New Courses Help Federal Employees and Contractors Improve Modernization Results
Arlington, VA - November 27, 2007
Today, ESI International announced the launch of its Business Transformation Suite, a set of courses designed to help government project and program management professionals and contractors use enterprise architecture (EA), capital planning and investment control (CPIC), and earned value management (EVM) to improve organizational planning, performance and results. This new suite of courses will provide individuals and teams with the knowledge and tools needed to develop EA best practices, including transition plans to ensure successful transition from the “as-is” to the “to-be” environment.
Coordination of these common business practices and processes improves efficiency and cost effectiveness. The Business Transformation Suite — ranging from elemental to advanced concepts — is comprised of three courses:
- Enterprise Architecture Fundamentals addresses the basic concepts of EA. Participants learn about enterprise architecture frameworks to help them improve the way they approach goal alignment, modernization and transformation initiatives.
- CPIC and the Exhibit 300 focuses on the CPIC process and teaches individuals how to contribute information to and prepare an Exhibit 300, the business case agencies submit to obtain funding approval for IT capital investments from the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. Participants also learn how to connect the CPIC life cycle to strategic plans
- Applied Earned Value Management teaches the EVM process from the project development stage to final execution. Topics covered include the basic elements of a performance system, standard policies and procedures in a performance management system and required tools for earned value data management.
“Because Congress has put into practice a statutory framework of management policies, practices and processes that link IT to strategic mission goals, it is essential for federal employees and contractors to possess a thorough understanding of Federal Enterprise Architecture to successfully achieve compliance with performance-based and organizational mandates,” said Bill Damaré, regional vice president of government markets, ESI. “We are eager to help these professionals gain the knowledge to expand on their strengths and develop the necessary tools to transform agency efficiency."
About ESI International
ESI is a global project-focused training company, helping people around the world improve the way they manage projects, contracts, requirements and vendors through innovative training in project management , business analysis and contract management. In addition to ESI’s more than 100 courses delivered in more than a dozen languages at hundreds of locations worldwide, ESI offers several certificate programs through our educational partner, The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1981, ESI’s worldwide headquarters are in Arlington, Va., USA. To date, ESI’s programs have benefited more than 1.35 million professionals worldwide.