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ESI International Announces Availability of Business Analyst Professional Development Programme in United Kingdom

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Monday, 22 January 2007

Media Contact:
Stephanie Stadler, SheaHedges Group for ESI International
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ESI International, the leading provider of business analysis and project management training, today announced availability of its Business Analyst Professional Development Programme throughout the United Kingdom to complement its Project Management Professional Development Programme. The six-course curriculum offers professionals the tools and techniques they need to build a better foundation for projects from the very beginning.

Projects are the lifeblood of any organisation and are executed based on a set of accurate business requirements. A business analyst gathers requirements from a business area and presents it in ways that are understandable — and actionable — by the IT organisation.

ESI’s new business analysis programme focuses on the analysis and documentation of project requirements. Business analysts, although not always known by this title, have a distinct role -- to uncover business, user and functional requirements, and ESI's Business Analyst Professional Development Programme addresses these unique needs. This new programme provides training of a proven, structured approach to better define a project's requirements and control scope to meet stakeholders' needs and manage these requirements throughout the life cycle of the project.

Alan Garvey, Managing Director of ESI International, EMEA, said: "Business analysis is an important first step in any project plan. All project managers, systems analysts and IT directors, whether developing software solutions or working on mergers, require a clear grasp of this important, initial phase of a project. This curriculum builds on the importance of developing competencies and skills that are tied to specific job roles.”

"With the availability of this curriculum in the UK, ESI now offers the knowledge, techniques and best practices needed to successfully develop and document a requirements plan that will ensure the success of their projects, regardless of industry or project type. Analysts, IT managers, project managers and anyone who plays a role in ensuring project end results will benefit from this new training programme.”

The Business Analyst Training Programme was designed to help business analysts, or managers performing the functions of a business analyst, define the requirements and scope of a project to meet customer needs, document all requirements clearly and ensure requirements are met throughout the systems development life cycle. These invaluable skills will help to shorten life cycles thereby lowering project budgets and decreasing time-to-market.

In addition, ESI has been designated as a Charter Endorsed Education Provider by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA), meaning that ESI’s six-course curriculum in the United Kingdom meets IIBA’s education standards for business analysis professionals. ESI is among the first organisations worldwide to achieve the designation under IIBA's Endorsed Education Provider programme for its business analysis curriculum. To maintain its designation, ESI must follow strict educational guidelines and is subject to random audits for quality assurance and compliance.

About ESI International

ESI International provides professional business education and consulting services covering a wide range of subjects, including project management and business analysis. Our training courses in public, e-training and onsite environments have helped some of the most successful companies within EMEA to achieve and surpass their organisational goals. Accredited by the PMI®, our portfolio of more than 60 courses offers unique foundations in project management and business analysis methodology and best practices. ESI is also a Charter Endorsed Education Provider (EEP) of the IIBA.