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Virtual Intro to Lean Six Sigma

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$80 20 seats left
Start Date:

Tue, Aug 11, 6:00pm - 10:00pm Eastern Time

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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 16 and older
Average Class Size: 10
Teacher: Donna Sanabria

What you'll learn in this six sigma training:

This course is an introduction to key concepts in Lean Six Sigma. You will learn the basics of this continuous improvement methodology, how to identify waste and techniques you can apply to improve processes.

Are you looking to enhance your skills and give yourself a competitive edge? Is your employer looking to implement Lean practices and you want to get up to speed? Are you engaged in a business transformation and looking to apply a proven problem-solving framework? Do you have an idea for process improvement and looking for a way to explain the value proposition? Are you exploring the value of Lean Six Sigma before you commit to mor extensive coursework? Then this course is for you.
This course is an introduction to key concepts in Lean Six Sigma. You will learn the basics of this continuous improvement methodology, how to identify waste and techniques you can apply to improve processes. 

After taking this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the, so what, of continuous improvement
  • Differentiate between Lean from Six Sigma and explain the foundation theories of each methodology
  • Determine when Lean Six Sigma practices are appropriate and who they can be implemented by
  • Define and identify value added activities and waste
  • Learn what tools can help you evaluate, depict and explain the impact of waste
  • How to form recommendations for a continuous improvement project
  • Best practices for implementing continuous improvement
  • Understand how put theory into practice for your next step

Course Outline:

What is Lean Six Sigma?

  • Why continuous improvement?
  • Lean vs Six Sigma
  • Five Principles
  • When to use Lean Six Sigma
  • Key Roles for Delivering Lean Six Sigma

Value vs. Waste

  • Defining Value and Waste
  • Tools: Voice of the Customer, Cause and Effect Diagram, Force Field Analysis
  • Identifying Waste
  • Tools: Downtime, Waste Walk process/Workflow Mapping

Process Visualization:

  • Documenting and quantifying the problem
  • Tools: Spaghetti Map, Value Stream Mapping, Theory of Constraints

Crating Flow:

  • Linking value added activities
  • Prioritization
  • Tools: Weighted prioritization
  • Choosing projects and getting buy-in
  • Tools: Impact and stakeholder assessment, project charter

The Language of Kanban, Kaizen and Kaikaku

  • Kanban and Visual Workplace Design
  • Kaizen
  • Essential Elements of a Kaizen exercise
  • Tools: Poka-Yoke, 5S’s
  • Kaikaku
  • Creating a Culture of Continuous Improvement and the Implications for Agile

Theory in Practice

  • Making the case for further training (Financial and Business Benefits)
  • Will Lean work for….?
  • Participant Examples, Contributions and Questions
  • Leave Behind:
  • Resources and Templates
  • Training Recommendations
  • Articles

About the Instructor:

I am a practitioner of continuous improvement and have utilized these techniques throughout my 25+ years as an IT professional, evaluating technology related systems, processes and workflows. My formal training includes Intensive Six Sigma Greenbelt Training, Cornell University, 2003 and Lean Six Sigma Certificate, Villanova University, 2016. More than just a specific skill, Lean Six Sigma is a problem solving framework and a continuous improvement mindset that can be applied to any project, organization and industry.

Materials Needed to Participate Fully:

  • A computer

    • Virtual Class FAQ

      What will be included in my Virtual Class package?

      One ticket includes an access link to your live, online class. The class will be delivered via web conferencing software and feature a live, professional instructor who will walk you through a lesson as described above. You will have the opportunity to ask questions as well as participate from home.

      How many people is my purchase good for?

      Each ticket is good for one "device" (i.e. one computer, phone, tablet, etc. you'll be logging in from). This ensures we don't get more people in the class than the instructor can handle. Though we understand some people live together and will be working/learning together, the intent is that each class still allows for the same attention to attendees as if students purchased separately. Please be respectful of this!

      Will I need anything from home to use in the class?

      You will need a reliable Internet connection as well as a computer or device with which you can access your virtual class. We recommend you arrive to class 5-10 minutes early to ensure you're able to set up your device and connection. Additionally, if the class is more than just a lecture you will likely want any materials listed in the course description as "Materials Needed to Participate Fully", though you're welcome to purchase a seat and sit in and just watch.

      Am I able to ask questions or interact with the class?

      Yes, you'll both be able to ask questions using the chat function in the video hosting software as well as at certain intervals during the class via voice/audio. If the class winds up being on the smaller side, more spontaneous interaction/questions will be encouraged.

      Do I have to show my video or speak during class?

      While we recommend you do show your video and speak when encouraged to by the instructor, video and audio participation are never mandatory. We find classes have more fun experiences when people are engaging with one another, but understand not everyone will want to do so and that's ok!

      Remote Learning

      This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

      Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

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      Question from Bob P.
      What is the duration of the class?
      Answer from Jenn C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
      Hey Bob, the class is 2 hours. You'd also find that information higher up on this page on "Start date" just below the class price
      Question from Amy
      Ohhh, that's such a bummer - was really expecting the class to be $40 instead of $80. Did the price change for a certain reason?
      Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
      For this particular class, the price is $80, not $40.
      Question from Marcela Figueroa P.
      compre por 40 dólares y cuando estaba haciendo el pago me decía que valía 80, no me gusto y no me interesa comprar ahora
      Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
      Hola marcela La clase virtual es de $ 80, no de $ 40. Gracias.
      Question from Amy
      Will any handouts or a deck be shared with class participants (via email, download, etc...)?
      Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
      Hi, Amy! Yes, the instructor will share a deck after the class.
      Answer from Amy
      Cool - thanks, Brenda.
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