December 18, 2021


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One more level-up: Problem-Structuring Skills. The advanced skills for experienced project problem solvers.


Online Registration & Payment


Date: 18 December 2021
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Venue: Online Training (Zoom)
PDU: 2 (1-Leadership, 1-Business)
Instructor: Dr. Kelvin WAN, PMI Authorized Training Partner (PMI ATP)
Language: Cantonese
Fee: PMI HK Member: HKD 540
Non-PMI HK Member: HKD 600
Remarks: As a prevention measure against the spread of COVID-19, The training will be delivered online with Zoom (Guideline). Please contact PMI HK admin at or 2784 1880



This 2-hour bite-size course intents to provide experience project professionals the latest PM research findings and best practices about applying problem-structuring skills through large amount of real live business examples.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Compare and contrast “Problem Structuring” and “Problem Solving” in project settings
  • Understand why “Problem Solving” is not enough for “solving problem” in modern Agile environment
  • Apply the essential elements of “Problem Structing” techniques on complex projects effectively


This course is intended for experienced project leaders who would like to unlearn (the old) and re-learn the contemporary research-based PM knowledge, skills and wisdoms from various sources such as, but not limited to, HBR, MIT Sloan papers, PMI research journals, consultancy firm (e.g. McKinsey & BCG) market findings, … etc.


Before attending this course, project leaders are preferable to have:

  • Willingness to switch on Cam during training period
  • Possess Business/ Entrepreneur mindset
  • Some knowledge of project management
  • Basics of psychology e.g. cognitive thinking, beliefs, unconscious mind
  • Some people management skills
  • Ability to openly share, articulate and present knowledge, experience and information in a systematic and clear way
  • Willingness to join the class activities and learn from each other

Instructor’s Profile

Dr. Kelvin WAN, PMI ATP Approved Trainer

Adjunct Professor, One of the Top-50 university in 2021 QS Ranking
Global Master Trainer and Corporate Coach of a Listed MNC
Master Trainer and Founding ExCo, iLEAP, Hong Kong Computer Society (HKCS)
Ex-VP Certification of PMI HK, PMI

Dr. WAN is a “3H” High-touch, High-energy & Highly engaged Live Trainer and Corporate Coach. He has been providing “live” training and coaching to 7000+ executives in last 20 years coming from US, UK, Middle East, Asia Pacific regions and GBA on psychological resilience, stress management, coaching, happiness, soft skills, methodologies and company strategies. The average project experience of participating leaders is 15 years.

He is also a practitioner-scholar. His recent research paper about Soft Competence for executives has been accepted by a renowned US forum and published on major search engines.

Kelvin is an experienced project professional. He has been leading the global PMO in HSBC to rollout a multi-million USD e-learning platform to 330,000 staff members in 78 countries. In his current role, his main responsibilities are overseeing the project professionals upskilling, individual life/career coaching, positivity (positive thinking), staff’s level of happiness, stress management, talent (HiPo) management, team building, capability assessment and curriculum development for the listed companies.