Who should attend
Any department or organization looking to eliminate waste, reduce costs, and increase product successes—including finance and accounting executives, directors, and business analysts; operations, engineering, manufacturing, purchasing, and general management.
About the course
The Caltech Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate Program provides training in the fundamental principles and tools of Lean and Six Sigma. Participants will learn to apply the steps of the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control) improvement cycle used for improving, optimizing and stabilizing business processes and designs.
Lean Six Sigma Overview
This module describes the key activities and benefits of Lean Six Sigma. Learn to:
- Recognize challenges in applying LSS to infrastructure development and service delivery
- Define improvement projects which can be addressed by LSS
Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control (DMAIC)
DMAIC refers to the data-driven improvement cycle used for improving, optimizing and stabilizing business processes and designs. Learn to:
- Clearly articulate the business problem, desired end-state, project scope, and project resources/ timeline
- Collect data and objectively establish current baselines as the basis for improvement
- Identify, validate and select root causes to eliminate
- Identify creative solutions to correct and prevent performance problems and defects
- Monitor the improvements to ensure continued and sustainable success
Lean Principles and Practices
Lean focuses on identifying waste in the processes and eliminating or reducing it as much as possible, providing greater customer value at lower costs. This module explains how to design and document processes and products which increase efficiency and reduce customer-perceived waste. Learn to:
- Identify waste in products and processes
- Create products and processes that minimize or eliminate customer-perceived waste
LSS Project Management
This module provides a brief overview of LSS project management principles and practices, to enable improvement projects to be conducted efficiently and effectively. Learn to:
- Recognize the competencies and skills required to be an effective LSS project leader
- Identify LSS project tasks and estimate both duration and costs associated with each task
- Report and communicate progress on LSS projects
The Caltech Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate Program is provided in an accelerated format through the use of hands-on examples and case studies. Participants are encouraged to bring challenges from their workplace to be addressed and to gain insight from the instructors.
All participants will receive a copy of The Certified Six Sigma Green Belt Handbook, published by the American Society of Quality.
Chris Christensen, PMP, specializes in project management, quality improvement, product development, futures research and strategic planning. He assists manufacturing and service organizations in forecasting their future, developing successful products, and developing and deploying practical stra...
Rick Hefner, PhD, specializes in systems development and maintenance; project management; Lean Six Sigma; process improvement, technology transfer; and risk management. His experience spans over 35 years. Dr. Hefner recently served as director of process management at Northrop Grumman Corporatio...
Carol Jacoby, PhD, specializes in mission analysis, systems engineering, decision analysis, and mathematical techniques. She has 28 years of experience in systems engineering at Hughes Electronics and Rockwell International. She led Hughes' Mission Analysis Center of Excellence in developing comp...
Michael Sturgeon has over 29 years of experience in systems/software acquisition and development. He is currently the technical director and Certified Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Master Black Belt for the Air Force's 309th Operational Excellence organization, where he is responsible for quality and proc...
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