Lean is about making the organization more efficient and about continually improving the value delivered by IT organizations to their customers while reducing the waste in the process.
The Lean principles provide a specific way of thinking and doing. They apply to every business and every process. It is not a short term cost reduction program, but the way a company operates.
The result: new processes that need less space, less capital, and less time to make products and services at less costs and with fewer defects. Companies can capitalize on the human effort and intelligence of their staff and are able to respond to changing customer desires with high variety, high quality, and fast throughput times.
The Lean IT Certification Scheme consists of four distinct certifications on three levels. Starting with Lean IT Foundation, it moves to practitioner level with Lean IT Kaizen and next to the professional level that includes Lean IT Leadership and Lean IT Coach. Each level introduces more knowledge and skills, eventually leading up to competences that enable a professional to support corporate introduction or further development of Lean IT initiatives.