Chief information officers across the board will be on the lookout for those with agile certification training, according to a recent TechTarget report.
Citing the creation of the new PMI Agile Certified Practitioner certification, TechTarget contributor and industry expert Joseph Flahiff explained that more CIOs, IT managers and HR professionals will now be even more interested in hiring those with training and experience in agile development. At the very least, the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner certification will make more hiring managers aware of agile, making it an important factor for resumes.
"The Project Management Institute has created an agile certification that should be on the radar of every CIO, human resources professional and IT manager," Flahiff wrote for TechTarget.
Agile development has been a hot topic in the IT world of late. With more companies placing a higher priority on the fundamentals of agile, IT professionals have found training is invaluable to the job search.
This trend is only set to grow in the coming years. Market research firm Gartner predicted earlier this year that agile will play a role in 75 percent of all software development projects in 2012.