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Media Coverage 2013

ESI International Introduces Three New Project Management Courses for Oil and Gas Professionals
(November 2013)

ESI International, the world's leading project management training company, today announced three new project management courses designed specifically for the oil and gas industry. Through the three new courses, Managing Projects, Scheduling and Cost Control, and Risk Management, ESI aims to provide industry professionals with the required competencies in managing oil and gas projects more effectively. The new courses include interactive case studies, discussions and exercises focused on common upstream oil and gas operational scenarios to make learning highly relevant and transferable to the workplace.

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Managing the millenials
(November 2013)

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Views From the Top: Gearing up for challenges in 2014
(November 2013)

In assessing the year ahead, Raed Haddad, Managing Director, Asia Pacific of ESI International believes that global economy strengthening and recovery is on the cards. However, talent shortage might be an impediment to the organisation’s long term growth. Investment in training will be a key component in overcoming this challenge.

The Business Times

Developing employees to execute business strategy
(November 2013)

Today’s Manager

Views From the Top: Making their voice heard
(October 2013)

“Risk Management is essential to raising and ensuring corporate governance standards…” claims Raed Haddad, Managing Director, Asia Pacific of ESI International. Adopting an integrated framework can be used as a competitive advantage for organisations when optimizing business results.

The Business Times

Views From the Top: Looking forward to next year
(October 2013)

Raed Haddad, Managing Director, Asia Pacific of ESI International thinks that Asia Pacific will lead the expansion on global economy. To keep up, enterprises in Singapore need to be innovative by integrating technology and human capital training in order to boost productivity.

The Business Times

PMOs in Singapore fall short on ROI measurement and customer focus
(October 2013)

ESI International, a project management training company, has announced the key findings of its annual Global State of the PMO study. Project management has become integral across all industries and sectors, the project management office (PMO) plays a vital role in offering strategic, tactical or operational guidance. 45 per cent of those surveyed said that the customer and product owner have questioned the value of the PMO.

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Views From the Top: Getting hiring right
(October 2013)

“A mindset change is therefore needed from employers that currently place emphasis on short-term job filling based on cost.” claims Raed Haddad, Managing Director, Asia Pacific of ESI International. This is in view that hiring right needs to start by acquiring a long-term view on human capital investments.

The Business Times

Training ROI: Are you on the verge of losing your budget?
(October 2013)

“A mindset change is therefore needed from employers that currently place emphasis on short-term job filling based on cost.” claims Raed Haddad, Managing Director, Asia Pacific of ESI International. This is in view that hiring right needs to start by acquiring a long-term view on human capital investments.

HR Asia

ESI International attains Singapore's WSQ accreditation
(September 2013)

Leading project management training company ESI International has received the Singapore Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ) certification from the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA), for its contract management course titled "Managing Contracts". ESI International, it is the only project management training provider in Singapore that offers accredited project management and business analysis programmes under the Business Management WSQ (BM WSQ).

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Views From The Top: Better prepared, post-1997
(September 2013)

Raed Haddad, Managing Director, Asia Pacific of ESI International thinks that Asian economies have gotten more robust after the 1997 financial crisis. In challenging times, Asian business must stay agile by empowering their employees with the right skillsets and competencies.

The Business Times

Most Singapore PMOs don’t measure ROI on training
(August 2013)

To share the latest PMO trends, ESI International, a project management training company, has announced the key findings of its annual Global State of the PMO study, and a cross-section of the survey that was conducted within the project management office (PMO) sector in Singapore. The study revealed that only 7 percent of PMO-managed staff said their PMOs use the return on investment (ROI) method to measure the impact of training.

Enterprise Innovation

PMOs in Singapore fall short of ROI measurement and customer focus
(July 2013)

To share the latest PMO trends, ESI International, a project management training company, has announced the key findings of its annual Global State of the PMO study, and a cross-section of the survey that was conducted within the project management office (PMO) sector in Singapore. The study reveals the how PMOs constantly fall short when measuring ROI and focusing on customers.

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Singapore has active project management offices
(July 2013)

Findings from a survey by ESI International indicate that of the 192 project management professionals surveyed in Singapore, 72 percent have active project management offices (PMOs) in their organisations. 43 percent have had their PMO's value, role or function formally challenged. "In Singapore, there is more to be done when it comes to communicating the value of the PMO to senior management." said Raed Haddad, managing director for Asia Pacific, ESI International.

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New ESI Study Reveals Shortfall in ROI Measurement and Customer Focus Among PMOs in Singapore
(July 2013)

ESI International, the world's leading project management training company, today announced the key findings of its annual Global State of the PMO study, and a cross-section of the survey that was conducted within the project management office (PMO) sector. The global study sought to reveal the latest PMO trends in light of its function and current role, maturity level and involvement in training, based on responses gathered from over 2,300 respondents worldwide.

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ESI International Aligns Project Management Course Curriculum with Industry Standards and Best Practices
(July 2013)

ESI International, the world's leading project management training company, announced the alignment of its project management course curriculum with international industry standards and best practices. With this alignment, the main objective is to provide project managers and organisations with relevance and flexibility to succeed in a globalised economy.

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Views from the Top: Tackling the Haze
(July 2013)

Managing Director for Asia Pacific of ESI International, Raed Haddad gives his views on how companies can implement measures to minimise business impacts whenever the haze condition worsens. Training for managers to manage remote teams, enhancing group cohesion and individual commitment will help to achieve business goals.

The Business Times

Views from the Top: MRT's flexi-work nudge
(June 2013)

Managing Director for Asia Pacific of ESI International, Raed Haddad gives his views on how companies should embrace change in order to survive and thrive. Flexible working arrangements can improve productivity, staff morale and work-life balance, thus ultimately leading to improvement in organisational  performance.

The Business Times

ESI International Achieves WSQ Accreditation for its Project Leadership Course
(May 2013)

ESI International is the only training provider to have been accredited project management and leadership development programmes under the business management WSQ. The most recent announcement confirmed that ESI’s Project, Leadership, Management and Communications has attained the Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifiaction (WSQ) certification from WDA (Singapore Workforce Development Agency).

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5 ways to get Singapore's C-Suite to listen to you
(April 2013)

Raed Haddad Managing Director for Asia Pacific at ESI International discusses his 5 tips to get C-Suite and senior management to listen. With limited face time, what is the best way to communicate your ideas clearly and persuasively?

Biz Daily

Tech: Agile Management Helps Create Better Companies

(March 2013)

Nancy Nee, VP for Global Product Strategy of ESI International discusses how “While Agile development and project management have been around over 10 years, the Agile approach, especially using the Scrum method, has gained momentum and is being recognised as a legitimate and sound way to manage certain projects that could otherwise struggle to be successful”.

Biz Daily

Project management offices on deadline to show value in 2013
(February 2013)

According to Ravi Sahi, regional director of client solutions for ESI International in Asia, the FSI, telco and public sectors are looking at Agile as a way to manage uncertainly and change. Agile is an approach to project management that is more responsive to unpredictability by trying to address shortcomings of traditional 'waterfall' development.

Enterprise IT News

Facing Vendor Management Issues
(January 2013)

Ravi Sahi, Regional Director for Client Solutions of ESI International Asia discusses how one of the most commonly cited reasons for unsuccessful or challenging outsourced projects is vendor management issues. In most cases, the appointed vendor often ends up taking the blame for not understanding what the buyer wants.

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ESI International and KnowledgeAdvisors Extend Learning Measurement Partnership to Asia Pacific
(January 2013)

ESI International, the world’s leading project management training company, and the world’s largest provider of learning and talent management solutions KnowledgeAdvisors, today announced the extension of their partnership to provide comprehensive learning measurement solutions and consulting services, including KnowledgeAdvisors flagship technology platform Metrics that Matter®, in Asia Pacific.

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Top 10 Trends in Project Management
(January 2013)

“This year’s trends bring a murky problem into specific light,” said J. LeRoy Ward, Executive Vice President, ESI International. Expert leadership is lacking in all areas of project management, portfolio management and program management, according to ESI International. which released its top 10 trends in project management for 2013.

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