Cheetah Learning Offers Free Online Presentation for Project Managers Titled ‘A Taste of Agile’

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Some experts predict that by the end of 2012 agile methodology will be used on 80 percent of all projects involving software development. That’s why the Project Management Professionals (PMPs) at Cheetah Learning (http://www.CheetahLearning.com) are offering “A Taste of Agile,” a free online presentation for Project Managers.

The Project Management Institute (PMI) reports that the use of agile methodology has increased dramatically in recent years. Some experts predict that by year’s end agile will be used on 80 percent of software development projects. That’s why the Project Management Professionals (PMPs) at Cheetah Learning (http://www.CheetahLearning.com) are offering an introductory presentation entitled “A Taste of Agile.”

The online event takes place Thursday, June 7, at Noon (EST), and will be hosted by Michelle LaBrosse, founder and CEO of Cheetah Learning. There is no charge to participate.

“During this 15-minute presentation, we will give you the information that you need to sign up for your free 2 PDU ‘A Taste of Agile’ course,” organizers said.

Following the June 7 presentation is a Q&A session featuring LaBrosse and Jean Steinmetz, Cheetah’s Chief Knowledge Officer, who recently took and passed the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) exam.

According to LaBrosse and Steinmetz, “Agile is a philosophy that uses organizational modules based on people, collaboration and shared values.”

Sign up to learn more by visiting http://www.CheetahLearning.com/contact.asp and then sending an email to Cheetah’s Advertising/Marketing/PR department. The deadline is Wednesday June 6.

“If you can't make the time and date as specified, we will email you a recording of the presentation to listen to at your convenience,” organizers said.

“A Taste of Agile” is just one more example of how Cheetah Learning has helped professionals extend their proficiency skills. The company recently celebrated its 12th anniversary by releasing a video that explains how its innovative "Accelerated Learning” approach has helped potential project managers prepare for, and dramatically increase their pass rate of, the certification exam.

The video is available at http://www.CheetahLearning.com under the heading “Cheetah Learning Celebrates 12 Year Anniversary! Watch Our Anniversary Video!”

Prior to Cheetah’s “Accelerated Learning” method, participants typically studied for six months to prepare for the Certification Exam to get their Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. The fail rate at that time was 40 percent.

In 2001, Cheetah Learning introduced “Accelerated Learning.” The intense, yet entertaining, classes took just four days; the increase in the number of people who passed the Certification Exam was dramatic: An average of 98 percent.

“Our students rapidly expand their success story by using accelerated learning techniques combined with project management skills,” explains Cheetah’s CEO and founder. “The goal of Cheetah Learning is to help millions pursue visions mu In 2001, Cheetah Learning introduced “Accelerated Learning.” The intense, yet entertaining, classes took just four days; the increase in the number of people who passed the Certification Exam was dramatic: An average of 98 percent.

For its efforts, the Project Management Institute (PMI) recognized Cheetah Learning with a Professional Development Provider of the Year Award. Plus, Cheetah has maintained the highest audited continuous pass rate for 10 years.

“We deliver a variety of programs in the project management field from helping people pass a very difficult certification exam for project managers in less than a week to getting hundreds of people up to speed on doing fast projects in less than a day,” said LaBrosse, who has been recognized by PMI as one of the 25 Most Influential Women in Project Management in the World.

Among Cheetah’s programs is the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) Certification. For details, visit http://www.CheetahLearning.com/Dave/Agile. For information about other training opportunities offered by Cheetah Learning, call toll free in the U.S. at (888) 659-2013. Outside the U.S., call (602) 220-1263.

ABOUT: Cheetah Learning is a Project Management Institute Registered Education Provider and is International Association of Continuing Education and Training Certified. Cheetah was awarded the Project Management Institute Professional Development Provider of the Year for 2008 for the significant contribution it made to the field of project management with its accelerated approach to teaching and doing project management.

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