Lean IT Leadership

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 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 Lean IT Leadership training 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. This course is useful for managers and professionals who want to lead the change towards being a Lean organization.

Why this Lean IT Leadership training?

The Lean IT Leadership 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.

What you will learn

  • Understand the concept of Lean Leadership;
  • Know the application of Lean Leadership in the IT Context;
  • 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 a organization;
  • Understand how to take the lead in changing your organization.


For this course you are required to have successfully attained your Lean IT Foundation Certificate. You will need to provide us with a copy of your certificate upon registration in order to be admitted into this course.

Who should attend?

A Lean Leader is someone who is involved with leading or sponsoring a Lean improvement initiative at any level of the organization and within any department. This course is designed for IT practitioners interested in expanding their leadership, mentoring and team development skills based on the Lean principles.​​

Lean IT Leadership certification

This course prepares you for the examination leading to the Lean IT Leadership Certificate. It is a 90 minute, 40 question, multiple-choice exam. You must attain a passing mark of 65% to attain your certificate. The Lean IT Leadership examination is administered and marked by APMG.

About the Lean IT Association (LITA)

This lean certification is developed by the Lean IT Association (LITA). LITA is a non-profit organization and aims to provide a certification scheme aimed at practitioner organizations looking to adopt Lean IT principles in the IT Service development and operations department as well as professionals that want to be certified in Lean IT on various levels. For more information see

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