Continuous Improvement Foundational


This entry-level course is tailored for those eager to begin their journey in Continuous Improvement. Through twenty intuitive lessons, you will explore essential concepts such as the core Lean principles, problem-solving methodologies like PDCA and DMAIC, and practical tools such as 5-Why, Ishikawa, process mapping and SOP creation. The Ever-So-Lean Learning Series serves as a catalyst for personal and organisational transformation. Founder, Matt’s mission is clear: to empower learners with the tools, insights, and inspiration necessary to drive excellence within their organisations. Embrace this opportunity to elevate your leadership and master the foundational principles of continuous improvement with the Ever-So-Lean Learning Series as your trusted guide.

Gain foundational knowledge in Continuous Improvement (CI) and Lean Thinking with a focus on understanding its origins and evolution. Explore key principles and concepts, including insights into approaches by Ford and Toyota, and concepts by renowned pioneers like Deming, Ohno and Shingo.

Develop a foundational understanding of:

Customer importance, including Critical to Quality Customer Requirements (CTQs) and Customer Value using the Kano model.
Process flow understanding through mapping and data gathering, establishing Standard Operating Procedures.
Problem identification in process flows, distinguishing Value-Add from Non-Value-Add activities and addressing the 7 Wastes.
Team dynamics essential for Lean environments, emphasising roles, effective communication, and Visual Management.
Participation in systematic improvement activities using DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve, Control) and PDCA (Plan, Do, Check, Act) methodologies.

Prepare to initiate and contribute to CI initiatives effectively with a comprehensive understanding of foundational CI and Lean principles.


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