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VersionOne Receives Prestigious Project Management Institute Approval to Provide Project Management Training


ATLANTA--()--VersionOne, recognized by agile practitioners as the leader in agile management tools, today announces it is now approved by Project Management Institute (PMI) to become a PMI Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) effective November, 2011.

PMI R.E.P.s are educational organizations that have demonstrated their ability to provide world-class, effective project management training. Through PMI’s rigorous quality criteria for course content, instructor qualification, and instructional design, R.E.P.s provide the project management training necessary to earn and to maintain Project Management Professional (PMP)®, Program Management Professional (PgMP)® and other PMI professional credentials.

One example of the Agile curriculum that VersionOne offers is a two-day immersive Agile Project Management class to teach participants how to transition to agile project management. All courses are led by agile experts who provide hands-on exercises rooted in agile best practices. Students are eligible for 1 PDU per hour of instruction. A full list of courses is available at http://www.versionone.com/training.

“PMI continues to define standards and promote excellence in project management. With the increasing adoption of agile practices, it’s our hope we can merge PMI and agile best practices and educate a whole new host of practitioners,” said Robert Holler, founder and CEO, VersionOne. “As longstanding supporters of PMI, VersionOne is pleased to be recognized with this important certification.”

“PMI’s recent survey of training providers shows that 80 percent of organizations seeking suppliers of project management training strongly prefer to work with PMI R.E.P.s. They view their affiliation with PMI, the leading standard-setting professional association for project management, as a stamp of quality on the training services they purchase,” said Edwin Andrews, Ph.D., director of academic and educational programs and services at PMI. “Organizations want to protect their investment in project management training, and they know that a PMI R.E.P. delivers such training in a cost-effective and efficient manner.”

Currently, there are over 1,400 R.E.P.s in more than 70 countries. These organizations include commercial training providers that design complete educational systems, academic institutions, internal training offices at corporations and government agencies.

About VersionOne

VersionOne is recognized by agile practitioners as the leader in agile project management tools. By simplifying the planning and tracking of agile projects, we help teams deliver better software faster. Since 2002, companies such as AAA, Adobe, Boeing, bwin, Lilly, Lockheed Martin, NASDAQ, Qualcomm, Sabre and Siemens have turned to VersionOne. Today more than 30,000 teams from over 170 countries use VersionOne. Agile Made Easier @ VersionOne.com.

About Project Management Institute (PMI)

PMI is the world’s largest project management member association, representing more than half a million practitioners in over 185 countries. As a global thought leader and knowledge resource, PMI advances the profession through its global standards and credentials, collaborative chapters and virtual communities and academic research. When organizations invest in project management, supported by PMI, executives have confidence their important initiatives deliver expected results, greater business value and competitive advantage. Learn more at www.pmi.org.

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