Lean Overview


A 3-hour online overview of the Lean approach to eliminating waste and maximizing work flow. When you have finished this course:

  • You will understand what Lean is and why it is important
  • You will know about the most important Lean topics, such as value and muda
  • You will be familiar with Lean terminology

The Training

The training consists of three online modules that you will complete in sequence. Each module consists of a lesson, and a quiz.

Lessons were developed and are presented by Thomas Pyzdek and are highly interactive. Quizzes are multiple-choice and because they are self-scoring, you will receive immediate feedback as soon as you submit it.

The course is self-paced and 100% online.


  • Self-paced study
  • 30-day subscription to training site
  • 3 online on demand modules
  • 3 hour commitment
  • 0.3 CEUs awarded by The Pyzdek Institute upon successful course completion.
  • Online forums for communication with fellow students and Pyzdek Institute administrators
  • Real-time progress reports
  • Lean Overview Certificate of Completion
  • Certificate recorded in our public online database


  • Waste and Value
  • Value Streams, Flow and Pull
  • Perfection

Frequently Asked Questions about Lean Overview Training

How long will it realistically take me to complete Lean Overview training from the day I enroll?

The course is 100% self-paced. Typically, an individual who also has a full-time job, family, etc., will finish the coursework in about three hours.

How much of a statistics background do I need for Lean Overview training?


What support will I receive from the Pyzdek Institute team throughout my journey towards acquiring high-value skills?

You will have access to student discussion forums, that Master Black Belts, including Thomas Pyzdek, actively participate in by answering students questions.

To what extent can questions be asked?

As often as you wish.

Do you also offer classroom (live) training?

Yes. Contact us for on-site, live training options.

Do you accept students from countries other than the USA?

Yes. We have students from all around the world.

How do I prove to an employer that I complete the Pyzdek Institute Lean Overview course?

You will be given a signed and numbered certificate. In addition, your certificate will be recorded in our online database.

When can I start?

Registration is open-enrollment. You can start at any time. Enrollment lasts 365 days and the course is available online 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

If you are considering the Lean Overview training to enhance your resume, what can you expect from recruiters when you show you have the Pyzdek Institute Certification? And why?

The Pyzdek Institute’s involvement in Lean & Six Sigma predates most organizations. In fact, the author of your training is the author of the Six Sigma Handbook (the standard reference for Six Sigma). The reputation of a Pyzdek Institute certification is unmatched!

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