Growing Project Managers

For growing project managers, Cogent Language offers news and know-how, with a focus on collaborative design. This is knowing how to design with other people, as well as for them. It is a know-how essential for handling new responsibilities, nurturing diverse teams, and tackling complex business challenges, whether a project approach is agile, waterfall, or hybrid.

Since our launch in Tokyo in 2007, Cogent Language has been supporting professionals in Asia Pacific project settings. Here in Japan, we have had long-term relationships with innovative organizations in the nonprofit, education, and private sectors. Corporate clients have included top-of-the-line Asia-Pacific and global firms in IT, finance, engineering, and publishing. Outside the private sector, we continue to work with universities here, offering advice and instruction in project management, entrepreneurship, and innovation.

Today, our key customers are growing project managers –English speaking, bilingual, and multilingual individuals – anywhere in the APAC region. Especially if you are new to APAC, to your industry, to your organization, ot to its approach to projects, we can support your work and career directly. How? Two ways, basicially. The first is by the news and know-how we offer here at no cost.

The second is by our project-based learning in collaborative design. This is instructor-led virtual education based on real APAC project experience (including, if you like, your own). Each of our courses is an immersive design journey into one or more projects in the region. Learning paths are personal, constructive, cumulative, and fun. For this journey, Cogent Language provides you with leading edge project management platforms and design methodologies and paradigms – such as design as problem-solving, as prototyping, and as co-evolving. Experimenting with these, you'll not only learn how to add value to your own work products. By walking thru your work in group settings, giving and getting coaching and advice from APAC colleagues, you'll grow your practice in collaborative design and project management. Going forward, such a practice is one you can count on to develop the enormous potentials of your teams, of your organizations, and of you.

A Place to Start Growing


If you're new to project work, to project management, or to agile, there is no better place to start than Scrum. Learn by experience if you can. In any case, learn too from the definitive source, the Scrum Guide, published by the originators, Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland. This latest version, published 11/2020, is only 13 pages long, and it is free. The Scrum Guide's English language is not difficult, and it is available in many other languages as well.

If you would like a quick survey of Scrum, here is ours!