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1. Lean Process Improvement: Learn Lean Principles To Help You Become Successful

Toyota, Boeing, and Nike are just a few organizations that have used Lean principles to help them become successful. You, too, can incorporate Lean process improvement techniques into your corporate culture to minimize waste and maximize value.

Lean principles have come a long way over the past 300 years. From Benjamin Franklin’s early ideas, to Henry Ford’s work in the 1920’s and the Toyoda precepts in the 1930’s, to Jeffery Liker’s publication of The Toyota Way in 2004, Lean processes have evolved from a simple concept to a set of widely used best practices.

This course will give participants the foundation to begin implementing Lean process improvement tools in their workplace. The first part of the course will explore the foundations of Lean through the Toyota precepts and the five critical improvement concepts (value, waste, variation, complexity, and continuous improvement). The second part of the course will give participants tools to perform continuous improvement in their organization, including 5S, 5W-2H, PDSA, DMAIC, Kaizen, Genchi Genbutsu, and various Lean data mapping methods

After you complete this Lean Process Improvement course, you will be able to:

  • Define Lean and its key terms.
  • Describe the Toyota Production System and the TPS house.
  • Describe the five critical improvement concepts.
  • Use the Kano model to understand, describe, analyze, and improve value.
  • Identify and reduce various types of waste.
  • Create a plan for a more environmentally Lean organization.
  • Use the PDSA and R-DMAIC-S models to plan, execute, and evaluate Lean changes.
  • Use Lean thinking frameworks, including 5W-2H, Genchi Genbutsu and Gemba.
  • Prepare for and complete a basic 5-S.
  • Describe the key elements of Kaizen events, particularly a Kaizen blitz.
  • Gather, analyze, and interpret data using flow charts, Ishikawa (fishbone) diagrams, SIPOC diagrams, and value stream maps.
  • Go back to your organization with a plan to begin incorporating Lean into your corporate culture.

2. Continuous Improvement with Lean: Learn the Basics of Continuous Improvement Strategies

This course is an ideal choice if you’re ready to take your Lean knowledge to the next step. In it, we will explore what continuous improvement is all about and how Lean methodology can help get you there.

In this Continuous Improvement with Lean course, you will learn about developing continuous improvement strategies in the workplace using Lean methodology. The course focuses on the Identify – Plan – Execute – Review cycle, and wraps up with an in-depth case study to help you practice what you have learned.

After you complete this Continuous Improvement with Lean course, you will be able to:

  • Describe what continuous improvement with Lean is all about.
  • Explain the concepts of the continuous improvement cycle: Identify, Plan, Execute, and Review.
  • Apply Lean continuous improvement concepts to a case study.
  • Present ideas for continuous improvement.

3. Six Sigma: Entering the Dojo: Learn The Skills You Need To Implement A Six Sigma Business Improvement Plan

This course will give you the skills you need to implement a Six Sigma business improvement plan to your business. You will learn what Six Sigma is and different methods to apply in a practical sense by using a set of tools. You will then wrap things up with a consideration of managing relationships with your customers, both internal and external.

Once you complete Six Sigma: Entering the Dojo your skills in this practical area of business improvement will be prepped and practiced enough to apply them in the real world. You are going to learn about the basics of Six Sigma and about various improvement tools. You will follow that up with a look at management tools for generating ideas. A look at continuous improvement is next on the agenda and the course concludes with a consideration of customer relationships.

After you complete this Six Sigma: Entering the Dojo course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the Basics of Six Sigma.
  • Describe the seven quality tools to solve process problems.
  • Describe the various quality management tools.
  • Describe incremental and breakthrough improvements and understand the methodologies of continuous improvement projects.
  • Describe the importance of customer relationships in a quality organization.

4. Process Improvement with Gap Analysis: Improve Organizational Processes Through Gap Analysis

Gap analysis is a useful tool to improve processes in an organization or business. It will help you reveal and bridge process gaps. Gap analysis can be used in various facets of a business and in many ways to get to the desired end result.

You will learn how to embrace Process Improvement with Gap Analysis during this course which provides you with the knowledge of what gap analysis is, examples, templates, and the guidance to implement an analysis in your situation.

After you complete this Process Improvement with Gap Analysis course, you will be able to:

  • Define the term “gap analysis.”
  • Identify different types of gap analyses.
  • Perform all stages of the gap analysis process.
  • Create a gap analysis report.

5. Business Acumen: Increase your Financial Literacy & Improve Business Sense

The Business Acumen Online Certificate course helps you improve your judgement and decisiveness skills. The course enables you to see the big picture and recognize that all decisions no matter how small can have an effect on the bottom line.

Our Business Acumen Online courses will help you recognize learning events, manage risk better, and increase your critical thinking. Business Acumen has the ability to influence your whole organization and provide that additional edge that will lead to success.

After you complete this Business Acumen course, you will be able to:

  • Know how to see the big picture
  • Develop a risk management strategy
  • Know how to practice financial literacy
  • Develop critical thinking
  • Practice management acumen
  • Find key financial levers

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Lean Process Improvement  5 Course Bundle includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 

Course 1 - Certificate in Lean Process Improvement Online Course

Session 1: Course Overview

  • Learning Objectives
  • Pre-Assignment

 Session 2: Understanding Lean

  • Defining Lean
  • The History of Lean
  • The Automobile Industry
  • The Toyoda Precepts
  • Modern Thinkers
  • Six Sigma and Lean
  • Lean Six Sigma
  • Pre-Assignment Review
  • A Lean Glossary, Part One
  • A Lean Glossary, Part Two

 Session 3: The Toyota Production System

  • Overview of the Liker Pyramid
  • Parts of the Pyramid, Part One
  • Parts of the Pyramid, Part Two
  • Exploring the Philosophy
  • Considering the Processes, Part One
  • Considering the Processes, Part Two
  • Understanding People and Partners
  • Problem Solving Tools
  • The Problem Solving Model
  • Asking the Right Questions

 Session 4: The Toyota Production System House

  • Model Overview
  • The Roof
  • The Pillars
  • The Core
  • The Foundation

 Session 5: The Five Critical Improvement Concepts

  • Key Ideas
  • Waste
  • Variation
  • Complexity
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Case Study
  • Task

 Session 6: Understanding Value with the Kano Model

  • The Kano Model
  • Breaking Down the Model
  • Example: New Car

 Session 7: Types of Waste

  • The Three Categories
  • Making Connections

 Session 8: Creating a Lean Enterprise

  • Going Green with Lean
  • The Characteristics of a Lean Organization

 Session 9: The Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA) Cycle

  • Model Overview
  • Plan
  • Do
  • Study (also called Check)
  • Act

 Session 10: Using the R-DMAIC-S Model

  • R-DMAIC-S Model
  • R-DMAIC-S and PDSA, Part One
  • R-DMAIC-S and PDSA, Part Two

 Session 11: Lean Thinking Tools

  • 5W-2H
  • Genchi Genbutsu and Gemba
  • Performing a 5-S
  • Preparing for 5-S

 Session 12: Kaizen Events

  • About Kaizen and Kaizen Events
  • Typical Kaizen Blitz Workflow
  • Visualizing the Workflow
  • Personal Reflection

 Session 13: Data Gathering and Mapping

  • Flow Charts
  • Types of Symbols, Part One
  • Types of Symbols, Part Two
  • Creating the Flow Chart
  • Sample Flow Chart
  • Ishikawa (Cause and Effect) Diagrams
  • Creating an Ishikawa Diagram
  • SIPOC Diagrams
  • The Right Tools for the Job
  • Value Stream Maps
  • Sample Value Stream Map
  • Tips for Effective Data Analysis
  • Making Connections

 Session 14: A Plan to Take Home

  • Roadblocks and Pitfalls
  • Making Connections
  • Common Problems
  • Creating a Successful Organizational Structure
  • Process Overview
  • Breaking Down the Model
  • Where To Get Started?
  • A Plan for Success

 Session 15: A Personal Action Plan

  • Starting Point
  • Where I Want to Go
  • How I Will Get There

Course 2 - Certificate in Continuous Improvement with Lean Online Course

Session 1: Course Overview

  • Learning Objectives
  • Pre-Assignment

 Session 2: Defining Continuous Improvement

  • Definitions
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Pre-Assignment Review
  • How Can Lean Help?
  • Fully Adopted
  • Four-Stage Cycle
  • Making Connections

 Session 3: Stage One – Identify Areas For Improvement

  • Making It Valuable
  • Test the Theory

 Session 4: Stage Two – Create a Plan for Improvement

  • Building the Plan
  • Breaking Down the Steps
  • Next Steps
  • Where Are You At?

 Session 5: Stage Three – Implement the Changes

  • Taking the Lead
  • Staying Focused
  • Value Stream

 Session 6: Stage Four – Review the Impact

  • Remember to be Green with Lean
  • Making Connections
  • The Review Stage
  • Checklist for Success
  • The Three-Foot Circle
  • Review in Progress
  • Making Connections

 Session 7: Test Driving

  • Background Information
  • Case Study, Part One
  • Case Study, Part Two
  • Identify Opportunities for Improvement
  • Define the Process to Improve
  • Toolkit: Flow Charts, Part One
  • Toolkit: Flow Charts, Part Two
  • Toolkit: Flow Charts, Part Three
  • Toolkit: Ishikawa Diagrams
  • Toolkit: SIPOC Diagrams, Part One
  • Toolkit: SIPOC Diagrams, Part Two
  • Toolkit: Value Stream Map, Part One
  • Toolkit: Value Stream Map, Part Two
  • Work on Your Plan
  • Polish Your Plan

 A Personal Action Plan

  • Starting Point
  • Where I Want to Go
  • How I Will Get There

Course 3 - Certificate in Six Sigma: Entering the Dojo Online Course

Session 1: Course Overview

  •     Learning Objectives
  •     Pre-Assignment

Session 2: Six Sigma Basics

  •     Introduction
  •     DMAIC and DMADV?

Session 3: Improvement Tools

  •     Check Sheets and Flowcharts, Part 1
  •     Check Sheets and Flowcharts, Part 2
  •     Check Sheets and Flowcharts, Part 3
  •     Check Sheets and Flowcharts, Part 4
  •     Scatter Diagrams and Histograms, Part 1
  •     Scatter Diagrams and Histograms, Part 2
  •     Pareto Analysis
  •     Control Charts
  •     Cause-and-Effect Diagrams
  •     Improvement Tool Activity

Session 4: Management Tools for Generating Ideas

  •     Brainstorming and Affinity Diagrams, Part 1
  •     Brainstorming and Affinity Diagrams, Part 2
  •     Making Connections
  •     Other Idea Generating Techniques, Part 1
  •     Other Idea Generating Techniques, Part 2

Session 5: Continuous Improvement

  •     Continuous Improvement
  •     How to Carry Out a Six Sigma Continuous Improvement Project, Part 1
  •     How to Carry Out a Six Sigma Continuous Improvement Project, Part 2
  •     Making Connections

Session 6: Customer Relationships

  •     Customer Satisfaction
  •     Obtaining Customer Feedback, Part One
  •     Obtaining Customer Feedback, Part Two

A Personal Action Plan

  •     Starting Point
  •     Where I Want to Go
  •     How I Will Get There

Course 4 - Certificate in Process Improvement with Gap Analysis Online Course

Session 1: Course Overview

  •     Learning Objectives
  •     Pre-Assignment

Session 2: What is Gap Analysis?

  •     Defining Gap Analysis
  •     Where Gaps Occur
  •     The Business Case for Gap Analysis
  •     Types of Gap Analyses
  •     Making Connections

Session 3: The Gap Analysis Process

  •     Process Overview
  •     Recording the Data
  •     Step One: Identify the Future State, Part One
  •     Step One: Identify the Future State, Part Two
  •     Step Two: Identify the Current State, Part One
  •     Step Two: Identify the Current State, Part Two
  •     Step Three: Measure the Gap, Part One
  •     Step Three: Measure the Gap, Part Two
  •     Step Four: Create an Action Plan
  •     Step Five: Implement and Follow Up
  •     Making Connections
  •     Task

Session 4: Supporting Tools

  •     The McKinsey 7S Model
  •     The 7S Framework
  •     About the Elements
  •     SWOT Analysis
  •     Sample SWOT
  •     The Five Whys Technique
  •     Example
  •     The Fishbone Diagram
  •     About the Diagram
  •     Making Connections, Part One
  •     Making Connections, Part Two
  •     Task One
  •     Task Two
  •     Task Three

Session 5: Creating a Gap Analysis Report

  •     Essential Elements of a Gap Analysis Report
  •     Extra Elements

Session Six: Test Driving

  •     Pre-Assignment Review
  •     Toolbox
  •     SWOT Analysis
  •     Five Whys

Session 7: A Personal Action Plan

  •     Starting Point
  •     Where I Want to Go
  •     How I Will Get There

Course 5 - Certificate in Business Acumen Online Course

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - Seeing the Big Picture

  • Short and long term interactions
  • Recognize growth opportunities
  • Mindfulness of decisions
  • Everything is related

Module Three - KPI's (Key Performance Indicators)

  • Decisiveness
  • Flexible
  • Strong initiative
  • Being intuitive

Module Four - Risk Management Strategies

  • Continuous assessment
  • Internal and external factors
  • Making adjustments and corrections
  • Knowing when to pull the trigger or plug

Module Five - Recognizing Learning Events

  • Develop a sense of always learning
  • Evaluate past decisions
  • Problems are learning opportunities
  • Recognize your blind spots

Module Six - You Need to Know These Answers and More

  • What makes my company money?
  • What were sales last year?
  • What is our profit margin?
  • What were our costs?

Module Seven - Financial Literacy (Part 1)

  • Assets
  • Financial Ratios
  • Liabilities
  • Equity

Module Eight - Financial Literacy (Part 2)

  • Income statement
  • Balance sheet
  • Cash flow statement
  • Read, read and read

Module Nine - Business Acumen in Management

  • Talent management
  • Change management
  • Asset management
  • Organisational management

Module Ten - Critical Thinking in Business

  • Ask the right questions
  • Organise data
  • Evalute the information
  • Make the decision

Module Eleven - Key Financial Levers

  • Investing in people
  • Effective communication
  • Process improvement
  • Goal alignment

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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Get Lean Process Improvement, Continuous Improvement with Lean, Six Sigma: Entering the Dojo, Process Improvement with Gap Analysis and Business Acumen in this Bundle

1. Lean Process Improvement: Learn Lean Principles To Help You Become Successful

Toyota, Boeing, and Nike are just a few organizations that have used Lean principles to help them become successful. You, too, can incorporate Lean process improvement techniques into your corporate culture to minimize waste and maximize value.

Lean principles have come a long way over the past 300 years. From Benjamin Franklin’s early ideas, to Henry Ford’s work in the 1920’s and the Toyoda precepts in the 1930’s, to Jeffery Liker’s publication of The Toyota Way in 2004, Lean processes have evolved from a simple concept to a set of widely used best practices.

This course will give participants the foundation to begin implementing Lean process improvement tools in their workplace. The first part of the course will explore the foundations of Lean through the Toyota precepts and the five critical improvement concepts (value, waste, variation, complexity, and continuous improvement). The second part of the course will give participants tools to perform continuous improvement in their organization, including 5S, 5W-2H, PDSA, DMAIC, Kaizen, Genchi Genbutsu, and various Lean data mapping methods

After you complete this Lean Process Improvement course, you will be able to:

  • Define Lean and its key terms.
  • Describe the Toyota Production System and the TPS house.
  • Describe the five critical improvement concepts.
  • Use the Kano model to understand, describe, analyze, and improve value.
  • Identify and reduce various types of waste.
  • Create a plan for a more environmentally Lean organization.
  • Use the PDSA and R-DMAIC-S models to plan, execute, and evaluate Lean changes.
  • Use Lean thinking frameworks, including 5W-2H, Genchi Genbutsu and Gemba.
  • Prepare for and complete a basic 5-S.
  • Describe the key elements of Kaizen events, particularly a Kaizen blitz.
  • Gather, analyze, and interpret data using flow charts, Ishikawa (fishbone) diagrams, SIPOC diagrams, and value stream maps.
  • Go back to your organization with a plan to begin incorporating Lean into your corporate culture.

2. Continuous Improvement with Lean: Learn the Basics of Continuous Improvement Strategies

This course is an ideal choice if you’re ready to take your Lean knowledge to the next step. In it, we will explore what continuous improvement is all about and how Lean methodology can help get you there.

In this Continuous Improvement with Lean course, you will learn about developing continuous improvement strategies in the workplace using Lean methodology. The course focuses on the Identify – Plan – Execute – Review cycle, and wraps up with an in-depth case study to help you practice what you have learned.

After you complete this Continuous Improvement with Lean course, you will be able to:

  • Describe what continuous improvement with Lean is all about.
  • Explain the concepts of the continuous improvement cycle: Identify, Plan, Execute, and Review.
  • Apply Lean continuous improvement concepts to a case study.
  • Present ideas for continuous improvement.

3. Six Sigma: Entering the Dojo: Learn The Skills You Need To Implement A Six Sigma Business Improvement Plan

This course will give you the skills you need to implement a Six Sigma business improvement plan to your business. You will learn what Six Sigma is and different methods to apply in a practical sense by using a set of tools. You will then wrap things up with a consideration of managing relationships with your customers, both internal and external.

Once you complete Six Sigma: Entering the Dojo your skills in this practical area of business improvement will be prepped and practiced enough to apply them in the real world. You are going to learn about the basics of Six Sigma and about various improvement tools. You will follow that up with a look at management tools for generating ideas. A look at continuous improvement is next on the agenda and the course concludes with a consideration of customer relationships.

After you complete this Six Sigma: Entering the Dojo course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the Basics of Six Sigma.
  • Describe the seven quality tools to solve process problems.
  • Describe the various quality management tools.
  • Describe incremental and breakthrough improvements and understand the methodologies of continuous improvement projects.
  • Describe the importance of customer relationships in a quality organization.

4. Process Improvement with Gap Analysis: Improve Organizational Processes Through Gap Analysis

Gap analysis is a useful tool to improve processes in an organization or business. It will help you reveal and bridge process gaps. Gap analysis can be used in various facets of a business and in many ways to get to the desired end result.

You will learn how to embrace Process Improvement with Gap Analysis during this course which provides you with the knowledge of what gap analysis is, examples, templates, and the guidance to implement an analysis in your situation.

After you complete this Process Improvement with Gap Analysis course, you will be able to:

  • Define the term “gap analysis.”
  • Identify different types of gap analyses.
  • Perform all stages of the gap analysis process.
  • Create a gap analysis report.

5. Business Acumen: Increase your Financial Literacy & Improve Business Sense

The Business Acumen Online Certificate course helps you improve your judgement and decisiveness skills. The course enables you to see the big picture and recognize that all decisions no matter how small can have an effect on the bottom line.

Our Business Acumen Online courses will help you recognize learning events, manage risk better, and increase your critical thinking. Business Acumen has the ability to influence your whole organization and provide that additional edge that will lead to success.

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  • Develop a risk management strategy
  • Know how to practice financial literacy
  • Develop critical thinking
  • Practice management acumen
  • Find key financial levers

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Lean Process Improvement  5 Course Bundle includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 

Course 1 - Certificate in Lean Process Improvement Online Course

Session 1: Course Overview

  • Learning Objectives
  • Pre-Assignment

 Session 2: Understanding Lean

  • Defining Lean
  • The History of Lean
  • The Automobile Industry
  • The Toyoda Precepts
  • Modern Thinkers
  • Six Sigma and Lean
  • Lean Six Sigma
  • Pre-Assignment Review
  • A Lean Glossary, Part One
  • A Lean Glossary, Part Two

 Session 3: The Toyota Production System

  • Overview of the Liker Pyramid
  • Parts of the Pyramid, Part One
  • Parts of the Pyramid, Part Two
  • Exploring the Philosophy
  • Considering the Processes, Part One
  • Considering the Processes, Part Two
  • Understanding People and Partners
  • Problem Solving Tools
  • The Problem Solving Model
  • Asking the Right Questions

 Session 4: The Toyota Production System House

  • Model Overview
  • The Roof
  • The Pillars
  • The Core
  • The Foundation

 Session 5: The Five Critical Improvement Concepts

  • Key Ideas
  • Waste
  • Variation
  • Complexity
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Case Study
  • Task

 Session 6: Understanding Value with the Kano Model

  • The Kano Model
  • Breaking Down the Model
  • Example: New Car

 Session 7: Types of Waste

  • The Three Categories
  • Making Connections

 Session 8: Creating a Lean Enterprise

  • Going Green with Lean
  • The Characteristics of a Lean Organization

 Session 9: The Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA) Cycle

  • Model Overview
  • Plan
  • Do
  • Study (also called Check)
  • Act

 Session 10: Using the R-DMAIC-S Model

  • R-DMAIC-S Model
  • R-DMAIC-S and PDSA, Part One
  • R-DMAIC-S and PDSA, Part Two

 Session 11: Lean Thinking Tools

  • 5W-2H
  • Genchi Genbutsu and Gemba
  • Performing a 5-S
  • Preparing for 5-S

 Session 12: Kaizen Events

  • About Kaizen and Kaizen Events
  • Typical Kaizen Blitz Workflow
  • Visualizing the Workflow
  • Personal Reflection

 Session 13: Data Gathering and Mapping

  • Flow Charts
  • Types of Symbols, Part One
  • Types of Symbols, Part Two
  • Creating the Flow Chart
  • Sample Flow Chart
  • Ishikawa (Cause and Effect) Diagrams
  • Creating an Ishikawa Diagram
  • SIPOC Diagrams
  • The Right Tools for the Job
  • Value Stream Maps
  • Sample Value Stream Map
  • Tips for Effective Data Analysis
  • Making Connections

 Session 14: A Plan to Take Home

  • Roadblocks and Pitfalls
  • Making Connections
  • Common Problems
  • Creating a Successful Organizational Structure
  • Process Overview
  • Breaking Down the Model
  • Where To Get Started?
  • A Plan for Success

 Session 15: A Personal Action Plan

  • Starting Point
  • Where I Want to Go
  • How I Will Get There

Course 2 - Certificate in Continuous Improvement with Lean Online Course

Session 1: Course Overview

  • Learning Objectives
  • Pre-Assignment

 Session 2: Defining Continuous Improvement

  • Definitions
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Pre-Assignment Review
  • How Can Lean Help?
  • Fully Adopted
  • Four-Stage Cycle
  • Making Connections

 Session 3: Stage One – Identify Areas For Improvement

  • Making It Valuable
  • Test the Theory

 Session 4: Stage Two – Create a Plan for Improvement

  • Building the Plan
  • Breaking Down the Steps
  • Next Steps
  • Where Are You At?

 Session 5: Stage Three – Implement the Changes

  • Taking the Lead
  • Staying Focused
  • Value Stream

 Session 6: Stage Four – Review the Impact

  • Remember to be Green with Lean
  • Making Connections
  • The Review Stage
  • Checklist for Success
  • The Three-Foot Circle
  • Review in Progress
  • Making Connections

 Session 7: Test Driving

  • Background Information
  • Case Study, Part One
  • Case Study, Part Two
  • Identify Opportunities for Improvement
  • Define the Process to Improve
  • Toolkit: Flow Charts, Part One
  • Toolkit: Flow Charts, Part Two
  • Toolkit: Flow Charts, Part Three
  • Toolkit: Ishikawa Diagrams
  • Toolkit: SIPOC Diagrams, Part One
  • Toolkit: SIPOC Diagrams, Part Two
  • Toolkit: Value Stream Map, Part One
  • Toolkit: Value Stream Map, Part Two
  • Work on Your Plan
  • Polish Your Plan

 A Personal Action Plan

  • Starting Point
  • Where I Want to Go
  • How I Will Get There

Course 3 - Certificate in Six Sigma: Entering the Dojo Online Course

Session 1: Course Overview

  •     Learning Objectives
  •     Pre-Assignment

Session 2: Six Sigma Basics

  •     Introduction
  •     DMAIC and DMADV?

Session 3: Improvement Tools

  •     Check Sheets and Flowcharts, Part 1
  •     Check Sheets and Flowcharts, Part 2
  •     Check Sheets and Flowcharts, Part 3
  •     Check Sheets and Flowcharts, Part 4
  •     Scatter Diagrams and Histograms, Part 1
  •     Scatter Diagrams and Histograms, Part 2
  •     Pareto Analysis
  •     Control Charts
  •     Cause-and-Effect Diagrams
  •     Improvement Tool Activity

Session 4: Management Tools for Generating Ideas

  •     Brainstorming and Affinity Diagrams, Part 1
  •     Brainstorming and Affinity Diagrams, Part 2
  •     Making Connections
  •     Other Idea Generating Techniques, Part 1
  •     Other Idea Generating Techniques, Part 2

Session 5: Continuous Improvement

  •     Continuous Improvement
  •     How to Carry Out a Six Sigma Continuous Improvement Project, Part 1
  •     How to Carry Out a Six Sigma Continuous Improvement Project, Part 2
  •     Making Connections

Session 6: Customer Relationships

  •     Customer Satisfaction
  •     Obtaining Customer Feedback, Part One
  •     Obtaining Customer Feedback, Part Two

A Personal Action Plan

  •     Starting Point
  •     Where I Want to Go
  •     How I Will Get There

Course 4 - Certificate in Process Improvement with Gap Analysis Online Course

Session 1: Course Overview

  •     Learning Objectives
  •     Pre-Assignment

Session 2: What is Gap Analysis?

  •     Defining Gap Analysis
  •     Where Gaps Occur
  •     The Business Case for Gap Analysis
  •     Types of Gap Analyses
  •     Making Connections

Session 3: The Gap Analysis Process

  •     Process Overview
  •     Recording the Data
  •     Step One: Identify the Future State, Part One
  •     Step One: Identify the Future State, Part Two
  •     Step Two: Identify the Current State, Part One
  •     Step Two: Identify the Current State, Part Two
  •     Step Three: Measure the Gap, Part One
  •     Step Three: Measure the Gap, Part Two
  •     Step Four: Create an Action Plan
  •     Step Five: Implement and Follow Up
  •     Making Connections
  •     Task

Session 4: Supporting Tools

  •     The McKinsey 7S Model
  •     The 7S Framework
  •     About the Elements
  •     SWOT Analysis
  •     Sample SWOT
  •     The Five Whys Technique
  •     Example
  •     The Fishbone Diagram
  •     About the Diagram
  •     Making Connections, Part One
  •     Making Connections, Part Two
  •     Task One
  •     Task Two
  •     Task Three

Session 5: Creating a Gap Analysis Report

  •     Essential Elements of a Gap Analysis Report
  •     Extra Elements

Session Six: Test Driving

  •     Pre-Assignment Review
  •     Toolbox
  •     SWOT Analysis
  •     Five Whys

Session 7: A Personal Action Plan

  •     Starting Point
  •     Where I Want to Go
  •     How I Will Get There

Course 5 - Certificate in Business Acumen Online Course

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - Seeing the Big Picture

  • Short and long term interactions
  • Recognize growth opportunities
  • Mindfulness of decisions
  • Everything is related

Module Three - KPI's (Key Performance Indicators)

  • Decisiveness
  • Flexible
  • Strong initiative
  • Being intuitive

Module Four - Risk Management Strategies

  • Continuous assessment
  • Internal and external factors
  • Making adjustments and corrections
  • Knowing when to pull the trigger or plug

Module Five - Recognizing Learning Events

  • Develop a sense of always learning
  • Evaluate past decisions
  • Problems are learning opportunities
  • Recognize your blind spots

Module Six - You Need to Know These Answers and More

  • What makes my company money?
  • What were sales last year?
  • What is our profit margin?
  • What were our costs?

Module Seven - Financial Literacy (Part 1)

  • Assets
  • Financial Ratios
  • Liabilities
  • Equity

Module Eight - Financial Literacy (Part 2)

  • Income statement
  • Balance sheet
  • Cash flow statement
  • Read, read and read

Module Nine - Business Acumen in Management

  • Talent management
  • Change management
  • Asset management
  • Organisational management

Module Ten - Critical Thinking in Business

  • Ask the right questions
  • Organise data
  • Evalute the information
  • Make the decision

Module Eleven - Key Financial Levers

  • Investing in people
  • Effective communication
  • Process improvement
  • Goal alignment

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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