Lean IT Foundation


Lean IT Foundation: Using Lean Principles for Continual Service Improvement.

Based on the core principles of Lean, this course will help IT departments become customer and value-oriented, removing waste, inflexibility and variability. Lean IT departments and organisations benefit from increased customer value, eliminated waste, continual improvement and maintain value with less effort.

Lean IT is the next frontier in terms of the extension of Lean manufacturing and Lean services principles and applies Lean principles to the development and management of information technology (IT) products and services.

Lean IT’s core concern is the elimination of waste, where waste is unnecessary work that adds no value to a product or service, but still adds time and effort. Its goal is to continuously improve the value delivered by IT organisations to their customers and the professionalism of IT people.

Lean is a way of thinking and behaving. It revolves around the following key concepts:

    • Improving customer value
    • Continual improvement in small steps
    • Decreasing peaks and troughs in production
    • Reducing waste
    • Involving everybody
    • Developing people
    • Focusing on long-term goals

Lean IT focuses on improving IT people, IT processes and information technology to deliver more value to its customers. Lean IT has identified an abundance of waste across most business service “production lines”, including legacy infrastructure and fractured processes.

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Lean IT Foundation is a 2-day course, in which the following syllabus areas are covered:

  • Introduction of Lean
  • Customer
  • Process
  • Performance
  • Lean Organisation
  • Behaviour & Attitude
  • Problem Solving / Kaizen


The training Lean IT is designed to provide insight into the basic processes of, understanding, and is therefore especially suitable for:

  • Any manager or specialist working in an IT organisation will benefit from the principles and insights of the Lean guidance and from the Lean IT Association  certification.


There are no mandatory prerequisites for the foundation examination.





  • Lean IT Foundation Certification

Duration, style and passmark

  • Multiple choice
  • 40 questions per paper
  • 26 / 40 required to pass – 65%
  • 60 minutes duration
  • Closed book

Examination Board

  • PeopleCert


  • Public (Open Enrolment): Live Classroom: On specific dates throughout the year, conveniently located at our premises in Woodmead, with our expert instructor.
  • In-House (On-Site): Live Classroom: On dates convenient to you; exclusively for your team at your location with our expert instructor.
  • Virtual Classroom: Instructor Led Online classes are delivered online by one of our Pink Elephant trainers via the WebEx platform – for more info, click here.

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If you would like more information on any of these options, please call us at 011 656 0020 or email us at info.africa@pinkelephant.co.za.

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Additional information

Lean IT® Foundation

Lean IT® Foundation Examination at Pink Elephant, Lean IT® Foundation Remote Online Proctored Examination, Lean IT® Foundation Online Course, Public 19 – 20 Jul 2021 Incl. Exam, Public 20 – 21 Sep 2021 Incl. Exam, Public 15 – 16 Nov 2021 Incl. Exam