Lean and Agile
Lean and Agile Project Management
Two project management systems are ubiquitous in successful organizations today: Lean and Agile. Lean project management is a mechanism for improving processes and procedures at all levels of an organization. It is a continuous, long-term approach to greater efficiency and less waste. In contrast, Agile project management breaks down projects into smaller, manageable parts to be completed, reviewed, and approved before moving to the next one.
Lean and Agile as a Practice
By taking a blended approach to Lean and Agile, organizations can continuously improve every aspect of their operation.
It’s not just process improvement: it’s people improvement, it’s flow improvement, it’s culture improvement. It’s about learning how to manage each one of these components better and understanding how they all influence each other to create success throughout the organization.
Lean vs. Agile: What's the Difference
While both practices are employed to accomplish better results, Lean project management is used to improve overarching processes throughout an organization over time.
In contrast, Agile project management emphasizes small improvements based on insights gleaned from previous critiques as a project moves through various stages of completion. True to its name, Agile project management engenders quick advances that will enhance the overall outcome of a project.
Why You Should Develop Lean and Agile Project Management Skills
Lean and Agile project management provide the opportunity for organizations to optimize all aspects of their business operations, in terms of people, process, and workflow.
Organizations that are skilled in Lean and Agile project management have the ability to quickly find solutions to business problems and iterate upon those ideas, while keeping up with demand.
What Will I Learn From Your Lean and Agile Courses?
Our Lean and Agile curriculum is a collection of management principles and techniques that promotes adaptability, collaboration, continuous improvement, and the elimination of waste to produce tangible and meaningful business results.
Students can expect to learn the full scope of what it means to adopt and implement Lean and Agile strategies and techniques. Instead of simply learning definitions and applications, students will also understand why Lean and Agile are important and effective strategies in today’s volatile, uncertain, changing, and ambiguous (VUCA) marketplace.
Students that complete a certificate in Lean and Agile will know how to:
- Evaluate and analyze organizational culture and identify areas for improvement
- Adopt and foster a continuous improvement mindset
- Identify waste and build programs to eliminate it
- Perform iterative delivery of work using Scrum and Kanban
- Prioritize work by value
- Choose metrics that drive flow and value delivery instead of capacity and utilization
Fundamentals of Lean and Agile
In this course, attendees not only learn the value and basics of Lean and Agile execution – they also learn many of the necessary “other” elements of any successful Lean and Agile environment. Curriculum includes overviews on Lean and Agile philosophies and how they work together.
Iterative Delivery with Scrum and Kanban
Iterative Delivery with Scrum and Kanban is an activity-driven course for teams, and leaders of teams, that demonstrates how to perform iterative delivery of work using Scrum and Kanban. Iterative delivery is one of two principal methods of delivering work in a Lean and Agile manner and blends well with project-based work efforts.
Lean and Agile Project Management
Lean and Agile Project Management is an activity-driven, “nuts-and-bolts” course that teaches participants how to promote value-based, high-quality, accelerated delivery of projects in a sustainable manner. The course details the role and responsibilities of a Product Owner and how other roles in the project and portfolio space collaborate and work together in a Lean and Agile environment.
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