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Institute for Learning helps Habitat manage worldwide projects

International Institute for Learning helping
Habitat for Humanity International manage projects worldwide

AMERICUS, Ga. (Dec. 6, 2004) — Habitat for Humanity International, a housing ministry dedicated to eliminating homelessness and substandard housing around the world, today announced that International Institute for Learning Inc., a global leader in project, program and portfolio management solutions, made a substantial donation toward the purchase of its Unified Project Management Methodology (UPMM) solution. The technology will enable HFHI to better manage critical home-building projects in the 100 countries where it works.

“Without the gift, Habitat would not have been able to afford the vital software that will greatly improve the way Habitat manages projects around the world,” says Kirby Waggoner, Habitat for Humanity International liaison for project management director. “The software will be tailored to suit the needs of Habitat for Humanity International and provides templates, examples and guidance for everyone from the entry-level project manager to the experienced senior project manager.”

UPMM™ is an industry-tested Intranet solution that empowers effective project management and enables project management capabilities to excel within an organization. UPMM™ enables organizations to achieve organizational project management maturity by delivering a continuous stream of successful projects. It is applicable to projects in an array of industries and can be customized to meet an organization’s specific needs and requirements. UPMM™ is highly scalable and its Web interface makes it simple for new and experienced Project Managers to use.

“IIL is an avid supporter of Habitat for Humanity’s mission of eradicating substandard and overcrowded housing and turning home ownership from a dream to a reality for so many deserving families,” said E. LaVerne Johnson, IIL president and CEO. “By utilizing our project management solution it is our hope that HFHI and its volunteers can build new and safe homes in partnership with low-income families quicker and more efficiently than ever before. We are thrilled to support Habitat for Humanity and look forward to an ongoing and successful partnership.”

The project management software was piloted this summer and will soon be available to Habitat staff members worldwide.

About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International, based in Americus, Ga., is an ecumenical Christian ministry dedicated to eliminating poverty housing. By the end of 2005, Habitat will have built its 200,000th house and more than one million people will be living in Habitat homes they helped build and are buying through no-profit, zero-interest mortgages.

About IIL
International Institute for Learning, Inc. (IIL), headquartered in NYC and with wholly owned companies throughout the world, is a global leader in Project, Program and Portfolio Management, Microsoft® Project and Six Sigma corporate solutions. IIL helps organizations do more with less through effective management of people, processes and technologies. IIL services include public courses: traditional classroom as well as instructor-led, virtual eLearning classroom and leadership simulation programs; on-demand, self-paced learning programs; group training programs; competency management services; individual and organizational project management maturity assessments; courseware development; PM (web-based) methodology; PM Office implementations; training needs analysis and maturity assessments; training administrations services; onsite training and client-specific consulting services.

IIL’s trainers and consultants, headed by Dr. Harold Kerzner, offer clients a broad and diverse range of work experiences that are unparalleled in the field of national and international program management. IIL is a PMI Chartered Registered Educational Provider and a member of the PMI Corporate Council (visit or call +1-800-325-1533 for further information). IIL is the owner of the global free project management web portal with over 20,000 members in 90 different countries (