Lean Capability Development

Lean Learning Journey – Purpose

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime” - Lao Tzu.

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime” – Lao Tzu.

The Purpose of our Lean Learning Journey platform is to address the fundamental issue of developing capability. We believe learning lean is a journey. It is successful when people develop self reliance.

We aim to:

  • Provide the highest quality materials and learning processes for people to use and teach and coach others.

The learning materials and processes act as “our standard” for successfully developing capabilities to do and improve.

We support the introduction and ongoing development of lean thinking and practice for individuals and organisations.

Key subject materials around the Lean Transformation Framework are organised in one place. Therefore we’ve reduced your non-value added time, providing the right information at the right time and at the right price.


Learn, Teach & Coach, Share to become self reliant on your lean journey image

The Lean Learning Journey process is based around four skill levels:

1. Knowledge.

2. Understanding.

3. Capable.

4. Can Do Well, Teach & Coach Others.

As a result, you become self-reliant so that you can share your learning and develop others in your team or organisation and become effective learners for life.

Four skill levels in lean learning: Knowledge, Understanding, Capable, Can do well, teach & coach others

To develop thinking and practice through each skill level we use a four step guided learning path. This follows the Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle. We use a Visual Poster where necessary to explain the concepts and develop understanding. Where possible this is combined with a case study or activity to learn by doing.

Guided learning path for lean thinking.


Lean leapers putting a jigsaw together

Developing People Capability is the true intent of our Lean Learning Journey platform. Organisations use it in conjunction with their existing learning methods and materials or as a standalone reference point.

Individuals plan their own development to fill gaps in capability.

Being online it is self paced to customer needs, available time and learning speed.

We offer onsite and/or online coaching and support focussing on skill development rather than just training completion or certification.

The subject matter materials enable successful delegates to go and teach and coach others. The Visual Posters are supplemented with a facilitation guide covering the “important steps”, “key points” and “reasons why” to ensure a rich and full learning experience.

Example materials on Standardised Work

Access the learning products in the “Lean Learning Journey” platform from our shop or from links the below link. We continuously add both free and paid content.

Plans are in the pipeline to develop core modules on all 5 dimensions of the Lean Transformation Framework.

An increasing number of organisations use the platform for their team members. If you would like to use the platform as part of your organisation’s capability development process please contact us at [email protected]