Value Stream Assessment 

Course Description

The Value Stream Assessment course offers a comprehensive study that extends beyond mere theoretical concepts. Unlike many courses that limit their focus to the mapping stage, this course guides you through the entire cycle of value stream analysis. It starts from mapping, progresses to assessment, and culminates in the formulation and sustainability of a performance excellence deployment plan.

 This course is meticulously designed to align your Lean activities with strategic objectives, thereby empowering you to address real process problems effectively and fostering a culture of continuous operational improvement. The curriculum amalgamates basic and intermediate techniques, making it versatile for application across various industries.

Delivery Mode: 
Virtual Lab
24 hrs
CEU Credits: 


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Course Overview

Learning Objectives
  • Master the principles, techniques, and complete cycle of value stream analysis.
  • Develop and sustain a performance excellence deployment plan that aligns Lean activities with strategic objectives.
  • Hone problem-solving skills for real process issues and drive lasting change within an organization.
  • Enhance abilities to identify waste and inefficiencies through comprehensive mapping, and develop skills to assess current state while envisaging an optimized future state.
  • Gain proficiency in using value stream analysis tools for data interpretation and learn how to implement and monitor improvements based on these results.

No prerequisites are required.

Who Should Attend?
  • Candidates enrolled in the Master Black Belt Development program.
  • Candidates enrolled in the Lean Master Development program.
  • Lean leaders aiming to fully understand and harness the potential of Lean deployment for maximum impact.
  • Those eager to discover how to synchronize strategic goals effectively with Lean initiatives.
To be eligible to obtain CEUs
Participants must attend all instructor-led sessions and fully contribute to all instructional activities.

The Value Stream Assessment course offered by Lean Methods Group is an immersive learning program that provides a comprehensive understanding of the value stream cycle. This course is not simply about mapping; it covers the full spectrum from mapping to assessment, leading to the creation of a performance excellence deployment plan, and its subsequent sustainability.

 In this course, participants will:

  •  Gain an in-depth understanding of Value Stream Mapping and its practical applications.
  • Learn how to effectively assess these maps for efficiency, productivity, and waste reduction.
  • Develop skills to create an impactful deployment plan based on the assessment results.
  • Discover strategies to ensure the long-term success and continuous improvement of the deployment plan.

 This course is designed to equip aspiring Lean leaders with the knowledge and tools needed to drive lasting change within their organizations. By the end of this course, participants will be well-versed in all aspects of value stream assessment, ready to guide their teams toward performance excellence.

2.4 CEUs are available for this course.

15 PDUs are available for this course

  • Introductions and Agenda
  • Value Stream Mapping the Current State
  • Review of Process Improvement Fundamentals
  • Performance Excellence Roadmap
  • End-to-End Value Stream Assessment
  • Analyzing the Value Stream
  • Future State Value Stream Mapping
  • Performance Excellence Deployment Sustainment Cycle
  • Beyond Brainstorming

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Lean Methods Group reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule courses and to change instructors. We will do our best to ensure you are aware of changes 6 weeks prior to the course start date. Please be advised that in the event of a course cancellation, Lean Methods Group is not responsible for airfare penalties or other travel related expenses you may incur.

While we recognize the need to cancel due to unforeseen events, we kindly ask that you consider the other students in this course when cancelling your enrollment. We ask for 6-weeks advance notice so that we may fill your spot and ensure a fun class for the other students.

  • Requests for cancellations/transfers received at least 6 weeks before the start of the course receive a full refund/transfer to another workshop
  • Requests received within 4 weeks of the course shall receive a 50% refund.
  • After the course starts, there are no refunds or transfers.
  • Registrants who fail to attend without advance notice are liable for the entire course fee.
  • We can transfer your course fees to another Lean Methods e-learning or instructor-led course of your choice.

You must successfully complete the entire course or program before IACET CEUs, PDUs and a Certificate of Completion can be awarded.