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Lean Six Sigma and Process Excellence
Project Management for Lean Six Sigma Professionals
Get Buy-in for Lean Six Sigma Projects
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Traditional Classroom
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2 Days
14 PDUs / 1.4 CEUs / 16 CPEs
Virtual Classroom
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Four 3-hour sessions
12 PDUs / 1.2 CEUs

Basic understanding of Lean Six Sigma

Course Level: Intermediate

About the Program
This valuable learning series is designed to help Lean Six Sigma project managers (Black Belts and Green Belts) with the challenging aspects of change management and project management that are critically important to successful project completion. Participants will utilize the successful tools, techniques, and concepts to help ensure the Lean Six Sigma projects are successfully completed with buy-in from those who will maintain the improvements.

Who Should Attend
Individuals responsible for managing, leading, coordinating, and supporting Lean Six Sigma projects. Additionally, champions, team members, and sponsors will benefit from learning the basic concepts tools and techniques while practicing through real-world project simulations.

Performance Focus
One of the core principles of a Lean Six Sigma organization is to choose the best and brightest process or subject matter experts to become Lean Six Sigma project managers (Black Belts and Green Belts) for high-impact, strategically selected projects. These selected projects are carefully aligned to the annual goals of the organization and must be successfully completed on time.

While Black Belts and Green Belts are very effective individuals, they usually have had little or no training in the principles of project management or change management. Learning these important aspects of successful project completion through trial and error not only increases project cycle time but also adds an unnecessary burden to an already challenging Lean Six Sigma position.

In this course participants will practice using the tools and techniques necessary to ensure a cross-functional team effectively completes a project on time. These practical skills, concepts, and principles can be taken back to the job and successfully applied to any Lean Six Sigma or Design for Six Sigma project.

What You Will Learn

  • How to develop project charters and project plans
  • How to work in cross-functional teams without direct authority
  • How to identify and manage threats and opportunities
  • How to identify and influence stakeholders to assure change
  • How to effectively communicate in and around a project
  • How to identify project tasks, tasks durations, and a project schedule
  • How to manage project decisions and project meetings

Course Overview

Getting Started

  • Introductions
  • Course structure
  • Course goals and objectives

Foundation Concepts

  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Project Management for Lean Six Sigma
  • The Five Process Groups of Projects
  • PMI 9 Areas of Knowledge

Project Initiation

  • Project Generation
  • Project Charter
  • Organizational Change Management
  • Assuring Project Support
  • Emphasizing Shared Need for Change

Project Planning

  • Developing the Project Plan
  • Communication Management
  • Work Breakdown Structure
  • Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RAM)
  • Estimating Schedules and Budgets
  • The Network Logic Diagram
  • Schedule Development and Critical Path Method
  • Project Risk Management

Project Execution

  • Choosing the Right Decision-Making Approaches
  • Planning Effective Project Meetings
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Effective Negotiation for the Project
  • Mobilizing Stakeholder Commitment (Stakeholder Analysis and Stakeholder Influencing strategies)

Project Monitoring and Controlling

  • Project Control
  • Project Reporting
  • Taking Corrective Action

Project Closure

  • Learning from Experience


  • What did we learn, and how can we implement this in our work environments?
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