July 28, 2016
McLean, VA — Booz Allen Hamilton and the International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile) announced today that they’ve entered into a partnership, designating Booz Allen as an ICAgile Member Corporate Organization (MCO). ICAgile is uniquely positioned in the global agile community as a methodology-neutral accreditation and certification body, emphasizing an Agile mindset over specific frameworks. Booz Allen and ICAgile have been working together for years, and this partnership reflects Booz Allen’s commitment to ICAgile’s comprehensive learning roadmap and training providers who provide ICAgile-accredited courses. By committing to ICAgile-accredited courses, Booz Allen will continue to cultivate and embed agility across all aspects of its delivery, growing agile professionals to facilitate agile adoption.
Booz Allen's Systems Delivery practice has been embracing Agile methods since 2003 with heavy investment in training, tools and resources. The firm has over 700 ICAgile Certified Professionals, professional and certified Scrum Masters, and Project Management Institute Agile Certified Practitioners, with a rapidly growing Agile Community. Booz Allen's cadre of Agile Coaches assist Systems Delivery teams and clients with adoption of Agile methods and recently released the Agile Playbook 2.0 on GitHub under Creative Commons.
“The ICAgile learning roadmap aligns with our fundamental belief in the power of agility across all levels and disciplines of an IT organization.” said Gary Labovich, executive vice president at Booz Allen. “At the forefront of enabling agile adoption across government agencies, Booz Allen’s ICAgile-accredited training provides our staff with the best and broadest skills across the agile landscape to develop the best solutions for our clients.” Dr. Ahmed Sidky, President of ICAgile, added, “We’re excited to help Booz Allen build sustainable agility by helping them transform their employees into becoming agile masters of their craft. We both recognize, and are committed to, the value of creating an organization of people being agile while doing agile.”