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Lean Project Management [Online]

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With most of us facing intense pressures to reduce the costs and speed up the delivery of our projects, we find ourselves grasping for techniques that will help. While some techniques such as agile project management help us address this need, there are additional techniques borrowed from the manufacturing world that can further reduce costs and shorten our project delivery cycles. These additional techniques are often described as being "Lean".

This 2-hour online course (based on a popular webinar) describes the background behind these lean approaches and covers the basic lean techniques. Then, the course addresses the most effective tools and techniques that lean proponents use to improve overall workflow.

Session 1 (Eliminating Waste) covers the eight types of waste, the five elements of lean, the four rules of lean, and one technique that can is designed to rapidly identify and reduce sources of waste on your project.

Session 2 (Improving Workflow) focuses on the lean processes that are most applicable in a project management context. The course uses practical project examples to illustrate tools and techniques such as kanban and line balancing, process mapping, DFMA, DFEU, and one-piece flow.

This course uses sound. Please have computer speakers or a headset ready.


In this 2-hour self-paced online course, participants will learn:

  • the philosophical underpinnings of the lean approach to projects
  • specific lean practices that can be applied on projects today



This course is intended for anyone on the project team — or the sponsor — who wants to better understand lean project management and lean thinking as it applies in a projectized organization.


There is no prerequisite for this course.

course info

Course ID: 7000
Course Level: Beginner
Duration: 2 hours

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$79.95 USD


PMI Talent TriangleThe following table provides the breakdown of the professional development units (PDUs) for this course aligned with the PMI Talent TriangleTM.

  Tech. Ldrshp. Strat. & Bus.
PMP 1 0 1
PgMP 1 0 1
PfMP 0 0 1
PMI-ACP 1 0 1
PMI-SP 0 0 1
PMI-RMP 0 0 1
PMI-PBA 0 0 1

The three columns in the above table are Technical Project Management, Leadership, and Strategic & Business Management.

Other Credits

Other professional (re)certification credits are available, including:

  • Certified Business Analyst Professionals (CBAPs) earn 2 CDUs (Category 2B)
  • Scrum Alliance Certifications earn 2 SEUs (Category E3)
  • Certified Software Quality Engineers (CSQEs) earn 0.25 RU
  • CIPS Information Systems Professionals (ISPs) earn 2 Learning Credits
  • CIPS Information Technology Certified Professional (ITCPs) earn 2 Learning Credits