"Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out," says famous motivator and author, Stephen R. Covey. Six Sigma needs both effective leadership and management to deliver its promised results to an organization. It requires all Six Sigma leaders – Master Black Belts, Black Belts, and Green Belts – to effectively lead project teams to deliver their expected results. Understanding team building processes, tools, and role structures helps Six Sigma team members produce desired results and resolve negative team dynamics. In order to achieve this, disciplined schedules, costs, and deliverables are required when managing such projects. The management of Six Sigma projects involves developing and adhering to a project charter that reflects a shared understanding of project expectations, scope, deliverables, and schedule. This course will examine the fundamental project management tools used in a successful Six Sigma project. The course introduces the essential elements of a project charter, explains how project scope and metrics are developed, and gives an insight into the tools used to plan and implement improvement in a Six Sigma initiative. It also looks at team building, team roles, and team dynamics, and examines a variety of team tools that are commonly used in Six Sigma. Along with that, it identifies the most common communication techniques used in the workplace and the situations they are best suited to. This course is aligned to the ASQ Certified Six Sigma Green Belt certification exam and is designed to assist learners as part of their exam preparation.
Candidates seeking Six Sigma Green Belt certification; quality professionals, engineers, production managers, and frontline supervisors; process owners and champions charged with the responsibility of improving quality and processes at the organizational or departmental level