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Dictionary of Project Management Terms by ESI International’s J. LeRoy Ward Reveals Growing Trend

Third Edition Includes Almost Twice as Many PM Terms as the Second

Arlington, VA - October 01, 2008

Project managers can now rely on a newly updated handbook, thanks to its author, J. LeRoy Ward, PMP, PgMP, Executive Vice President at ESI International. Dictionary of Project Management Terms, now in its third edition, shows how the field of project management has exploded in the last few years. With more than 3,400 terms, up from 1,800 in 2000, this book includes not only traditional project management terms, but also broader business terms to help seasoned managers as well as their successors navigate the ubiquitous language of project-speak more easily.

“The larger the field, the more terms are needed to operate within it,” said Ward from his Arlington office where he heads ESI’s worldwide product strategy and management as well as international partnerships. With over three decades of experience with project managers from 50+ countries, Ward has witnessed the upward trend in project management first-hand.
“LeRoy Ward proves himself to be the Noah Webster of project management,” stated Carl Pritchard, PMP, EVP, Principal, Pritchard Management Associates in Frederick, Maryland. “He provides a comprehensive, clear, incisive assessment of the body of terms in project management, rich with both technical and idiomatic terms. This exhaustive lexicon is a must-have for any project manager.”

Spanning more than 480 pages, the Dictionary of Project Management Terms encompasses acronyms, relevant project management organizations and project-speak to ensure consistency in communication, an indisposable skill arising from globalization itself.

“With the increased need for global project management expertise, guides like the Dictionary of Project Management Terms by LeRoy Ward are a must-have for the industry practitioner,” claimed Ricardo Viana Vargas, MSc, IPMA-B, PMP, President, Macrosolutions and Member of the Project Management Institute (PMI®) Board of Directors. ”No project manager should be without it!”


About ESI International
ESI International, 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.