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Lean Project Management

Project stakeholders must ensure that project management processes, supporting tools and techniques are used to expedite work by focusing on value-added activities and resources. Using situations based on real-world events, simulate the impact on a project by incorporating continuous process improvement to deliver results on time and on budget.

This course can be applied to the following certificates:
Project Management Certificate
Project Management Certificate – Advanced

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Remove deliverables that do not add value to the project management processes
  • Use an optimized approach to planning, executing, monitoring and controlling projects
  • Manage the capacity and availability of resources to facilitate expedited delivery
  • Identify critical project management processes and practices

Course Outline/Topics

Seminar Outline

Principles of Lean Project Management
• Types of lean project management
• Principles of lean project management
• Seeing the big picture
• Eliminating waste
• Educating the stakeholders
• Facilitating and making decisions
• Empowering the team
• Adopting lean project management and what the organization has to do to make it work

Optimizing the Planning, Executing, Monitoring and Controlling Cycle
• Standardizing the PM Process
• Creating a role for approval and prioritization of projects
• Developing just-in-time education and training programs
• Using a minimalist spproach
• Streamline the processes
• Identify critical deliverables
• Developing workable templates

Making Decisions and the Power of Progress
• Working the process and making incremental changes (using Kaizen techniques to improve the process)
• Reviewing lessons-learned
• Updating the project management process

Summary and Conclusion

Excellent course. Wonderful and knowledgeable instructor. I’ve learned more about Lean PM than I could have ever imagined in just two days! I feel much more confident in my abilities now that I’ve taken this course.

— Matthew Magruder, MMSD

Dates and locations to be announced.