About Best Practices Team, LLC

We are passionate about project management, passionate about delivering quality and meeting customer satisfaction goals, and passionate about the importance of project management for businesses today.


Best Practices Team, LLC – Annandale, VA – was established in November of 2013 with the purpose of providing best-in-class PMP® Prep training, and other project management training and consulting.

Mark Tolbert, PMP, PMI-ACP is the founder and CEO of the company, and has partnered with Stefan Maier, PMP, COO of the company; Gordon Young, PMP; Mark McGreevy, PMP, PMI-ACP; Robert Alexander, PMP; and Asad Haque, PMP. Collectively, this represents well over eighty years of project and program management experience, and over twenty years of PM training and education experience.

Our mission is to provide the highest quality training services to our customers; and to adapt, learn and grow with the ever changing demands and requirements needed for providing project management training today.

We have taught PMP® Prep classes for a number of excellent PMP® Prep providers such as Edwel Programs, the Washington, DC PMI Chapter – (PMIWDC), the Baltimore PMI Chapter, Velociteach, PM Academy, and Global Knowledge.

We have learned a great deal from teaching in these programs, and we have incorporated some the best ideas and principles learned in these programs into our program.

However, we have developed a unique “blended training” approach for offering PMP® Prep classes, combining classroom training with virtual training that can provide a unique creative approach, and reduce the oftentimes arduous nature of a PMP® Prep boot camp.

We believe our virtual training modules are unlike any other virtual PMP® training services available today. They are not just an overview of the knowledge areas and sections needed for the exam; they are very in-depth, and the complete four-day class has been converted into a virtual classroom.

We have followed a “Khan-Academy” type approach. The videos have been modularized and segmented to 5 to 7 minute segments, and quizzes and exercises have been included with each video to test the student’s understanding of the materials.

We have recorded MP3 Audio summaries of every Knowledge Area and section covered in the course. Most of these summary MP3 files is 50 to 60 minutes in length, and you can listen to these in your car on a long drive or commute. We are quizzing you the listener on key points and concepts in the sections and Knowledge Areas. We leave a pause, and then provide the answer.

Best Practices Team became an REP (Registered Education Provider) with PMI® in June of 2016. We are REP 4367.