Minitab trainers are seasoned statisticians with years of experience implementing quality improvement projects.
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) February 28, 2012
Learn how to navigate process improvement software that makes Lean Six Sigma projects easier to manage and complete by attending Minitab, Inc.’s public training sessions in Chicago starting April 2.
Quality Companion by Minitab is process improvement software that has been designed by experienced practitioners to help improvement professionals manage Lean Six Sigma and other projects in one application.
Professionals will have the opportunity to learn how to use the software from an industry-seasoned Minitab trainer, who will highlight how to navigate Quality Companion’s built-in quality tools and how to use and customize various form templates, including C&E Matrix, FMEA and Project Charter.
Minitab Inc., the leading provider of software for quality improvement, will offer its Quality Companion Essentials training series April 2-3, 2012, at MicroTek, 3010 Highland Parkway, Downers Grove, Illinois 60515.
The courses are tailored for quality improvement practitioners working in both manufacturing and service-related industries. The course materials include training on the following tools: Process Mapping, Brainstorming/Fishbone Diagram, Y Metrics, Ballots, Presentations, Analysis Capture Tools and Value Stream Mapping.
The full two days of training costs $750. People who register for the training and pay before March 3, 2012 receive a 10% early-bird discount. Registration is available online at http://www.minitab.com/en-US/training/instructor-led/training-details.aspx?eventId=1008
All of Minitab’s instructor-led training includes plenty of time to practice what you learn under the guidance of expert trainers with years of experience implementing quality improvement projects. Trainers make complex concepts easy to grasp, and are highly regarded for their engaging style and personal attention.
Paul Sheehy, Minitab technical training specialist and certified Six Sigma Black Belt, will be the instructor for the Chicago sessions. Sheehy earned bachelor’s degrees in both industrial technology and mechanical engineering while employed at GE. In academia, he served as an adjunct professor and industrial advisor for Mechanical Engineering Technology at the University of Maine.
After becoming a Master Black Belt, Sheehy deployed the Six Sigma program at the GE Power Systems facility and taught Six Sigma methodology at various GE locations. Sheehy also worked for the Six Sigma Academy, where he was a master consultant and trainer for five years before coming to Minitab.
His extensive training experience, coupled with over 35 years’ experience in both manufacturing and business processes with companies such as GE, Saco Defense and Irving Leather, makes Sheehy an excellent resource to his class participants.
“I frequently tell my students that their success is the only measure of my success,” says Sheehy.
The skills covered in the two day-long courses are detailed below.
Quality Companion Essentials
Participants learn to identify potential quality improvement projects and how to quantify the risks involved. Participants define and scope a project to more easily gain buy-in from key stakeholders and determine which tools and statistical analyses are appropriate at any phase of the project. Participants create custom data fields and categories, as well as custom project and tool templates that can be stored as permanent software options and shared with other users.
Topics include Quality Companion Environment, Project Manager, Roadmap, Coaches, Templates, Custom Data Fields, Project Data Sharing and Modifying Forms.
Minitab Inc. is one of the world’s leading developers of statistical and process improvement software. Thousands of distinguished companies use Minitab software, including Toshiba, DuPont, Boeing, Royal Bank of Scotland, Nestlé and Pfizer. Minitab products are backed by outstanding services, including training, e-learning opportunities and free technical support.
Minitab Inc., headquartered in State College, Pa., operates offices in the United Kingdom, France and Australia and has additional representatives throughout the world.