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More than 3,400 Terms for Project Managers and Business Analysts

Arlington, VA - May 11, 2009 

For busy project managers and business analysts, quickly and easily looking up key terms, phrases and acronyms just became easier. ESI International announced today the launch of a free Online Glossary. Using the successful Dictionary of Project Management Terms by J. LeRoy Ward, PMP, PgMP, Executive Vice President at ESI International, as the base, this online reference tool makes the popular book’s definitions of more than 3,400 terms available from any web-enabled device.

“LeRoy Ward proves himself to be the Noah Webster of project management,” stated Carl Pritchard, PMP, EVP, Principal, Pritchard Management Associates in Frederick, Md., and a world-renowned author and consultant in project management. “He provides a comprehensive, clear, incisive assessment of the body of terms in project management, rich with both technical and idiomatic terms.”

The online glossary covers traditional project management terms, acronyms and organizations, as well as broader business terms. Later this year, ESI will expand the tool to include business analysis terms for both requirements development and management as well as project management professionals.

With this free tool, seasoned practitioners and managers, as well as their successors, will be better equipped to navigate the ubiquitous language of project-speak. “The larger the field, the more terms are needed to operate within it,” said Ward. “Adding an online element for PM and BA terms was a natural extension for speed, convenience and ongoing relevance.”  


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