Tuesday, May 07, 2024

Top Ten Reasons To Go For ManagementYogi’s CHAMP Certification

Professionals around the world have taken the Certified Hybrid-Agile Master Professional (CHAMP) course offered by ManagementYogi and some of them are already CHAMP certified. You can read some of the CHAMP Success Stories.

But as an aspiring professional wants to know about CHAMP, he or she is uncertain due to factors and has a number of questions.

  • Other “well-recognized” bodies also provide Hybrid-Agile certification. Why should I go for ManagementYogi’s CHAMP certificate?
  • I already have Agile certification such as Scrum Master, Product Owner or Agile Practitioner related. How will CHAMP add value to my career?
  • CHAMP certification is not well-known or well-established. How will I get recognition for my effort?

First and foremost, Agile and Hybrid-Agile are different concepts. The way of delivery is different when you compare Waterfall and Agile. Hybrid-Agile is when you combine waterfall or non-Agile with one or more Agile frameworks. 

Hybrid-Agile has seen strong usages in industries and many surveys inform us that usage is on the rise. Learning the concepts and earning a certificate will definitely give a boost to your career and your professional growth prospects.

In this article, I’ll outline 10 top reasons to go for CHAMP certification. There can and will be other reasons as outlined by successfully certified CHAMPs.


Reason – 1: CHAMP certification is the only certification in the world on Hybrid-Agile Management with strong emphasis on hands-on learning.

Indeed, there are many Hybrid-Agile certifications offered around the world. But not one – not even one – certification emphasizes hands-on learning!

CHAMP is the only certification in the world which takes your learning to the highest level. You can make a search, and you won’t find anyone offering such content.

Reason – 2: As a CHAMP, you will learn both theory and practical. While theory is needed, practical and hands-on applicability is crucial.

Almost all certifications are focused on the theoretical aspects. While theory is needed to learn and understand, practical aspects are very important when you go to the real world. 

For example, let’s say you are asked to baseline a Hybrid project. How would you do that without using a software tool or knowing how to do it practically? Take another example of earned value management (EVM), which predictive projects need for regulatory compliance. 

Your learning is effective only when you can apply it in the real-world. Otherwise, it’s just plain theory without practical applicability. 

Reason – 3: The CHAMP credential is accepted and recognized by management practitioners around the world: North America, Europe and Asia. 

This is one of the key questions that I face from aspiring CHAMPs – recognition. Is this certificate recognized? As a CHAMP, will I be accepted at my peer level of other certifications?

To answer directly, the certification is recognized by professionals around the world from North America to Asia to Europe. You will be in a specific group of high-achieving professionals, who actually know the management of Hybrid-Agile projects. Very few, if at all, have this skillset as this CHAMP Success Story informs.

Considering another aspect, as a CHAMP, you can demonstrate live – how Hybrid-Agile management happens with a hands-on software tool. In this case, the MS Project (Agile) software tool is used.

Reason – 4: With CHAMP certification, you will learn in-depth, hands-on Hybrid-Scrum Management. No other certification provides it.

Scrum is one of the popular Lean-Agile frameworks. But then:

  • How do you apply and employ Scrum within a Hybrid project? 
  • Are the roles and responsibilities different or do they change for the project manager? Is there any separate role for the Scrum part? 
  • How does one create a burnup or burndown chart specifically for the Scrum part of a hybrid project?

The CHAMP certification will teach you all of the above skills in a proficient manner. More importantly, it’s done in a demonstrative manner so that you can learn quickly. 

Reason – 5: You will learn in-depth, hands-on Hybrid-Kanban Management. As a CHAMP, you will also learn Hybrid-ScrumBan management.

Kanban is another popular Lean-Agile framework. While Scrum is iteration based, Kanban is an on-demand, pull-based framework. CHAMP certification teaches all aspects of Hybrid-Kanban management.

With the CHAMP credential, you will also learn another framework and how to use it in a hands-on manner: Hybrid-ScrumBan. Scrumban combines both Scrum and Kanban. Indeed, a certified CHAMP guarantees it as you read in this CHAMP Success Story

Reason – 6: Waterfall is here to stay. Agile is also here to stay. A CHAMP will know both and combine them to get the best from both!

The waterfall or predictive mode of development has been there for quite sometime, and it’s here to stay. Some industries can’t follow Agile, e.g., making a movie. Will you release a movie in a theater every two or four weeks in parts? Will customers come to watch such a movie? You know the answer!

Similarly, Agile is also here to stay. Agile is used when there is rapid churn in requirements and high uncertainty in the technology platform being used. 

Now, as a CHAMP, you will know both waterfall and Agile and you are going to combine them both. This way, you will get the best of both and apply them in real-world projects. Imagine this skillet and the impact you will have while working with every possible kind of organization. 

Reason – 7: From Waterfall to a CHAMP or from Agile to CHAMP is a natural progression. You need not have any previous certification to be a CHAMP. It goes from a beginner to advanced and finally, to expert level.

Hybrid-Agile combines both waterfall and Agile. Hence, if you are coming from a waterfall background or an agile background, it’ll be natural a progression for you.

Though the CHAMP certification is of high-standard, you can easily understand and master this exhaustive course content. The course takes from a beginner level to the level of an expert. 

Reason – 8: You will know various Hybrid-Agile management types, principles, roles, responsibilities, team structures, among others.

Hybrid-Agile management comes with a variety of shapes and types. For example, it can be predominantly predictive (waterfall) with parts as adaptive, predominantly adaptive (adaptive) with parts as predictive. It can also be predictive and adaptive parts of a project running concurrently. If you consider the frameworks, then only Scrum, or Kanban can be used in Hybrid-Agile, or both Scrum and Kanban can be used. You will know them all.

As Hybrid-Agile Management is different, there will be different principles compared to traditional or agile management. You will know the distinct principles of this course. And of course, the team structure, roles, responsibilities will be clearly explained to you.

Reason – 9: You will get a large number of hands-on solution files, quizzes, practice questions. These will help you now as well as in the future.

The CHAMP certification has a high practical-orientation with the needed theory. Hence, the way the course is organized and the way the certification test happens is fundamentally different from any other certification in the world.

Because it is practically oriented, you will get numerous solution files. Specifically, these .mpp (Microsoft project plan) files. You will have lesson-end quizzes, practice questions, including full-length practice questions.

Based on practice and experience, you’ll take the final test and will be CHAMP certified, if you have faithfully prepared. You can have one retake, which is free of cost to you. 

Reason – 10: If you are a PMP, ACP, SM or PO, the freshly updated CHAMP certification will enhance your resume. You can also apply your earlier learnings.

This is related to reason – 7, but with a different perspective for certified practitioners.

If you are a Project Management Professional (PMP), then you’d know the fundamentals as well as certain advanced aspects of traditional project management. Similarly, as an Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP), Scrum Master (SM) or Product Owner (PO), you’d know Agile management in more depth.

Now, when you pursue CHAMP certification, you can use your earlier learnings on predictive (Waterfall) and/or adaptive (Agile). Because CHAMP combines them both. In other words, your earlier learning will help you know this unique skill of Hybrid-Agile in a hands-on manner.

Video Brief: Top 10 Reasons to Go for PfMP

The below brief video [Duration - 07m: 18s] is in support of this article. You can watch the videos to learn a few more points about the value of ManagementYogi's CHAMP certification.


As noted in the beginning, this is the only hybrid certification in the world with hands-on learning. You can read a number of published articles on hybrid management in this link.

As per a recent PMI report hybrid is considered to be a new standard and many organizations are following it. In fact, usage of Hybrid-Agile management is more compared to the Agile! You can read the report here.

As noted in the above linked report, Hybrid usage (31.5%) is now more than Agile (24.6%) among project professionals! This is depicted below.

If you are considering your career and growth opportunities, this certification provides in-depth understanding and knowledge on Hybrid-Agile management. You also learn with a hands-on software tool and it's a real competency. And as noted in one of the above reasons, a CHAMP certificate surely shines on your resume.

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