Clay McGregor gets Agile certified and scores a new career
By sarah in Agile on November 17, 2015
Clay McGregor is sure that getting Agile certified through the Agile Professional Foundation course he completed mid year with Boost is one of the reasons he landed an influential role with an international e-learning company.
The project manager has a background in supervising many different types of projects and though he was familiar with Agile philosophy, he had no formal qualifications in it.
Support that takes you to the next level
He says the level of support before, during and after the certification course from Boost has been great. “If I’ve ever had a problem, all I’ve had to do is give them a call, and they’ll be back with advice and help,” he says.
One of the best aspects is being able to tap into the knowledge and expertise of Boost’s own people. “It’s about process refinement, improving your own skills, using the wider Agile process to grow yourself,” says Clay.
He also takes advantage of the Agile meet-up world by attending Scrunch – the Scrum Practitioners’ Lunch – hosted monthly by Boost. “We all bring questions, share ideas,” he says. “It’s great – a highlight of my month.”
Agile delivers value
Clay is now an unashamed Agile evangelist. “Agile is such an intuitive, logical way to carry out a project,” he says.
“It is collaborative, quick and focuses the leadership function on facilitation; optimising the contribution of the team and driving towards smaller, obtainable goals that are prioritised for best value for our clients right now, not just at the end of the project.”
“Once you’ve been exposed to Agile’s thinking and methodology, you increasingly shake your head at people thinking that Waterfall or other ways of handling a project can be considered a wise use of people and resources.”
Find out more
Learn more about the benefits of Agile certification through Agile Professional Foundation.