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December 2010

Organizations Fail to Tie Learning to Business Impact Lack of Skilled People, Resources and Methodologies Key Causes
Results of a new global survey reveal that more than half of organizations do not measure the business impact of their learning programs, citing both a lack of resources and people qualified to track impact, as well as the need for a better understanding of measurement methodologies.
PM Forum December 2010

November 2010

Get to the Core of Vendor Management Problems
Among the organizations struggling with outsourced projects that have gone bad, or that have failed completely, the most often cited reason is vendor management issues, as if the vendor is always the one to blame and the buyer is completely blameless. Link Magazine November 2010

Four Steps to Value Improvement
In today’s economy, every company and organization is struggling to do more with less, and performance is paramount. This is true for public and private sector entities, as well as for non-profits. Which is why, in order to prevail in lean times, it’s essential to optimize every operation of your organization, especially the project management office (PMO).
PM World Today November 2010

October 2010

When in Rome: The Role of Good, Global Analyst
Yes, the world is flat, and the reality of today’s global economy is that business analysts (BA) from all corners of the earth – North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific – often work with one another.
Modern Analyst October 2010

Where the US Federal Government leads others will have to follow
The trickle-down effect, as international companies participate in business opportunities with the US Government, has a considerable impact on project practice.

September 2010

Firms Going Global Often Overlook Supply Chain Risks
More organizations are going global and depending on outsourcing and international supply chains to get projects completed on schedule and within budget, yet fewer than half of those buying or providing outsourced services effectively manage the associated risks, according to an industry survey.
P & C National Underwriter September 2010

Outsourcing Threatened by Poor Risk Management
From consumer electronics made in China to software written in India to call centers based in the Philippines, the global outsourcing market is worth thousands of billions of dollars annually, with around 95 per cent of organizations either buying, providing or both buying and providing outsourced services and functions.
MBA For All September 2010

Improved collaboration can revitalize acquisition
Acquisition reform has been on the agendas of administrations for the last 30 years, yet government programs consistently run over budget, deliver past deadline and fall short of expectations.
Federal Times September 2010

ESI International Organizes Risk Management Seminar in Doha
Projects managers will be given an insight into comprehensive documentation and early assessment of potential risk factors to ensure a project stays on course throughout its life span during a free breakfast seminar delivered by a leading industry expert.
AME Info September 2010

Hope is not a plan: Measuring learning impact
Realising value from learning based on hope is a thing of the past. Today, project management and learning leaders want, and need for senior management, proof. Proof that the £125,000 they plan to invest in a learning programme will yield at least that much in bottom line benefit to the organisation.

August 2010

Successful Solutions Through Agile Project Management
Both traditional and agile project delivery embody similar principles and practices that aim to deliver measurable results, article by Nancy Nee.
PM World Today August 2010

The 3 worst outsourcing mistakes most firms make
Yes, outsourcing certain functions is a solid strategy for saving money for organizations of all sizes. As long as it’s being handled right.
Business Brief August 2010

Outsourcing training needed by organisations
More than half of organisations admit that they require better training and support to improve the effectiveness of outsourcing initiatives in order to boost bottom line performance.
Public Technology August 2010

Why Organizations Fear Change
Experts agree about one thing: Organizations must change or else they’ll perish. And that change involves the entire organization. Yet, the biggest stumbling block is implementing it. This is where the change issue gets sticky, because the pundits have yet to come up with template-type solutions for making it happen.
Troy Media August 2010

Successful Projects through Agile Project Management
Both traditional and agile project delivery embody similar principles and practices that aim to deliver measurable results.
Project Times August 2010

Better Vendor Requirements
Among the organizations struggling with outsourced projects that have gone bad, or that have failed completely, the most often cited reason is vendor management issues, as if the vendor is always the one to blame and the buyer is completely blameless.
Projects@Work August 2010

Will your organization get an A for learning, but an F for value of investment?
Strengthening and evolving your company's skill and performance level requires more than educating your employees.
Training Zone August 2010

Certification - worth the hassle?
Joeseph Czarneckie, Senior Consultant for Global Learning Solutions at ESI International, takes a look at whether the PMI Certification is all it is cracked up to be and what he thinks are the 5 top reasons to become certified.

July 2010

Singapore regulator censures bank for risk management failings
According to research from ESI International, only four in ten of the 600 contractor managers and senior executives surveyed described their risk management of outsourced projects as 'effective' or better.
Barclay Simpson July 2010

An ESI International Study: Greater performance, productivity and competitive advantages through better risk management
Nearly 95 percent of organisations buy and/or provide outsourced services and functions – opening them up to inherent risks and unforeseen challenges. For organisational success a strong risk management culture is vital.

Global Study Reveals the Key Pitfalls of Outsourcing
Results of a new global study reveal the concerns, effectiveness and best practices in risk management by organisations that outsource projects.

ESI International Expands Australia and New Zealand Market Operations
It was announced today that ESI International will now deliver its world-class learning programs and services direct to the Australian and New Zealand markets. While the region’s businesses have benefited from ESI’s curricula for more than nine years, they will now have easier access to ESI’s global infrastructure and an expanded range of learning services.

June 2010

Keeping Record of What Counts in Job Training
Buy-in, pre-learning assessments, benchmarking, and more: putting the finger on learning success. Article is by J. LeRoy Ward, PMP, PgMP, Executive Vice President, Product Strategy and Management, ESI International.
IMPOMAG.com June 2010

Learning Evaluations Enhance Ability to Measure Impact & Value of Learning Programs
A new partnership between ESI International and KnowledgeAdvisors to provide KnowledgeAdvisors Metrics that Matter® learning assessments to all corporate, government, non-profit and individual ESI clients worldwide will greatly enhance their ability to measure the impact and value of learning programs.
PM Forum June 2010

Is Project Management a Core Skill and No Longer a Niche Capability?
Project management is fast becoming the preferred way for companies to “get things done”. In a global economy, project management makes a company more competitive than other traditional methods of managing work. So for all managers, there is a growing need to understand the dynamics of projects together with the skill and process of project management in order to make the most out their organization’s investments. Peter Taylor, author of www.thelazyprojectmanager.com, examines the discipline of Project Management.

The Top Five Skills a Business Analyst Needs to Succeed
Glenn Brûlé, Executive Director of Client Solutions at ESI International, examines the top 5 skills Business Analysts need to be successful in their role. Smart Listening, Problem Solving, Facilitation, Detail and Organisation and Interaction...

PRINCE2 versus the PMI PMBOK Guide
The growth of the project management profession in recent years has seen its accompanying guidelines expanding to keep pace with industry demands. Both PRINCE2 and the PMBOK Guide are designed to facilitate the management of successful projects.
Published in Project Manager Today, June 2010 Issue

May 2010

ASML Realizes the Value of Getting Everyone on the Same Project Page
ASML recognized it would need a partner that could help develop the methodology, design and deliver the learning program as well as help ensure the project management practices became part of ASML’s corporate structure andculture. In 2006, ASML selected ESI International to support the program.
PM World Today May 2010

Buy-In: At the Heart of Training’s ROI
With pressure for increased job competence and performance mounting from stakeholders, customers and executives, HR executives need to address this phenomenon head-on to ensure the learning programs they implement yield quantitative benefits to their organizations.
Peoria Magazines May 2010

All Aboard: The Do’s and Dont’s of Employee Training
Quotes from ESI International's Raed Haddad, Senior Vice President.
Smart CEO May 2010

Alan Garvey Promoted to Managing Director Asia and EMEA at ESI
ESI has announced the promotion of Alan Garvey as ESI's Managing Director of Asia and EMEA. For the last eight years Garvey has led the expansion of ESI's operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Published in PM Forum, 29 May 2010

Tips from the experts: J. LeRoy Ward (Part 2)
J. LeRoy Ward explains how to start off with handling project finances if you are new to it, and also gives some tips for handling budgets on international projects.
Published in Gantthead.com, 26 May 2010

ESI Expands to Meet Client Demand in Asia
As strong growth returns to the region, ESI has again strengthened its commitment and today announced the promotion of Alan Garvey as ESI's Managing Director of Asia and EMEA.

PPMCommunity: New PMO Blog launched
PMO Perspectives is a blog with multiple authors presented by ESI International, an acclaimed international consultancy that “helps people are the world improve the way they manage their projects, contracts, requirements and vendors.” A relatively newer member of the PPM blogosphere (first making an appearance in March 2010), PMO Perspectives aims to support the PMO community and share best practices.

April 2010

The Value of Getting Everyone on the Project Page
In order to achieve its project management goals, ASML recognized it would need a partner that could help develop the methodology, design and deliver the learning program. In 2006, ASML selected ESI International to support the program.
Project Times April 2010

Over the last decade, ADP’s business has shifted from single service solutions, such as payroll processing or benefits administration, to multi-service solutions that include a range of human resource, benefit, talent management and payroll services being implemented simultaneously.

PM World Today April 2010

PMFORUM: PMI UK Expands Partnership With ESI International
The Project Management Institute PMI® UK Chapter and ESI International announced today an expanded 2010 agreement that will offer an extensive range of new and expanded benefits to its members.

PMI UK Expands Partnership With ESI International
The Project Management Institute PMI® UK Chapter and ESI International announced today an expanded 2010 agreement that will offer an extensive range of new and expanded benefits to its members.

PMO Perspectives Blog Launches — New Resource for Senior Project Executives
PMO Perspectives, a new blog for project management office directors and other senior PM professionals, has launched at www.esi-intl.co.uk/blogs/pmoperspectives. The blog meets the need for more information resources dedicated to senior PM professionals.

March 2010

ESI Reinforces Historical Government Focus
Since its founding in 1981, ESI International has had a strong commitment to helping U.S. federal, state and local government agencies fulfill their missions. Today, ESI announced several actions designed to enhance its support of government agencies as they continue to deal with the challenges of the economy and realign strategic initiatives to the new administration’s performance expectations.

February 2010

New Exam Prep Guides for PMP®, PgMP® Certification and BA Glossary Reference Tools Available for PM & BA Professionals
To meet the diverse and critical learning needs of project and program managers and business analysts, three new reference tools have been released by ESI International. Now available are the Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification exam preparation audio CD set, an updated Program Management Professional (PgMP®) exam practice test and study guide and a new glossary of business analysis terms.

January 2010

Business Analysis to Play Key Role in Meeting Enterprise Challenges in 2010
The 2009 Top 10 trends for requirements management and development (RMD) - also known as business analysis - that will impact business this year were announced by ESI International today.
PM Forum January 2010

Organizations To Rely More on PM as Need to Perform Trumps Survival
Today ESI International revealed its 2010 Top 10 Global Project Management Trends. The key theme for 2010 is metrics, metrics and more metrics.
PM Forum January 2010

ESI International Wins U.S. Treasury Contract
A five-year contract was awarded by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to ESI International, the company announced today. The contract is for the implementation of the Treasury’s project and contract management learning program and will incorporate a broad scope of curricula and services.

 

 

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