The Open Group and APMG Work Together to Promote TOGAF® and ArchiMate®

February 27, 2014

HIGH WYCOMBE, England, February 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –

The APM Group (APMG) and The Open Group [http://www.opengroup.org ] have announced a
new partnership whereby APMG will support the accreditation services of The Open Group’s
products. The arrangement will initially focus on TOGAF(R)
[http://www3.opengroup.org/subjectareas/enterprise/togaf ] and ArchiMate(R),
[http://www3.opengroup.org/certifications/archimate ] both standards of The Open Group.

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APMG’s team of global assessors will be supporting The Open Group’s internal
accreditation team in conducting their assessment activities. The scope of the assessments
will focus on organizations, materials and training delivery.

“A significant value to The Open Group in this new venture is the ability to utilize
APMG’s team of experienced multi-lingual assessors who are based throughout the world.
This will help The Open Group establish new markets and ensure quality support of existing
markets, ” said James de Raeve, Vice President of Certification at The Open Group.

Richard Pharro, CEO of APMG said, “This agreement presents an excellent opportunity to
APMG Accredited Training Organizations which are interested in training in The Open
Group’s products, as their existing APMG accredited status will be recognized by The Open
Group. We believe our global network will significantly enhance the awareness and take up
of TOGAF and ArchiMate.”

About The Open Group

The Open Group is an international vendor- and technology-neutral consortium upon
which organizations rely to lead the development of IT standards and certifications, and
to provide them with access to key industry peers, suppliers and best practices. The Open
Group provides guidance and an open environment in order to ensure interoperability and
vendor neutrality. Further information on The Open Group can be found at


About APM Group

The APM Group is one of the world’s largest certification bodies for knowledge based
workers. As well as the certifications mentioned above, we offer competency based
assessments for specialist roles in the security and aerospace industries. We work with
government agencies to help develop people who can achieve great things for the
organizations they work for.




Source: PR Newswire

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