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Certified Lean Foundations (LAI-LF)
Certification Overview
Course Overview

In today's competitive and volatile landscape, characterized by constant change and challenges, the demand for efficiency, continuous improvement, and value creation has never been more critical. To meet this demand, Lean Agile Institute (LAI) brings "Lean Foundations" certification course, with a specific focus on product development.


This course is not just an educational program but a transformative journey designed to empower professionals across various industries with the core principles and practices of Lean methodologies, specifically tailored for the dynamic field of product development.

The syllabus is aimed at not just navigating but excelling in today’s VUCA world by minimizing waste, streamlining product flows, and significantly improving time to market. Developed in collaboration with esteemed industry experts and thought leaders, our course embodies LAI’s dedication to fostering a culture of empowerment, respect, knowledge, and innovation.

Through a balanced mix of theoretical knowledge and practical exercises, participants will emerge with a solid foundation in Lean concepts and methodologies, ready to contribute meaningfully to their organizations' Lean initiatives and product development endeavors. This certification signifies more than an understanding of fundamental Lean principles; it demonstrates a commitment to continuous professional and organizational development and a readiness to drive meaningful change in product development practices.

Learning Objectives
Learning Objectives

Upon completing the Lean Foundations for Product Development course, participants will be empowered with a comprehensive skill set, designed to transform their approach to product development through Lean principles and practices.


They will be able to:

1. Comprehend Lean Principles for Operational and Development Excellence: Deeply understand and apply the five core principles of Lean to achieve operational excellence and streamline product development processes.

2. Identify and Eliminate Waste Across the Board: Learn to recognize inefficiencies and waste (Muda), and strategies to eliminate them, optimizing value creation and enhancing efficiency.

3. Conduct Value Stream Mapping: Acquire advanced skills in Value Stream Mapping to visualize and optimize processes for improved flow and value delivery in both operational contexts and product development environments.

4. Cultivate Continuous Improvement with Kaizen and the Improvement Kata: Embed the philosophies of Kaizen and the Improvement Kata for sustained, incremental progress and adaptability in continuous improvement efforts.

5.  Refine Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Skills: Leverage Lean tools and techniques, including those tailored for product development challenges, for insightful problem-solving and impactful decision-making.

6. Lead Lean Initiatives and Product Development Projects: Initiate and drive Lean Initiatives with confidence and competence, learning the steps to start, manage, and significantly contribute to projects focused on operational and product development improvements.

Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events

Certified Lean Foundations Course (LAI-LF)

September 2, 2024 at 9:00 AM – September 3, 2024 at 5:00 PM PDT

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