Orbium’s growing agile practice offers training accredited by the International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile)

7 September 2018

Orbium is now an ICAgile Member Organisation, offering accredited courses for two certifications: ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Program Management (ICP-APM) and ICAgile Certified Professional in Foundations of DevOps (ICP-FDO).

Orbium has joined the International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile), bolstering its Agile consultancy solutions by delivering fully accredited training to the private banking, wealth management and financial services industry.

Agile is a work methodology adopted by organisations to give their staff the most flexibility on how, when and where they work to achieve maximum efficiency. Orbium’s expanding Agile offering comes at a time of great change across the financial services sector as fintechs continue to disrupt traditional business models and the sector digitises in response. The speed of change demands swift action from incumbents to develop and evolve into digital players themselves.

Predominantly targeting the Singapore/APAC region, the accredited offering is the second part of a “trifecta of Agile” sweeping Orbium. Starting with the appointment of respected Agile practitioner John Okoro as Head of Agile practice, the ICAgile-accredited courses on the Delivery Management Track and DevOps Track are among the first in the region and will introduce Orbium’s clients to comprehensive education. The final piece comes later in September when the newly formed business consultancy unit moves into purpose-built training facilities in Singapore.

John Okoro, Orbium’s Head of Agile practice said, “Having been in the industry for many years I know the advantages of partnering with ICAgile. They offer a wealth of knowledge to organisations and individuals adopting Agile within different business functions and focus areas. The Delivery Management Track, Business Agility Track, and DevOps Track feature ICAgile learning objectives and will help our clients gain the necessary skills and mindset for implementing Agile within a financial environment. Together, we can roadmap transformation for an industry ripe for change.”

Orbium will initially offer ICP-APM and ICP-FDO which are the first knowledge-based certifications on the Delivery Management Track and DevOps Track, respectively. In the case of Delivery Management track, the stepping stones are laid for traditional project managers to transition to agile environments.

The DevOps Track introduces concepts such as continuous integration, continuous delivery and accompanying cultural changes that provide a comprehensive approach for organisations to build, implement and maintain a DevOps capability.

The next piece in the puzzle will be the Business Agility track. These courses are due to go live later in the year and tackle organisational agility from multiple non-IT business functions like finance, leadership, marketing, and operations. This course provides participants with insights to jumpstart the organisational and individual transformation towards a more responsive, value driven reality.

We’re proud to welcome Orbium as an ICAgile Member Organisation. There are synergies with ICAgile and Orbium’s focus on delivering world-class Agile training within the financial services industry. Orbium’s agile learning experiences will now be aligned with ICAgile’s learning objectives, allowing their clients to receive the knowledge they need to build competencies and make an impact.” Said Shannon Ewan, Managing Director of ICAgile.

About Orbium

Orbium helps banks and wealth managers realise their strategy and execution priorities. Widely recognised for exceptional commitment, the firm helps clients to realise revenue growth and efficiency gains through innovation and industrialisation. By effectively blending business and technology consulting with software products and strong partnerships, Orbium enables clients to focus on what matters most: their own success.

The firm has over 500 employees located in the world’s key financial centres: New York, London, Zurich, Geneva, Singapore, Hong Kong, Frankfurt, Luxembourg, Paris, Sydney, Berlin, Dusseldorf, Warsaw and Manila.

About ICAgile

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