Modus Cooperandi Launches Online School in Lean Project Management

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Next generation project management school with thought-leader instructors launches with a system to create Successful Distributed Teams.

Jim Benson teaching a Lean Management seminar.

Jim Benson teaching a Lean Management seminar.

Modus led the single most effective consulting engagement I have ever seen. ~ Simon Marcus, COO Library Corporation

Today noted Lean consulting firm Modus Cooperandi - creators of the Personal Kanban™ productivity method, the Lean Coffee™ meeting format, and the global conference Kaizen Camp™ - launch their new online school, Modus Institute, providing courses that help solve business’ toughest challenges.

The first course open for enrollment is “Successful Distributed Teams,” which focuses on techniques and tools for better managing individuals and groups who work together from different locations, a very common scenario in today’s business world. The course is aimed at business leaders, project managers, and team members alike.

Although managing distributed teams and remote workers can be challenging, companies and managers who are able to master this skill have a decisive advantage.

The class details how distributed teams exacerbate common problems like alignment, work delegation, knowing what work is in progress, change adaption, and setting goals. The class details how to manage projects with distributed teams and provides specific and simple tools for far flung work groups to create and maintain shared definitions for more effective communication.

Future Modus Institute classes will focus on Lean Project Management topics including kanban / Personal Kanban, metrics, planning and predictability, forecasting, alignment, cultural issues, on-time delivery, and understanding work.

About Modus Cooperandi: Modus Cooperandi is a consulting firm that trains clients to create simple, effective, and flexible business systems by understanding how work is completed and what impedes its completion. Founded in 2007 by Seattle based executive Jim Benson, Modus Cooperandi works with organizations globally including The World Bank, Comcast NBC, and Riot Games. Benson partnered with Tonianne DeMaria Barry in 2008 to increase Modus’ reach and service quality. Together they wrote the Shingo Research Award-winning book Personal Kanban.


For more information please see and For press information, to set up a class demo or interview with Jim Benson, please contact Susan von Seggern on susan(at)susanvonseggern(dot)com or 213-840-0077

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