PMI Singapore Chapter

Managing Complexity, Not People: Agile Ways of Leadership

Managing Complexity, Not People: Agile Ways of Leadership

Managing Complexity, not People: Agile Ways of Leadership

In many instances, modern management theories and practices were essentially derived from insights and learnings made in factories and plants more than a hundred years ago. With knowledge-based industries and the increasingly unpredictable nature of Customers and Workers, many of these management beliefs are beginning to falter and, in many cases, fail.

When access to knowledge was limited and skilful workers were scarce, the scientific or bureaucratic approach to management was easily implementable and results were highly predictable.

However, with easy knowledge access (the Internet) and higher education, Workers are no longer the ‘dutiful’ or ‘obedient’ group they once were. Hence, this leads to all manners of complexities and intricacies while working in modern organisations, of which most of us are familiar with.

In this interactive session, learn a different approach to leading people through Complexity-thinking and the Management 3.0 principles and practices. You will also understand why coaching and facilitation are fast-becoming core managerial skills for complex working environments and how to view people development as a dynamic and long term endeavour, rather than a “transformative” initiative.


Learning Outcomes: 

  • Understand why working in complex environments requires a different approach and mindset to leadership and management;
  • Learn why active coaching and facilitation skills are essential requirements for project leaders and managers especially in increasingly complex workplaces;
  • Use at least one practical Management 3.0 tool in the workplace.


Presentation and Discussion Method:
Interactive webinar via Zoom using virtual collaborative whiteboard (Miro). 

About the Speaker:

Isman Tanuri (LinkedIn)
Organisation Development Consultant, Elisan Partners

Isman Tanuri

Isman is a Management 3.0 Licensed Facilitator and an Organisation Development Consultant with over 20 years of international business, operations and training experience. Focused on Business Agility, Leadership & Agile coaching, facilitation and training, Isman helps leaders and teams get better at working together by co-creating workplace effectiveness, and increasing productivity through Actionable & Practical Leadership, Culture Development and Self-Organisation.

He has helped organisations across different industries and in various countries including Allianz, Cigna, Dialog Axiata, Godrej, HSBC, PayPal, PepsiCo, Roche, Singapore Land Transport Authority, Singapore Public Utilities Board, Telkomsel and Unilever.

Isman is a proud Strathclyde MBA with previous regional marketing leadership roles in global advertising technology firms.

Event Particulars

Date: Thursday, 5 November 2020

Time (SGT): 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm

Venue: Online via ZOOM 

Access Details: Will be emailed separately to registered participants a day before and also at least 2 hours before the event start. Please contact Alicja if you don't receive them.

PDUs: 2 Leadership (where applicable, PMI ID to be included with registration)

Registration deadlines: Roster closes when full or 6pm on the day (5 Nov 2020)


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Event Properties

Event Date 05-11-2020 7:00 pm
Event End Date 05-11-2020 9:00 pm
Registered 46
Cut off date 05-11-2020 6:30 pm
Individual Price from 5 SGD
No. of Strategic PDUs N/A
No. of Technical PDUs N/A
No. of Leadership PDUs 2
Location Webinar