Full course description
This is the moment you have been waiting – i.e. if you aspire to certify as a Green Belt in LLS with Six Sigma Emphasis. This is your opportunity to show off what you have achieved. It is also a fantastic way to reinforce your learning and the learning of your classmates and understand what it takes to get your message across to anyone about anything and primarily when your achievements are anchored with data and the Six Sigma process protocol. Everyone learns about this experience.
The first half of the day is dedicated to the exam. The exam is open-book and consists of a combination of questions to reinforce concepts and simulations where you can demonstrate your ability to apply methods. Two hours are allowed for the exam. The remainder of the morning is dedicated to reviewing and discussing the answers to the exam. The exam is strictly for reinforce concepts and applications and discovering for yourself what may still be missing in your mastering them.
In the afternoon, each candidate gets approximately 20 minutes to report on the complete or progress on their project. You will say at this session regardless of whether you completed it or are still in the process. The instructor and others listening will comment and ask questions – and make even make suggestions to help you with the completion of your project if you haven’t completed it yet.
Why Take This Course
To reinforce concepts and applications and to learn and reinforce how to communicate about the process or product design or improvement projects and the value that they bring.
- Review of project selection guidelines
- Review of guidelines for the application of Six Sigma and Lean methods
- Participants’ reports of selected projects, metrics and progress
- Recommendations and coaching on the next steps
- Discussion and coaching for the effective management of Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma projects
What You Will Learn
- What you have learned
- What the learning gaps are
- How to effectively present LSS design or improvement projects to others
Who Should Attend
Those who are aspiring to complete a process or product improvement or design project for certification for merely for the intrinsic value of the project. Those who are wanting to complete a process or product improvement or design project for certification for only for the inherent value of the project.
This course is required for those seeking to certify as Green or Black Belt LSS with Six Sigma.
Course ScheduleDay 1: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Course Location: OSU Portland Center, 555 SW Morrison Street, Portland, OR 97204
Managing Partner and Co-Founder NWCPE
Steve Zagarola is a Six Sigma Executive Master Black Belt certified by Mikel Harry – a co-founder of the Six Sigma methodology. Steve has more than 25 years’ experience in the application of statistical and modern structured approaches to the optimization of manufacturing and transactional processes, quality systems and R&D. He has worked with and provided training and consulting for industries ranging from apparel manufacturing, advanced semiconductors, food and beverage, plastics molding, and wind energy in both the manufacturing and service and administration sectors. He has worked to improve manufacturing operations for global organizations on six continents and in English, Spanish and German. Steve also served Six Sigma Program and Quality Manager at Vestas Wind Systems and as Director of Quality for Cascade Microtech and as a Senior Manufacturing Manager at The Coca-Cola Company. He provided technical editing for the 2012 edition of Six Sigma for Dummies for John Wiley & Sons. Steve is fluent in English, Spanish, Italian and German. He earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech and completed post-graduate studies in Psychology and Statistics at Georgia Tech and Georgia State University and with Dr. Douglas Montgomery.
Principal and Co-Founder NWCPE
Tom has been teaching leadership, kaizen, and Lean Systems for over thirty years in a wide range of industries including health care, automotive, aerospace, and food processing. He is the President and founder of Lean Manufacturing Tools, co-founder of the Northwest Center for Performance Excellence. He received his original Lean training from first-generation experts including Dr. Shigeo Shingo (co-architect of The Toyota Production System), Hiroyuki Hirano (author and noted JIT expert), Dr. Ryuji Fukuda (member of The Sigma Project in Japan and winner of the Deming Prize), and TPM experts from Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance. Tom has authored a number of books on Lean including Lean Tooling, The Five Keys to Lean in Healthcare, 5S for the Office, The Lean Primer, and Value Stream Management. Current and former clients include Multnomah County Clinics, Capsa Solutions, Gerber Blades, Cascade Microtech, Eaton Corporation, Ford Motor Company, Wells Fargo, Lee Blake Precision Tooling, Oregon Department of Corrections, Oregon Department of Transformation, Stanley Tools, Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield, Oregon Primary Care Association, Dana Cancer Institute, Lane County (OR) Medical Clinics, OHSU Internal Medicine and Family Medicine Clinics, Saint Luke’s Medical Center, Hexcel Corporation 7-Up Bottling Company, Gleason Cutting Tools, and Komet America. Tom holds an undergraduate engineering degree from Tufts University, an M.Ed., and a Law Degree. That said his greatest passion is getting out on the front line and helping people remove obstacles in their daily work life.