Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Lean Enterprise — Online

A methodology to continuously improve quality, manage projects and achieve higher levels of performance

Overview

Six Sigma has become the most successful continuous improvement methodology and project management methodology for quality improvements. Focusing on customers’ needs, this approach utilizes data driven tools, team based decision making, and a rigorous methodology to solve problems related to quality, time, cost, waste, non value added, Muda, variation, and to ensure that the solutions are sustained over time. Obtaining a knowledge of the Six Sigma methodology has become a prominent skill for professionals in Development, Manufacturing and Operational Services companies.

Choose from a 3-day training for a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification or a 4-day training for a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Lean Enterprise certification from McGill University.

Experience and training in this methodology is an asset for management, operations, quality, engineering, product development, software development, logistics, asset management, IT, health care, service positions. Professionals with the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification are able to apply its principles to their work on a daily basis.

This training program is offered Online (in English or French), as well as in-person, in Montreal and Toronto (in English). View below for upcoming Online (English) sessions and other options.

Objectives

At the end of the training, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the Six Sigma or Lean Six Sigma methodology
  • Apply it to transactional and operational processes, as well as products
  • Identify root causes of a problem (moderate complexity)
  • Find and implement solutions

The positions best suited for Green Belts include managers, directors, project managers, business analysts, process engineers, consultants, manufacturing engineers, warehouse, distribution, and logistics specialists. Many companies in the services and manufacturing sectors recognize the competitive advantage of employees with a process improvement set of skills and mindset. These companies include Lean Six Sigma requirements in their senior and management job descriptions and related postings. Attendees must have at least two years of relevant full-time work experience (no internships).

The registration fee includes facilitation by our highly rated faculty members, a comprehensive digital workbook and results oriented exercises. After completing all requirements (perfect attendance and class participation) and passing a final exam, participants will obtain a Six Sigma Green Belt certification (3-day course), or a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Lean Enterprise certification (4-day course). The certificate is issued by McGill University.

Course Outline

Overview of Six Sigma

  • Context of continuous improvement
  • Applications
    • Process improvements
    • Product improvements
  • Overview of the methodology and phases
    • The 5 phases
    • The metrics: Sigma, DMPO, yields, cost of poor quality

Evaluation and Certification Process

  • Project Plan
  • Exam

Measure Introduction and Statistical Notions Review

  • Average, median, mode, range, standard deviation
  • Histograms
  • Behaviour of the Gaussian (normal) distribution

Phase 1: Recognize and Define - Defining the problem and the project

  • Selecting the right projects to improve
  • Defining the project (project definition, SIPOC)
  • Setting objectives
  • Defining the project team

Phase 2: Measure - Measuring the actual performance

  • Defining metrics related to the objectives
    • Overview of the metrics flow down
    • Brainstorming
    • Cause and effect diagrams, 5W
  • Mapping the process or the product
  • Analysis of the mapping
    • Risks, failure modes (FMEA)
    • Value added, non value added principles
  • Data collection
    • Planning the data collection
    • Overview of measurement system analysis
  • Process capability
    • Metrics: Cp, Cpk, DPMO
    • Interpretation

Phase 3: Analyze - Identifying the vital factors

  • Graphical tools and interpretation
    • Pareto Chart, run chart, pie chart, scatter plot, etc
  • Understanding the variation
    • Control charts: natural limits and specification limits
    • Variation: random or assignable
  • Selection of the factors to improve

Phase 4: Improve - Selecting the right solution

  • Selecting the right solution
  • Creativity tools
  • Scenario evaluations and selection
  • Pilot and implementation plan

Phase 5: Control - Maintaining the improvements

  • Setting a control plan
  • Post mortem and audits
  • Evaluation the gains
  • Control charts and statistical process control overview
  • References

Exam

This day is offered to participants who register for the 4-day course.

Overview of Lean

  • Brief overview of the history and concepts
  • Value, 7 wastes
  • Value stream
  • Flow and 1 piece flow
  • Pull
  • Perfection, Standard work
  • Kaizen event / improvement project roadmap

Value Stream Mapping

  • Value stream mapping vs Process Mapping
  • Takt time
  • Value stream mapping steps and rules
  • Analysis: wastes, clouds, bottleneck
  • Value Stream Improvement Planning

Visual Management

  • 5S
  • Visual management and mistake proofing

Toyota Production System Leadership Values and Lean Enterprise culture

  • Total employee involvement
  • Quick response
  • Action driven leadership
  • Habits and standard work
  • Gemba walks and the coaching kata
  • Driving accountability – Hoshin Kanri
  • Driving accountability – Lean Daily Management System

 

Teaching Method

  • Theory will be given regularly throughout the seminar
  • A case study will be used as a global exercise. Students will progress through that case study, from the problem definition to the solutions.
  • An exam will also be given (1 hour)
  • Short project plan to be submitted 2 weeks after the class (3-4 hours of work)
  • A Lean Six Sigma green belt certificate will be given after the exam correction and submission of the project plan
  • A Lean Six Sigma green belt certificate will awarded to the participants who register to the optional fourth day

 

Course Leader

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Alex Boussetta

P. Eng., M. Eng., MBB, PMP, CM&A, Agile SMC, DASSM, EP, CCMP

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Alex Boussetta
P. Eng., M. Eng., MBB, PMP, CM&A, Agile SMC, DASSM, EP, CCMP

Alex Boussetta is an Affiliate Member at McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management, where he has been teaching quality management and operational excellence since 2003. In addition, he consults with a wide variety of organizations on improving internal processes, implementing project management practices, turnaround initiatives and continuous improvement deployments. In addition to academics, Alex is a seasoned practitioner with roles as Manager of the Six Sigma Competency Center at Bombardier Aerospace, Corporate Director of Lean at MAAX, and most recently Director, Global Supply Chain and Devices Quality at Blackberry. Alex holds a Masters in Engineering Project Management.

 


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