Complementary Talks

Level Up Your Project Management Knowledge and Skills! (2 PDUs)


The talk focuses in providing key areas and guidance to the participants to enhance their knowledge and skills in project management. This includes important aspects of the Project Management Institute PMI® Talent Triangle® of Ways of Working, Power Skills and Business Acumen.    Enhancing the knowledge and skills in these 3 areas enables project practitioners to be more effective in managing projects with increasing complexity, in this challenging world today!

In the area of Business Acumen, understanding the internal and external factors that affect your projects is important, especially in our fast-changing world today.  In the area of Ways of Working, the Tradition/Predictive and Agile approaches are discussed,  In Power Skills, the importance of leadership and stakeholder engagement skills are highlighted.

In addition, further guidance is provided to the participants who would like to pursue the Project Management Professional PMP® certification, and/or Agile certifications!



William TAN
PMP, PMI-ACP, DASSM, PMI® Authorized Training Partner Instructor
CSM, PSM, PSPO, SAFe® Practice Consultant
Certified Trainer, Coach and Consultant, Master and BEng (Hon)
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 William Tan is the author of the popular Project Management book, titled “Project Management: A Practical Step-By-Step Guide”.  He is an experienced Agile and Project Management Coach and Trainer.

 He has more than 22 years of working and project management experience in Multi-National Companies, including with Nortel, Intel and Motorola.   In Motorola, he led Project Manager Office (PMO) and managed many hardware and software RND and NPI projects for 2-way walkie-talkie customers worldwide, contributing to additional revenue of >$100M annually.  In early Universal Serial Bus (USB) days in Intel, he was involved in implementing many USB projects successfully.   He and his team developed the customer specifications for the world first USB microcontroller!   He published one of the first USB books, “Developing USB PC Peripherals” that outlined key steps in developing USB devices.  This helped to accelerate USB adoption during those days.

 He graduated from University of Canterbury, New Zealand and National University of Singapore, with a First-Class Honours degree in Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronics) and Master of Engineering (Telecommunications) in 1991 and 1994, respectively.

 Today, William Tan continues his passion and focuses on providing Agile, Scrum, and Project Management training, coaching and consulting services, to companies and individuals in Malaysia and South East Asia.  He leads the Project Management Professional (PMP®), PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®, Disciplined Agile exam preparation, and Scaled Agile SAFe® boot camps, to assist candidates in attaining their Professional Credentials.  In addition to training, he provides coaching and consulting support to local and multinational enterprises in their Lean-Agile journey!