SIX SIGMA

TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

The WHY! Company offers a variety of training and development opportunities to help our clients set the direction of their companies, align their leadership team, achieve results and create long-term sustainability. Our courses are offered on an open enrollment basis or as company dedicated classes at your location or off site.

Six Sigma Training

SIX SIGMA AWARENESS SESSION

2 Hours

The DMAIC Awareness session is designed to introduce Six Sigma and the related concepts to any staff member. The session focuses on the definition of Six Sigma and the five steps of the DMAIC method. This course is also available as an E-learning course and in a Microsoft Power Point format.

SIX SIGMA EXECUTIVE PLANNING

1 to 2 Days

There are many decisions that need to be made prior to the initiation of a Champion team who is responsible for leading the Six Sigma effort. This Planning Session helps the top level executive group make those critical decisions prior to the allocation of resources.

SIX SIGMA EXECUTIVE OVERVIEW

1/2 TO 1 Day

This overview provides an introduction for the top level executive group initiating a Six Sigma process in the organization.

SIX SIGMA CHAMPION LEVEL TRAINING

3 DAYS

This course is for Champion teams embarking on a Six Sigma or process excellence initiative. The course will enable them to lead the initiative, implement a high-level plan, and define the Champion leadership role in supporting and executing that plan.

CHAMPION WITH PROCESS MANAGEMENT

5 DAYS

This course is for Champion teams embarking on a Six Sigma or process excellence initiative who want to begin with the process management methodology. This course will enable them to lead the building of a process management system for their organization.

SIX SIGMA BLACK BELT - SERVICE VERSION

20 Days

The purpose of the 4-week Black Belt training is to help Six Sigma team leaders lead improvement projects using the DMAIC method.

• The first week of Black Belt training covers the Define and Measure steps, Meeting, Communication and Facilitation Skills.

• The second week of training covers the Analyze, Improve and Control steps, including Change Management and the associated tools. Facilitation skills focus on Group Dynamics, Decision-Making and Conflict.

• During the third week of Black Belt training, Minitab software is taught and used to support the statistical tools. Advanced statistical tools used include normal theory, hypothesis testing, and advanced control charts.

• The fourth week of our Black Belt training will focus on the use of Minitab to support additional advanced statistical tools such as Regression Analysis, Sampling and Design of Experiments.

SIX SIGMA BLACK BELT - MANUFACTURING VERSION

20 DAYS

The purpose of the Manufacturing Black Belt course is to help Six Sigma team leaders in a manufacturing environment lead improvement projects using the DMAIC method.

• The first week of training covers the Define and Measure steps of the DMAIC method, Meeting, Communication, and Facilitation Skills. Minitab is taught and used to apply basic statistical theory to a project.

• The second week of training continues with the Measure step and also covers the Analyze step. Topics include Decision-Making, normal Theory, and Hypothesis Testing.

• During the third week of Black Belt training Minitab training is continued with the Analyze step and the Improve Step is also covered. The statistical tools include hypothesis testing, regression analysis, and design of experiments. Group Dynamics and Conflict Facilitation skills are also included.

• The fourth week of the Manufacturing version of the Black Belt training utilizes Minitab software to continue with the Improve step and also cover the Control step. Some of the statistical tools focused on Evolutionary Operations and Response Surface Methodology. Change management is also covered.

SIX SIGMA GREEN BELT TRAINING

10 DAYS

The first week of Green Belt training covers the Define and Measure steps, including Critical to Quality requirements and Meeting and Communication facilitation skills. The second week of Green Belt training covers the Analyze, Improve and Control steps and the facilitation skills covered are Decision-Making and Conflict.

SIX SIGMA YELLOW BELT TRAINING

4 DAYS

This accelerated version of DMAIC Green Belt course covers all five steps of the DMAIC method in four days, with the option of adding a day of facilitation skills training.

PROBLEM SOLVING

1 DAY

Effective problem solving is the key to making rapid improvement and gaining the competitive advantage. This workshop introduces participants to the Joiner 7-Step Method™, a structured approach to problem solving, and the basic improvement tools.

TEAM LEADERSHIP AND FACILITATION

2 DAYS

Effective team leaders and coaches need finely-tuned facilitation skills to guide their teams toward the desired results. In this highly interactive course, the instructor offers feedback as participants practice facilitation skills such as active listening and conflict resolution.

DAILY MANAGEMENT TOOLS FOR PROCESS OWNERS

2 DAYS

This workshop course teaches managers a new way to view their role and gives them the tools they need to implement process management methodology on a day-to-day basis.

PROCESS MANAGEMENT FOR CHAMPIONS

3 DAYS

This 3 day, application driven course is ideal for the champion group (who has already taken our Six Sigma Champion course) embarking on process management as part of an overall Six Sigma initiative. It will enable champions to lead the building of a process management system for their organization.

PROCESS MANAGEMENT FOR BUSINESS OWNERS

6 DAYS

This course will enable process owners, at various levels, to build and use a process management system to monitor, control and improve processes.

PROCESS MANAGEMENT FOR SUPERVISORS

5 DAYS

This course will enable process supervisors and process team members across the organization to use a process management system to monitor, control and improve processes on a day-to-day basis.

PROCESS MAPPING (WITH OR WITHOUT VISIO)

1/2 DAY WITHOUT VISIO — 2 DAYS WITH VISIO

This interactive course teaches the basics of process mapping and process analysis. Participants are introduced to the concept of process excellence, then practice mapping processes they are responsible for. Participants also work to identify waste and non-value-added activities and identify opportunities for improvement. It is appropriate for all levels of the organization starting with key processes and working down through the lower level processes.

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