VersionOne green-lighted to provide PM training

VersionOne has reported that it is now approved by Project Management Institute (PMI) to become a PMI Registered Education Provider (REP), effective November, Market Watch reports.

PMI REPs are educational organisations 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, REPs provide the project management training necessary to earn and to maintain Project Management Professional (PMP)(R), Program Management Professional (PgMP)(R) and other PMI professional credentials.

“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,” Virtual Strategy quotes Robert Holler, founder and CEO of VersionOne, as saying. “As longstanding supporters of PMI, VersionOne is pleased to be recognised with this important certification.”

“PMI’s recent survey of training providers shows that 80% of organisations seeking suppliers of project management training strongly prefer to work with PMI REPs. 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 programmes and services at PMI. “Organisations want to protect their investment in project management training, and they know that a PMI REP delivers such training in a cost-effective and efficient manner.”

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