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Introduction to Lean and Agile Principles

Presented by: Dave Fourie (Certified PMP)

Accredited Live Interactive Webinar

On Completion of this live course professionals will receive a professional Certificate of completion, 1 ECSA CPD Point / 7 PMI PDUs, and 3 Month Access to Course Recordings for review purposes.

Construction Managers

About This Course

Introduction to Lean and Agile Principles for Construction Professionals is a comprehensive course designed for construction professionals who are looking to improve their skills and stay ahead of the curve in a rapidly changing construction environment. The course covers the key philosophies, principles, and methods of Lean, Agile, Kaizen, Scrum, and Kanban, which are the leading adaptive project management approaches.

The course is based on the following publications:

  • The PMBOK® Guide – 6th Edition

  • The PMBOK® Guide – 7th Edition

  • The Agile Practice Guide – 2017 Edition

  • The Construction Extension to the PMBOK® Guide – 2nd Edition

  • The Scrum Guide – November 2020

Participants gain a deep understanding of adaptive project management approaches for construction projects. They learn to apply these principles to resolve problems quickly, with fast information processing and smooth workflow management. By leveraging agile methodologies alongside traditional practices, construction professionals stay ahead in a rapidly changing industry, ensuring they remain competitive. This course equips them with valuable skills to excel in the construction environment.

Obtain your certificate and differentiate yourself from others

Earning a certificate in Lean and agile principles can enhance your portfolio and LinkedIn profile, demonstrate your knowledge and skills in this field, set you apart from other candidates, and potentially open up new job opportunities. It can also show that you are dedicated to staying up-to-date on industry best practices and have the necessary skills to succeed in a Lean and agile principles role. Many employers prioritize hiring candidates with advanced training and certifications, making a certificate in Lean and agile principles a valuable investment in your career.

What are the learning objectives of this course and how can they be applied to your job.

  • This course is designed to prepare you for the PMP certification exam, focusing on the adaptive project management approaches section (50% of the exam). Gain in-depth knowledge and understanding of these approaches and their practical applications in real-world projects.

  • Learn about Agile project management and other adaptive methods widely adopted in construction management. Understand the benefits they offer, including improved communication, increased collaboration, and efficient problem-solving.

  • The construction industry demands professionals who can adapt to change. Equip yourself with the skills to implement adaptive project management approaches effectively in construction projects.

  • Get hands-on experience with key components of Agile, Scrum, Kanban, and Lean methodologies. Master practical tools and techniques to quickly and efficiently resolve project issues.

  • Discover how to blend Agile and waterfall practices for optimal results. Learn to leverage the strengths of each method to deliver successful projects.

  • By the course's end, confidently apply adaptive approaches to your construction projects. You'll be well-prepared to drive project success with enhanced communication, collaboration, and problem-solving abilities.

  • Whether you're a seasoned construction professional or just starting your career, this course equips you with valuable insights and techniques to excel in the ever-evolving construction industry.

  • Stand out from your peers as a leader in your field by showcasing your expertise in adaptive project management. Gain a competitive advantage in a high-demand job market.

  • Learn from experienced instructors with practical industry knowledge. Benefit from their expertise and gain actionable insights to apply in your projects.

  • Network with other construction professionals attending the course. Expand your professional connections and share best practices.

  • The course format includes engaging discussions, interactive exercises, and case studies, providing a stimulating and immersive learning experience.

  • Earn valuable Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points by completing this course, boosting your professional credentials and career prospects.

  • Receive a certificate upon course completion, validating your understanding and proficiency in adaptive project management approaches.

  • Join a community of professionals who have successfully completed the course and stay connected through ongoing resources and support.

  • Invest in your professional growth and future-proof your career by enrolling in this adaptive project management course tailored for construction professionals.

On completion of the course, you will receive the following:

  • A certificate of completion

  • 1 ECSA CPD points

  • For PMP Certificate holders: 7 PMI PDUs

  • 3-month access to recordings of live sessions (for delegates who miss a session due to load shedding)

  • An accredited self-paced course with additional CPD points

  • This is a live interactive course, allowing you to ask the presenter questions in real-time.

Note: Live sessions must be attended to qualify for the certificate; recordings are for review only.

Accreditation earned on completion of this course:


This live webinar is approved by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA). Complete the course to earn 2 ECSA CPD Points. PMP Certificate holders will also receive 14 PMI PDUs. This certification boosts your standing in the engineering world, showcasing dedication and excellence. Regularly updating CPD points is vital with bodies like ECSA, as not doing so could affect your membership. Stay updated, prioritize your certification, and highlight your commitment to engineering growth.

What is covered in this course


Section 1:

  • Overview of Project Development Approaches This section will provide a high-level understanding of the different project development approaches, including Lean, Agile, Kaizen, Scrum, Kanban, and hybrid models. It will explore the basic concepts, principles, and values that each approach embodies.

  • The Lean Philosophy The Lean philosophy focuses on continuous improvement and eliminating waste in the development process. This section will provide an in-depth understanding of the Lean methodology and its application in project development. It will cover the 7 waste categories and how to identify and eliminate them.

  • The Agile Philosophy Agile methodology emphasizes flexibility, collaboration, and customer satisfaction. This section will cover the Agile Manifesto, its 12 principles, and how to apply Agile practices to project development. Topics include Scrum, Kanban, and other Agile frameworks.

  • The Kaizen Philosophy Kaizen is a Japanese term for continuous improvement. This section will provide a comprehensive overview of the Kaizen philosophy, its history, and its application in project development. Topics will include the Kaizen cycle, problem-solving methods, and how to create a Kaizen culture.


Section 2:

  • Scrum Methodology Scrum is a popular Agile framework for project management. This section will cover the basics of Scrum, including the roles, events, and artifacts used in a Scrum project. It will also explore how to plan and execute a successful Scrum project.

  • Kanban Methodology Kanban is an Agile methodology that uses visual boards to manage work and prioritize tasks. This section will provide a comprehensive overview of the Kanban method, including its history, principles, and how to implement a Kanban system in project development.

  • Predictive, Lean, and Agile Hybrid Project Approaches This section will explore hybrid models that combine aspects of predictive, Lean, and Agile approaches. Topics will include the advantages and disadvantages of hybrid models, and how to choose the right approach for a particular project.

  • Lean and Agile vs the PMBOK Knowledge Areas The Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) is a widely recognized guide for project management. This section will compare and contrast the Lean, Agile, and PMBOK approaches to project development. Topics will include the similarities and differences between the methods, and how to apply PMBOK concepts in a Lean or Agile context.

  • Considerations for Adopting Agile Approaches This section will provide guidance on the key factors to consider when adopting Agile approaches in project development. Topics will include organizational culture, team structure, stakeholder involvement, and the impact of Agile on project management roles and responsibilities.


Your Instructor

Dave Fourie

Dave Fourie, a Certified PMP, has over 25 years of experience in project management as a consultant, including PMBOK, Method 123, and PRINCE2 in software development, service delivery, quality, and general management. He has provided training in project management, quality management, and business analysis since 1999 and has experience with various national and international training providers. Dave is certified in Project Management Professional (PMP), Portfolio, Programmed and Project Offices (P3O), Managing Successful Programs (MSP), PRINCE2, Professional Scrum Master (PSM1), IT Service Management (ITIL), Total Quality Management (TQM), NGstudy™ Certified Negotiation Associate (NGN-A), and Six Sigma Green Belt. He aims to provide a relaxed and enjoyable learning experience while sharing his passion for project management through practical examples and a touch of humor

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