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London, 14 July 2016

SQS continues in its quest to make businesses more agile by offering an ICAgile-accredited course.

SQS, the world’s leading specialist in software quality, is now offering an Agile Fundamentals course accredited by the International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile).  The collaboration between SQS Academy and ICAgile, a leading global Agile certification and accreditation body, ensures that the course is accredited against proven learning objectives which were developed by worldwide industry experts. Professionals who successfully complete this course with SQS will be granted the ICAgile Certified Professional (ICP) credential. 

The Agile Fundamentals course takes a methodology-neutral view, looking under the hood at the fundamental philosophies behind the most popular Agile approaches. It gives students both a broader and deeper appreciation of the core of Agile methods, leading to better overall application when deploying Agile in businesses.

The benefits are even greater for organisations. Applying Agile brings products and services to market quicker and reduces overhead while improving customer satisfaction.  Businesses that work with SQS to train their staff can expect a rapid acceleration towards their goal of becoming agile, rewarding them with increased competitive advantage in the shortest time possible.

David McGrath, Head of Agile at SQS Ireland, comments, “Agile has been hailed by both technologists and business analysts as the way forward for the vast majority of successful businesses and employees alike. Until relatively recently, Agile has tended to be the preserve of software development businesses. However, word has spread and the benefits are being seen in all manner of departments, across an ever-broader range of industries. Businesses not practicing Agile are being left behind which means the pressure to either train staff or acquire Agile specialists to fill the skills-gap is mounting. “

Ahmed Sidky, President of ICAgile, added, “Many organisations still think that Agile is just another IT process and therefore focus on the rituals of the process. ICAgile and all of its partners like SQS understand that Agile is more than a process, it’s a mindset. We are excited about welcoming SQS to our community of partner organizations who support our mission of unlocking the power of agility through the transformation of people.  ICAgile-accredited courses are designed to help people embrace the Agile mindset and embark on learning journeys that lead to mastery in various agile disciplines.”

To find out more information about the course visit SQS Academy.

About SQS Software Quality Systems

SQS is the world's leading specialist in software quality. We provide end-to-end business process quality assurance for software based systems. SQS consultants identify and mitigate business risk in technology led transformations utilizing standardized methodology, industrialized automation solutions, global delivery and deep domain knowledge across multiple industries. Through our specialization we provide the objectivity which delivers certainty.

Headquartered in Cologne, Germany, the company now employs approximately 4,600 staff. SQS has offices in Germany, the UK, Australia, Egypt, Finland, France, India, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, South Africa, the UAE and the US. In addition, SQS maintains a minority stake in a company in Portugal. In 2015, SQS generated revenues of 320.7 million Euros

This position stems from over 30 years of successful consultancy operations. With over 10,000 completed projects under its belt, SQS has a strong client base, including half of the DAX 30, nearly a third of the STOXX 50 and 20 per cent of the FTSE 100 companies.

SQS is the first German company to have a primary listing on AIM, a market operated by the London Stock Exchange. In addition, SQS shares are also traded on the German Stock Exchange in Frankfurt am Main.

About ICAgile

Founded in 2010, ICAgile is a leading global Agile certification and accreditation body that helps organizations design learning experiences that cultivate an agile mindset and enable sustainable organizational agility. ICAgile provides world-class learning tracks to guide organizations in the development of their curriculum. ICAgile’s approach is not tied to any specific Agile methodology, thus giving people the flexibility to blend flavors in a way that make sense for their reality.

More information:

SQS Group Limited
Jo Bance
Head of Marketing
7-11 Moorgate
London, EC2R 6AF
Phone:      +44 207 448 4666

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