This Service is designed for Professional Recruiters and Hiring Companies who want to ensure that their shortlisted candidates for Agile and Lean roles are as good as their Clients or Business requires. This especially applies to Senior Agile positions, which are much harder to fill with quality candidates.
Agile Project Management, Agile Coaching, Enterprise Transformations, Management 3.0, and Sustainable Development are complex matters that a non-specialist Recruiter or HR person would not be equipped to navigate through quickly enough to short-list the right job candidates without external assistance.
A lot of companies (usually larger corporate ones) admit being frustrated with low(er) quality candidates that are sent to them by the external Recruitment Agencies. Even having some higher skilled Agile personnel of their own, not much can be seen or gauged from reviewing forwarded Professional Resumes. A lot of candidates slip through to the Interview process - or even get hired! - just to then later reveal a much lower level of Lean and Agile knowledge and practical skills than the job requires.
This ultimately results in a major waste of everyone's time and money. It also often reflects on how the hiring company perceives professional level of the Recruitment Agency they are dealing with - if they keep sourcing candidates that clearly go through their initial filter, but are all being discarded by the Client. This doesn't help build a good Business Relationship...
Our System is created to address this exact problem - much more accurate and deeper Lean-Agile skills assessment, prepared by the people with years of experience in Agile Transformation, Management, Training and Coaching capacity.
Plans for Independent Candidates:
Independent Candidate is any individual willing to test their skills and knowledge as an attempt to pass our Lean-Agile Practitioner Test, obtaining our certification if they reach the pass-mark.
To those people our Service is completely FREE to register and remain a member of JoinAgile community indefinitely.
One FREE attempt to pass JoinAgile LACP Certification is included with each individual registration.
Pricing of additional Test Attempts:
Additional LACP Test attempts can be purchased as a secure one-time PayPal transaction. Current cost of each attempt is $30 USD.
Plans for Professional Recruiters:
We welcome you to try this Service for FREE for 30 days. You will be able to create up to three Candidate records, and request up to five Skills Tests during your Free Trial.
Once your 30 Days Free trial expires, access to your account will be suspended, until you establish an ongoing subscription. The following subscription plans are currently on offer:
Our FREE Subscription Plan still requires your expression of interest to keep using this Service once your Free Trial ends. Your rollover to Free Subscription does not happen automatically.
We are happy to evaluate your specific situation - or additional functional feature request perhaps? - and offer you an option that will suit your needs.
No exam or Online Test should be taken as a 100% reliable source of truth and advice on whether to hire someone or not.
We built this Testing System however to gauge what your recruitment eye usually can not.
The depth and breadth of Candidate's Agile and Lean Knowledge and practical Skills (primarily tested by the ability of your Candidates to recognize common and familiar situations presented to them during our Test), which is very hard or virtually impossible to estimate if you are not a Senior Agile specialist with years of experience, donating substantial amount of their time to filter through the influx of freshly received professional Resumes...
Our Test was developed and fine-tuned over a long time, going through iterations of internal testing, involving Recruitment professionals from Australia, and fellow Agile Coaches, Agile Project and Delivery Managers, Trainers.
Having said all of the above, we believe that this is one of the hardest, most complex and relevant Tests of Lean and Agile knowledge on the market, created by the real people who have spent years in this industry and know what questions to ask, and how.
This hand-crafted custom platform is built with the basic functionality and accessibility in mind, but we are constantly improving it, to keep it relevant to the modern job market and demand. We also seek feedback from our registered Users, as our primary goal is to help them make more educated hiring decisions in regards to new Lean-Agile Job Candidates and Applicants.
This video is available on our Registration page, but if you haven't watched it already - now might be a good time! It should tell you most of what you need to know about this Skills Testing Service.
JoinAgile Training is not accredited as an official certification authority in Australia or other countries at the moment of updating this FAQ.
So the value of our certification is exclusively in recognition of the creator(s) professional achievements and name in the industry, also being supported by the community of senior and veriafiable professionals - Coaches, Trainers, Technologists.
Our focus is to provide value by creating the most relevant and sometimes hard competency tests available on demand, and offer them as validation of your professional worth compared to those who haven't passed our tests, or who never bothered to obtain an up-to-date certification like ours, still relying on the good old PMP, CSM, PSM and others.
More and more recruiters and hiring companies realise that the value of an up-to-date professional confirmation of your skills and knowledge is a lot higher than an outdated piece of paper you've received 5-10 years ago as a default result of attending some training course the contents of which you can barely remember anymore...
Have questions of your own that you believe haven't been covered above? Please don't hesitate to contact us and ask your question, and we'll consider adding the Q/A pair to this evolving document.
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