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December 2011

Public Training Courses Leap in 2011, Expected to Increase Again in 2012
As predicted in ESI International’s Top 10 Project Management Trends for 2011, interest in public training, especially in programme management, skyrocketed this year with a 98 percent increase in overall course bookings for ESI in the UK. ESI’s Programme Management Professional (PgMP®) course was one of the most popular exam prep classes this year.

September 2011

Blended Learning
Operating with leaner workforces, organisations are adopting new approaches to professional development initiatives that align to the individual’s workflow and the translate into tangible, measurable business impact.
Projects at Work, September 20, 2011

Who Before What
In many organisations, process comes before people, and function over feasibility. No wonder people resist. And all the change management in the world won’t help if the stakeholder community lacks the skills to execute a new process.
Projects at Work, September 19, 2011

The Real Brains Behind Better Facilitation
Facilitation is one of the most critical soft skills of the business analyst, as well as one of the most difficult to master. Working with various stakeholders requires tremendous preparation, insight and finesse in addition to an understanding of key principles of the facilitation process.
Modern Analyst, September 12, 2011

Innovation in learning required to drive workforce productivity
With training and development budgets at risk of being cut in many organisations, more innovative learning programmes are needed to enhance workforce effectiveness..
Grapevine Magazine, September 8, 2011

Companies Want More For Less
Organisations are expecting higher productivity levels and a greater business impact from their workforce even though they do not plan to increase their budget for training.
Human Resources Online, September 7, 2011

Employees Motivated By Responsibility
Promising employees more responsibility is three times more likely to motivate them than monetary rewards, according to a study by ESI International.
Human Resources, September 7, 2011

Global Study Shows Innovation in Learning Drives Workforce Productivity
Organisations are expecting more productivity from their workforce even though training budgets will largely be maintained, according to the ESI Learning Trends survey.
ESI International, September 7, 2011

August 2011

Top skills for IT managers - Part 5: Coaching and mentoring
In this six-part series, Joseph R. Czarnecki, project management specialist and senior consultant at ESI International, identifies six top business skills at which every IT project managers needs to excel.
Computer Weekly, August 26, 2011

Surround Sound IT training: A multi-dimensional learning approach
According to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, the annual training budget for 46 percent of British organisations ranged between £50,000 and £1,000,000 in 2010 alone. But is that money going to waste? The latest training research indicates it might be, writes Joseph R. Czarnecki.
Computer Weekly, August 24, 2011

Transfer of learning week in workplace
A recent global survey of how learning is transferred in the workplace revealed that a system to transfer learning is practically non-existent.
CIO Asia / Computerworld Singapore / MIS Asia, August 11, 2011

July 2011

Survey indicates disparities in PMO measurement and effectiveness
Results of a new global study reveal that many organisations do not operate their Project/Programme Management Office (PMO) as effectively as they could. Of the 82% of organisations worldwide that reported having a PMO, more than half do not even measure PMO effectiveness.
Networks Asia, July 14, 2011

June 2011

Organisations aren’t transferring training to the workplace
ESI International’s survey of 3,000 government and commercial training-related managers focused on three key areas – programme design, motivation and preparation to attend, and post-training.
The Grapevine Online, June 28, 2011

Global Study Shows Shortfall in Applying Training in Workplace
Results of a just released global study show that organisations must become more fully committed and engaged in the transfer of learning to the workplace.
ESI International, June 27, 2011

ESI Announces CBAP® Exam Prep Suite
A comprehensive suite of preparation tools for Business Analysts planning to take the Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP®) exam is now available from ESI International.
ESI International, June 13, 2011

Top skills for IT managers - Part 3
In this six-part series, Joseph R. Czarnecki, project management specialist and senior consultant at ESI International, identifies six top business skills at which every IT project managers needs to excel. Part 3 focuses on critical thinking and problem solving.
Computer Weekly, June 8, 2011

CW+: The global state of the PMO: The UK perspective
This research is based on the findings of a global, cross-sector study of more than 3,700 respondents on the state of project/programme management offices (PMO).
Computer Weekly, June 8, 2011

CW+: The global state of the PMO: The IT perspective
This research is based on the findings of a global, cross-sector study of more than 3,700 respondents on the state of project/programme management offices (PMO).
Computer Weekly, June 8, 2011

May 2011

New Global Study Reveals the Value of the PMO
This study is based on research conducted from a quantitative survey of senior level project and programme managers in project/programme management offices (PMOs). There were a total of 3,740 respondents from a variety of industries around the world.
ESI International, May 26, 2011

The Key Components For Successful Contract Management
If you were asked to identify the activities that a company (of any size) needs for it to do business, then why is it that functions such as accounting, sales, marketing, IT and many others would all immediately come to mind, but contract management would rarely feature?
Contracting Excellence, May 24, 2011

Getting managers to run teams like CEO
The success of a business project can determine the performance level of an organisation so it is vital to identify the right team leader from the start.
Human Resources Online, May 18, 2011

April 2011

PM Culture and Customers
Developing and valuing its project management culture has paid dividends for ADP, forming the foundation for an improved customer relationship by establishing expectations, recognizing when things aren’t going right and taking action to remedy problems.
Projects at Work, April 16, 2011

March 2011

Top skills for IT managers - Part 1: Establishing a business mindset
In this six-part series, Joseph R. Czarnecki, project management specialist and senior consultant at ESI International, identifies six top business skills at which every IT project managers needs to excel.
Computer Weekly, March 22, 2011

Fight to find skills
Skills development and retention remains one of the major challenges in the project management sector, says De Buys Scott, director of infrastructure, government and healthcare at KPMG.
Business Day (South Africa), March 8, 2011

February 2011

Beyond Burn Down
Project managers can report progress on agile projects using metrics that may appeal to stakeholders steeped in more traditional practices. Two approaches gaining appeal are agile earned value management and iteration status reports.
Project @ Work, February 2011

Tipoffs Shows Love for Training Directory Sponsors
Tipoffs for February introduces a new training directory, which features an article by Cornelis Vonk of ESI International.
Arras People, February 17, 2011

Curriculum on Commercial Contracting for European Project Managers Launches with Focus on Essential, Non-Legal Aspects of Contracting
Today ESI International announced the launch of a new commercial procurement contract management curriculum designed specifically for project management and other technical business professionals to better manage contracts.
Yahoo News, February 3, 2011

The Value of Contract Management Fundamentals
Companies can no longer do everything for themselves, or afford to do so, and almost, if not all, major companies depend on a wide range of suppliers for services and materials.
Softwareprojectplanet.com, February 3, 2011

Curriculum on Commercial Contracting for European Project Managers Launches with Focus on Essential, Non-Legal Aspects of Contracting
Today ESI International announced the launch of a new commercial procurement contract management curriculum designed specifically for project management and other technical business professionals to better manage contracts.
Benzinga, February 3, 2011

Top ten business analysis trends for 2011
In 2011, the business analyst will place primary focus on business architecture. The BA's critical thinking ability and unique skills set combination will be relied on to examine the complex, inner workings of the organisation through an enterprise-wide lens, not just isolated view points.
Computer Weekly, February 1, 2011

January 2011

Center on Management of New Projects established in Azerbaijan
BP and its partners in ACG, BTC, Shahdeniz and South Caucasus Pipeline will allocate $ 1 mln for establishment of Center on Management of New Projects in Azerbaijan.
APA.az, January 31, 2011

BP founds project management school in Azerbaijan
BP and its partners on projects in Azerbaijan will finance the establishment of a project management school.
Azerbaijan Business Center, January 31, 2011

Top Ten Global Project Management Trends for 2011
Key themes in the 2011 trends include building the project manager’s (PM) influence, accelerating new leadership and communication skills, and increased use of informal learning approaches such as social media and experiential training.
PM Hut, January 20, 2011

Faster Business Pace Demands Better BA Skill Balance
To achieve organizational goals within the fast paced, highly demanding business environment of 2011, requirements management and development (RMD) - also known as business analysis - a better balance between technical and soft skills will separate the leaders from the rest of the pack.
PM Forum, January 19, 2011

Top 10 project management trends for 2011: Leadership skills tops the list
On January 4, ESI International, the world’s leading project management learning company, revealed its Top 10 Global Project Management Trends for 2011. Key themes include building the project manager’s (PM) influence, accelerating new leadership and communication skills, and increased use of informal learning approaches such as social media and experiential training.
Reliable Plant, January 5, 2011

BA Trends for 2011
Today’s business realities demand a better balance of soft and technical skills from business analysts, according to a global panel of senior executives and consultants asked to identity the Top 10 Trends for the discipline.
Projects@Work, January 24, 2011

Does working in the finance sector still pay off for IT professionals?
IT recruitment levels are down by almost half the pre-recession levels, but some IT salaries are still sky high. Jenny Williams assesses the job opportunities in the financial sector
Computer Weekly, January 20, 2011

Faster Business Pace Demands Better BA Skill Balance: ESI Announces Top 10 Requirements Management & Developments Trends for 2011
To achieve organizational goals within the fast paced, highly demanding business environment of 2011, requirements management and development (RMD) – also known as business analysis – a better balance between technical and soft skills will separate the leaders from the rest of the pack.
Modern Analyst, January 17, 2011

ESI International Releases Top 10 Project Management Trends for 2011 — Press Release
Today ESI International, the world’s leading project management learning company, revealed their Top 10 Global Project Management Trends for 2011. Key themes include building the project manager’s (PM) influence, accelerating new leadership and communication skills, and increased use of informal learning approaches such as social media and experiential training. A global panel of consultants and senior executives assembled by ESI identified the trends.
Defense Procurement News, January 4, 2011

Commercial Contracting for European Project Managers Launches
Today ESI International announced the launch of a new commercial procurement contract management curriculum designed specifically for project management and other technical business professionals to better manage contracts. The courses focus on providing the skills and knowledge business professionals need to develop, negotiate and manage the non-legal aspects of contracts to reduce risk and improve outcomes for their organisations.

Top 10 PM Trends for 2011
The project manager's critical success factor will be leadership skills, according to a global panel of consultants and senior executives assembled by ESI International.
Projects@Work, January 5, 2011

 

 

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