Lean project management methodology focuses on making the project deliver as effectively and efficiently as possible by process improvement and increasing productivity.

This methodology seeks to remove blockages and obstacles impeding the progress of a project. Waste is identified in processes and eliminated, improving efficiency within the process.

The key driver of lean project management methodology is to identify the beneficial aspects of a process and focusing on this while reducing the reliance on those that do not add value.

Lean enables the project team to identify the current process and determine the future process, implementing agreed measures to move from the ‘as is’ to the ‘to be’ model.

The main types of lean project management are:

  • 6 Sigma
  • Kanban

Lean is an established and commonly used process improvement methodology.