Lean Six Sigma
SIX SIGMA was developed by Motorola in 1986 as a management strategy for business that depends on statistical analysis to improve the production process of the company. SIX SIGMA methodology was originally used to reduce variation in electronic manufacturing processes in Motorola Inc in the USA. After more than 25 years it is now the most popular management methodology. SIX SIGMA is a structured and disciplined methodology using facts, data, and required statistical analysis to improve and reinvent business processes across industries. A SIX SIGMA process will be 99.9997% defect free or produce only 3.4 Defects per million opportunities.
LEAN MANUFACTURING was adopted by Toyota Motor Corporation and is a set of tools developed to reduce waste associated with the flow of materials and information in a process from beginning to end. The goal of LEAN MANUFACTURING is to identify and eliminate non-value added activities and steps in a process to improve turn-around time by streamlining production, improve quality and eventually enhance customer loyalty. The technique helps to speed up action and decision-making process of a company while decreasing inefficiencies in the production and increasing the quality of the products.
LEAN SIX SIGMA is an integrated approach with a combination of both the concepts — SIX SIGMA and LEAN MANUFACTURING. SIX SIGMA aims to get rid of defects in a defined and stable process and Lean focuses on improving efficiencies by eliminating waste. The concepts and methodologies of LEAN SIX SIGMA are universally applicable to all types of organizations. LEAN SIX SIGMA is used as a business performance methodology, all over the world across industries as diverse as manufacturing units, aerospace, banks, hospitals, software development, retail companies, contact centers and even government
departments. This list is endless and organizations have invested in training, culture building and overall skill development to be ahead of competition by meeting and exceeding the needs of the customers.
1. Objective of the Training:
This program is ideal for Individuals or Companies aspiring to be Change Agents, Project Managers, Facilitators and Consultants in the journey of adopting Quality Management Systems, Continuous Improvements and Innovation. They will be trained on tools helpful in improving businesses and processes using DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control Phases) and Lean Manufacturing concepts.
2. The Training provides:
- A strong foundation of Lean Six Sigma Methodology
- A structured methodology which will change the way you solve business problems
- Skills to be a successful Change Agent and Ambassadors
- Knowledge of basic statistical tools which can be used in your current role
- Easy to use Methods of selecting and monitoring Six Sigma projects
- Develop readiness and expertise to lead Small and Medium-scale improvement projects
3. How does it benefit the Organization?
Organizations will benefit in the following ways by:
- Developing a Culture of innovation
- Encouraging data backed and logic based decision making culture
- Improved customer services resulting from more robust and consistent process designs
- Ongoing cost reduction resulting from continuous process improvements framework
- End to End Process prospective and enhanced understanding of within and beyond team linkages
- Enhanced resource management due to process Design and Implementation effectiveness
4. Our Training and Certification Methodology:
- Interactive 4 day classroom training with examples and case studies from various industries
- Group Exercises, Videos, Case Studies and Excerpts of Industry Best Practices
- Change and Project Management Tips and Tricks, reading material, books and easy to use toolkit
- Practice of Techniques to challenge status quo and improve process efficiency
- Review and preliminary discussion on real projects undertaken by participants
- Written exam (open book) with at least 70% passing marks (100 Questions, Exam Duration :90 minutes)
5. Other Lean Six Sigma Trainings from ProPM Academy
- Executive Six Sigma Training Program – 1 day Course
- Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Training (Customized for IT Professionals) – 2 day Course
- Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Training (Customized for Retail & Supply Chain Industry) – 2 day Course
The following concepts on Agile project management would be covered during the course of the ACP training. The PMI-ACP certification would have two broad sections, viz “Agile – Tools and Techniuqes” and ” Agile – Knowledge and Skills”.
Please note that PMI’s “Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct” would be part of the PMI-ACP” course content and applicable for the examination.
The following list not exhaustive though, please refer to “PMI-ACP Examination Content Outline” for complete details.
I. Value Driven Delivery
II. Stakeholder Engagement
III. Boosting Team performance practices
IV. Adaptive Planning
V. Problem Detection and Resolution
VI. Continuous Improvement (Product, Process, People)
The focus of our training would be centered around the following Agile principles.
- Customer satisfaction by rapid delivery of useful software
- Welcome changing requirements, even late in development
- Working software is delivered frequently (weeks rather than months)
- Working software is the principal measure of progress
- Sustainable development, able to maintain a constant pace
- Close, daily co-operation between business people and developers
- Face-to-face conversation is the best form of communication (co-location)
- Projects are built around motivated individuals, who should be trusted
- Continuous attention to technical excellence and good design
- Self-organizing teams
- Regular adaptation to changing circumstances
Here are some of the PMI recommended references of publications. Participants may need to refer to these books for a thorough preparation before taking the exam.
– Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams to Great
By Esther Derby, Diana Larsen, Ken Schwaber
– The software Manager’s Bridge to Agility
By Michele Sliger, Stacia Broderick
– Agile Project Management: Creating Innovative Products – 2nd Edition
By Jim Highsmith
– Agile Estimation and Planning
By Mike Cohn
– Agile Project Management with Scrum
By Ken Schwaber
Please refer to current and updated “suggested materials from PMI“
Quiz session for encouraging learning.
A Mock 120 question test of 3 hours and individual results analysis
Course Fee: INR 18000/- Tax Inclusive