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IRM Training’s History

Established in 1989 by Derrick Brown and Barry Hollingsworth, IRM Training’s objective was to offer practical, professional-development training in IT project management and business analysis. Before IRM Training, Derrick was a partner with Keith London Associates, one of the first companies in the world to offer training in business and systems analysis.

The company quickly gained clients in the Australian corporate and government sectors who welcomed the interactive, practical style of its workshops. They appreciated the training (not teaching) focus and the objective behind each workshop – to give delegates practical skills they can use immediately in the workplace.

The company philosophy reflects the focus on training rather than teaching:

Learn by doing… hands on… practical… intensive… fun!!

Partnerships / Endorsements

In 2006 when the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®) launched the Endorsed Education Provider (EEP™) program, IRM Training became one of the first training providers endorsed. To date, IRM Training is a premier-level EEP™ to the IIBA®, offering courses that are compliant with the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK®) version 3.

IRM Training is a Scaled Agile Partner, offering Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) courses:

Why IRM Training?


“Learn by doing” has long been accepted as the most effective way of teaching skills – and the more complex the skill, the more effective instructor-led workshops become. IRM Training courses are “roll your sleeves up” practical workshops with an emphasis on doing, participation, interaction and skills transfer.

Highly-skilled Training Instructors

IRM Training‘s instructors are some of the best in the industry. To become an IRM Training instructor our key selection criteria are:

  • A minimum of 10 years of industry experience – they understand real life problems and solutions beyond what is in the book.
  • Significant experience in professional training and/or coaching.
  • Strong passion in the course topics and in training.
  • In-depth knowledge in the course topics.
  • Ability to make training enjoyable.

High Quality Course Materials

The course materials for the Agile courses are provided by Scaled Agile, Inc as part of their partnership agreement.

Other course materials are developed in house over the course of 28 years by industry professionals with strong academic background.

SAFe and Scaled Agile Framework are registered trademarks of Scaled Agile, Inc.

IIBA®, the IIBA® logo, BABOK® and Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® are registered trademarks owned by International Institute of Business Analysis. EEP™ and the EEP™ logo are trademarks owned by International Institute of Business Analysis. These trademarks are used with the express permission of International Institute of Business Analysis.