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ESI International Speakers to Present at PMI Global Congress 2012

Four Speaker Sessions Highlight the Importance of Learning

Arlington, VA - October 04, 2012

ESI International, the world’s leading project management training company, today announced that the Project Management Institute (PMI)® has invited four members of ESI International’s team to speak at the PMI® Global Congress 2012 – North American in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

The event, taking place Oct. 20-23, 2012, brings together thousands of project management professionals to participate in information sessions, learn from featured speakers, network with peers and tour the exhibit hall during the four day event.

The four sessions being presented by ESI include:

Writing Better Project Requirements: Reducing Risk, Lowering Costs, and Delighting Clients presented by Executive Vice President, J. LeRoy Ward, PMP, PgMP, CSM

“We never have enough time to do it right, but we always have enough time to do it over.” Poor project requirements not only “cost” time and money, they can “cost” you your job! This session examines four key best practices for breaking the cycle of poor requirements.

Simulation: How Social Learning Technology Changes the Way Projects Get Done presented by VP, Global Learning, Technology and Delivery Patrice Collins

Social learning technology can change how projects get done. It offers the ability to learn and do at the same time, which allows professionals to learn fast and get results. This session explains how individuals can get the information they need right away, to help balance the demands of developing skills and getting work done.

Leading Agile Teams through Collaboration presented by VP, Global Product Strategy, Nancy Y. Nee, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, CBAP

The Agile approach requires more than technical expertise to deliver customer accepted results. This session will address what is meant by collaboration in an Agile environment, how collaboration is seen during the stages of team development, the skills that enable collaboration and their application in the Agile project.

The Blind Spot of the Project Manager presented by Director of Client Solutions and Senior Instructor, Jonathan Gilbert

This guided discussion will demonstrate how project managers can become aware of and deal with the blind spots that inevitably arise within a project setting. A simple three step process will be introduced that can help project managers reduce the impact of project- and self- oriented blinds spots.

“We look forward to sharing ideas and learning from our project-focused peers," said ESI International Executive Vice President, J. LeRoy Ward. “ESI is excited to share our expertise with other project management professionals at this prestigious event.”

Look for ESI at booth #607 within the exhibit hall for information about how our products and services can help you meet your goals!

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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