There are three elements to the Software Practice Excellence initiative:

Implementation training

Gain the knowledge, skills and tools that IBM Solution Services experts use to successfully deliver IBM solutions through a variety of training formats and modalities.

Engagement support

Gain experience applying knowledge, skills and tool sets while working closely with IBM subject matter experts. Upon successful implementation training completion, engage with IBM Services in support of practice acceleration via our engagement model offerings: coaching, mentoring, shadowing and deployment assistance.

Capabilities and competencies for a competitive advantage

Participation in the new IBM PartnerWorld Competency program provides a way for you to quantify and publicize your skills to clients and to IBMers. Build your technical skills and achieve IBM certifications or IBM digital badges to apply toward PartnerWorld competency achievement and benefits.

Implementation training — Beyond technical training to grow your profits and create opportunities

These resources are for partners committed to driving IBM solution growth in the market place and who are registered and engaged with the IBM World Wide Channels team.

Courses and learning options:


Engagement support

Enhance your capability to implement and deploy IBM solutions through coaching, mentoring, shadowing and implementation assistance provided by IBM experts.  Education & training alone does not provide full preparation for real world implementation.   


Remote advice and guidance.


IBM consultants on Business Partner projects

Business Partner performs work, IBM shares knowledge


IBM consultants assigned to Business Partner or IBM projects

IBM performs work, Business Partner learns and build skills

Deployment assistance

Standard IBM Software services available within country

Strategic skill development Practice Accelerator offerings.

Keep up your skills with the latest capabilities and competencies

Develop deep expertise and deliver high-value solutions to your clients with a competitive edge.

Data and AI  Services Competencies

Artificial Intelligence

Infrastructure Architecture

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