Practice Guide Translations Available
Thanks to the efforts of 40 volunteers who supported the translation validation process, the Agile Practice Guide is now available in 11 languages in addition to English: Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Simplified Chinese and Spanish. PMI members can download the translated Practice Guide, which is bundled with the corresponding PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition translation, at no charge as part of their PMI membership benefits. To access the electronic file, visit pmi.org and log in using your PMI membership credentials (if you need help, contact PMI’s Customer Care Center for support). Once you have logged in, click on the PMBOK® Guide & Standards tab at the top of the page. On the right hand side, click on the link next to the PMBOK® Guide cover, and the next page should provide a link for downloading the file for each available language.
The Agile Alliance will be posting the Agile Practice Guide files for access by its members shortly.
Updated PMI-ACP® Certification Examination
On 26 March, PMI transitioned to an updated version of the Agile Certified Professional (PMI-ACP)® certification examination. While exam questions must be answered in English, exam candidates can now opt to use translation aids available in Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Korean, Simplified Chinese and Spanish. The Japanese translation aid will be available beginning 11 June 2018. Additionally, the Agile Practice Guide is now one of the study resources for the examination and the certification exam has been updated to match the terminology in the practice guide.
So both the Agile Practice Guide and the PMI-ACP certification are more accessible to the global project management community!
Business Analysis & Agile
In December, we published The PMI Guide to Business Analysis. This standard and guide provides a foundation for growing business analysis practices. It is adaptable for any organization in any industry, and across the continuum of project delivery methods, including agile. PMI members can download electronic copies of The PMI Guide to Business Analysis and the Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide at no charge from pmi.org (see Agile Practice Guide section above for instructions).
Still Seeking Feedback!
I continue to encourage you to share feedback and thoughts on the practice guide with us. Please post your comments on this blog where we are capturing inputs for future updates and enhancements.