Principles of Lean Six Sigma to Improve Product and Process Excellence

Designed For
Professionals who want to want to manage and contribute to high impact projects by incorporating Lean Six Sigma methodologies to select, implement, and evaluate projects
Dates
April 16 - May 13, 2018
Delivery
Online | Instructor-led
Cost
$487 (+ $60 registration fee)
Length
Four weeks
Plan for 3-8 hours of work per week
Units
1.5 Units | 15 Hours
Credentialing
15 PDUs with SHRM®
Contact
PACE@oregonstate.edu
541-737-4197

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With Lean Six Sigma methodologies there is a common underlying philosophy: processes can be analyzed and systematically improved on a continuous basis. Our Lean Six Sigma Philosophy and Project Selection course gives you a solid foundation of Lean Six Sigma principles to successfully launch your individual project.

With personalized insight from expert instructors and feedback from course peers, you'll finish Lean Six Sigma Philosophy and Project Selection with the knowledge and tools to enhance product and process excellence.

Course lessons, instructor insight and peer discussions will further your understanding of the differences between project management and Lean Six Sigma methodologies, strategies for selecting projects, how to create a project charter and a value stream map and how to identify project metrics to prepare a measurement plan.

Lean Six Sigma Philosophy and Project Selection also covers effective project management methods for assuring projects are selected and implemented based on strategic importance, while also considering the voice of the customer. Finish the course with a solid foundation for selecting, planning, implementing and assessing a project. 

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

Pyzdek, T., & Keller, P. (2014). The Six Sigma Handbook (4th ed.). McGraw-Hill (ISBN-978-0-07-184053-8)

  • 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).