Introduction to Lean – IMR
Is this course for you?
The course aims to provide you with a balance of theoretical learning and practical know-how through an introduction to Lean, and the fundamentals of Six Sigma.
Aspiring project managers, core team members of project teams, direct reports starting to work in a lean environment or any member of the workforce who wishes to introduce the theory of Lean into their workplace.
Module 01 Background & History
Management: Lean as distinct from other forms of project management
History Lean: Henry Ford / Toyota / JIT / KanBan / Continuous Improvement / PDCA Cycle
History 6-Sigma: 1908 T-Testing / Statistical Process Control / 3.4DPMO
Roles & Belts: Overview of belts and levels in LSS and roles, including champion and lean executives
The Lean Enterprise: Understand Lean culture / role of individuals / commitment to CIP and Rewarding
Module 02 Lean Fundamentals
5 Principles: Define Value / Map value Stream / establish flow / establish pull / seek perfection
3 Customers: Internal / External / Regulatory
3 Activities: Value Add / Non-Value Add / Necessary NVA
8 Wastes: TIMWOODS / 8 MUDA / DOWNTIME
Gemba:Go and see Management walks
Module 03 6-Sigma Fundamentals
Mu & x-Bar: Averages and the problem of averages
Standard Deviation: A measure of variation
Empherical rule: Applying 6-Sigma (the empherical rule)
Voice of Customer: Understand Voice of Customer
Lean Charter:Benefits of Charter, Business case & problem Statement
Module 04 Problem Solving Approaches
Project Selection Approaches: PESTEL and / or SPECTRES
Kaizen: Benefits of a Kaizen Blitz and how to plan one
A3: Using an A3 storyboard to track a CIP project
PDCA: Understand the PDCA Deming improvement cycle
DMAIC: Understand DMAIC as a cycle and also as a project management Sequence
Module 05 General Information
Typical Documents: SIPOC / RACI / Maps ( VSM )
Gate Reviews: How to “gate” a DMAIC project effectively
Elements of Culture: Fundamentals of a LSS culture / Norms of a LSS culture / Artefacts of a LSS culture
Rewards & Recognition: Need for and benefits of implementing rewards.
Delivery: Live facilitator led virtual classroom workshop.
Duration: 7 hours.
Learning platform: Zoom or MS Teams.
Learning methodology: Real world activities by topic.
Learning transfer: Facilitated inter active presentation, reinforcement exercises, learning by doing.