In today’s hypercompetitive economy, effective organizations have learned to create value for their customers by aligning around a common purpose, striving for perfection, and respecting and developing their employees. The management philosophy that reflects these values is known as “Lean” due to its emphasis on efficiency and value. Many leading companies and institutions have embraced a Lean Management culture and in this 100% online course you will learn its key concepts and practices. Upon successful completion, you will be prepared to test for Lean Certification.
- The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) forecasts 6% job growth between now and 2029 among Administrative Services and Facilities Managers, which the BLS defines as those who “plan, direct, and coordinate activities that help an organization run efficiently.” This is faster than the growth rate expected for all jobs. The BLS attributes this growth to retirement rates among current managers and a continued focus on improving efficiencies in organizations of all sizes.
- According to PayScale.com, Lean Managers earn $94,044 per year, on average. Annual salaries for early-career Lean Managers range between $45-93,000 during the first four years of their careers. Entry-level Lean Facilitators with less than one year of experience earn $55,000 per year, on average.
WHAT DO LEAN MANAGERS DO?
Lean Managers and Lean Facilitators are responsible to initiate and manage Lean Culture within organizations. They work with team members to develop and improve work processes and solve problems using Lean methodology. They create value for customers and community members by improving products and processes, enhancing efficiency and producing innovation.
WHAT JOBS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH LEAN MANAGEMENT?
Lean Managers and Lean Facilitators usually have job titles that reflect their responsibility to lead teams and organizations using Lean methodologies and principles. Some common titles include:
- Lean Manager
- Lean Facilitator
- Lean Team Leader
- Process Improvement Specialist
- Project Manager – Lean Six Sigma
- Continuous Improvement Manager (or Specialist)
- Manager of Quality Assurance
- Process Improvement Manager
- Process Engineer
IS CERTIFICATION IMPORTANT FOR LEAN CULTURE PRACTITIONERS?
Lean Management involves a specific set of processes, practices and values that mark a qualified Lean Practitioner. Certification is the best way to signal that you have worked in an organized and purposeful way to learn and apply Lean Management. This course prepares you to be certified by GoLeanSixSigma.com, a leading certification organization that has certified thousands of professionals nationwide. Enrollment includes the cost of the GoLeanSixSigma.com exam.
- What Lean is and how your organization can benefit from it
- How to effectively use the tools and techniques involved in establishing the current state of a process and developing the future state of a process
- To use tools and techniques associated with building a Lean culture
- Knowledge and skills needed to become a Lean leader
- Be able to build a Lean culture to sustain the improved process
- Ability to identify which steps in a process are wasteful and which add value
- Improve current processes to reduce cycle time and costs, and increase revenue
- Be adequately prepared to gain Lean Certification
There are no prerequisites to take this course.
I. Introduction to Lean
II. How to Establish Current State
III. How to Develop Future State
IV. How to Build a Lean Culture
Tracy O’Rourke is a Master Black Belt with over 20 years of success helping organizations like the Department of Veterans Affairs, the State of Washington, Cisco, DC Shoes, GE, and Motorola learn and apply Lean and Six Sigma. Tracy is an accomplished facilitator, trainer, and presenter. She has a BA in English Literature from San Francisco State University and an MBA with emphasis in Leadership and Managing Organizational Change from the Graziadio School of Business at Pepperdine University.
Elisabeth Swan is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt with over 20 years of experience consulting for organizations like Amazon, Charles Schwab, Burt’s Bees, Microsoft, and Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide. Swan is an accomplished consultant, designer, and executive coach with expertise in training, process-based organization design, problem-solving, and change management. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Barnard College.
Registration and Enrollment
This course is open enrollment. You can enroll and begin at any time.