Important Training Opportunities (Starting Today, 1 August 2012) for Project Managers at the VISTA Expo


Important Training Opportunities for Project Managers at the VISTA Expo

Experts on Agile Project Management Training GR8PM will provide multiple training opportunities prior to the VISTA Expo & Symposium, including a free pre-conference webinar about Agile Development Project Management.

In collaboration with the VISTA Expo & Symposium, project-management training company GR8PM will be offering courses in Seattle, September 8-10. These courses provide Project Management Institute (PMI)-certified project managers an opportunity to earn up to 28 Professional Development Units (PDUs). The courses are suitable for project managers interested in pursuing the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner certification (PMI-ACP), or seeking an in-depth introduction to agile project management techniques. This is an excellent opportunity for project managers to keep their skills current–the key to success in this dynamic field. The courses will be held at the SeaTac Marriott, the venue for the VISTA Expo & Symposium. The Expo will run from September 11-14, allowing attendees to easily combine the trainings with Expo attendance.

The trainings offered by GR8PM consist of a 2-day class and a 1-day class, which can also be combined into a 3-day class. The first two days of training are an Exam Preparation class that prepares participants to pass the PMI-ACP examination. It will provide a comprehensive understanding of the principles and practices of Agile Project Management. The third day, which can be selected as a 1-day stand-alone class, will be a complete immersion experience where participants will actively apply Agile practices. Both classes will be fast-paced, high-intensity, information-packed experiences. The training is ideal for anyone interested in Agile–participants are not required to be certified PMPs.

In addition to the training courses, GR8PM is offering a free pre-conference Agile Development webinar to support the VistA Extension Challenge, co-sponsored by the VistA Expo and DSS, Inc. The webinar will be held on Wednesday, August 1st, 4 PM EST. Webinar registration is open at:

During the VISTA Expo, Mr. Stenbeck of GR8PM will also present a session entitled "Rolling Out Full-Scale Agile Practices - Moving Beyond Scrum Into Organization-wide Agile Practices."

Registration is now open for the VISTA Expo & Symposium, the GR8PM project management courses, and other associated events:

Course fees range from $1595 for both courses, including full VISTA Expo registration, down to $295 for just the single-day Agile immersion course.