This is a volunteer run, non-profit organization which aims to provide a community for individuals involved in agile software development.
This group aims to provide an environment where you can exchange ideas and meet with individuals involved in agile community. The AgilePhilly listserv has all meeting announcements and local Agile Discussions.
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1. Not relevant to the group
2. Not consistent with the publicly stated standards or guidelines for the group (listed above)
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Credit for attending AgilePhilly meetings.
Some professional accreditation groups recognize extra-curricular activities like AgilePhilly meetings as part of a lifelong pursuit of professional excellence. SEU and PDU continuing education Units can be satisfied by attending our meetings. Although we cannot provide these directly, we encourage our members to pursue these and other certification steps in their professional education. Examples and Instructions follow:
From the Project Mgmt Institute website:
For PDUs from the PMI, you have to attend ( you do not have to speak )
CATEGORY B for the P.M.I.
"....By attending relevant educational courses offered by training organizations NOT registered with PMI (like AgilePhilly). . .
This may include training or a Webinar offered by your employer, another professional or membership association, or a non R.E.P. training organization.... "
Category B PDUs are self reported.
The session is in general correlated in a way the PMI thinks is appropriate, and anyone can self report Class B PDUs for any session.
Example for maintenance for PMI-ACP continuing certification . . .
Category: Cat B: Continuing Education
Activity Title: 2014 Agile Philly Tour
Date Started: 06 Oct 2014
Date Completed: 06 Oct 2014
PDUs Claimed: 2
From the Scrum Alliance website has two different areas for their SEUs
Category B: SEUs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Category D: Volunteer Service by speaking or coordinating sessions
Up to 15 SEUs may be earned by providing non-compensated, professional Scrum services.
Scrum Alliance is looking for ways that you give back to the community.
You will be asked to affirm that your volunteer work was not compensated and was not for your employer.
Please provide all information requested on the application form.
( so credit is given for SEUs if you also help coordinate events. )
We at AgilePhilly have chosen not to become an R.E.P. ( Registered Education Provider ) Program Developer for the PMI or other certifying agency, as this is not in our mission statement.