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An Excerpt from Improving Agility: Agile Certifications and Agile Trends

03.09.2013
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I thought I’d share the start of Agile Certifications. Apart from the preamble, the meat of this excerpt is the chapter “Trends in Agile Development”. Here’s a teaser quote:

The online jobs website, Indeed.com provides simple charts and reports lending insight. This is the graph for the percentage growth of job postings containing the phrase “Agile software”. The last six years have seen a massive 1750% growth in the number of Agile jobs advertised on the site.

Growth of jobs using the term "Agile Software"

Growth of jobs using the term “Agile Software”

You can download the first two chapters for free:  Improving Agility – Agile Certifications (Ch1 & Ch2)

And you can purchase the full ebook for the price of a cup of coffee.

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