We offer training and consulting that will help your organization achieve breakthrough results. Rooted in Lean Principles and focused on Six Sigma quality, our training provides you the principles and practices that have been proven effective.

Lean Software Development Training

Process Agility

  • Scrum Basics (1 Day)
    • Overview of the Scrum framework and how it can improve your development processes.
  • ScrumMaster (1 Day)
    • Learn what it takes to be a ScrumMaster.
  • Product Owner (1 Day)
    • Learn what it takes to be a Product Owner
  • These three courses are taught in one three-day block. Membership in the courses may change, over the three days, but Scrum Basics is required for anyone attending the ScrumMaster or Product Owner courses.

Technical Agility

  • Lean Software Development (5 Days)
    • Learn the technical practices required for an agile business. It is not sufficient to have agile processes. Your code and technical practices must also be agile.
      • Includes Scrum Basics training
      • Includes Personal Agility Seminar
      • Five day course with LOTS of hands on exercises
      • Course outline
        • Lean Principles
        • Agile Modeling
        • Object Oriented Analysis and Design
          • Use case or User Stories
          • Domain Modeling
          • Design Principles
          • Interaction Diagrams
          • Translating to code
        • Test Driven Development
        • Refactoring
        • Continuous Integration
        • Introduction to Design Patterns
        • Scrum Basics
        • Workshop project selection
  • Lean Software Development Capstone Workshop (5 Days)
    • Intensive five day workshop applying the principles and practices learned in the Lean Software Development training to a real-world coding project. It’s not just about acquiring knowledge. It’s about applying it to your work practices.
      • Course Outline
        • Deeper dive into Lean and Agile principles
        • Applying Scrum Framework
          • Sprint Planning
          • Daily Standups
          • Sprint Demo
          • Sprint Retrospective
        • Agile modeling of new features
        • Applying TDD in your environment
          • Deeper dive into TDD
          • Deeper dive into Refactoring
        • Applying Continuous Integration

Personal Agility

  • Crucial Conversations (2 Days)
    • Crucial Conversations is a course that teaches skills for creating alignment and agreement by fostering open dialogue around high-stakes, emotional, or risky topics—at all levels of your organization. By learning how to speak and be heard (and encouraging others to do the same), you’ll begin to surface the best ideas, make the highest-quality decisions, and then act on your decisions with unity and commitment.
  • Influencer (2 Days)
    • Influencer Training is a leadership course that teaches proven behavior change strategies. Drawing from the skills of many of the world’s best change agents and combining them with five decades of social-science research, this course offers a powerful model for behavior change whether you manage a team of ten or ten thousand.
  • Personal Agility Seminar (2 Hours)
    • Personal agility is a combination personal responsibility and shared responsibility. Learn what these two things mean and how they can transform your team.

Six Sigma, DFSS, and Statistics Training Courses

Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) Executive Overview

Course Overview

Our DFSS Executive Overview is for executives and managers who lead design groups. The course provides an introduction to DFSS and an overview of the methodology. This one day course includes printed course materials.

Course Outline

  • DFSS Introduction and Motivation
  • Introduction to IDOV
  • Identification of Customer and Business Requirements
  • Design Overview
  • Optimization of Key Design Variables
  • Design Validation Overview

Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) Rollout Execution

Course Overview

This class is more of a meeting than a course, with the purpose of assisting you in your deployment strategy for DFSS. With your key design leaders, we examine your culture and map out a deployment strategy to take your organizational elements from the start to success.

Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) Green Belt

Course Overview

Our DFSS Green Belt program is a 2 week course which includes printed course materials and the software Quantum XL, DOE Pro XL, SPC XL, SimWare, and Pro-Test. The course was created for design engineers with the simple goal of making them more effective in designing products to meet the customers’ requirements.

DFSS Green Belt Course Outline Week 1 – 4.5 Days

  • Introduction to DFSS
  • Obtaining Product Requirements
  • Design Scorecard
  • Design Partitioning
  • Pugh Concept Selection and Functional Modeling
  • Brainstorming
  • Identifying and Controlling Key Design Variables
  • Statistical Concepts for Design
  • Hypothesis Testing
  • Measurement System Analysis (MSA)
  • MSA for Design and Development
  • MSA for Embedded Systems
  • Attribute MSA
  • Getting Started

DFSS Green Belt Course Outline Week 2 – 4.5 Days

  • Introduction to Regression
  • Introduction to DOE
  • Regression Analysis
  • Two-Level Designs
  • Three-Level Designs
  • DOE Summary
  • Expected Value Analysis
  • Robust Design
  • Tolerance Design
  • Basic Reliability Concepts
  • Validation Techniques

Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) Black Belt

Course Overview

Rather than a “one size fits all” approach, our DFSS Black Belt course is typically customized for each client to meet their specific needs. We have found that different clients will need different skills depending on their industry and goals.

Example Subjects

  • Advanced Design of Experiments
  • Advanced Measurement System Analysis (MSA)
  • Optimization of Deterministic Simulators
    • Nearly Orthogonal Latin Hypercube Sampling
    • Descriptive Sampling
    • Latin Hypercube Sampling
    • Regression in a Deterministic Environment
  • Data Mining
  • Innovation Techniques
  • Axiomatic Design

Design of Experiments (DOE)

Course Overview

Design of Experiments is a 4.5 day course which includes printed course materials and the software DOE Pro XL. The course is targeted to the individual who has no experience in DOE and would like to learn to plan, setup, execute, analyze, and optimize using the powerful tool DOE.

Course Outline

  • Fundamental Concepts
  • Introduction to Regression
  • Introduction to DOE
  • Regression Analysis
  • Two-Level Designs
  • Three-Level Designs
  • DOE Summary
  • Multiple Response Optimization

Basic Statistics For Healthcare Professionals

Course Description

With the ever increasing use of evidence based medicine, today’s healthcare professionals must be well versed in the use of statistics. This one day course will show participants how to perform and interpret statistical analysis using Excel.

Course Overview

  • The need for statistics
  • Statistical thinking
  • Displaying and describing one variable
  • Introduction to statistical inference
  • Estimating means and proportions
  • Comparing two means and variances
  • Correlating two continuous variables
  • Comparing two discrete variables

Quality Function Deployment (QFD)

Course Overview

QFD is one of our newest and most sought-after courses. It is a 1.5 day class that includes printed course materials and our exceedingly popular QFD software, SnapSheets XL. The course is designed for marketing members and design engineers.

Course Outline

  • Motivation and Introduction to QFD
  • House of Quality #1 (Kano’s Model, Sources of Data, CTQ Development)
  • System Design and Partitioning
  • House of Quality #2 (Key Design Variable (KDV) Identification, Controlling KDVs)

Statistical Tools and Techniques

Course Overview

Our Statistical Tools and Techniques course serves as an introduction to basic statistical analysis. The 4.5 day course includes printed course materials and our ever popular software, SPC XL.

Course Outline

  • Statistical Measures
  • Capability Indices
  • Understanding Variation
  • Hypothesis Testing
  • Graphical Analysis
  • Control Charting
  • Measurement System Analysis (MSA)

To discuss your training and coaching needs, please contact us with your questions.