The World Agile Qualification Board has, for a second time, plagiarized the work of Janet Gregory and Lisa Crispin
by cutting and pasting the outline for their book and using it as a course outline - without permission or attribution.
Earlier this week, the folks at the Project Management Association of Canada took statements of goodwill and good luck, out of context, and claimed they were endorsements for their Agile PM certificate.
At this point, I feel obligated to mention that I belong to a community of practice known as context-driven testing
, and when we see this type of behavior, we forcefully remove and dissociate ourselves with these fools and charlatans. Like radiation, the stuff is bad, and you don't want that rep on you.
I am requesting that the Agile Alliance formally censure these organizations. If you agree, please leave a comment to that effect, retweet, link, etc. Thank you.
UPDATE 12/15/2009: Laurent Bossavit
, a board member of the Agile Alliance, just wrote the following tweets:
I confirm WAQB not a member - filled in our form, asked to be invoiced, Agile Alliance never received payment; record deleted now. / They appeared on our corporate member page temporarily, because our system assumes good faith (for 90 days).
In other words, they didn't pay their Agile Alliance membership dues, either.