Jesse Fewell

Innovation. Collaboration. Agility.

ScrumMaster exam will be pass/fail starting September 1st

Posted by on Jul 19, 2012

ScrumMaster exam will be pass/fail starting September 1st

Today, the Scrum Alliance has announced  its “intent to transition the Certified ScrumMaster post-course test from pass-only to pass/fail on September 1, 2012.” The rest of the announcement follows below: After monitoring the results of the current pass-only test over the past several weeks, we are confident in our decision to transition to the pass/fail test. Students who pass the...

Read More Controversy Resolved…Sort Of

Posted by on Jan 20, 2012 Controversy Resolved…Sort Of

Well it turns out the “controversy” about AgileExams turned out to be the biggest of misunderstandings. The Testimonials Were Authentic: Several of AgileExams customers contacted me and revealed the root cause of this confusion is the fussiness of’s online certification registry: The name on the testimonial may not be the same format as the name in the registry (e.g....

Read More Embroiled In Controversy

Posted by on Jan 19, 2012 Embroiled In Controversy

Today, the Agile journalistic blog posted a discovery that testimonials for the PMI-ACP exam prep service,, may be engaging in some false advertising. Controversy 1: Several of the testimonials come from people NOT listed as PMI-ACP certificants. PMI offers a public registry on its website, which allows employers to verify whether someone has the PMI certification...

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Latest News About the PMI Agile (PMI-ACP) Certification

Posted by on Jun 15, 2011

Since PMI announced its Agile certification program a couple months back, there has been a ton of activity. Here are some specifics: Chatter – The PMI Agile Community about the certification has featured some good dialog (PMI Members only link) about what it means. The most interesting is a webinar debate between Alistair Cockburn and James Shore on the pros/cons of certification. PMI...

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Scrum Certification for Omaha Project Managers

Posted by on Apr 22, 2010

After such a great experience at the Infotec conference last week in Omaha, I’ve committed to go back next month to teach a special edition of “Certified ScrumMaster for Project Managers”. Granted, this will be similar to my other 2-day certification classes in Agile Project Management, where we discuss making the leap from traditional plan-driven PM to using the Scrum method in real-world...

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