Lean IT Kaizen: Implementing Lean IT Practices

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“This was a very practical course. We have already started on our Kaizen event with great excitement from all the parties involved. The information and tools provided were easy to understand and easy to apply to real-life scenarios. Definitely worth the time!”
LEAN IT CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

This Lean IT Kaizen Certification course is one of four courses included in the new Lean IT certification program defined by the Lean IT Association. The Foundation level course is a mandatory requirement for all other levels within the certification scheme.

Lean IT Certification Scheme – Pink Elephant
COURSE OVERVIEW

This course prepares you for the exam leading to the Lean IT Kaizen Certificate.

What is “Kaizen”? It is an improvement philosophy in which continuous, incremental improvement occurs over a sustained period of time, creating more value and less waste, resulting in increased speed, lower costs and improved quality.

This is a practical and hands-on 3-day course that teaches and equips individuals to define, facilitate and lead Lean IT Kaizen improvement initiatives. The course teaches students how to effectively use the Six Sigma DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) improvement model leveraging the Lean A3 problem identification and planning tool to complete a full improvement cycle.

This certification course provides you with the knowledge, skills and methodology required to identify, plan and implement incremental service and process improvements focused on improving the efficiency and effectiveness of any process or value stream.

To learn about the other courses in the Lean IT Certification program, click here.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The 3-day course is very comprehensive and teaches you how to be a highly effective Lean Kaizen Lead. During the course you will:

  • Understand Lean principles related specifically to leading a Kaizen event
  • Understand how to apply the Lean A3 tool to support continual improvement
  • Gain practical how-to knowledge of how to use of the Six Sigma DMAIC improvement model as a structured improvement methodology
  • Learn about improvement scoping and validation
  • Learn how to gain voice of customer input and establish critical to quality requirements
  • Learn how to apply and use Value Stream Mapping (VSM) techniques to identify process waste and speed improvement opportunities
  • Understand how to use root cause analysis techniques to support problem analysis
  • Learn how to identify, select and use various improvement options
  • Understand how to establish effective controls
  • Understand how to establish methods to improve quality and mistake proof future process activities
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

The course is designed for IT practitioners interested in expanding their practical knowledge and skills to lead targeted Lean improvement initiatives focused on continual service improvement, including:

  • Managers tasked with department level process improvements
  • Business analysts
  • Project managers
  • Software developers
  • Quality assurance managers
  • IT Consultants
  • Any roles responsible for quality, efficiency and continual service improvement
PREREQUISITES

For this course you are required to have successfully attained your Lean IT Foundation Certificate. You will need to provide us with a copy of your certificate upon registration in order to be admitted into this course. To look at available dates for the Lean IT Foundation Certification Course, click here.

EXAM & CERTIFICATION

  • This course prepares you for the examination leading to the Lean IT Kaizen Certificate
  • The exam is 90 minutes in duration, includes 40 multiple-choice questions and is administered online by an independent examination body. Participants are provided with an exam voucher so they can schedule the exam at their convenience on any date after completion of the course
  • You must attain a passing mark of 65% to attain your certificate
  • You will attain 19 professional development units (PDUs) for Project Managers (only available until December 31, 2020)
COURSE E-MATERIALS

Material for this course will only be provided as downloadable soft copy files that can be viewed on a variety of devices. Attendees may print a hard copy of the files in whatever format best meets their needs, and can use the files under the Pink Elephant Terms of Use.

RECOMMENDED PRE-READING

Materials included with this course provide a very good overview of the concepts and principles, and adequately prepare attendees for the exam. For those seeking to expand their knowledge further, we recommend the following publications and articles:

  • The Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook — Michael L. George, John Maxey, David Rowlands and Malcolm Upton
  • Managing to Learn — John Shook

You can purchase these recommended readings from the following sources:

Amazon

The Book Depository

Barnes & Noble

MULTIPLE OPTIONS FOR HOW YOU CAN ATTEND THIS COURSE

If you would like more information on any of these options below, please call us at 1-888-273-PINK, email us at info@pinkelephant.com, or ask your questions via our convenient Chat window at the bottom-right corner of this page.

Training Method Description Purchase Options
Self-Paced Online (SPO) Learn at your own pace from your computer, anywhere at any time. Get the FULL course in e-learning format for three months. If you are an individual:
  • Purchase below in the shopping cart.
If you are looking to train your team:
  • Purchase a Team SPO Training Pass – purchasing your seats in bulk means volume discounts, which vary depending on how many seats you purchase at once.
To get a quote, open the Chat window below, or contact info@pinkelephant.com.
Public, Virtual Web-Based On specific dates throughout the year; hosted live, online, with our expert instructor. If you are an individual:
  • Purchase below in the shopping cart.
If you are looking to train your team:
  • Purchase a Team Public Training Pass – purchasing your seats in bulk means volume discounts, which vary depending on how many seats you purchase at once.
To get a quote, open the Chat window below, or contact info@pinkelephant.com.
Virtual, Live Team Training On dates convenient to you; exclusively for your team, hosted live online by our expert instructor. If you are an individual:
  • This option is not applicable.
If you are looking to train your team: Click here to read a case study profiling how an organization has recently and very successfully utilized virtual team training.
Onsite, Live Team Training On dates convenient to you; exclusively for your team live, and at your location with our expert instructor. If you are an individual:
  • This option is not applicable.
If you are looking to train your team:
  • Onsite team training is currently not offered because of COVID-19 and social distancing protocols.
LEAN IT PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION – SPECIAL OFFER

You can now be recognized as a “Lean IT Professional” and use a new designation after your name – LITP.

How do you qualify? Pass the examinations for three courses – Lean IT Foundation, Lean IT Kaizen and Lean IT Leadership.

FREE Course Offer! We’re making it easy for you. Purchase our new Lean IT Professional “bundle” – all three courses at once – and get the Lean IT Foundation Self-Paced Online course for FREE! Click here for more details.

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Fees do not include applicable tax, which is payable for all events presented in Canada.

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Course Summary

Duration :
Public / In-House: 3 Days
Self-Paced Online: 6 Months

Formats Offered:
NEW! Self-Paced Online

Public
  • Live Classroom
  • Web-Based
In-House
  • Live Classroom
  • Web-Based
Overview
  • Live Classroom
  • Web-Based

Exam Provider:
PeopleCert

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Course Dates for Lean IT Kaizen: Implementing Lean IT Practices
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When
Where
Course Fee
Self-Paced Online
Self-Paced
Anytime
Anywhere
CAD 855.00
Public Dates - Virtual Classroom
Virtual
Oct 07-09 2020
Web-Based
CAD 2,595.00
Public Dates - Virtual Classroom
Virtual
Jan 13-15 2021
Web-Based
CAD 2,595.00
Public Dates - Virtual Classroom
Virtual
May 12-14 2021
Web-Based
CAD 2,595.00
Public Dates - Virtual Classroom
Virtual
Sep 29-01 2021
Web-Based
CAD 2,595.00