Lean/Agile for IT and Business with NK Shrivastava

What You Will Learn

Upon completion of this training, learners will be able to:

  • Explain how to optimize workflows for key IT/business processes using value stream mapping (VSM).
  • Use kanban boards to find bottlenecks in the process, resolve them quickly, and improve the flow.
  • Describe how to implement continuous improvement of key IT/business processes using lean/agile practices.


Did you know that you can achieve 15–40% efficiency gains and cost savings in 4–8 weeks using lean/agile? And most of the time, these gains also lead to generating additional revenue? Other organizations and teams have experienced this phenomenon, and you can too if you invest 2 days in learning how.

In this training, you will learn about process flows and optimization from an IT and business standpoint using concepts such as value stream mapping, work-in-process (WIP) limits, kanban boards, and agile. You and your team will identify areas of improvement, organize them into themes, visualize the current process, and build a kanban board to identify opportunities for immediate improvement. You will leave the training with the ability to optimize and improve upon critical business and technical processes demonstrated by key metrics. 

The benefits of the training are increased exponentially when more than one individual from your team participates. This allows you to not only learn the lean/agile concepts, but also apply them to your specific IT/business processes during the training and walk away with a value stream map and kanban board that you can start using right away.



    • Getting Started
    • Agile Concepts: Value, Principles and Practices, and Methodology
    • Why Is Kanban Good for IT and Business?
    • Lean/Agile Tools for IT and Business
      • Value stream mapping (VSM)
      • Kanban board
      • Daily standups
      • Retrospectives
      • Lean/agile metrics
    • Retrospective for Day 1
    • Q&A
    • Setting up Teams/Groups
    • Applying Lean/Agile (Hands-On)
    • Identify Your Value Streams
    • Develop Your VSMs (1–2/team)
    • Develop Kanban Boards for Your VSMs (1– 2/team)
    • Develop Customer-Focused Kanban Plans (2–4/team)
    • Operationalize Lean/Kanban
    • Kanban Tools
    • Retrospective for Day 2/Overall
    • Q&A

PDU Allocation Table

The table below displays the number of professional development units (PDUs) awarded for each PMI® credential, as they align to the PMI Talent Triangle®. Power Skills and Business Acumen PDUs apply evenly across all credentials and Ways of Working PDUs apply only to specific credentials. PDUs will be added in full to all eligible credentials. *Please note that the asterisked row below applies to the PMI® Agile Certification Journey and includes Disciplined Agile® Scrum Master (DASM), Disciplined Agile® Senior Scrum Master (DASSM), Disciplined Agile® Coach (DAC), and Disciplined Agile® Value Stream Consultant (DAVSC) certifications.
Ways of Working Power Skills Business Acumen Total
CAPM® / PMI-CP™ / PMP® / PgMP® 14 0 0 14.00
PMI-ACP® / Agile* 14 0 0 14.00
PMI-SP® 0 0 0 0.00
PMI-RMP® 0 0 0 0.00
PfMP® 0 0 0 0.00
PMI-PBA® 0 0 0 0.00
Ways of Working Power Skills Business Acument Talent Triangle



Narendra NK Shrivastava

CEO of RefineM LLC and an experienced Project Management Consultant, Trainer, and Agile Coach. He is a highly accomplished, strategic, and business-savvy consultant with more than 25 years of experience in project management, risk management and process improvements. NK is an experienced instructor/trainer on project management topics and specializes in PMP exam preparation, project management fundamentals, risk management, earned value management and Agile.

Training Information

6 - 7 December 2023
2 Days


Member Price
(US$1385.00 before 23 October)
Nonmember Price
(US$1585.00 before 23 October)
Government Price
Student Price

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