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Continuous Improvement with Lean and Kanban

Available Modalities:

  • e-Training
  • Public Classroom
  • On Site
  • Virtual Classroom
Delivery Method PDU Total Technical PMP/PgMp Leadership Strategy PMI RMP PMI SP PMI ACP PfMP PMI PBA
Instructor-Led Training 7.5 7.5 0 0 0 0 7.5 0 0
Virtual Instructor-Led Training 7.5 7.5 0 0 0 0 7.5 0 0
Delivery Method Instructor-Led Training Virtual Instructor-Led Training
PDU Total 7.5 7.5
Technical PMP/PgMp 7.5 7.5
Leadership 0 0
Strategy 0 0
PMI SP 0 0
PMI ACP 7.5 7.5
PfMP 0 0
  • CEUs: .75
  • CPE: 9
  • PDUs: 7.5
  • Field of Study: Business Mgmt & Org

Continuous Improvement with Lean and Kanban is an activity-driven, “nuts-and-bolts” course for teams and leaders of teams demonstrating how to perform continuous improvement of your work using Lean and Kanban. Provides specific learning and application-based experience wielding Lean and Kanban to complete deliverables during the class. Continuous improvement is one of two principle methods of delivering work in a Lean and Agile manner and blends well with continuous-flow work efforts. Course assumes foundational elements of Lean and Agile are known.

  • Describe how Lean and Kanban fit into the overall Agile philosophy
  • Define and identify value
  • Use metrics to track, measure, and forecast work continuously
  • Identify and categorize types of waste
  • Set up a continuous improvement work environment which leverages Lean and Kanban philosophies and techniques
  • Module 1: Identifying Value and Mapping Value Stream

    Definition of continuous improvement

    Elements of the Lean Approach

    Definition of ValueIdentifying Value

    How to Uncover Value Quickly

    Value Stream

    Value Stream Mapping

    Value Stream Mapping vs Process Mapping



    Gemba Walks

    Value Stream Mapping using PDCA

  • Module 2: Creating Flow and Establishing Pull

    Creating Flow

    Visualizing Flow with Kanban

    Creating a Kanban Board

    Making Policies Explicit

    WIP Limits and Wait States


    Kanban and Flow Metrics

    Work in Process vs Progress


    Cycle Time vs Lead Time

    Takt Time


    Little’s Law

    Cumulative Flow Diagrams

    Push Strategy

    Establishing Pull

    Creating Pull Within a Board

    Creating Pull Through the System Andon Cord

  • Module 3: Implementing Continuous Improvement

    Identify Waste in Value Stream

    Label Waste in Value Stream

    Find Solutions to Remove Waste

    Prioritize Removal of Waste

    Simple Kaizen Board

    Advanced Kaizen Board

    Iterate using Kaizen Board

    Constantly Work Waste Out of your System