Lean Methodology and Project Management Administration

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The modern workplace is more complex than ever. As a consequence, collaboration skills are more important than ever. This program introduces participants to management methods, designed around collaboration, used to increase performance through enhancing the efficiency of teams and systems:

  • Lean Six Sigma draws heavily on statistical analysis to reduce or eliminate waste, lower defects, and improve customer satisfaction. The emphasis is on developing and implementing a process that ensures quality.
  • Project Management focuses on developing and implementing processes to ensure a project is successfully completed on time and on budget.

Students will work hands-on with tools commonly used to practice these methods to reinforce theory. Practical applications of these collaborative management methods can be found within the daily roles of professionals in a variety of roles, across all industries.

Course Clock Hours Course Name



Business Process Improvement



Business Process Improvement LAB



Applied Project Management



Applied Project Management LAB

170 Total Clock Hours
Evenings, Program Length 28 weeks

Business Process Improvement / 50 clock hours

This course provides a basic understanding of how businesses use Six Sigma to proactively eliminate waste, reduce variation in business processes, and continually meet customer requirements and expectations. Students will learn how to use Six Sigma tools and techniques to develop and sustain efficient operations applicable to any industry. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to apply the tools needed to develop charters, build process and value stream maps, conduct root cause analysis, and implement corrective actions to ensure businesses competitive advantage.
Prerequisite: None

Business Process Improvement LAB / 35 clock hours

This lab course teaches and reinforces the tools and techniques students need to engage and embrace Six Sigma in our ever changing world of business today. Six Sigma concepts, tools, and techniques are demonstrated by students as they prepare Six Sigma projects. The Six Sigma projects will provide students with an understanding of how to impact positive change in businesses across various industries. Students will identify an opportunity for improvement as it relates to their lab Six Sigma projects, and use charters, process mapping, failure modes and effects analysis, and other tools to implement a Six Sigma Associate’s project.
Prerequisite: None

Applied Project Management / 50 clock hours

This course develops and expands the student’s knowledge of project management methodology and processes. Students will learn project management procedures along with tools used to plan, manage, organize, monitor, and control a project. Students will learn how to select projects, manage effective teams, overcome conflict, close projects, and use negotiation skills. Upon successful course completion, students will be able to demonstrate the fundamental rules and tenets of the PMBOK (as published by the Project Management Institute) and to apply practical methodology in real world situations.
Prerequisite: None

Applied Project Management LAB / 35 clock hours

This lab course gives students the opportunity to apply project management concepts and theories to a real life project. Students will learn how to use different tools, including Microsoft Project, to move through the life cycle of the project. Students will also practice for the Certified Associate Project Manager (CAPM) exam. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to assume the responsibilities and daily functions of a project manager.
Prerequisite: None