Aldion Consulting Meets The Mark to Become the First and Only PRINCE2™ Accredited Training Organisation (ATO)in Singapore and Southeast Asia

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Singapore, London, Tuesday, March 28, 2006 – (business2media) – Aldion Consulting (ALDION) announced that it has been granted the internationally recognised Accredited Training Organisation (ATO) status for PRINCE2 project management methodology by The APM Group, on behalf of The UK Office of Government Commerce (OGC). Being a fully accredited ATO, ALDION is certified to deliver PRINCE2 courses and administer the PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner Certification Examinations. ALDION is also working with the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) of Singapore, through the National Infocomm Competency Centre (NICC), to offer the PRINCE2 Training and Certification Program under the Critical Infocomm Technology Resource Programme (CITREP) training incentive scheme.

PRINCE2 (which stands for PRojects IN Controlled Environments) has become the UK’s de facto standard for organising, managing and controlling projects. It is a best-practice approach for the management of all types of projects, and is widely recognised and used in both public and private sectors. Its reputation as a highly effective, process-based approach to structuring and organising project delivery has now spread to countries around the world.

Worldwide, there are less than 100 organisations accredited to deliver the PRINCE2 training and certification. ALDION is the first professional service firm located in Singapore and Southeast Asia to gain the internationally recognised Accredited Training Organisation (ATO) status for the PRINCE2 project management method through the official Accreditation, Registration and Examination Certification Body – the APM Group in the UK.

Richard Pharro, Managing Director of the APM Group, complimented ALDION for the achievement, “We are delighted that an organisation the calibre of ALDION has gone through the rigorous assessment procedures to gain full accredited status. The successful accreditation speaks of ALDION’s ability to deliver courses of top calibre and I am confident that they will carry out the PRINCE2 courses to the highest standards. We look forward to working with ALDION closely in the future.”

Luis E. Alvarez, CEO of ALDION, said, “In today's business world, project management skills can make the difference between success and failure of a business. PRINCE2 is indeed a powerful competitive business weapon, which can be used by organisations to ensure fast time-to-market, establish measures of success, and achieve customer satisfaction. The real business proposition of PRINCE2 is that it helps companies implement business strategies, via projects in a controlled environment.”

“We congratulate ALDION in achieving the ATO status. NICC has accredited the PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner certifications as one of the key competencies to be developed in Singapore. Infocomm professionals are now able to acquire competencies for their career progression and upgrade their skills to stay competitively employed worldwide,” said Lim Choon Heong, General Manager of the National Infocomm Competency Centre (NICC).

About APM Group

The APM Group (APMG) specialises in the accreditation and certification of organisations, processes and people, within a range of industries and management disciplines. Since the launch of PRINCE2 in 1996 the APMG has, on behalf of The Office of Government Commerce (OGC), and in partnership with it, developed and managed the accreditation of PRINCE2, Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) and the Management of Risk (M_o_R). APMG is on the web at http://www.apmgroup.co.uk and can be contacted at +44 1494 452450.

About National Infocomm Competency Centre (NICC)

NICC is the main accreditation body in Singapore promoting and facilitating the development and implementation of Infocomm certification. Founded by IT industry bodies such as Singapore Infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF), Singapore Computer Society (SCS) and Information Technology Management Association (ITMA), NICC is an industry-driven national body working closely with the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) to promote Infocomm knowledge and skills. For more information, please visit http://www.nicc.org.sg or contact us at +65 6225 5501.

About Aldion Consulting

Aldion Consulting Pte Ltd (ALDION) is an international professional service firm that provides cutting-edge project management consulting and training solutions to Fortune 500 companies and leading organisations worldwide. ALDION has its presence in Southeast Asia, China, USA, and Latin America. ALDION is on the web at http://www.aldion.us and can be contacted at +65 6536 5268.

CONTACT:

The APM Group Limited

PRINCE2 Accreditation

Nicola McKinney

+44 1494 452450

http://www.apmgroup.co.uk

National Infocomm Competency Centre

Margaret Tan

+65 6225 4133

http://www.nicc.org.sg

Aldion Consulting

Rebecca Leong

+65 6536 5268

http://www.aldion.us

PRINCE2™ is a trademark of the Office of Government Commerce. PRINCE2 Cityscape™ logo is a trademark of the Office of Government Commerce and is registered in the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

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