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APG Announces Professional Development Plug-In for RUP

Validated as Ready for IBM Software

New Richmond, WI, May 13, 2005 — Armstrong Process Group announces the APG Professional Development Plug-In for the Rational Unified Process® that adds a new discipline for organizational and individual professional development. The new professional development discipline describes a set of roles, activities, and artifacts for the process of continual professional development, especially for those seeking formal industry certifications. The APG Professional Development Plug-In has been validated as Ready for IBM software.

“By capturing the professional development process in RUP® itself, we are able to provide process guidance to organizations and IT practitioners in a familiar environment on a proven platform,” said Chris Armstrong, President of Armstrong Process Group. “APG can now offer a complete, integrated solution for the entire professional development life-cycle using the APG Professional Development Plug-In, APG ‘RUP Prep’ certification practice exams, APG courseware, and APG Professional Services.”

Most closely related to the Environment discipline, the Professional Development Plug-In provides a proven roadmap for continually developing the skills and knowledge of today’s information technology worker. The new professional development discipline describes a set of roles, activities, and artifacts for the process of continual professional development, especially for those seeking formal industry certifications. The process is suitable for human resources departments, IT managers, development teams, and individual practitioners. The Professional Development Plug-In also provides process guidance through a collection of guidelines, checklists, templates, and examples.

The APG Professional Development Plug-In will be available as a free download to the general public. Interested parties will be able to download the plug-in in June from APG’s website and from Ready IBM software Plug-In Central on IBM’s developerWorks website.

About APG
Armstrong Process Group, Inc., (APG) focuses on helping organizations adopt more effective business management and software engineering practices through strategic planning, classroom training, and project coaching. APG is an Influencing member of the Object Management Group (OMG), is currently contributing to the UML and SPEM specifications, and is an OMG MDA FastStart Qualified Service Provider. APG is an IBM Business Partner and an IBM Independent Software Vendor (ISV). Armstrong Process Group is a privately held corporation located in New Richmond, Wisconsin (near Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota).