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Foundations of Lean

Take this one-day class if you’re interested in getting a good understanding of lean thinking and techniques, and how they contribute to the Disciplined Agile toolkit. You will learn about the foundations and principles of lean, lean management habits and culture, value stream mapping, Kanban and continuous improvement.


This course is delivered in partnership with Novavi.

In these challenging and unique market conditions, adaptability will be the key to relevance, both for businesses and professionals. Now more than ever is the time to up skill yourself, and differentiate the value you bring.

Novavi have a passion for helping individuals and organizations understand what their options are, and which ones work in different contexts leads to better decisions. We firmly believe that agility is the new currency of business.

For true business agility, we need to choose our own agile way of working optimizing for our unique situation. Every team is different and faces unique situations. Disciplined Agile (DA) is a toolkit that enables us to make better decisions inside our organizations and enables optimization of agile teams by choosing our own way of working.

As a team leader you strive to be more agile and help your team be more productive. To succeed, you need an agile mindset, combined with leadership and team management skills. At the same time need to do so within the context of your organization and its culture.

The new Disciplined Agile Lean training provides tools and strategies to help you lead an agile team, influence people, and remove impediments. Using real-world agile strategies, you will learn how to tailor your team’s Way of Working (WoW) to optimize productivity and continuously improve.

Instructors: Aldo Rall, Horia Slușanschi & Gareth Holebrook

Aldo Rall gained his first DA certification in 2015, and served with the DA Advisory Council. He spends his time coaching organisations and teaching people about agile and lean ways of work.

Horia Slușanschi has volunteered with PMI for almost a decade, and served with the team that authored the PMI Agile Practice Guide. He is passionate about nurturing customer delight through joyful work.

Gareth Holebrook is a seasoned technology product development professional. He coaches teams using agile & lean ways of work. He develops ‘systems thinking’-inspired approaches to organisational design.


  • Workshop attendees will be registered on Disciplined Agile Consortium to receive DA communications, engage with the DA community, and track their certification progress
  • Technical (7): claim PMI PDU's 

Novavi focused renewal        PMI Authorised Training Partner


Lean: what lean is and what it is not

Value: understanding the value of the products and services we provide

The value stream: understanding how we provide this value

Flow: understanding how our work is done most effectively

Pull: understanding a different way of managing work

Perfection: we strive for perfection, not so much to achieve it but to continuously improve

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