ARLINGTON, VA--(Marketwire - Jan 24, 2012) - Excella Consulting today announced it has been certified by the Project Management Institute (PMI) as a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) starting January 1, 2012. R.E.P.s are organizations that have been approved by PMI to help project managers achieve and maintain the Project Management Professional (PMP)®, Program Management Professional (PgMP)® and other PMI professional credentials. These organizations have met PMI's rigorous quality criteria for course content, instructor qualification, and instructional design.

As an approved R.E.P., Excella will offer initial courses in Agile project management and Scrum development to help those in the community develop a practical understanding how those methodologies can be applied to projects and programs. Current offerings include:

  • Agile and Scrum in a Day
  • 2-day Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Training
  • 2-day Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) Training

"Our established relationship with PMI enables us to provide these excellent Agile training opportunities to the project management community," said Richard Cheng, PMP, CSP, Managing Consultant and Excella's Agile Center of Excellence Lead. "PMI is a well recognized institution and we are proud to have received this designation as a Registered Education Provider. Not only does it speak to the level of quality we provide to our clients, but also our interest in sharing our depth of knowledge and best practices to educate the general public."

Excella believes in a holistic approach to delivering IT solutions for our clients, which includes the ability to provide training that enable client personnel to implement solutions in the field. In addition to training, Excella also offers project coaching, mentoring, assessment and implementation services. Future offerings may include Agile Testing, Agile Software Craftsmanship, and Java and .NET development.

Excella joins more than 1,500 R.E.P.s in over 80 countries. These organizations include commercial training providers, academic institutions, and corporate training departments within corporations and government agencies.

About Excella
Excella Consulting is an Arlington, VA-based business and technology consulting firm and systems integrator for government and commercial clients. Its consultants help organizations define and execute technology strategies to produce real business results. Excella's core services include IT strategy, project and program management, system architecture and software development. Its consultants specialize in using Agile processes, Java-based technologies and Microsoft Technologies such as SharePoint and .NET to achieve its clients business and information technology objectives. Visit for more information.

About Project Management Institute (PMI)
PMI is the world's largest project management member association, representing more than 600,000 practitioners in more than 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 that their important initiatives will deliver expected results, greater business value and competitive advantage. Visit us at,, and on Twitter@PMInstitute.