Courses for the Lean Master program are designed to build a mix of both hard skills and people skills, and are offered multiple times throughout the year. As a Lean Master candidate, you will enroll in four courses (20 days of instruction).
Please select three courses from the following electives:
Certified Hoshin Planning Facilitator
Build core strategic planning and facilitation skills with Hoshin Planning.
Change is inevitable, and necessary to master, for every organization. Based on a proven, disciplined process, this course will dramatically improve your ability to lead change initiatives and drive organizational transformation.
Lean Agile for Project Management
The Certified Lean Agile Scrum Master for Project Management course teaches teams to produce working products and projects in much shorter periods of time, with fewer errors, by managing the development cycle in a collaborative environment with customers, developers, testers and business leaders. You’ll learn to streamline your workflow by combining the artifacts of Agile development with the tools of Lean.
Participants not only learn the Scrum Master role, but how to run a successful Scrum team and all its roles, as well as how to lead multiple teams working concurrently on a development project. Plus, through hands-on simulations, we will complete two cycles of creation, practically applying the knowledge learned about Lean Agile and leading Lean Agile teams.
About Basic TRIZ (Theory of Inventive Problem Solving)
A powerful problem-solving method, TRIZ relies on the study of patterns of problems and solutions to overcome barriers and derive creative solutions. Formerly used by researchers and scientists, today TRIZ is used by companies every day to generate new ideas, improve customer insight, solve problems faster, forecast technologies, track product evolution, develop intellectual property, build stronger patents, improve new product success, streamline resources, and generally save time and money.
This course is an intensive introduction to the foundational elements of TRIZ, covering such topics as the Ideal Final Result (IFR), the use of resources to maximize effectiveness within a system, and the idea of contradiction elimination as the primary driver of human progress and innovation in business.
A unique hallmark of this course is that it doesn’t teach TRIZ as a detached system or set of tools but as part of a larger problem solving context so participants understand, for instance, when one needs a TRIZ tool versus a Six Sigma tool versus a creative thinking technique.
Additionally, relative to university-based alternatives, this course has a definite applied focus, making it much more valuable to those with an imperative to solve specific problems or make product, process and business innovations in real organizations on a more pervasive scale.
Participants are encouraged to bring problems and contradictions from their organizations to class. Whether you’re from a manufacturing, service, transactional, healthcare or research environment, instructors are experienced in applying TRIZ in all of these domains and challenge participants to extract the most value from the learning experience.
DataMaster Part 1
This program is designed to rapidly develop the data analysis skills you need: Businesses are more dependent than ever on data analytics skills. Are you making the most of your data? Data is the new raw material of our time, and it’s vastly underutilized. Learn how to derive insights into your data to deliver value in ways you’ve never even thought of before.
DataMaster Part 2
Part 2 of the DataMaster program expands upon previous training and offers a certification option for those looking to upskill and make the most of their data.
Innovation and Design Tools
Innovation and design tools are needed because they get us beyond our own minds and limitations. But then we need other tools to reel us in when it’s time to turn ideas into profitable products or services. This five-day course will give you all the tools you need along the entire innovation pathway.
Anyone who stands in front of groups to lead change can greatly benefit from this course, which delves into the many aspects of effective teaching. If you’re a Master Black Belt or Lean Master candidate—or if you need to generally develop your presentation, teaching and facilitation skills—this course is for you.