Course overview


Agile Thinking

degree award


academic level
Course type


projected fees
Course fee

(including GST)

Member Total Fee (inc. 9% gst) : $1,569.60
Non-Member Total Fee (inc. 9% gst) : $1,962.00

funding subsidy


Course Overview

Covers the fundamental concepts of project management. Helps to balance the project objectives against the budget and schedule. It gives an overview of the tools and techniques needed to manage a successful project and this course will enable learners to sit for the PMP exam, which is one of the most prestigious certifications in the project management world.

Course benefits

Business Outcomes

• Establish credibility among the stakeholders when managing the project

• Inculcate project management best practices 

• Positive job opportunity focused on project management

• Demonstrate one’s experience in project management

• Stands as a verification mechanism for one’s knowledge and skill

• Evaluation of the Minimum Business Increment and Minimum Marketable feature


Learning Outcomes

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

• The tools and best practices of being a project manager

• The project management process and lifecycle

• Organizational theories and leadership styles in a high-performing environment

• Increasing one’s credibility and effectiveness in leading projects

• Learn the different conflict management styles in Agile and Traditional set-up

• Agile philosophies in managing teams and product

• Servant leadership

Course outline

Module 1 : Creating a High-Performing Team

● Build a Team

● Define Team Ground Rules

● Negotiate Project Agreements

● Empower Team Members and Stakeholders

● Train Team Members and Stakeholders

● Engage and Support Virtual Teams

● Build a Shared Understanding about a Project

Module 2 : Starting the Project

● Determine Appropriate Project Methodology/ Methods and Practices

● Plan and Manage Scope

● Plan and Manage Schedule

● Plan and Manage Budget and Resources

● Plan and Manage Quality of Products and Deliverables

● Integrate Project Planning Activities

● Plan and Manage Procurement

● Establish Project Governance Structure

● Plan and Manage Project/Phase Closure

Module 3 : Doing the Work

● Assess and Manage Risks

● Execute Project to Deliver Business Value

● Manage Communications

● Engage Stakeholders

● Create Project Artifacts

● Manage Project Changes

● Manage Project Issues

● Ensure Knowledge Transfer to Project Continuity

Module 4 : Keeping the Team on Track

● Lead a Team

● Support Team Performance

● Address and Remove Impediments, Obstacles, and Blockers

● Manage Conflict

● Collaborate with Stakeholders

● Mentor Relevant Stakeholders

● Apply Emotional Intelligence to

● Promote Team Performance

Module 5 : Keeping the Business in Mind

● Manage Compliance Requirements

● Evaluate and Deliver Project Benefits and Value

● Evaluate and Address Internal and External Business Environment Changes

● Support Organizational Change

● Employ Continuous Process Improvement 


5 days

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,

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