LAP Cert 1 course details

The World is Moving Faster – Procurement needs to get agile

Organisations are increasingly recognising that to get ahead (or even to remain competitive) they need to be faster and more flexible. While this trend already had good momentum, the COVID 19 crisis has seen the need for speed and innovation supercharged.

To achieve these goals many organisations are adopting, or exploring, the "agile" business philosophy.

But what does this mean for procurement?

And how can procurement become agile?


PASA AGILE is a training, coaching and consulting business formed in 2019 that specialises in Agile Procurement and is based upon the ‘LAP Alliance’ approach formulated in Europe since 2015 by Mirko Kleiner and his colleagues

This agile foundation training course, LAP1, has run a number of times both in-person and, now, virtually throughout ANZ over the last two years. Four courses are planned for 2021 – ONLINE initially, then live in-person later in the year.

Lean-Agile Procurement (Credential One)

Completion of this course ONLINE over three mornings, or in-person over two full days, with PASA AGILE LEAD Marcus Ward and PASA CEO Jonathan Dutton FCIPS, leads to the LAP credential 1 awarded by the LAP Alliance in Switzerland.

By attending this workshop you will:

  • Understand what agile and lean-agile procurement are and when they would be applicable - in both a private and public sector context.
  • Learn how to use and leverage hands-on agile techniques to conduct more effective procurement process in a more responsive way to your organisation’s needs
  • Appreciate how the LAP BIG ROOM workshop works and how it fits into a LAP procurement process
  • Become more competitive by significantly reducing procurement timeframes and driving greater innovation
  • Become a Certified Lean-Agile Procurement (LAP) specialist (Credential 1),
    Secure invitations to FREE LAP alumni meet-ups with other alumni run every two months or so by PASA AGILE ….

Course Dates for LAP Cert 1

Please click on the date below to register

Course 4/2021
29th, 30th November & 1st December | 9.00am to 1.00pm AEDT (ONLINE)


2022 Workshops

LAP1 - 2022 – all courses ONLINE and 9am-1pm SYD/MEL time AET

28th February to 2nd March

25th to 27th May

3rd to 5th August

30th November to 2nd December


What is included in the workshop

Participate in group activities and exercises that will open your mind, enlighten you, and teach you new ways to conduct complex procurements. Among the topics you will learn about are:

  • Understanding how business has changed, bringing greater complexity and a need for speed
  • Some limitations of our traditional procurement approaches – how do we source today and what are current pain-points?
  • What is ‘agile’?
  • What are the benefits of agile?
  • Why is agile seen as the answer to dealing with complexity?
  • How you assess the advantages and disadvantages of common/traditional procurement methods in your supply partner ecosystem.
  • Using a new model to segment spend and determine when it would be applicable to source using use Lean Agile Procurement
  • Introduction to the Lean Procurement Canvas
  • Building your own case study using the canvas
  • The Four Steps of the Lean Agile Procurement process
  • The value of defining TRUE NORTH for your project, the role of the product owner and voice of the customer
  • Running a stakeholder NEEDS workshop
  • The Four Steps of the Lean Agile Procurement process
  • The LAP Roadmap
  • Introduction to the Lean Procurement Canvas – the one page acquisition strategy template
  • Building your own case study using the canvas
  • Planning for a BIG ROOM supplier engagement workshop

Whilst some points are illustrated using case study examples, most of the learning from the workshop comes through you personally experiencing hands-on exercises that really drive home the why and the how of what "Lean Agile Procurement" is all about.

By the end of the workshop, you will have completed a Lean-agile Procurement Canvas using your own real-world scenarios, providing you with the capability to apply it to other cases when you return to your own organsation.

Who should attend

The workshop is designed for an interdisciplinary audience of procurement, sales, management, innovation, business delivery, and more.