Principles of Lean Six Sigma to Improve Product and Process Excellence

Designed For
Professionals who want to contribute to high impact projects by applying Lean Six Sigma tools and methodologies to real-world scenarios.
Online | Instructor-led
Four weeks
Plan for 3-8 hours of work per week
1.5 Units | 15 Hours
15 PDUs with SHRM®
Course Textbook
Pyzdek, T., & Keller, P. (2014).
The Six Sigma Handbook (4th ed.). McGraw-Hill (ISBN-978-0-07-184053-8)

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Our Lean Six Sigma Defining Requirements online course covers project management methods designed to ensure projects are selected—and clearly defined—based on strategic importance. You will finish the course with a solid foundation for selecting, planning, implementing and assessing a project.

Course lessons, instructor insight and peer discussions will further your understanding of the differences between project management and Lean Six Sigma methodologies. With personalized insight from expert instructors and feedback from course peers, you'll finish Lean Six Sigma Defining Requirements with the knowledge and tools to enhance product and process excellence.

This course is a part of the Lean Six Sigma Certificate, which includes: 



College Partner

This course is a collaboration with OSU College of Business. 

  • Describe the difference between Project Management, Six Sigma and Lean methodologies
  • Select projects based on strategic importance
  • Create a project charter
  • Prepare a SIPOC chart (Supplier, Input, Process, Output, and Customer)
  • Develop a Value Stream Map (VSM)
  • Identify potential project metrics
  • Prepare a measurement plan
  • Tony Roberts, M.S.

     lean six sigma certification instructor

    Tony Roberts, M.S., has more than 25 years of management experience in the healthcare and consumer electronic markets. His areas of expertise include new technology development, Lean Six Sigma implementation, international project management, risk management, quality management and high volume manufacturing. In addition to teaching at PACE, Tony teaches certification courses for the University of California - Irvine and the American Society for Quality (ASQ). He has worked with world-class clients such as Boeing, Northrop Grumman, Sprint, Southern California Edison, Ricoh, and Parker Hannifin. His professional certifications include, Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Quality Manager (CQM), and Certified Quality Engineer (CQE).