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ENTERPRISE ALLIANCE PROGRAMS

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About ACI

ACI, as a professional global body designs, prescribes, promulgates and promotes the "BEST" in the Global Agile Standards. ACI offer the most thoroughly-bred certification programs for both enterprises and professionals cutting across product development and service domains that so obviously reach far beyond traditional certifications and cut into the most advanced forms of enterprise level agile project management application. ACIs Agile Competence Certifications create, the worlds very first structured body fabric of IT industry-specific qualifications covering all roles in a typical Agile IT Organization - Agile Practitioners, Team Members, Scrum Masters, Product Managers etc. These certification programs today are available in more than 120 countries. Incidentally, ACI happens to be the first and only professional body which offers Enterprise certifications and professional certifications for most Agile methods including SCRUM, XP, Lean, Kanban etc.
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The Enterprise Certification Series for IT Enterprises based on ACI ACMS standards

Process Improvement: The APIQ Certification Series for IT Process Improvement in Enterprises based on ACI PIMS standards Talent Development: The ATDQ Certification Series for IT Product Development in Enterprises based on ACI TDMS standards Product Development: The APDQ Certification Series for IT Product Development in Enterprises based on ACI PDMS standards

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ACI Enterprise Masters Standards

PDMS 1.0
Agile Product Development Master Standard (PDMS 1.0) provides guidelines to ensure that proper Agile processes and practices are followed to deliver the right product to the customer. PDMS provides guidance for implementing the right agile processes and ensure that the project team is compliant to Agile manifesto and principles.

TDMS 1.0
One successful Agile project does not assure sustained Agility within an organization. Sustained agility requires grooming and cultivating all teams including the Agile teams to adopt Agile and deliver value to the customers every day. TDMS 1.0 provides guidance for implementing the right processes and policies to systematically implement and nurture leadership and the teams to practice.

PIMS 1.0
Management in an Agile organization is different from management in a traditional organization. The traditional management is focussed on outcome. Management in an agile organization is based on continuously improving the current situation. Any problem that comes to is celebrated and looked as an opportunity for improvement. Agile Process Improvement Master Standard 1.0 provides guidelines to nurture and grow a continuous improvement Agile culture and environment

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The Professional Certification Series for IT Enterprises based on ACI ACMS standards

Suited for Project Managers transitioning from waterfall to Agile environments


Suited for those managing Agile Projects in hands-on environment

Suited for Delivery Managers, Customer support managers etc

Suited for Heads of Departments, Senior Managers, Program Managers etc.

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ACI Professional Certifications

Skilled project managers are in demand around the world. A globally recognized agile project management certification shows your customers that your staff has the knowledge, experience and education to effectively continue to project team success Certication is an important step in your employees career development and recognize the qualied and competent individuals. In addition, they are known to serve as the BEST known mechanism of change management within an organization towards excellence in Agile Implementation. ACI certification- an important investment in your employees learning to increase your employee retention, expand your revenue earning potential and help you to stand out to customers.

ACI currently offers, ASM(Accredited ScrumMaster), AAP (Accredited Agile Practitioner), APO (Accredited Product Owner), ASAP (Accredited SAFe

Agile Practitioner)

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Why Certifications?

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Reduced WrongHire Costs Expanded Choice of Talents

To have better quality employees - Certified employees impact PRODUCTIVITY

To have more career conscious employees Certified employees impact ATTRITION CONTROL
ACI Certifications can be deployed as Incentives

To make the Selection/ Recruitment process more objective - Certifications result in PROCESS IMPROVEMENT

To inspire Clients about their talent Quality


- Certifications impact BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Values Delivered

Use Certifications to groom ethical top performers

To make the Promotion process more objective - Certifications result in TALENT IMPROVEMENT

Use Certifications as ELIGIBILITY/ Filter while Hiring/ Promotion

To Reward better performing employees - Certifications deployed as INCENTIVES (like IT organizations sponsor MBAs etc)
Use certifications to control attrition

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Competitive Bench Marking


PMI-ACP Brand Recognition Exam Authentication Assessment Convenience Certificate Scrum Alliance (CSM, CSP) Agile Certification Institute (ASM, ASM, ASM)

Agile Certification Institute (ASAP)

High Yes No Yes 495 $


Mandatory, Expensive

High No Yes No 595 $


Mandatory, Expensive

Medium Yes Yes Yes 49 $


Mandatory, Convenient and affordable (39$, if you take with our

High Yes Yes Yes 99 $


None, use our ASAP Master Standards for preparation

Authentication
Affordability

Training

Simulator. You can also choose any


other training of your choice)

Eligibility

2.5 Years Work Experience

No Requirements

1.5 Years of work Experience 1 Year of work Experience and any another credential from ACI

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Competitive Bench Marking


PMI-ACP Scrum Alliance (CSM, CSP) Agile Certification Institute (ASM, ASM, ASM)

Agile Certification Institute (ASAP)

Assessment Details
Exam Time Exam Questions Exam Qualification Score Exam Pass Rate

180 min
120

N/A
35

90 min
75

90 min
75

60-65%

N/A

65%

65%

66%

N/A

80%
Any place, Webcam monitored Advanced proprietary Software based on Remote Proctoring

90%
Any place, Webcam monitored Advanced proprietary Software based on Remote Proctoring

Exam Location

Prometric Testing Center

In-Class after training

Validity

3 yrs

Lifelong

4 yrs

4 yrs

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Registration Procedure
Register with ACI for certification Program Eligibility and Payment Process done

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Book Certification Exam Slot and download Relevant Master Standards

Take Written Assessment

Submit Thesis (600-900 words)

Get Peer/Manager Recommendation

Earn ACI Global Credential

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ACI Testing Procedure


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Based on Proprietary Advanced Remote Proctoring Technology. Completely Authenticated Wide Industry acceptance

Handles more than 1000 certificants per month across the globe
Valid for 4 years, requires re-certification to maintain the certification allowing you to update your knowledge frequently with the latest developments in Agile. Certification exam is conducted in highly monitored conditions which prevents usage of any unfair means in any way.

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ACI Testing Procedure

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Allows only registered candidates through verified test-registration process Helps monitor the test-takers and prevent impersonation, use of unfair means etc. Provides live images recording through the web camera of all exam session data Prevents pausing or re-taking

Prevents switching the screen as the browser lock-down facility is provided


Prevents candidates from navigating away from test window. Block "copy-paste", "print-screen" controls

Benefits
Significant Cost savings Significant Time Savings Extended access to test takers with disabilities Avoid logistic difficulties.

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The Benefits of ACI Membership

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ACI Membership offers its members a wide range of value-add benefits. Powerful Networking: Join a worldwide, professional network of over 8,000 agile certified professionals in over 100 countries and build valuable relationships with your peers around the globe Accreditation: Get your professional and technical competency accredited through ACI certification; benefit from the direct association with the ACI and achieve instant global recognition Recognition and Status: Attain international professional recognition and status with our Statutory grades Career Advancement: Progress your career in business continuity through our wide range of transformational professional development opportunities get recognised, get promoted, advance Continued Learning: Participate in contribute to continued self-learning bi-monthly e-conferences and

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The Benefits of ACI Membership

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ACI Membership offers its members a wide range of value-add benefits. Improve your skills: Enhance your skills and knowledge through our ACI Mentoring and ACI online learning programmes.

Share, Learn and Exchange: Share best practice in Agile methodologies with other professionals and learn from some of the most highly respected and experienced people in the industry.
Industry Representation: Benefit from being part of an influential voice through the research and advocacy work of the ACI Have your say: Participate in ACI Member Surveys and get involved in ACI research projects that will help shape and set the future direction of the business continuity discipline

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ACI -Enterprise Alliance Program


Sample MOU

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This program (valid for 5 years from date of MOU) will allow you to access any of ACIs certification programs for a 25% discount for all your associates who register with your official e-mail ID, as agreed in the programme. All the participants get FREE access to ACIs Agile Training Simulator, an online games based Agile Training (worth 39$) which enables learning the principles of Scrum, XP, Lean, Kanban and SAFe. This is in addition to FREE access to the respective Agile Master Standards. This program envisions that all the participants get their certification fee of (37$ after 25% discount) refunded upon successful completion of the certificate in line with the Internal policies of the organization.
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We at ACI, sincerely thank you for your time and look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship over the decades ahead. Together, we can create a better world. For more information about out EAP, please contact Mr. John Patterson, john.patterson@agilecertifications.org

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