Budget Politics behind London Olympics Spending Overshoot
With estimated costs already more than three times the level of
the winning bid in 2005, London's Olympic
organisers are under pressure to rein in their more ambitious infrastructure
ambitions. But critics also accuse them
of swinging from tactical underestimation when bidding for the project
to inflated claims designed to win a bigger
Published in , December 2007
Setting up and running a business analyst centre
Many organisations are finding success by creating business analysis centres of excellence to support their Business Analysts and build both the work environment and stakeholder awareness and representation across business units, customer relationships and vendor relationships.
Published in Project Manager Today, November 2007
Setting your business analysis career on course
Understanding business analysis methodologies and best practices ensures effectiveness on any project, regardless of industry.
Published in Project Manager Today, November 2007
the Right Thing
When confronted with a sticky ethical situation, most project managers
know what they should do. But with deadlines looming and budget
pressures increasing, it can be tempting to bend the rules. And
while massive affairs such as the Enron accounting scandal get most
of the ink, it's usually not the grandiose ethical questions involving
significant safety or corruption issues that cause most project
professionals to stumble.
Published in PM Network, November 2007
Risk Analysis for Managing Large Projects - Part
1 | Part 2
| Part 3
A three part series published in FinanceWeek. Every large project,
from building a new plant to replacing a legacy system, will experience
unexpected complications and interruptions. But that doesn't mean
it has to run over budget and fall behind schedule. Most projects
to do because project managers treat initial cost estimates as firm
predictions, forgetting that they're just a central case, with scope
for positive or negative variation around them. Understanding the
risks around cost estimates, and planning for possible departures
from them, can significantly reduce the risk of cost overruns. In
the first of a three-part series, George Sifri of ESI International
looks at the use of probability to analyse cost risk.
Published in , November 2007
on Your Human Capital
J. LeRoy Ward, Executive Vice President of ESI International discusses
how an effective learning program can help employees work more efficiently
and effectively. He writes, "If executed correctly, a quality
learning programme will provide your employees with the requisite
skills they need to do their jobs well, thus increasing their motivation
to work more efficiently, effectively and successfully. People don?t
come to work to fail ? they come to succeed, and we need to help
them do that.
Published in CLO-Media, November 2007
Expert to Give Tips and Advice on Finding and Retaining Project
Strategic and tactical tips on how companies can recruit and retain technical and engineering professionals in the increasingly competitive Middle East market will be outlined by a leading expert, Mr. Raed S. Haddad, Vice President of Corporate Programmes for ESI International, next month. Mr. Haddad will be speaking on the topic at the Middle East HR Summit that takes place from 4 to 8 November 2007 at the National Exhibition Centre in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
It does'nt seem all that complicated. Earned Value Management (EVM)
basically comes down to analyzing the differences between planned
and actual value. And there you have it, a guage of true project
performance. Yet even with all of EVM's potential benefits - and
rest assured, there are plenty-organisations can quickly become
lost in the landslide of data.
Published in PM Network, October 2007
Announces the Launch of a New Programme Management Curriculum
ESI International announced today the launch of it Programme Management
Professional Development Program, the first of its kind in the industry.
It is designed to enable programme managers in business and government
to meet the increasing demands on programme management as a tool
to implement business strategies through an integrated portfolio
International Launches PM360
ESI International, the leading provider of performance improvement
programmes in project management and business analysis today announced
the launch of PM360: A PM Competency Assessment tool.
Clear Project Management Guidelines
Michael S. Zambruski, PMP, talks about the importance of addressing
the uncertainity and confusion over key concepts and tools in an
organization that has never used formal business analysis or project
Published in Gulf Project Management Magazine: September Edition,
of the Project Manager in Pharma
Geoffrey Saunders explores
the role of the project manager in Pharma and gives some tips for
success in this complex discipline.
Published in Scrip, September Edition 2007
Project Management to Help Disabled Children in Bulgaria
John F. Pelham, PMP, went to Bulgaria as part of a U.K. based volunteer
group and introduced project management basics to help disabled
Published in PM Network, July Edition 2007
George Sifri of ESI International, gives his views on ways in which
Olympic of?cials can project manage for success and a lasting legacy.
Published in Project, July 2007
to Develop Project Management Best Practice at Nakheel
ESI has won the much coveted contract to provide project management
training for Dubai-based Nakheel, the name behind The Palm islands,
The World and numerous other high profile projects in Dubai.
Engaged by QTEL for Best Practice in Project Management
Qatar Telecom calls in leading international provider of project
management & business analysis training to deliver best practice
International, the official sponsor of the Project Management Institute,
ESI believe that sponsoring the PMI? UK chapter reinforces their
commitment to project management professionalism and will continue
to support the growth and expansion of this chapter.
opens regional office in Dubai to serve the Middle East region
The new office is the first for ESI International in the Middle
East and North Africa region and will serve as the company's regional
headquarters. The new Dubai headquarters also underscores ESI's
Project Management Medicine
Derek Bell, an instructor with ESI International, writes about the
complementary aspects of PRINCE2 and the Project Management Institute's
Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge.
Published in British Computer Society: 50th Anniversary Edition,
Announces Availability of Business Analyst Professional Development
Programme in United Kingdom
ESI announces launch of Business Analysis Curriculum in the United Kingdom