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Managing Six Sigma Projects

The vehicle for achieving improvement in a Six Sigma program is the improvement “project”. This project brings a team together, usually headed by a Black Belt who acts as the “project manager” to investigate the problem, suggest improvement options and implement the chosen ones. This class compares Six Sigma projects with the projects used in Project Management, outlining differences that lead to alternative management approaches in executing them.

Learning Objectives

  • Define a Six Sigma project
  • Articulate key differences in Six Sigma projects
  • Recognize projects as avenues to improvement and change
  • Illustrate projects in the organization
  • Perform project selection
  • Create a project charter

Topics & Content

  • Project planning
  • Scheduling
  • Staffing
  • Budgeting
  • Progress monitoring during the Measure and Analyze phases
  • Implementing improvement ideas
  • Change management
  • Transfer of the project
  • New system control

Course Information

Course Code: SIG301
Duration: 1 day
Targeted Audience: This course is intended for those responsible for selecting and managing Six Sigma projects.

  • OPM - 7 CLP(s)
  • PMI - 7 PDU(s)
  • SHRM - 7 PDC(s)

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