Course Title

Managing Talent with Lean Entrepreneurship

Type of Course


Type of Training

In House

Skill Focus Area

Talent Management

Duration (Days)

8 Days / 56 Hours 

Level of Certification

Certificate of Attendance

Course Overview 

SMEs around the world have taken a big hit during Covid-19 and closed down. Those who survived are struggling to realign their business processes and offerings. Businesses have taken new reforms to reduce overhead costs and talents in companies are either assets or liabilities. Everyone has to be value driven in order to keep their position at work because dead weight is no longer tolerated. Fear not, as we have a programme that will guide you to ensure continuous profitability in the organisation you work for which uses lean entrepreneurship in talent management.

Participants will understand the foundation of entrepreneurship through lean management and its applications for their respective job scopes across functions. Lean management concepts are well known to be used in many profitable businesses, as they are very useful for employers who are looking to reengineer their business processes, especially in the talent management aspect. 

This programme will impart valuable entrepreneurship skills with lean management concepts to ensure participants become assets while improving to construct the right processes in generating their desired level of profitability (3P Methodology); using root cause problem solving methods (RCPS) to identify and eliminate wastes (8W) in their businesses that would incur unwanted losses; and set a proper roadmap leading to profitability.


All participants of the organization irrespective of the prior education level.

Course Objectives

This programme aims to:

  1. Clarify proper entrepreneurship mindset and lean foundation for participants so that they are able to understand the importance of lean culture in their organisation.
  2. Have the participants be aware of the ideal state of affairs, becoming a value driven team player and the long term goals of their organisation.
  3. Help the participants set a good standard for processes and instill good entrepreneurship values of ownership, accountability and responsibility in themselves with continuous improvement disciplines.
  4. Assist the participants in planning and implementing proper performance measurements while experimenting with lean tools (3M, Amoeba Management System) to assist themselves and their colleagues to become the best team in the department.
  5. Convey important knowledge in communication skills and managing relationships among their peers, subordinates and superiors so that proper teamwork can be managed and monitored accordingly to avoid unnecessary workforce conflicts.
  6. Improve the participants’ presentation skills, manage feedback and to assess the participants’ ability to present information clearly and effectively, hence give effective feedback.
  7. Assess the participants’ knowledge and ability to practice kaizen and lean thinking in entrepreneurship.
  8. Assess the participants’ application and improvement by incorporating lean culture in their corporate entrepreneurship projects and working culture.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this programme, participants will be able to:

  1. Elaborate the ESBI Structure and core differences between employment and entrepreneurship.
  2. Identify their objectives in the organisation they serve and the value they bring to the table.
  3. Explain core lean concepts of 3P, 3M, 5S, PDCA, 8W and RCPS.
  4. Identify the customers they serve and expectations to deliver good quality service/products
  5. Express the current and desire state of lean method of their department in the organisation.
  6. Explain how they intend to apply lean techniques in their environment.
  7. Develop a standardised process using 5S in the department/environment desired for change.
  8. Define ownership, accountability and responsibility of their respective job roles.
  9. Define quality for their scope of work and how to self-motivate to get the job done in a timely manner.
  10. Develop their desired performance measurement and KPI.
  11. Have steps to monitor and measure “success”.
  12. Build a functioning amoeba management system for themselves and their team.
  13. Practise a positive mindset and praise their peers.
  14. Understand that respect is earned and express expectations confidently.
  15. Identify challenges in their roles through RCPS and what are the next steps for improvement to be accomplished within an agreed upon timeline.
  16. Deliver an effective presentation.
  17. Give positive feedback and workable suggestions for improvements.
  18. Challenge their peers to critically think of different solutions by asking practical questions.
  19. Assess their progress and their ability to achieve set milestones.
  20. Critically analyse how they can do better with the 3M and 5S tools by giving a concise report on steps to improvement.
  21. Review their success in eliminating waste and improve effectiveness in their personal projects.
  22. Elaborate on how they can further incorporate the lean culture into their department.
  23. Report on their progress using their desired measurement tools (KPI, Amoeba..etc).
  24. Explain the PDCA techniques used and results that they have achieved.

Learning Activities

This is an applied learning programme conducted with interactive lectures, PowerPoint presentation, discussions, peer-to-peer assessments, feedback and personal consultation. The course is structured as repetitive cycles of learn-see-do. Firstly, we will teach the principles of the programme then how they are put into practice. After that, the participants will participate in illustrating the application of principles to a business scenario in class, fulfilling the "do" cycle. We will repeat these learn-see-do cycles until each element is covered and then examine how the pieces work together to support a problem-solving culture, which is typical for a mature lean organisation. There will be an individual and/or group discussion, presentation and/or structured exercises. At the end of each day, there will be assessments to assess the participants’ understanding of the course content.

Target Group

This programme is designed for non-exec, team leaders, supervisors, executives and managers.