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ESBI Project Management initiative takes top award

Dublin; Friday, 19th November, 2010: ESB International (ESBI), the international energy investment and engineering consultancy company owned by ESB, has implemented a state of the art project management initiative in collaboration with the University of Limerick and Irish outsourcing company, I.T. Alliance. The initiative is designed to optimise the delivery and post-commissioning operations of large scale capital projects, such as power stations and wind farms.

The implementation has won ESBI an Engineers Ireland CPD Company of the Year Award 2010 which was recently presented by Tánaiste and Minister for Education & Skills, Mary Coughlan TD.

I.T. Alliance worked closely with the ESBI team to deliver the Project Delivery Model (PDM). This included implementing SharePoint as enabling technology to support the methodology developed.

Commenting on the implementation, Mick Mackey, Head of Engineering for ESBI  said, “I.T. Alliance played a central role in the development of the Project Delivery Model (PDM) and the systems which support it.  They worked with us to capture and document the extensive practical knowledge that already existed within the company and to translate this into best practice systems and procedures for the delivery of future projects.

Jacinta Ryan, Project Management Specialist, Project Management Office, ESBI added, “The Project Delivery Model (PDM) minimises the risk associated with delivering large scale capital projects and optimises our performance in areas such as safety, cost management, scheduling and post-commissioning operations."

John Kelly, Director of the Centre for Project Management in the University of Limerick added, “The programme involved the training of some 200 people with a focus on best practice project management, risk management and project governance.”

Terence O’Donnell, Competency Centre Director of I.T. Alliance Group added, “Project Management has a central role to play in delivering business benefits to the organisation - this is one of the tenets of the PDM initiative implemented by ESBI.  In the current economic climate, other project focused organisations need to take a similar  stance so that major public and private sector contracts can be delivered on time, on budget and are totally consistent with the business and financial case.”


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About I.T. Alliance Group

I.T. Alliance Group has pioneered the Tier-Two Service Alliance (T2SA) outsourcing model. Developed in association with the Cranfield School of Management, the principle is to be a trusted outsourcing partner to the world’s major outsourcers.  Our difference is that we represent our alliance partners as though we were them. We support the delivery of IT projects and services to their customers, in their name, while retaining our unique company characteristics.

Established in Dublin in 1997 and employing approximately 400 people, we provide a range of services including Project Management, IT Service Management, Infrastructure Technologies, BI Solutions Development, Test and Risk Mitigation and Resource Management.