. This means skilled
project managers are in high demand. The PMP certification is designed by project professionals, for project professionals and validates that you are among the best—highly skilled in:
• People: emphasizing the human skills you need to effectively lead a project team in today’s changing environment.
• Process: reinforcing the technical aspects of successfully managing projects.
• Business Environment: highlighting the connection between
projects and organizational strategy.
PMP certification validates that you have the project leadership skills employers seek. The new PMP includes three key approaches:
• Predictive (waterfall)

• Agile
• Hybrid

Gain a competitive edge. Prove you work smarter. Make your goals a reality. Earn the PMP today.

Benefits of PMP®:

In addition to learning and improving on your skills and abilities, you also get financial benefits by increasing your professional marketability. It is a fact that certified project managers earn more than those who are without the Certification. A salary survey by the Project Management Institute® Project Management Salary Survey-8th Edition backs up this fact by revealing that PMP certification improves project managers salaries. Having the PMP certification will most often help you land a new job or get promoted at your current job. It will also elevate your
educational status and give you the confidence of a professional!

Why Disciplined Agile?

There are several reasons why Disciplined Agile (DA) is crucial to your organization’s success:
1. DAenablesyoutogetbetteratgettingbetter.DAisfocusedon helping you to become a learning organization, rather than simply providing a collection of “best practices” that may not be applicable to your context.
2. DAprovidesasolidfoundationforenterpriseagility.Peopleand
teams across your organization, regardless of business function, can all benefit from straightforward guidance to streamline their processes. DA addresses the entire enterprise, not just software development.
3. DAstartswhereyouare.Yourorganizationhasmadealarge
investment in your current way of working (WoW), and with DA you can build upon that investment. If your organization is currently following Scrum, Kanban, SAFe®, LeSS, or other mainstream approaches then DA shows you how to improve upon and extend

those frameworks. For your teams still working in a more traditional manner, and rightfully so, DA offers advice for how they can improve their WoW because DA is a hybrid that doesn’t expect everyone to work in the same manner. Sometimes the best WoW isn’t agile – but it is still disciplined.
4. DAteachesyoutobecomealearningorganization.Adoptingan agile framework might be a good first step but it isn’t your end goal. A true transformation results in you becoming a learning organization that is able to continually improve through experimentation and
learning, thereby enabling you to better serve your customers/citizens.
Our fundamental advice is to start where you are, do the best that you can in the situation that you face, and always strive to get better. Read Why Disciplined Agile? for a more detailed discussion.

What can DA do for you?

When you pair freedom to choose from the best of agile with guidance to understand and narrow your options, you get Disciplined Agile — a tool kit that harnesses hundreds of agile practices to guide you to the best way of working for your team or organization.
Disciplined Agile helps you Choose Your WoW (your Way of Working) for the unique situation you find yourself in. The DA tool kit shows you how to effectively combine strategies from Scrum, Agile Modeling, Extreme Programming, Kanban, Agile Data, SAFe®, and many other approaches in a tailorable and scalable manner. The end result is true business agility.

What is Disciplined Agile?

True business agility comes from freedom. Disciplined Agile (DA) is an agnostic, hybrid tool kit that harnesses hundreds of Agile, Lean, and traditional strategies to guide you to the best way of working (WoW) for your team or organization. DA is context-sensitive, rather prescribing a collection of “best practices” it teaches you how to choose and later evolve a fit-for-purpose WoW it is best for you given the situation that
you face.
The DA tool kit provides straightforward guidance to help organizations streamline their processes in a context-sensitive manner, providing a solid foundation for business agility. It does this by showing how the various business functions such as Finance, Portfolio Management, Solution Delivery (software development), IT Operations, Enterprise Architecture, Vendor Management and many others work together. DA also describes what these business functions should address, provides a range of options for doing so, and describes the trade-offs associated
with each option.
This article is organized into the following topics:
1. Why Disciplined Agile?
2. A Quick Primer on Disciplined Agile
3. The Disciplined Agile Mindset
4. Supporting Enterprise Agility: Process Blades
5. The Freedom of Choice
6. How Teams Apply the Disciplined Agile Tool Kit 7. True Agility at Scale