LAP certification and delivery services

In partnership with Nomad8 we are excited to offer LAP certification and services

About LAP

What is Lean-Agile Procurement?

Lean-Agile Procurement is an agile approach to manage complex sourcing projects. Many people still use written RfP processes, but for complex projects, a written RfP does not handle complexity well. Lean-Agile Procurement is a faster, more engaging and fun approach to sourcing. The time to select a partner is reduced, the most important customer problems are solved first, customer-supplier collaboration is encouraged, and the risk of selecting the wrong partner is minimised.


How can I learn more about Lean-Agile Procurement?

You can download our Guide to Lean-Agile Procurement, which we have authored with our partner, and Certified LAP Coach, Anthony Boobier of Nomad8. 


How do I become LAP-certified?

You can attend one of our LAP certification workshops. We offer:

  • Public 2-day LAP1 workshops. The next is on March 4 and 5 2024. To register, please complete the webform on this page. 
  • Private (in-house) 2-day LAP1 workshops


Do you provide LAP services?

Yes. We recommend that LAP is lead by an LAP-1 Certified Practitioner, supported by a Certified LAP Coach. Many organisations engage us to help them apply LAP to their project. We have a selection of certified LAP practitioners and our Certified LAP Coach, Ant Boobier to support you. We also provide private half-day group workshops to help you and your team understand LAP fundamentals before embarking on LAP for your project or organisation.  Our LAP Advisory services include:

  • Certified LAP Coaching and Practitioner advisory to help clients deliver their sourcing project using LAP
  • Big Room Workshop planning and facilitation 
  • Certified LAP Coaching and Practitioner advice to prepare a supplier for a Big Room Workshop

You can also read more about LAP at the LAP Alliance website here.


When will the next public LAP1 Certification workshop be?

Our next 2-day Public LAP Workshop is scheduled for March 3rd and 4th. Previously this was scheduled for February 2024. 


Who leads the certification workshop?

The 2-day in-person workshops are led by Ant Boobier, New Zealand’s only LAP Certified Coach, and Sarah Blackie, CEO, Esby & Co. Ant and Sarah have supported and trained a number of organisations on Lean-Agile Procurement. Part of the training includes sharing these experiences as well as global case studies and lessons learned.   


How do I register my interest?

Register your interest by completing the form on this page. Our workshop is filling up so don’t sit back and wait! LAP1 Workshop fees are $2,480 ex gst per person. Please note there is a small surcharge if you wish to pay by credit card/p-card.


Is Lean-Agile Procurement for me?

Perhaps you are an executive, a procurement manager, an account manager or a project manager. Our workshops are designed for an interdisciplinary audience. If you’d like to learn and apply a faster, more engaging and effective approach to sourcing, LAP is for you. LAP has been applied successfully by private and public organisations all over the world. 


Where can I find out more?

Email us to learn more:

Explore the benefits and case studies of Lean Agile Procurement on the official website.


Register for LAP1 Certification Training

If 'Yes' and you register by 24 December, you will qualify for a 10% discount. Please provide your World CC membership number?/ID in the questions field below.