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Our Partners

Duke Corporate Education

Just announced in May 2017, our newest university partnership is with Duke Corporate Education, a premier global provider of leadership solutions and a not-for-profit wholly-owned support organization of Duke University. Duke Corporate Education has been ranked in the top 3 by the Financial Times in Custom Executive Education for 16 consecutive years.

Strategy Execution and Duke Corporate Education’s Adaptive Strategic Execution Program combines our proven business techniques with Duke Corporate Education’s cutting-edge university research and learning methodologies to infuse our curriculum with a one-of-a-kind project-focused perspective designed to increase alignment and engagement across organizations. Upon successful completion of the Adaptive Strategic Execution Program, students receive a certificate from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. More details on Adaptive Strategic Execution Programme can be found here.


KnowledgeAdvisors is the world's leading learning analytics company. Their learning analytics system Metrics That Matter® helps organisations measure and improve their talent development programmes, driving improved productivity, reduced administrative costs and increased return on your learning investments. It is the only learning analytics system in the world that automates learning levels 1-5.

In Asia-Pacific, Strategy Execution has integrated KnowledgeAdvisors measurement solutions and consulting services to complement its instructor-led and blended learning programmes, and to enable regional clients to assess the return on investment (ROI) and measure the business impact of their human capital initiatives. More details on the partnership extension can be found here.

The George Washington University

Partnering with Strategy Execution means partnering with the George Washington University (GWU). Our academic partner, known internationally for its dedication to excellence in teaching and management research, has been ranked top in surveys by the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal and Business Week. As well as being highly academically regarded, the GWU offers students exposure to all the pertinent and topical issues present in the business arena.

Strategy Execution (formerly known as ESI International) and the George Washington University (GWU)
Establishing clear skill and competency programmes, the GWU ensures that Strategy Execution students have access to internationally recognised academics in the field of project management. They also have access to rigorous practical coursework which addresses current issues and meets the highest educational standards. Strategy Execution students who successfully complete an Strategy Execution course are awarded with a certificate issued by the GWU and Strategy Execution; complete the required course series and you will be awarded a prestigious academic certificate. See below for the certificates you can gain through Strategy Execution study. Talk to an Strategy Execution course advisor about the best path for you and choose from a range of formats including online, classroom and corporate in-house training. The certificates available from Strategy Execution are:
  • Associate's Certificate in Agile Practices
  • Master's Certificate in Agile Practices
  • Associate's Certificate in Business Analysis
  • Master's Certificate in Business Analysis
  • Professional Certificate in Business Skills
  • Associate's Certificate in Contract Management
  • Master's Certificate in Programme Management
  • Associate's Certificate in Project Management
  • Associate's Certificate in IT Project Management
  • Master's Certificate in Project Management
  • Master's Certificate in Project Management with a concentration in IT Project Management

About the Project Management Institute (PMI®)

Who is the PMI?
Founded in 1969, the PMI® is the leading global association for the project management profession. Working with professionals and businesses in over 180 countries around the world, the PMI® sets the industry standard for project management excellence. With membership at over 300,000, the PMI® dedicates its efforts towards advancing the practice, science and profession of project management, the world over. As a Registered Education Provider (REP) and Registered Consultant Programme (RCP) participant for PMI®, Strategy Execution offers contact hours, Professional Development Units (PDUs) and business consulting services for the largest project management association in the world.

PMI® Industry Certification
PMI® industry certification supports the international community of project management professionals and is designed to objectively assess and measure professional knowledge. These challenging credentials are widely recognised and are a benchmark for many of the world's largest organisations for advancement and employment within project management.

Train with Strategy Execution to become PMI® Certified
Every Strategy Execution course you take earns you the valuable industry recognised PDUs (Professional Development Units). These PDUs are required by the PMI® to attain and maintain certification. Strategy Execution courses are aligned to the PMI®'s 'A Project Management Body of Knowledge Guide' (PMBOK® Guide). This means that every course you sit with us takes you one step closer to PMI® certification. Take a combination of our courses (for more info click here) to satisfy the PMI®'s educational requirements - combine that with the correct experiential requirements and you are ready to take the exam.

Look out for the PMBOK® knowledge areas that are covered in our courses in our respective course description pages.

PMBOK® Guide Knowledge Areas
  • Project Integration Management: Effective integration of the processes required to accomplish project objectives; includes developing a plan and the project charter.
  • Project Scope Management: Defines and controls what is and is not included in the project; includes the creation of a Work Breakdown Structure.
  • Project Time Management: Examines processes required for the timely completion of a project; includes the development and control of the project schedule.
  • Project Cost Management: Planning, estimating, budgeting and controlling costs to ensure the project can be completed within the approved budget.
  • Project Quality Management: Processes that identify which quality standards are relevant to the project objectives to ensure that the project achieves its goals; includes quality planning assurance and control.
  • Project Human Resource Management: Processes that involve human resource planning; includes acquiring, developing and managing the project team.
  • Project Communications Management: Ensuring project information is collected, communicated, stored, retrieved and disposed of properly; includes performance reporting and managing stakeholders.
  • Project Risk Management: Increasing the probability and impact of positive events and decreasing negative events. These are updated throughout the project; includes qualitative and quantitative risk analysis.
  • Project Procurement Management: Processes to purchase/acquire the products, services or results needed to perform the project work; includes contract management and change control.

About the IIBA®

IIBA® is the independent non-profit professional association serving the growing field of Business Analysis. Founded in 2003, the association has become a professional organisation with chapters around the world and thousands of members. The mission of IIBA® is to develop and maintain standards for the practice of business analysis and for the certification of its practitioners. The IIBA® aims to create and develop awareness and recognition of the value and contribution of the business analyst. The IIBA® brings great value to Business Analysts around the world, whilst its rapid growth in membership demonstrates the need for the IIBA's services.

Strategy Execution (formerly known as ESI International) and the IIBA®
An Endorsed Education Provider (EEP™) of the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®), Strategy Execution is proud to be associated with this international not-for-profit professional association. The IIBA® currently has more than 12,000 members worldwide. With over 90 chapters globally, it continues to grow every month. Through participation in the IIBA’s Executive Board and Chapter Committee, Strategy Execution supports the IIBA® as it works to create and develop awareness and recognition of the professional value of business analysis. It is also working to formalise business analysis by defining a body of knowledge, the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide). Strategy Execution shares the IIBA’s commitment to advancing the business analysis profession by continually adding to our range of business analysis courses, assessments and tools for business analysts.

BABOK Knowledge Areas
Our business analysis courses are aligned with the BABOK® Guide knowledge areas. This means every Business Analysis course you sit with us takes you one step closer to IIBA® certification.
  • Enterprise Analysis: Involves - Understanding the big picture, defining business goals, strategic planning & developing the business case.
  • Planning and Monitoring: Involves - Planning for the business analysis processes and activities, identifying deliverables and how the changes will be controlled and managed.
  • Requirements Elicitation: Involves - Gathering requirements from stakeholder groups, identifying tasks and techniques to capture requirements.
  • Requirements Communication and Management: Planning, estimating, budgeting and controlling costs to ensure the project can be completed within the approved budget.
  • Requirements Analysis: Involves - Ensuring the best approach is taken and that the proposed solution will meet objectives and is feasible and practical.”
  • Solution Assessment & Validation: Involves - Analysing data, defining processes to structure raw data, identifying gaps in requirements & defining the solution.
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