Lean Essentials for Technology Leaders and Teams

Learn how Lean principles can transform all aspects of IT, including application development, deployment, security, networks, and infrastructure.

Enhance Your IT Department's Agile Approach with Lean Six Sigma

Process improvement tools were born in the manufacturing sector, but they've helped drive significant changes in information technology in recent decades. But with several approaches to choose from, like Agile, DevOps, and the Lean Startup, it can be challenging to determine where to start. MoreSteam's Lean Essentials for Technology Leaders and Teams course shows how these toolsets connect and offer a path toward sustainable process improvement in the IT space.

This interactive, 13-hour course builds on the ideas introduced in the book, "The Lean IT Field Guide: A Roadmap for Your Transformation," illustrating how to develop problem-solving behaviors in frontline employees while turning managers into coaches. The book's co-authors, Michael Orzen and Thomas Paider, partnered with MoreSteam.com to create a comprehensive training platform to help elevate your organization's operational excellence efforts. Whether you're a leader or a frontline team member, this course will equip you with practical skills that lead to sustainable change.

Quick Facts

Course Type
Time to Complete
13 hours

Lean Essentials for Technology Leaders and Teams Curriculum


4 Hrs

  1. Agile, DevOps, and More
  1. Lean IT Transformation
  1. Introduction to EngineRoom®
  1. Voice of the Customer Introduction
  1. Affinity Diagram
  1. Critical to Quality Characteristics


3 Hrs

  1. Flow - Value Stream
  1. The 8 Forms of Waste
  1. The Source of Value
  1. Going to Gemba
  1. Process Mapping (SIPOC)
  1. Value Stream Mapping
  1. Organizing for Success


4 Hrs

  1. Introduction to Problem Solving
  1. The PDCA Cycle
  1. Kaizen
  1. 5-Why, 1-How
  1. Cause & Effect Diagram
  1. Root Cause Analysis
  1. The A3 One-Page Report


3 Hrs

  1. Introduction to Leadership
  1. The Change Challenge
  1. Effective Change Management
  1. Leader Standard Work
  1. Best Practices for Lean IT
  1. Visual Management

Included in this Course

Lesson audio, blackboard videos, formula walk-throughs, interactive exercises, and industry case studies
Select courses include a subscription to EngineRoom® Data Analysis Software or are compatible with Minitab or JMP
Course tools to track your progress, highlight the material, take notes, and bookmark lessons for review
English courses include audio narration to support multiple learning styles
Course customizations based on industry for a personalized learning experience
Lessons developed by industry leaders with 20+ years of experience delivering Lean Six Sigma training

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(Plus applicable sales tax)

What's Included

  1. 13 hours of training with the flexibility to choose between reading or listening
  1. Insights from Michael A. Orzen and Thomas A. Paider's Lean IT Field Guide
  1. Assistance from instructors regarding content-related inquiries
  1. Customization options available for an additional cost
  1. An in-application feature for taking notes and highlighting the material
  1. Includes access to EngineRoom® Data Analysis Software for one year

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