PMSTUDY CORPORATE CLIENT CASE STUDIES
As a PMstudy Authorized Training Provider (ATP), American Express has in-house trainers who are providing PMP® Exam Prep training to its 1000+ project managers using the PMstudy training program. By having its own internal instructors trained to teach the PMstudy PMP® Exam Prep classroom course, American Express has the flexibility to conduct its own successful training classes efficiently and economically by licensing our high-quality materials and leveraging our proven methodology. American Express has made PMP® certification for its Project Managers a key strategic objective - PMstudy is an integral part of this important initiative.
"One of the best classes I've ever had. I feel empowered and ready for the test. The time spent in this class, I am sure, prepared me for the test." - Juliette (Phoenix, AZ)
"Everything that could have been done to assist us was done; could not have been better!" - Kevin (Phoenix, AZ)
"Absolutely got a lot from this workshop. I would recommend this course in a heartbeat!" - Linda (Phoenix, AZ)
"Enjoyed this class. Very intense, but well worth it. Your interactive method of teaching is much appreciated." - Chitra (Phoenix, AZ)
About the Company: American Express is a global service company. Its principal products and services are charge and credit payment card products and travel-related services offered to consumers and businesses worldwide. The company operates in four segments: U.S. Card Services, International Card Services, Global Commercial Services (GCS) and Global Network & Merchant Services (GNMS).
Farmers Insurance executives agreed that the critical skill of project management, which can be applied to any industry at any size, could help the company develop products and services faster, improve project quality and timeliness, create a stronger team and better position the firm in the marketplace. By providing project management training to employees, their goal was to develop its own project management processes to standardize across the company and eliminate crisis management.
The employees felt they benefitted from the "hands-on" way the courses were presented. PMstudy instructors are real-world practitioners experienced in business management and in their specific fields of expertise. All instructors are PMP certified, and many hold additional professional credentials and advanced degrees.
"The instructor did a great job of teaching a lot of information in a short period of time. The instructor kept us on track." - Sharon Ries (Woodland Hills, CA)
"Very intense class. The faculty was a wonderful teacher. The class provided great information." - Laura Patterson (Woodland Hills, CA)
"Great way to memorize what is needed to pass the test." - Valerie Jasso (Woodland Hills, CA)
About the company: Farmers Insurance Group (informally Farmers) is an American insurance and financial services company headquartered in Los Angeles, California and a wholly owned subsidiary of Zurich Financial Services. It provides home, auto, commercial and life insurance and other financial services throughout all 50 states of the United States.
Farmers is the third-largest provider of both private passenger auto and homeowners insurance in the United States servicing over 10 million households with more than 20 million individual policies. It has approximately 24,000 employees and 50,000 exclusive and independent agents.
Honda was a good success story for PMstudy because their employees sought information regarding the best PMP boot camp to get certified and they found PMstudy through the PMI® website and social media. The competitive pricing from PMstudy sealed the deal as we offered them the best price and complimentary 6-Sigma Greenbelt training.
"After investigating for several weeks to find the best company to prepare my team for the PMP exam, we happened upon PMstudy. Upon completing the training... many of my colleagues have taken the exam and the results have been just as incredible as we had hoped.
The faculty’s methods for PMP exam prep are tried and true, and we plan to use her again for prep courses for future candidates. I would highly recommend PMstudy to anyone serious about putting forth the effort it takes to become a certified project manager. The faculty will get you ready for the test if you are willing to work to get it." - Joshua Bollinger (Lincoln, AL)
"Class was extremely thorough and pointed out methods and keywords that were beneficial." - James Michal Brush (Lincoln, AL)
"I've taken my test and I passed. I'm officially certified. Thanks for all of the help. I don't know how anyone would pass that test without taking the course." - Quentin Gipson (Lincoln, AL)
About the Company: Honda Manufacturing Alabama shares Honda's global goal of providing high quality products at a reasonable price and global leadership in environmental stewardship. The companywide commitment to the principle of "Reduce, Reuse and Recycle" has established HMA as a Zero Landfill Facility, meaning HMA's operations send nothing to a landfill. In addition, HMA has received Energy Star awards from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). These awards are based on advances in curbing energy use during the production of light trucks.
JPMC, being a large organization with offices in multiple locations throughout the country, needed a provider who could provide training for a fairly large number of students, on an ongoing basis and on-site at various locations; a provider who could do the training, in a standardized way, throughout their organization – at a reasonable price with flexibility.
JPMC values the fact that PMstudy can provide them with a dedicated account manager to handle all aspects of the process, as well as being their dedicated faculty who can customize the class schedule per the company’s needs.
Project managers within JPMC have varying levels of experience, so some needed more coaching through the process of preparing for the course, while others needed virtually none. We handled this by holding a conference call with all students, and then ensured that all students had direct access to faculty leading up to the class.
"The class was well paced. The instructor’s examples were helpful in understanding concepts. I would recommend this class to others seeking their PMP." - Kevin Gumz (Chicago, IL)
"Great instructor - Instructor was energetic and engaging. Pace was good. Moved along and did not get tedious. Homework, test questions and related discussion was good. Materials were really helpful in abbreviating the PMBOK® Guide." - Lisa Bohne (Chicago, IL)
"The class was very well organized and structured. The instructor was well prepared, very knowledgeable, and updated. The study material was helpful too." - Valerie Martin (Chicago, IL)
About the Company: JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is an American multinational banking corporation of securities, investments and retail. It is the largest bank in the United States by assets and market capitalization. It is a major provider of financial services, with assets of $2 trillion and according to Forbes magazine is the world's largest public company based on a composite ranking. The hedge fund unit of JPMorgan Chase is one of the largest hedge funds in the United States. It was formed in 2000, when Chase Manhattan Corporation merged with J.P. Morgan & Co.
LMI is a not-for-profit strategic consulting firm that provides innovative solutions to government. LMI is able to focus on its core business services by using PMstudy to prepare staff for the PMP® exam. PMstudy has been partnering with LMI for more than three years.
"The class was well-laid out and sequenced. I can't imagine taking the PMP exam without a course like this!" - Gary (McLean, VA)
"Good approach learning a tough subject. Very helpful to be oriented to passing the test, not getting into a philosophical discussion." - Carol (McLean, VA)
"Course materials (online and books) made instruction straight forward. All concepts were thoroughly discussed during class discussion. Rigorous simulated tests helped to increase confidence." - Chris (McLean, VA)
About the company: LMI is a nonprofit private corporation that provides comprehensive consulting services to governments and other nonprofit organizations in the areas of defense, healthcare, civil engineering, intelligence, homeland security, and energy and environment.
To deliver products that satisfy customers in all regions, the company has established a manufacturing system that rapidly and flexibly responds to customer requests.
All customer projects—from order entry through design, manufacturing, and servicing—are managed in accordance with high-quality management standards. To meet these standards, it is essential that project scope is accurate, adequate resources are allocated, and customer deliverables meet the project goals.
The manufacturing company wanted to select a training partner that was closely aligned with the Project Management Institute's (PMI)® professional standards Discovering that PMstudy is greatly respected in the training industry and offers professional training designed around the PMI standards, they decided PMstudy was their best choice.
"The course provided good foundation materials." - Mel Chapman (Salisbury MD)
"Great class. Learnt new concepts." - Jay Velury (Salisbury MD)
"The faculty did a great job in presenting the study material. The information was well presented." - Jim Robellard (Salisbury MD)
About the Company: Plymouth Tube Co. is a specialty manufacturer of precision steel tubing, steel and titanium near-net shapes, and steel and titanium cold drawn shapes. Comprised of ten manufacturing plants, Plymouth Tube is family-owned with fourth generation leadership from President Donald C.Van Pelt.
Quanta required their Senior Construction Managers to be PMP certified and chose to accomplish this through the PM study Boot Camp. Encouraged by the success of the PMstudy teaching methodology, they chose to have PMstudy again the following year for other senior project managers. They believe that their Senior Construction Managers becoming PMPs will help in marketing their construction services.
"Wow - learned a lot in a short period of time. The faculty is very knowledgeable and very patient." - Roger Raycraft (Houston, TX)
"The class was very informational with a new approach to training. Key areas of discussion were aimed at taking the test with the intention to pass. The instructor was great!" - Shannon Berry (Houston, TX)
"Class was informative, understanding PMIisms is the key. The class was helpful in exploring those through processes, which we should expect to see in the exam." - Joseph Benoit (Houston, TX)
"Very thorough coverage of material. Instructor was very knowledgeable. Good approach/ method, with highlighted sections. Chapter tests were very helpful." - W. Michael Martin (Houston, TX)
About the Company: Quanta Services, an S&P 500 company, is the leading provider of specialized contracting services in North America, delivering infrastructure solutions for the electric power, telecommunications, broadband cable and gas pipeline industries. It is the largest infrastructure construction company in North America with approximately 149,000 employees.
The CEO of the company attended a PMstudy class in November 2009 in Washington, D.C and as a result, the organization rearranged its structure and started using PMI methodology. They established something similar to a Project Management Office and called it the Project Controls Office. They now have a projectized organization structure.
The PMstudy Atlanta class inspired a change in the company structure.
The CEO realized the need for his employees to be certified in order to get additional contracts. To ensure that, the company’s participants were trained in the PMI method and directed to become certified by the end of the year.
Though employees have extremely heavy workloads and manage multiple projects at a time, they thoroughly enjoyed the professional atmosphere in the class and learned concepts which are helpful in their projects.
"Well organized and informative session. The instructor was very knowledgeable. The test questions tested your knowledge and the justifications provided were helpful." - Jeffrey Scott (Knoxville, TN)
"The instructor was very knowledgeable and always available to help. The faculty kept the class enjoyable. The program provided a good testing insight." - Andrew Henderson (Knoxville, TN)
"Excellent class and assisted in identifying weak areas" - Larry Llanusa (Knoxville, TN)
About the Company: Safety And Ecology Corporation (SEC) is a rapidly growing environmental services company in the U.S. The company specializes in the removal and remediation of hazardous nuclear materials for the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Defense, and other federal agencies. SEC also provides advanced environmental services for private industry across the country and internationally.
The company has been growing steadily, which has created larger and more challenging projects to manage. Most employees have strong academic credentials and expertise and little formal project management training, yet they were increasingly responsible for managing projects with complex technical components, intensive scheduling needs, and ongoing client interaction.
Company employees, after discussions about professional development opportunities, zeroed in on project management skills as a priority. They wanted more knowledge, skills, and tools to successfully lead and manage projects on time and on budget.
This led to PMstudy customizing a class schedule for their employees based on their requirements.
"Clear examples and definitions make it easy to understand the materials in a short time. Homework makes the student be on top of the material during the whole course." - Carolina Servigna (Miami, FL)
"The course material, instructor, and exercises are all very good. Highly interactive class that helped me to grab concepts and memorize them." - Mai Wah Cheung (Miami, FL)
"The program covers all aspects of Project Management. Truly helps in preparing for the PMP exam." - Leonel Lopez (Miami, FL)
About the company: Univision Communications is an American Spanish language media company in the United States. Its headquarters is in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. The roots of the company trace back to KWEX-TV in San Antonio - the first full-time Spanish-language station in America and the first UHF station in the country.
Univision Communications Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a media company in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Television, Radio, and Interactive Media.
Concept Solutions needed some of their project managers to be PMP certified. However, they were looking for flexibility in having the PMP exam preparation on their premises. PMstudy worked with them to provide a quality training which suited their requirements and schedule.
"I passed the exam. My brain is fried but I'm happy. Thanks for your help and support." - Randolf (Reston, VA)
"I passed the PMP test. Thanks to the PMP Boot Camp, I didn't think it was overly difficult or overwhelming either." - George (Reston, VA)
About the company: Concept Solutions, LLC, headquartered in Northern Virginia, is a management and technology consulting company committed to providing strategic solutions to multiple government clients, enabling government organizations to operate more efficiently. Concept Solutions collaborates with clients to plan, design, and develop effective business processes and information systems that save money, improve performance, increase productivity, and provide critical information for strategic decision-making.
Intelligrated had a group of project managers who wanted to obtain PMP certification, and they were struggling to send their employees to an open class. PMstudy helped them by providing an onsite program to meet their need.
"The instructor communicated well and was able to handle most of the challenges presented by the class. Well done." - Tony Rutherford
"Teaching plan was very well put together and executed. The instructor was very pleasant and helped me and my team in all aspects. We will probably recommend the instructor to our other field office PMs." - Sheri Hines
"The course was very helpful. The instructor shared very good tips to pass the exam. I feel prepared to take PMP next Tuesday." - Brian Keiser
About the company: Intelligrated was created with the vision of providing material handling solutions, services and products to a wide variety of customers, with particular focus on the challenges of the logistics and distribution industry. As the company continued to grow, Intelligrated expanded its solutions offerings and market reach to serve the consumer product manufacturing, parcel and postal industries.
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) wanted some of their employees and vendors to become PMP certified. PMstudy submitted a proposal in this regard and JPL selected us.
"A very good class." - Steve (Pasadena, CA)
"Lots of good info in a short amount of time. We were able to take it at our worksite." - Camille (Pasadena, CA)
"The instructor's skills combined with the quality of the material provided a training experience that was far above what I expected." - Paul (Pasadena, CA)
About the company: JPL is a federally funded research and development center and NASA field center located in Pasadena, California. JPL is managed by the nearby California Institute of Technology (Caltech) for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The Laboratory's primary function is the construction and operation of robotic planetary spacecraft, though it also conducts Earth-orbit and astronomy missions. It is also responsible for operating NASA's Deep Space Network.
Roche wanted some of their employees to become PMP certified. They requested us to provide customized classroom training plus online training in preparation for the PMP Certification Exam.
"Instructor was incredible, who provided us with many helpful hints and tools. She covered all the important points needed for the exam and made sure we understood everything before moving to the next topic." - Violet Habib (Nutley, NJ)
"She was very informative and provided useful tips and techniques." - Kimberley Rivera (Nutley, NJ)
"She did an excellent job of outlining the relationship between the processes and describing the flow of information." - Lisa Schwurzenbek (Nutley, NJ)
About the company: As a research-focused healthcare company, Roche discovers, develops and provides innovative diagnostic and therapeutic products and services that deliver significant benefits to patients and healthcare professionals from early detection and prevention of diseases to diagnosis, treatment, and treatment monitoring.
Today Roche ranks among the world's leading healthcare companies and has two strong core businesses: diagnostics and pharmaceuticals.
TIAA CREF had a group of project managers who wanted to obtain PMP certification. They were finding it difficult to send their employees to an open class. PMstudy helped them by providing am onsite program as per their requirement.
"Perfectly paced, very interactive and the instructor is excellent." - Susan Stephens (Charlotte, NC)
"Knowledgeable instructor and excellent tips on what to focus on." - Steve Latoni (Charlotte, NC)
"The class was extremely thorough. The instructor was very knowledgeable of the content." - Thomas Scicutella (Charlotte, NC)
About the company: TIAA–CREF is a Fortune 100 financial services organization that is the leading retirement provider for people who work in the academic, research, medical and cultural fields. TIAA–CREF operates on a nonprofit basis, with surplus returned to participants.
Motorola wanted some of their employees to become PMP certified. PMstudy submitted a proposal and was selected to train their employees.
"Just wanted to let you know that I took my test this past Friday (8/6). All I did was just study the practice questions on PMstudy's website and reviewed the sections in the book provided during the course and then I took one practice test on the PMstudy website." - Evan (Austin, TX)
"The instructor was very patient and knowledgeable on the subject. The material was very easy to understand." - Art (Nashville, TN)
About the company: Motorola Mobility, owned by Google, is breaking through the barriers that separate people from the things they love. We're designing technology that connects seamlessly so consumers have the best content at their fingertips, every second of every day. TV, talk, text, email and web surfing-we're putting people at the center of it all. It's what we call a Motorola Powered future and we're making the devices that do more, so people can do more.
Denver Water showed interest in taking our PMP exam prep Boot Camp, but they wanted the program to be conducted near their premises. PMstudy worked with them to provide a quality training experience which suited their needs and preferences.
"A very knowledgeable instructor. He provided good tips and suggestions for studying and taking exam. Provide good exam and explanations." - Matt (Denver, CO)
"The instructor gave a good understanding of the material. All the important points were covered." - Erik (Denver, CO)
About the company: Denver Water proudly serves high-quality water and promotes its efficient use to 1.3 million people in the city of Denver and many surrounding suburbs. Established in 1918, the utility is a public agency funded by water rates and new tap fees, not taxes. It is Colorado's oldest and largest water utility.
AC4S wanted some of their employees to earn PMP certification. They requested us to provide customized classroom training for the PMP Certification Exam.
"I spent 26 years in the US Army and have a great deal of exposure to all types of training. This was one of the best instructor-led courses I have participated in. Great Job." - David (Tampa, FL)
"Instructor was excellent - engaging and enthusiastic. Study materials were excellent and she was well organized to prep students for the test. The course built confidence that we would be able to pass the test." - Bob (Tampa, FL)
About the company: AC4S was formed by U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force veterans with extensive tactical and commercial telecommunications experience. The three founder's vision was to provide world-class global customer support. AC4S leverages its unique knowledge and technical expertise of both military and commercial networks to "Bridge the Gap" between commercial and government networking solutions.
Tapestry was looking for a customized PMP exam prep training package to fit their schedule. PMstudy was able to assist them in providing a customized training that met both their needs and their schedule.
"The instructor did a great job. His high energy kept the class moving. Possess excellent time management skills." - Bob (Swansea, IL)
"An Excellent course. The instructor did an outstanding job presenting the course. Provided real world examples and interacted with students." - Richard (Swansea, IL)
About the company: Tapestry Solutions, Inc. is a leading innovator providing custom software development, training, consulting, and support services to the US military, government, and private sector. Tapestry's core competencies and vast experience centers in logistics management and decision support systems as well as cutting-edge modeling and simulation technologies. They understand the functional and technical aspects of how to build, field, support, and leverage the capabilities of software applications.
Celerity needed some of their project managers to be PMP certified. However, they were looking for flexibility in obtaining PMP exam preparation on their premises. PMstudy worked with them to provide a quality training experience which suited their need and schedule.
"The instructor was great. Lots of materials were covered. The instructor was enthusiastic and kept me on track. I would recommend the instructor to anyone taking this course." - Chris (San Francisco, CA)
"I like the instructor’s energy, and deep level of knowledge. I never felt lost or bored." - Oscar (San Francisco, CA)
About the company: Celerity Consulting Group is an information management consulting firm that helps companies, law firms, regulated entities and agencies resolve their litigation, risk and compliance or restructuring challenges through effective data gathering, review, analysis, and management.
Pfizer required Senior Managers to become PMP certified. Because of the success of the PMstudy teaching methodology, they chose to have PMstudy as their PMP exam prep training partner.
"The instructor was very knowledgeable and energetic. The study materials were very easy to navigate." - Alison (Groton, CT)
"The instructor kept on target with a very diverse set of people. The study materials were exemplary for the boot camp process." - David (Groton, CT)
"The bootcamp was well organized/ structured. It followed the Project Management framework. The practice tests were helpful. Helpful hints to succeed were provided." - Dave (Groton, CT)
About the company: Pfizer, Inc. is an American multinational pharmaceutical corporation headquartered in New York City, and with its research headquarters in Groton, Connecticut. It is the world's largest pharmaceutical company by revenues.
Pfizer develops and produces medicines and vaccines for a wide range of conditions including those in the areas of immunology and inflammation, oncology, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, neuroscience and pain management.
Tulalip wanted some of their employees to become PMP certified. They requested us to provide customized classroom training plus online training to prepare their employees for the PMP Certification Exam. PMstudy helped them by providing the program they needed and wanted.
"Content was clear and informative. Anything was not clear was resolved effectively by the faculty." - Stephen Doherty(Marysville, WA)
"The faculty was an excellent teacher." - LainiJone(Marysville, WA)
"The instructor was knowledgeable and study methodology and materials were great." - Travis Hill (Marysville, WA)
About the company: In March 2000, a unique partnership was created to implement a technology strategy for the Tulalip Tribes. This partnership included dedicated representatives of the University of Washington at Bothell, Everett Community College, and the Tulalip Tribes of Washington.
This project was conceived by Tribal leaders to close the technology gap between the Tribes and the surrounding communities; it was initially called the Tulalip Technology Leap (TTL). The ultimate goal of this initiative was to bring economic diversity to the Reservation. By creating a "technology engine," the Tribes would be able to generate high-skilled,
well-paying jobs, and train tribal members to fill them.
Blue Cross BlueShield needed some of their project managers to be PMP certified. They were looking for flexibility in obtaining the PMP exam preparation. PMstudy worked with them to provide a quality training experience that suited their need, preferences and schedule.
"Faculty presented the class well. He used personal experience and real world examples to help us to make understand." - Andy Campbell (Helena, MT)
"The instructor was very knowledgeable and cleared up all of the doubts." - Jim Pace (Helena, MT)
About the company: Our vision is to provide Montanans with affordable, innovative health and wellness solutions and exceptional customer service. For over 70 years, we have been providing health care coverage exclusively in Montana for Montanans supporting our vision, mission, and values.
As Montana’s largest and oldest health insurance company, our name is linked with exceptional service and cost-effective, innovative products. For more than six decades, we have provided our customers with the security of knowing they have health care when they need it. Today, as a not-for-profit health plan, we continue to provide that security, and our mission is to help people lead healthier lives.
Alliance Data wanted some of their employees to get PMP certified. Based on a custom proposal, PMstudy was selected.
"I passed the exam. I felt the class prepared me with the knowledge to pass the exam." - Keith (Columbus, OH)
About the company: Alliance Data Systems Corporation is a publicly traded, leading provider of loyalty and marketing solutions (such as private label credit cards, coalition loyalty programs, and direct marketing services) derived from the capture and analysis of transaction-rich data that provides insight into how and why consumers make certain purchases.
One of the Dun and Bradstreet Ontario office employees had taken our PMP course earlier in the year. The employee was extremely happy with the quality of the PMP Exam Prep Boot Camp. So, they inquired about having a class for a few project management team members on their premises.
"Instructor was excellent and teaching methodology was very good." - Sherry Bakhshi (Mississauga, ON)
"The program was very informative. The course materials are very detailed and specific." - Jennifer Conrathe (Mississauga, ON)
"I really liked the teaching methodology as it keeps student's engagement through the course. The instructor was concise and engaging in her teaching style. There was lot to learn but really enjoyed the class." - Natalie Nguyen (Mississauga, ON)
About the company: Dun &Bradstreet (NYSE:DNB) is the world's leading source of commercial information and insight on businesses, enabling companies to "Decide with Confidence" for more than 170 years. Today, D&B's global commercial database contains more than 205 million business records. D&B provides solutions that meet a diverse set of global customer needs. Customers use D&B Risk Management Solutions™ to mitigate credit and supplier risk, increase cash flow and drive increased profitability.
MultiCare was looking to get some of their employees PMP certified and contacted PMstudy for details for holding a PMP Exam Prep Boot Camp on their premises. PMstudy worked with MultiCare to understand their requirements and assisted them by providing a customized training experience that met their needs and preferences
"The course provided a much more clear overview of concepts and materials than the PMBOK® Guide and I feel much more prepared for the exam now. Also, the mnemonics and memory tips were very helpful." - Jennifer Landree (Tacoma, WA)
"The instructor was great. He kept us on track, had clear emphasis on ‘Priority’ materials, excellent analogies, real-life experience and stories to relate put materials and concepts into context. Study methodology is spot on. The pace was appropriate for the group. Open to questions and feedback." - Shelly Sands (Tacoma, WA)
About the company: MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital is a center of excellence for many medical specialties including cancer care, cardiology, obstetrics and neurology, and has always taken a pioneering approach to providing superior care using the latest procedures and technologies. It is a not-for-profit health care organization with more than 9,100 employees and a comprehensive network of services throughout Pierce, South King, Thurston and Kitsap counties.