CollabNet works with the Project Management Institute to help project managers prepare for the new Agile Certified Practitioner Exam
Brisbane, Calif., Feb. 14, 2012 — CollabNet® (www.collab.net), the global leader for enterprise cloud development and Agile ALM products and services, today announced “Agility Beyond Scrum: Preparing for the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP) Exam,” a new one-day, PMI-certified workshop that provides a complete overview of Agile principles and prepares candidates for the Project Management Institute ACP exam. The new offering, available in conjunction with CollabNet’s Certified ScrumMaster courses, provides software professionals the opportunity to work toward Scrum Alliance and PMI certification together and from a single source.
“As a global leader in Agile and Scrum training, we are committed to and support both Scrum Alliance and Project Management Institute certifications,” said Tony Farinaro, senior vice president of worldwide services for CollabNet. “Having quality certification programs ensures that Agile-based practices continue to mature and provide value to organizations that are developing and deploying software using more iterative and collaborative methods.”
With a growing number of organizations applying Agile techniques in the management of successful projects, the Project Management Institute (PMI), the world’s leading project management member association, recently introduced its new ACP certification. For project practitioners working in organizations that are using Agile techniques, the ACP certification validates an applicable knowledge base of Agile principles and concepts. This certification complements PMI’s existing Agile offerings, such as the Agile Community of Practice, SeminarsWorld and eSeminarsWorld courses, and Agile area of focus sessions at PMI Global Congresses.
CollabNet is both a PMI Registered Education Provider and Scrum Alliance Registered Education Provider. It is the world leader in Certified Scrum Training, conducting more than 200 courses a year and certifying more than 3,000 ScrumMasters annually.
Once trained, organizations often have the need to scale their individual workgroup methods to a set of consistent and codified Agile management processes and software development practices to the global level. To meet this need, CollabNet also offers private Agile transformation consulting and coaching services to organizations looking to accelerate the enterprise adoption of Agile practices. All of its courses and services are developed and delivered by industry experts that possess years of hands-on experience within a range of software development organizations. At scale, CollabNet’s leaders have helped organizations literally cut development cycles in half, provide IT savings into the tens of millions of dollars, while also enhancing organizational quality and culture.
The new workshop can be taken as a standalone one-day workshop or as a three-day workshop when combined with a two-day Certified ScrumMaster course. For complete information about Agility Beyond Scrum: Preparing for the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP) Exam, and all of the training and consulting courses offered by CollabNet, please visit (http://www.danube.com/training).
CollabNet is the recognized leader in enterprise cloud development and Agile ALM, with more than 7,000 global customers that range from single workgroups to large enterprises. Its deep open source roots include the creation of Subversion, the industry leading version control system with millions of users. CollabNet helps enterprise customers build and deploy better software through its focus on collaboration, enterprise Agile methods and cloud development and computing. Many CollabNet customers improve productivity by as much as 70 percent, while reducing costs by 80 percent. Its solutions include TeamForge®, the industry-leading Agile ALM platform for distributed development, ScrumWorks® Pro for Agile project management, Subversion Edge for managed source code management, Codesion™ for cloud-based development and deployment, and a range of Agile-based training, consulting and transformation services. For more information, please visit (www.collab.net).