Measuring and Improving Processes

Format

We plan to offer this program via live, online learning as an interactive virtual learning experience. If you have questions about the online delivery of this program, please reach out to us.

  • November 2, 2021 | 1 – 4:30 p.m. ET
  • November 3, 2021 | 1 – 4:30 p.m. ET
  • November 9, 2021 | 1 – 4:30 p.m. ET
  • November 10, 2021 | 1 – 4: 30 p.m. ET

Overview

Using Six Sigma Tools to Improve Business Results

Six Sigma performance is a worthy, albeit expensive, business goal. Fortunately, it is not an all-or-nothing proposition. This program will arm participants with the tools and strategies that are fundamental to Six Sigma and other proven performance improvement methodologies.

Measuring and Improving Processes: Using Six Sigma Tools to Improve Business Results is part of the Business Process Management Certificate Series, and it can be taken as a stand alone program or as part of the BPM sequence.

Topics

I. The Customer First

  • Identify your key customers
  • Use the Kano Model to determine customer expectations
  • Measure performance against expectations
  • Collect and validate customer requirements

II. Measuring Process Quality

  • Identify how my customers measure quality
  • Identify how my organization measures quality
  • Determine upstream and downstream pulse points
  • Collect data using the Check Sheet
  • Evaluate data using the Trend Chart
  • Set Targets

III. Analyzing Performance

  • Identify and prioritize issues using the Pareto Chart
  • Determine if processes are stable, capable, and flexible using Histograms and Process Distributions
  • Understand variation by determining common cause vs. special cause
  • Manage variation by using the Control Chart
  • Analyze root cause with the Scatter Diagram and the Fishbone Diagram

IV. Your Improvement Strategy

  • Analyze process flowcharts
  • Identify improvement opportunities
  • Identify “quick hits”
  • Determine options and impact
  • Benchmark

Key Learning Objectives

In this program participants will learn how to:

  • Identify critical process “pulse points”
  • Measure and analyze process performance
  • Construct histograms, control charts and other practical Six Sigma tools
  • Determine what level of quality an organization’s process can deliver
  • Identify the root causes that limit quality, slow service time and increase costs
  • Evaluate and apply process improvement alternatives

Contact

edp@broad.msu.edu
517-353-8711

Cost

$1,295 – includes course materials