Lean six Sigma Green Belt Certificate Program

Center for Technology and Management Education

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Center for Technology and Management Education

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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

This 5-day Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate Program provides the key skills needed to apply Lean Six Sigma methods and tools. The Caltech program focuses on challenges in infrastructure development and service delivery. Participants develop skills for consistently improving project performance, speed and quality.

TOPICS

Module 1: LSS Overview

This module describes the key activities and benefits of Lean Six Sigma (LSS).

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize challenges in applying LSS to infrastructure development and service delivery
  • Define improvement projects which can be addressed by LSS

Module 2: DMAIC

DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control) refers to the data-driven improvement cycle used for improving, optimizing and stabilizing business processes and designs.

Upon completion, participants will be able 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 for elimination
  • Identify creative solutions to eliminate the key root causes and fix and prevent problems
  • Monitor the improvements to ensure continued and sustainable success

Module 3: 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 addresses identifying and designing the processes and products to increase efficiency and reduce customer-perceived waste.

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Identify waste in products and processes through value stream mapping
  • Create products and processes that minimize or eliminate customer-perceived waste

Module 4: LSS Project Management

This module provides a brief overview of LSS project management principles and practices, so that improvement projects are conducted efficiently and effectively.

Upon completion, participants will be able 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

Experts

Chris Christensen

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

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

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

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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