Project & lean management courses


Project management is a complex endeavour and there are many theories and methodologies about how to improve efficiency for businesses and clients. Our Project and Lean Management programmes feature the most popular and notable of these methodologies, hand-picked by our team for their comprehensive nature and globally recognised accreditations.

Our recommended courses cover a variety of project and Lean management issues, and enable our clients to develop a complete, comprehensive understanding of each topic.

Kirkwood Training and Skills prides itself in providing high-quality, bespoke solutions for business, organisations and individuals. The collection of training programmes listed below are the best the business world has to offer, and cover a wide-range of subjects so that everyone—no matter what sector they’re from—can find the best fit for them.

Overview of Courses

Prince 2 Foundation & Practitioner

Prince 2 (Projects In Controlled Environments) is one of the most popular project management methodologies available today. It concentrates on boosting productivity and ensuring that resources are used to the best of their ability.

The aim of this programme is to provide current and future project managers with the Prince 2 certification, which helps advance their careers or create new opportunities within the marketplace. It covers:

  • The key concepts of the PRINCE2 project management methodology
  • The purpose and content of the processes, principles, themes, and project environments that make up PRINCE2, as well as the relationships between them
  • How PRINCE2 can be tailored to fit projects varying in size, industry, location and so on
  • How to apply and adapt PRINCE2 in practice
  • The confidence to be able to take on leading roles in project management teams within PRINCE2 environments
  • Everything needed to pass the official PRINCE2 Foundation and PRINCE2 Practitioner exams

This sought-after course is accredited and undeniably invaluable for any project manager.

Agile Project Management (AgilePM®) Foundation & Practitioner

This accredited course provides participants with a thorough understanding of the DSDM Agile Project Management framework. The Foundation module serves as an introduction to the framework, which is then built upon at the Practitioner level with an in-depth examination of how a project manager can apply that framework to their own workload.

Agile Business Analyst (AgileBA®) Foundation & Practitioner

This accredited course is designed to give Business Analyst professions the necessary skills to gather, analyse, validate and champion the requirements needed throughout an Agile project. It will familiarise the delegates with the most popular Agile approaches and will use the DSDM Agile Project Framework to take the Agile Business Analyst through the phases of an Agile project.

This course is best utilised by organisations who want to retain their competitive edge. Agile development approaches enable project teams to be more responsive when dealing with customer expectations, and assist the early delivery of business value and excellence.

Change Management Foundation & Practitioner

Change is an unavoidable part of business and, when it happens, it needs to be managed effectively. This Change Management Foundation course takes delegates through various approaches and techniques that can be used to prepare their organisation for successful change.

This programme covers the process of organisational change, highlighting the roles that are necessary for success, and focuses on how individuals within the organisation may react and need to be supported. The aim of this course is for delegates to gain the necessary knowledge and skills to implement smooth transitions and provide support wherever it may be needed.

Lean Foundation & Master Belt Practitioner

The ‘Lean’ technique is a pivotal tool for improving customer satisfaction. It does this by achieving quality control and removing waste. As one of the most popular management strategies, it is utilised worldwide and can be effectively applied to a large number of industries.

This fully accredited course is a valuable and useful qualification for any delegate, working within any sector.

The Foundation course typically covers the essential components of Lean, such as definition, introduction and fundamental application. The advanced, or ‘Master Belt Practitioner’ part of the course builds upon that foundation over a series of in-depth modules.

  • Typical advanced topics include:
  • Customer requirements and service
  • Identification of prohibitors and bottlenecks to flow restraints
  • Visual management
  • Planning and deploying Lean implementation in your organisation
  • Understanding and Dealing with Resistance
  • Lean and financial management
  • The relationship of Lean to Quality Management
  • And Maintaining Ongoing Process Integrity

Six Sigma Green Belt Foundation & Advanced

This complete course covers both foundational knowledge and advanced application of the Six Sigma Green Belt strategies. Six Sigma Green Belts are individuals who have the skills to engage with DMAIC improvement projects. They do this by applying various statistical analysis tools to reduce such issues as process variations and defects.

This Foundation course is designed for all industry sectors, including the motor industry, pharmaceuticals, financial operations, construction and professional services. It covers the core competency requirements for ISO 18404 (which is the international standard for Lean & Six Sigma). It aims to equip participants with the necessary knowledge to participate in Six Sigma process improvement projects. The Advanced section of this course builds upon that foundational knowledge.

Topics covered include:

  • Introduction to Lean and Six Sigma
  • Intermediate level Lean and Six Sigma Tools
  • Making processes flow
  • ISO 18404:2015 & Certification Requirements
  • Defining the Project Mission
  • Creativity Tools
  • DMAIC(T) Project Management
  • Just In Time production (JIT)
  • Kanban
  • Statistics and Excel Manipulation of Data
  • Measurement System Analysis (MSA)
  • Lean and Six Sigma application
  • Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
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