If your group in Tokyo needs global project know-how in English, take a look at Cogent Language. For more than 10 years now, we have been helping managers here learn project management and collaboration skills, adult and university students business and entrepreneurship, and international school students, science, systems thinking, and leadership.
We are based in Shibuya, Tokyo's center of youth culture, putting us close to many of the professionals and young adults who participate in our programs. Our young adults are high potential students at universities, international schools, and other organizations oriented toward global careers. Our professionals are typically members of IT, finance, marketing, or HR development teams. Their companies are premier Japanese and multinational firms in the energy, engineering, pharmaceutical, publishing, and online retail industries.
For businesses, we have a portfolio of project-based courses, as well as consulting and customized training. For schools, we offer a wide spectrum of services, all with strong emphasis on project-based learning (PBL).
What will professional project managers be doing in the next few years? In Tokyo, they will be building the 2020 Olympics; around the world, they will be creating new value for their stakeholders and organizations.
How they'll be doing these things is easier to see now. The new edition of the global standard of the community, the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge ("the PMBOK® Guide") has just been published. It is the first edition to really leverage agile practices. As such, it reflects major revisions in project management, not only in terms of conceptual knowledge, but also of governance, processes, tools, and techniques.
Cogent Language has designed a systemic overview of this powerful new standard. It's called PMBOK® 6 Walkthru. We are excited to announce that this course will be available in Tokyo this September. In 2 hours, you and your team can get a preview of how project managers will be approaching their work for the rest of the decade.