The first step to begin your journey as an individual should be with training. There is no better way to get the knowledge you need than to get formal training. Chapter 13 provided a list of many popular agile certifications that require training. In fact, all of the certifications listed in Chapter 13 require training that can be used to obtain the related certification described in that chapter. How cool is that? So basically, an individual can kill two birds with one stone by obtaining the required training for the certification and then getting agile certified. There is no better way. Is this simple enough? The author believes so. To summarize: review Chapter 13, decide on a certification, take the training, and then get certified. The question now becomes, “How would one decide on which credential is

sion that only the candidate can make; however, the author does believe that credentials from the Project Management Institute (PMI) are highly desired. Did the author just recommend the PMI? Indeed! So now there you have it. All that is needed now is to just do it! Is there more? For those of you who don’t have the experience required by the PMI, you won’t be left out in the cold. There are other registered education providers (REPs) that provide training and certifications for those who lack formal experience and Chapter 13 has provided the details. So what are you waiting for? The author has provided what you need to get started, so go for it.