itSMF Singapore Newsletter - October 2012

Thank you for reading the October edition of the itSMF Singapore Newsletter.

As we continue to seek ways to bring value to members via our monthly newsletter, do let us have your feedback.  We value your inputs about the content and activities you feel should be included.

In the meantime, do look out for and attend the November Members? Night  and next Annual Event which are in the pipeline.

Hope you enjoy this issue.  Cheers.

Anne Tan,
Council Member, Membership and Communications Portfolio

COBIT 5 is here! itSMF Singapore Chapter members were provided with an update at our Members? Night on 27 September by Mr. Jamie Donoghue from LucidIT. 

Thank you for joining us in the insightful presentation.  Members who missed the event can access a copy of the presentation. Click here!

 8 ways to be an effective leader for change ? Compliments from Hewlett Packard


In my last post (?3 keys for successful management of organizational change?) In my last post, I wrote about why it?s so important to have a management of organizational change (MOC) program in your organization. Today I want to talk about one of the fundamental elements you need for a successful change: leadership.


I?ve worked for years helping CIOs and organizations transform their organizations. And in my experience leadership is the #1 thing that?s important if you want to achieve any form of change. If you don?t demonstrate leadership, people won?t actually change.


Eight elements of good leadership

There are eight elements that go into effective leadership. If you can successfully integrate these into an MOC program, you can more quickly and effectively lead employees to internalize the desired change, improving your ROI.

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Free Membership (limited period only!)

Education Providers who sign up for Corporate Membership with itSMF Singapore Chapter can award a FREE One-Year Membership to their students who pass ITIL Foundation from them.

Please contact for more details

Bring along 2 guests to any itSMF SG event?..

- Member attends the event FREE!

- Guests pays Member rate for the event.

Member get member program?..

For a limited period we are introducing a ?member-get-member program? to encourage like-minded professionals to join itSMF. There are certain incentives in store for you should your referral take up a paid membership of itSMF Singapore.

- For any successful referral, you shall get an additional voucher to attend

  itSMF Singapore?s event. The face value of each voucher is S$25.

- For 2 or more successful referrals you would receive an ITIL book.

Upcoming Partner Events


8 November '12 - 9 November '12 - Workshop
Getting Started With COBIT 5 For Information Security

ISACA Singapore Chapter has developed a 2-days ?Getting Started with COBIT 5 for Information Security? workshop to introduce you with this new framework and get started with its adoption to enhance your current initiatives on Information Security Governance.

Course Leader: Rajeev Andharia PMP, CISA, CISSP, ITIL Expert, SixSigma(GB)

Over the last 17 years, Rajeev has worked with clients across geographies and industry verticals to deliver business performance improvement through outcome oriented, measurable learning & advisory services. ISACA licensed COBIT training provider. Accredited Trainer for ITIL & Project Management. He specializes in good practices like COBIT-5, ITIL, PMBOK and relevant ISO standards for IT governance, service management, information security, business continuity and information risk management.

Earn up to 14 continuing professional education (CPE) hours that may be applicable to any of your current certifications.

This workshop is held over 2 days, 8 & 9 November 2011, 8:30am - 5:30pm.

Registration closes on Tuesday, November 6, 2012.

Click for more info


6 Nov ?12 | 2 PDUs | Agile: Still the Magic Bullet or do you Need a Blended Solution?

While Agile project management has enjoyed a reputation as the next ?magic bullet,? many companies have unsuccessfully adopted this approach due in large part to their lack of readiness assessment, unfocused skill development and existing corporate culture structures.

This presentation will provide a guide to the pitfalls of Agile project management adoption as well as best practices for individuals and organizations to develop a blended, customized approach that match their unique situation.

Key challenges to Agile adoption, such as access to project portfolio management (PPM), existing structures and corporate culture, as well as concerns on the executive, team and stakeholder levels will be addressed.  Finally, the attributes of an Agile project manager will be examined along with examples of successful adoptions of the hybrid approach.

About The Presenter
J. LeRoy Ward (PMP, PgMP), Executive Vice President, ESI International
J. LeRoy Ward brings more than 35 years of expertise in project and programme management to the refinement of ESI?s portfolio of learning programmes. He works closely with ESI clients worldwide to guide the assessment, implementation and reinforcement of knowledge and skills that provide for the effective measurement and successful adoption of learning programme objectives. 

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17 Nov ?12 | 5 PDUs | 1 Day PMI-RMP Boot Camp

Facilitator: Lavanya Arul, PMP®, PMI-SP®, PMI-RMP®
Lavanya is a Program Director for Global Nestor Pte Ltd. She is having 13 years of work experience in IT Technical and IT Project Management and her experience includes tenure with few MNC's in Asia. She served the board of Singapore PMI Chapter, for 3 years. She has extensive training experience in the Asian continent, Europe and Middle east. She has won the 2008 Presidential award from SPMI for her contribution to the SPMI Chapter. She is a trainer and consultant by profession. She has trained over 1000 participants and her passing score is 92%. She is also a public speaker, giving speeches on Project Management best practices. She is a reviewer of the guide to the PMBOK V5.

PMI-RMP Boot Camp Outline:
Introduction to PMI and their credentials
How is PMI-RMP different from other certifications? 
Requirements & Fees
Application process 
Exam questions pattern
Audit process
Exam preparation Do's and Don'ts
Examination Topics
Risk Communication
Risk Analysis
Risk Response Planning
Risk Governance
Questions session

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21 Nov '12 | 2 PDUs | Panel Discussion - Leadership and Decision Making
How to nurture Leadership and Decision Making traits?

The session is not meant to address technical questions or issues. The session will cover only general management areas. For the current month, the discussion will be focused on Leadership and Decision Making Skills. History shows us that only very few are born leaders. Many other successful persons have learnt and developed the leadership traits.

Project Managers are expected lead the project to success. Leadership is a must trait for the project managers since they are answerable to all the stake holders. Leaders are expected to take tough and timely decisions. Many projects fail either because of indecision or decisions not taken in time. Therefore, every project manager must nurture leadership and decision-making qualities.

SPMI organizes this panel discussion headed by two experienced project managers and an experienced facilitator. Join this interactive discussion session, share the challenges faced by you and learn from the experts on harnessing your leadership skills. 

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