Course overview


Agile Thinking

programme type
Course date

16-10-2024 to 18-10-2024

degree award


academic level
Course type


projected fees
Course fee

(including GST)

Member Total Fee (inc. 9% gst) : $1,063.84
Non-Member Total Fee (inc. 9% gst) : $1,328.71

funding subsidy



Course Overview

An overview of essential project management philosophies, imparting knowledge of the process groups and knowledge areas prescribed by Project Management Institute (PMI). It covers fundamental concepts of project management.

Course benefits

● Build confidence of the learners to lead a project and a small team

● Establish credibility among the stakeholders when managing the project

● Inculcate project management best practices 

● Positive job opportunity focused on project management

At the end of the program, participants will learn about:

● The tools & techniques and best practices in project management

● The project management process and lifecycle

● Organizational theories and leadership styles

● Increasing one’s credibility and effectiveness in leading projects

Course outline

Module 1 : Introduction to Project Management

● Introduction to Integration Management

● Identity roles of Project Manager and Project Team

● Understand key terminologies used in Project Integration Management

Module 2 : Project Integration Management

● Develop Project Charter

● Develop Project Management Plan

● Direct and Manage Project Work

● Manage Project Knowledge

● Monitor and Control Project Work

● Perform Integrated Change Control

● Close project or phase

Module 3 : Project Scope Management

● Plan Scope Management

● Collect Requirements

● Define Scope

● Create WBS

● Validate Scope

● Control Scope

Module 4: Project Schedule Management

● Plan Schedule Management

● Define Activities

● Sequence Activities

● Estimate Activity Durations

● Develop Schedule

● Control Schedule

Module 5 : Project Cost Management

● Plan Cost Management

● Estimate Cost

● Determine Budget

● Control Cost

Module 6 : Project Quality Management

● Plan Quality Management

● Manage Quality

● Control Quality

Module 7 : Project Resource Management

● Plan Resource Management

● Estimate Resource Activities

● Acquire Resources

● Develop Team

● Manage Team

● Control Resources

Module 8 : Project Communication Management

● Plan Communications Management

● Manage Communications

● Monitor communications

Module 9 : Project Risk Management

● Plan Risk Management

● Identify Risks

● Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis

● Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis

● Plan Risk Responses

● Implement Risk Responses

● Monitor Risks

Module 10 : Project Procurement Management

● Plan Procurement Management

● Conduct Procurement

● Control Procurement

Module 11 : Project Stakeholder Management

● Identify Stakeholders

● Plan Stakeholder Engagement

● Manage Stakeholder Engagement

● Monitor Stakeholder Engagement


3 Days

Course runs

Who should attend?

Level 3 - New Managers
Level 4 - Managers

Programme leader

Lavanya has spent about 20 years in IT industry. Starting as a programmer in Compaq, Malaysia and had grown all the way up to be a project manager with Hewlett-Packard Singapore. Later she joined Microsoft Singapore as a consultant, mainly taking care of service delivery management and Project Management. She implemented TDD and XP practices and change and release management in her work environment, managing a virtual team from China, Hong Kong and India. 

Since 2006 she has been a trainer and coach in Project Management (Agile and Traditional), process management and leadership skills. She has delivered courses and coached teams across Asia, Middle East and in Europe.

Today, as a freelancer trainer, facilitator, and coach, Lavanya is working with project teams to help them successfully transform into a self-organizing team and coaching in Agile and Risk management. She is experienced in quickly understanding complex objectives, managing cope and building stakeholder consensus to a structured delivery approach. She collaboratively manages global team resources to deliver objectives and relies on extensive technical background especially in Microsoft technologies to quickly assimilate new information technologies. Lavanya acts as the calming influence in resourcing matrices of objectives, cultural differences, vague and politically charged cross-functional activities.

Course fee

Enquiries : Patricia Lee - 62489447, patricialee@sim.edu.sg

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