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ESI International Offers Free PMBOK® Guide Update Webinar

New Resource Helps Project Managers Navigate Between PMBOK® Guide Editions

Arlington, VA - May 28, 2009 

Keeping up with the differences between editions of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) just became much easier. ESI International now offers a free Webinar to direct project managers through the latest updates to the highly regarded guide to global best practices of project management.

The current, PMBOK® Guide–Fourth Edition, published by The Project Management Institute (PMI®), includes changes in three categories: consistency, clarification, and coverage. These changes refine ambiguity, increase coherency, and add detail to areas that were lacking or non-existent in previous editions. Process flow diagrams have been replaced by data flow diagrams, and a new appendix focusing on interpersonal skills has been added.

The free ESI webinar is a chapter-by-chapter review, presented by Joseph R. Czarnecki, PMP, Senior Advisor, Instructional Design, ESI. From walkthroughs to side-by-side comparisons with the previous edition, the review highlights the differences within each PMBOK® Guide knowledge area to help project management professionals identify and understand the more significant changes, as well as the impact of each.

“The guide – and the changes to it – is so comprehensive that we immediately recognized the need for a range of tools to help our clients, including a webinar,” Czarnecki said. “Besides saving time and ensuring proper preparation for the PMP® Exam, the goal is to put the changes in context, so that users get an understanding of why changes were made.”

ESI is committed to providing the highest quality materials to help clients build talent and drive their results, and will continue to help its clients successfully navigate the change to PMBOK® Guide–Fourth Edition.


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. For more information visit