Full course description
Support Six Sigma Green Belt certification candidates to progress successful projects.
Now you have completed your project definition, know how you will measure your Ycriticals and X factors, had completed characterizing you before the process, validated your measurement system, confirmed the root causes of critical drivers of the process outputs you want to improve, made the improvements, prove them, and are controlling to sustain the gains – and you are now ready to complete your project and report on it to a group of scary execs and your classmates. Right? Or maybe not, maybe you are starting to redefine your project once again because they moved that process out to another operation? Well, wherever you are, this course to help you, coach through the next steps, and plan-put the path to realizing the completion of your project.
Depending on the make-up of the class and where people are on their respective projects, this course will either take the form of one-on-one sessions or as a group activity. The instructor and participants will agree on what is most valuable and most useful, given the circumstances. Regardless of the detailed design and logistics, the instructor will review the guidelines for what constitutes a successful project that meets the requirements for certifications and provide examples to illustrate. Checklists articulate the essential elements for the project and reporting.
Why Take This Course
A lot of the most memorable learning happens at this stage – when you have seen it all, have applied it and now need to pull it together and communicate it to others. This where you can fully explore any concerns about how to bring your project over the finish line successfully.
- 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 constitutes a successful project for purposes of creating value and qualifying for certification
- How to get over the finish line and recognize that you have
- How to apply methods that you haven’t yet used anywhere in your project
- How to articulate what you achieved
- The elements of a useful reporting format
Who Should Attend
Those are aspiring to complete a process or product improvement or design project for certification for merely for the intrinsic 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 13, 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.