What is Chagwa?

Chagwa is a Project Management Method that integrates different project management styles into one overarching methodology. It allows Change, Waterfall and Agile driven projects to be run in parallel.

Chagwa comes with a series of ready-made processes and techniques that allow using the methodology out of the box, or integrate it in your existing Project Management methodology. Ready-made project documents help you accelerating building out your own PMO.

After this workshop you will be able to:

  • Combine Change, Waterfall and Agile methodologies

  • Choose the correct methodology based on objective arguments

  • Choose the right project team for your project

  • Choosing the right tools and templates and know how to use them

  • How to integrate the results of parallel running projects

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Thursday 19 and Friday 20 November

€1.200 + VAT for the two days

Early-bird discount of €200

Subsidy for 30% of the training cost provided by kmo-portefeuille.be

Officenter Leuven, Grauwmeer 1, 3001 Leuven, Belgium

The training is given in English

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Why should we use Chagwa in our organisation?

Many organisations are hesitating between an Agile and Waterfall approach for doing project management. The Chagwa theory adds Change Control to the list of project approaches and explains why and how the different project management styles can be integrated. Change, Waterfall and Agile are no longer competing, but are complementary.

The Chagwa project methodology is a full set of processes that guide you through a project end-to-end, and allows governance for each type of project. It provides rules of thumb for selecting the right project management methodology. Different types of projects also need to be managed differently.

Chagwa allows different types of projects to be run in parallel, and individual results to be integrated.

Finally, Chagwa proposes a set of documentation templates that allow projects to be executed compliant. The set of Chagwa processes and artefacts can be adopted to scale your project management organisation up to the right level of management and documentation requirements.

Course Details

This two day course consists out of six modules that describe how three Project Management methodologies can be used in parallel and still be integrated.

  • Module 1 : Introduction and the Distrans principle

  • Module 2 : What are projects

  • Module 3 : Making a choice

  • Module 4 : Chagwa introduced

  • Module 5 : Chagwa process structure and artefacts

  • Module 6 : Integration

Who is this training for?

This training focuses on individuals who want to learn more of project management, and organisations who want to start or improve their Project Management Organisation. The course will explain what Change Management, Waterfall and Agile project management is. It will also explain when to use which methodology, and how to integrate the methodologies into the organisation.

The training will also focus on processes that are used in project management, and explain project documents that support these processes. After this course you will be ready to pick from the Chagwa theory what you need, and integrate that in your existing or new Project Management Organisation.

When and where

This course will be held on Thursday 19 and Friday 20 November at Officenter Leuven Grauwmeer 1 – 3001 Leuven.

The training starts promptly at 9:00 , doors opens for a light breakfast at 8:00.

The training is given in English.


The cost for the training is €1.200 +VAT for the two days. There is an early-bird discount of €200 if your subscription is paid 30 days in advance of the training date. The training is given on Friday and Saturday to minimize impact on your daily work.

The price for the training includes the course fees, a copy of the ‘Chagwa V1.0’ book, templates that go with the training, meals and refreshments, and an optional exam.

The training can be paid through the Vlaamse KMO-Portefeuille, who will provide a subsidy for 30% of the training cost as. Please open an ‘Opleiding’ request on name of The Bayard Partnership cvba with the KMO-Portefeuille registration number DV.O220010. You can find details here: www.kmo-portefeuille.be, but don’t hesitate to contact us for more details and guidance.

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The Tutor

Jürgen Van Gorp
Jürgen Van GorpProject Management, Enterprise Architecture
Jürgen Van Gorp is a Senior cross-platform polyvalent Enterprise Architect and Project Manager with two master degrees and a PhD in Applied Sciences and Engineering and is owner of the ITIL, Prince2 and PMP/PMI certifications. He has more than 20 years experience in the most various ICT domains from Research & Development, over System Analysis and Technical Design/Architecture to Project Management for large scale projects.

Jürgen is the writer of the Chagwa V1.0 book, and the driver of most of the Chagwa principles within The Bayard Partnership.

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