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May 11, 2018


For tomorrow's leaders to improve problem resolution skills with discipline, facts and data that will advance career and drive measurable value for organizations.

Leveraging the Known Six Hats of Project leadership

- Defining vision, mission, values and strategy
- Being "on-strategy"
- Organizational structure and the Project Management Office

Elements of Great Leadership: Vision, Motivation, Integrity

- I as a leader - traits for achieving project success
- Effective project leadership practices

Going Beyond Average: Building a High Performance Team

- Stages of team development
- Recruiting and resourcing the team
- Key team performance tools

Stakeholder Communication Strengthening Relationships

- Paying attention to a vast web of diverse stakeholders
- The cycle of stakeholder engagement

Portfolio Management, Project Governance and Project Success

- Effectively managing a project portfolio  intake, analysis scoring
- Governance arrangements for effective project execution
- Linkage with PMO

Organizational Change Management: Achieving Buy-in

- Managing change execution
- The PM as a Change Agent

Lean Six Sigma - Mapping and Value Stream

Leading strategies, tools methods and organizational disciplines that can enabled your company to drive high impact, measurable benefits.

- Lean Six Sigma Improvement Strategy
- History and culture of Lean and Six Sigma
- Voice of the customer - defining value
- Mapping the value stream

Developing strategies, tools, methods, and discipline needed to improve process, services and quality

Managing Change and Leading Successful Projects

Facilitate and manage the change associated with high-impact, continuous improvement projects and lead successful projects by leveraging proven project management skills

- Developing actively and resource plans
- Managing change in a continuous improvement culture
- Stakeholder and Change Readiness Assessments
- Leading successful Lean Six Sigma projects

Launch - Defining Goals (Building a Project Charter)

Phase 1 - Define. This 1st phase of the Lean Six Sigma DMAIC problem solving project methodology includes writing effective problem statements, identifying goals, and identification, selection, prioritization, scoping and successful launch of process improvement projects.

- Define problem statements and project goals

Elements of a good project charter: Critical-to-Quality Tree, project metric, SIPOC, team selection, Financial Impact assessment, etc

Selecting, validating and prioritizing high-impact process improvement opportunities aligned with strategic business objectives

Statistics and Analysis - Includes statistical process control (SPC), as well as key analytical concepts and methods

How the powerful analytical tools compliment the a problem-solving "tool box"
statistical concepts and analysis theory, analytical methods for process management and statistical process control

Measurement Systems and Data Collection

Phase 2 - Measure. Explore the discipline surrounding data collection that leads to profound knowledge of process behavior - Process Mapping, data collection methods, sample size determination and sampling techniques.

Effective use of "Spaghetti Diagrams", process flow and value-stream mapping. Establishing process metrics, including initial capacity and process benchmarking

- Measurement System Analysis

Process Data Analysis

Phase 3 - Analyze. Analysis and hypothesis testing to help identify root cause of variation in processes. Advanced analytical tools that will deeper understanding of process behavior, including the application of designed experiments. 

- Simple and Multiple Regression
- Hypothesis testing and conclusions
- Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)
- Design of Experiments

Improving Operations

Phase 4 - Improve. Leveraging all of the knowledge gained from the measure and analyze phase of the project to drive improvement by implementing "Lean solutions" in combination with improved management of process variation and process redesign.

- Advanced Design of Experiments
- Lean Thinking

Improve / Control Techniques

Phase 5 - Control. Conduct final analysis and testing of the process improvements to ensure long-term sustainability of process improvements.

A variety of tools and concepts to aid optimization of process design, including Theory of Constraints. A deeper understanding of various techniques and application of Statistical Process Control

- Hand-off to process owner

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