Prof Dev: Lean/Agile Process Improvement Workshop

Members $99, Non-Members $199

Discounted registration fee for NCPMI members is $99, as a way for NCPMI Board to give back to our members.  


Did you know that you can achieve 15-40% efficiency gains and cost savings in 4-8 weeks using Lean/Agile? And that 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 a day in learning how. It doesn’t matter whether your process is technical or business-focused; all processes can be improved significantly using Lean/Agile practices.

In this Lean/Agile Process Improvement Workshop, you will learn about process flows and optimization using concepts such as value stream mapping, WIP limits, Kanban boards, and Agile. You and your team will identify areas and themes 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 course with the ability to optimize and improve upon critical business and technical processes demonstrated by key metrics. By implementing Lean/Agile training and process improvement, you could increase business efficiency by as much as 15-40% within 4-8 weeks.

The benefits of the workshop are increased exponentially when more than one individual from your team participates. This allows you to not only learn the Lean/Agile concepts but apply those to your specific technical/business processes during the workshop and walk away with a value stream map and Kanban board that you can start using right away.

An extended (two-day) version of this workshop will be offered by this instructor for 2018 PMI SeminarsWorld.

Learning Objectives

After completing the course, you will be able to

  • Optimize workflows for key business/technical processes using value stream mapping (VSM).
  • Use Kanban boards to find bottlenecks in the process, resolve them quickly and improve the flow.
  • Start your journey of continuous improvement of key business/technical processes using Lean/Agile practices.

Workshop Agenda (25% Lecture, 75% Hands-On):

  1. Introduction
  2. Agile Concepts
  3. Develop Prioritized List of Business and/or Technical Processes for Process Improvement
    • Pain Areas & Big Ideas (BHAG) for Improvements
    • Identify Business and/or Technical Processes that attendees would like to work on
    • Mapping of Pain Areas & BHAG to with Business/Technical Processes
    • Prioritizing Business/Technical Processes for Lean/Agile Process Improvement
  4. Value Stream Mapping (VSM)
    • What is VSM?
    • Why use VSM?
    • VSM examples and exercises
    • Develop VSM for one of the key Business/Technical Processes
  5. Kanban Board(s)
    • What is a Kanban board?
    • Why use a Kanban board?
    • Kanban board examples
    • Develop Kanban board for the VSM developed earlier in the class
  6. WIP Limits
    • What are WIP limits?
    • Why enforce WIP limits?
    • How to set WIP Limits?
    • Add WIP limits to the Kanban board developed earlier in the class
  7. Metrics to Measure Process Improvement
    • Efficiency
    • Productivity
    • Quality, and
    • Cost

About NK Shrivastava

NK Shrivastava, MBA, PMP, RMP, ACP, CSP, SPC4


NK Shrivastava, Lead Instructor and Enterprise Agile Coach, is CEO of RefineM (, a project management and Agile consulting and training company. RefineM’s mission is to help organizations turn their project management capability into a competitive advantage.

NK has over thirty years of professional experience in project management realm. He has proven himself adept at keeping large, complex projects on track while managing and mentoring teams of project managers and spearheading process improvements. NK is a critical thinker capable of grasping the big picture, identifying priorities, developing sophisticated, data-driven project plans, and crafting metrics-rich, executive-level communications. He is an experienced instructor and speaker on Agile, project management and process improvement topics, specializing in Agile, PMP Exam Prep, stakeholder management, risk management, earned value management, project recovery, and Lean/Agile process improvements.

NK will offer an extended (two-day) version of this workshop for 2018 PMI SeminarsWorld.

Members $99, Non-Members $199

Remember to log-in to receive your NCPMI member discount at checkout.

Continental breakfast will be served at 8:30 am; Light lunch will be served at noon.

Event Details

Event Date 11-18-2017 9:00 am
Event End Date 11-18-2017 4:30 pm
Registration Start Date 10-05-2017 12:00 am
Registered 14
Cut off date 11-14-2017 12:00 pm
Individual Price Members- $99; Non-Members - $199;
Speaker NK Shrivastava, MBA, PMP, RMP, ACP, CSP, SPC4
Number Hours 7
Technical PDU Hours 3
Strategy PDU Hours 2
Leadership PDU Hours 2
Cisco Campus - Building 7 - Maggie
7100 Kit Creek Rd, Building 7, Maggie Conference Room,Morrisville, NC 27560, USA
Cisco Campus - Building 7 - Maggie
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