Project Know-how

Welcome to Cogent Language! We build collaboration skills for 21st Century projects.

We provide learning and development paths in project know-how for organizations in Japan. We offer paths in English for participants whose level is native, advanced, or intermediate. Over the last decade, we have worked with premier domestic and global companies in the IT, engineering, construction, finance, publishing, and pharmaceutical industries.

Outside the private sector, we also work with universities interested in project know-how, entrepreneurship, or design thinking, as well as with international schools doing project-based learning (PBL).

As our key selling point, we enable participants to construct things of value in their own real worlds. To support participants in this journey, we design learning paths that are cooperative, cumulative, visual, fast-paced, and, most of all, personal. We call these paths "cogent". These are the ways our clients in Tokyo build project know-how and create business value.

For firms in the region, we have a portfolio of courses, as well as customized training and consulting. For schools in Japan, we offer a full spectrum of services, all with strong emphasis on learning via projects. For anyone interested in project know-how, we offer some great links to follow on Pinterest.

Featured Course:

PMBOK® Guide for Innovation

The preeminent global standard for project management, the PMBOK® Guide, is also the basis for PMP® certification by PMI®. This confuses many firms and managers. They come to see the guide only as a way to get certified; beyond that, it may seem to them impractical or impossibly ideal.

These managers miss the point, and their firms the benefits. In business, there is only one game, and it is a team sport. It is to better create business value. This is the game that the PMBOK® Guide is made for. The strategy it offers is collaborative application to a firm's real issues and opportunities. This can be the main benefit of the PMBOK® Guide for companies. When an individual is "studying" it, it may well be pie in the sky. When a results-oriented team is tailoring it to challenges at hand, it is something entirely different: it is a catalyst for innovation.

More than ever, today's PMBOK® Guide can be such a catalyst. It can help teams leverage the practice of professional project management to better create business value. This course shows how. It shows how the PMBOK® Guide can become a playbook for innovation in any organization. Moreover, it puts that playbook in the hands of the players.

The Sixth Edition is the first to deeply integrate agile project management. No surprise then, this course has a lot to say about agile. It relies on a cloud-based, Kanban platform as its main technology, as agile often does. Most importantly, the course itself is agile. Its learning architecture is built on the pattern: Envision, Speculate, Explore, Adapt, Close. For these reasons, teams using agile, considering agile, or designing a hybrid environment for their projects will find this course especially beneficial.