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LITA Lean IT Leadership



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Course Description

The Lean IT Leadership is a three-day course. It will give an in-depth look at the key elements on Lean Leadership in the IT context. IT will focus on 8 Key Concepts of Lean

Course Summary

LITA Lean IT Leadership
Duration: 3 days
Delivery: Classroom/Virtual
Accreditor: LITA
Language: English
PDU: N/a

Learning Outcomes

Bringing together published ideas on leadership, lean leadership and leadership in IT, coupled with practical experience from LITP's, to provide a well-rounded view of Lean leadership within IT.



The Lean IT Leadership is a three-day course. It will give an in-depth look at the key elements on Lean Leadership in the IT context. Starting with the core concepts of Lean Leadership, followed by the Leadership Developments Model and then self-development, developing others, building teams, creating a vision, practicing lean leadership, changing the organization and exam preparation. The course is a mixture of learning the concepts of Lean IT Leadership and discussion about how to make these concepts practical to you as a leader in your organizational context. Additionally, we will use the A3 method to record and communicate your personal challenges in growing towards Lean IT Leadership. This course is aimed at understanding Lean IT Leadership, the impact on you as a leader and your role in developing other leaders in your organization.

About LITA Lean IT Leadership

Lean IT helps IT organizations to ensure that they provide their customers with the best possible services. By understanding customer value, the processes that deliver this value, how to manage performance, the way to organize, and the required attitude and behaviors, IT organizations are able to develop a continuous improvement mindset. Lean IT complements IT best practice methods such as ITIL®, PRINCE2® and P3O®.

Leadership is critical for the success of all Lean IT initiatives. This course describes both the aspired state of leadership and the journey IT organizations take to achieve their goals.Through this qualification participants involved with Lean IT are able to validate their leadership of Lean methodology. The learning outcomes of the Lean IT Leadership course provides the required skills and knowledge participants need and via certification are able to demonstrate they’ve successfully acquired.

Any publication on the application of Lean principles within organizations will mention the critical importance of leadership to the success of the initiative, or the lack of success if leadership is absent. That is why this certification has a prominent place in the Lean IT Association’s certification scheme. There are thousands of publications on Leadership, many on Leadership in IT, less on Lean leadership and very few on Lean leadership within the IT context. This course brings together published ideas on leadership, lean leadership and leadership in IT, and combines this with  practical experience from Lean IT practitioners, to provide a well-rounded view of Lean leadership within IT.


  • Designated members within a team who are tasked with the objective to advocate lean practices and principles.
  • Lean Leaders are not in charge of the implementation, but are practice leaders who support departments and teams in managing the transformation


Trademarks & Copyrights

This associated accredited course has been licensed to Paradigm Management Solutions UK Ltd from her partner and course ware provider Copyright © ITpreneurs. All rights reserved.

Lean IT Association® and the Lean IT Association® logo are registered trademarks owned by the Lean IT Association.

Lean IT Foundation®, Lean IT Kaizen®, Lean IT Coach® and Lean IT Leadership® and their respective logos are registered trademarks owned by the Lean IT Association.

ITIL®, PRINCE2® and P3O® are registered trademarks of AXELOS Limited.

Learning Outcomes & Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to.

  • Understand the concept of Lean Leadership.
  • Know the application of Lean Leadership in the context of IT.
  • Use the Lean IT Leadership development model.
  • Develop yourself towards being a Lean IT leader.
  • Help others in developing themselves as Lean IT leaders.
  • Align the vision and goals of your organization.
  • Understand the concept of change in an organization.
  • Understand how to take the lead in changing your organization

Lean LeadershipLean Leadership model Jeffrey Liker

Leadership plays a critical role in the successful application of Lean principles within any organization and in any industry in order to focus effectively on customer value and achieve both strategic and financial advantages. A lack of leadership is directly related to a lack of success when implementing Lean. In a world where new businesses and potential competitors arise on a daily basis, it is becoming more and more important to be Lean. Continuous improvement is necessary to keep one step ahead of the competition and waste needs to be removed in order to work in an efficient way.

We have helped various organizations to transform into a Lean organization by eliminating waste and creating value for their customers. In our experience, the leader plays a crucial role in these transformations. This leader sets the example by fostering an environment in which continuous improvement is not only something that is talked about during the start of the week but also becomes a way of thinking and acting that forms part of the organizational culture. The development of Lean IT leaders is based on the Lean Leadership Development Model as described by Jeffrey Liker in his book Developing Lean Leaders at all Levels, Jeffrey Liker, 2014. The model contains four steps for developing Lean leaders and a set of ‘True North’ values.

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 A Lean IT Foundation certificate is a prerequisite for this course.

  • Lean IT Leadership builds on the basic knowledge acquired through the Lean IT Foundation. Lean IT Leadership focuses on ensuring that people fulfilling a leadership role within a Lean IT organization know what they need to do to help to develop it to a Lean IT organization.
  • The role may be carried out in a formal or informal capacity. People following the Lean IT Leadership curriculum can benefit substantially from first understanding the Lean IT Kaizen role.
  • One of the core tasks of Lean IT Leadership is driving and teaching continuous improvement, and the tools for this task are discussed in detail in the Lean IT Kaizen.

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites?

Don’t worry – we’ll discuss your technical background, experience and qualifications to help determine whether this course suits you. Just call us on +44 845 682 4690 and speak to one of our consultants.

Classroom Agenda

Course Outline:

Day 1

Module 1: Introducing Lean IT Leadership

Module 2: Understanding Self-Development

Module 3: Coach and Develop Others

Day 2

Module 4: Continuous Improvement

Module 5: Vision, Goals, and Communication

Day 3

Module 6: Practicing Lean IT Leadership

Module 7: Transforming Your Organization


◊ Download the LITA Lean IT Leadership Syllabus


Examination Vouchers

In order to take the Certification exam you need to ensure that you check (choose) the exam voucher option before checkout.

You will then be entitled to an exam voucher that can be used to schedule your exam.

When you think you’re ready, just contact us and we’ll order your exam voucher.

If you chose to purchase the course and not the exam and then decide at a later date that you can see the benefit that the additional Certification will give you, no problem, just purchase the course again and ensure you include (choose) the exam option, then using live chat or email contact us and we will issue you with a code to use at the checkout. On confirmation of the payment out support team will send you via email your voucher and instructions on how to enroll for the exam

Why is the exam not included in the course?

We feel that it is not fair to force a charge on anyone for something they may not want or may not use. Our company’s ethos is to ensure that training is as affordable as possible. So by modulising our training, the opportunity to learn remains a priority and you only pay for what you need.

What you need to know about the exam(s):

Level 1 Exam (details)

  • You can take the exam online or as a paper based option
  • Exam Format: Open Book.
  • Questions: 60 multiple choice questions
  • Passing Score: 75% (45 out of 60)
  • Exam Duration: 120 minutes.
  • Proctoring: Live
  • Languages: English

Exam Planning

  • The exam can be taken on the last day of the course or can be scheduled to be taken at a later date.


The Lean IT Certification Scheme consists of 4 distinct certifications for various levels, starting at entry level with Lean IT Foundation and moving into Lean IT Kaizen, climbing further up the ladder to Lean IT Leadership or Coach.

Each level introduces more knowledge and skills, eventually leading up to competences that enable a professional to support corporate introduction or development of Lean IT implementations.

Lean IT Certification

Lean IT Foundation, Lean IT Kaizen and Lean IT Leadership are currently available. Lean IT Coach will follow soon.

This Certification is not associated with the Professional Development program

Resources & Downloads

Download the LITA Lean IT Leadership – Course Book – Sample

Download the LITA Lean IT Leadership Syllabus



















Additional information

Public Class Bookings

All physical classroom bookings are based on a minimum of 4 attendees – Where the candidates fall below this criteria the course may be cancelled and you will be offered a FULL refund. You can also choose to re book on a different date or choose a virtual class.

Please send an email to for a list of course venues and dates in your area.

If the course is cancelled for any reason by Paradigm people you will be offered a FULL refund

Virtual Class bookings

Once you have booked this course, you should email providing a list of dates you ideally would like your training to commence and end.

The training does not have to run concurrently but can be spread over 4 days, evenings and weekends.

Once you have provided our scheduling team with your dates and times, they will create a schedule for you in line with the accredited trainer.

E-Learning class Bookings

Currently all the e-learning courses offered by Paradigm Training are licensed from our accredited courseware providers who together with us offer you a seamless learning experience.

You will benefit from the experienced trainers advice from both our partners and our own accredited trainers who are on hand to support you on this learning journey.

.The course trainers and mentors are available to answer questions by email through the virtual classroom environments that we assign you.

Additional learning based questions can be sent to where we will pass the questions on to the appropriate trainers.

Financial Committment

We at Paradigm people built this platform in order to ensure that learning and the sharing of knowledge is the principle focus for us.

Knowing this, if you (the learner) wish to take this course and has a financial encumbrance that prevents the enrollment for this course, please reach out to us by email to and we will work with you to ensure knowledge acquisition and learning is still an outcome.

We will dialogue with you in the strictest of confidence in order to bring your learning to gain


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