The primary objective of this two-week course is to equip you with the analytical skills to improve your organization’s performance. You’ll learn to manage effectively by acquiring and interpreting data, whether it’s from a process, product, or organization.
A key component of this course is your individual project, which you’ll complete with coaching from the faculty. You should arrive on day one with a carefully chosen project in mind—this project should have the potential to return your course tuition many times over.
Class time will include industry-based examples that allow participants from all backgrounds to explore real-world scenarios. Managers will be able to focus more on interpretation and decision-making, while analysts will focus more on data acquisition, quality and analysis—but interaction between the two groups will provide you a unique opportunity to strengthen communication skills that you can take back to your own organization.
This course will enable you to . . .
- Create significant improvement in Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
- Define and implement data-based improvement strategies and techniques
- Communicate benefits and analyses to management
- Develop critical thinking skills to solve complex problems with data
- Lead others in Design of Experiments planning
- Appropriately choose between different methodologies to solve specific problems or exploit opportunities
- Analyze multiple types of data
- Employ the “80%” analytical tools—that is, the tools that are most frequently used in business situations today to solve business problems
—faculty, Graduate & Executive Education, and an executive consultant specializing in process innovation and redesign, leadership, Six Sigma, strategic planning, and process management.
—president of Miles & Associates, a management consulting firm focused on improving business performance. Ed has worked extensively with senior executives in manufacturing and service organizations to improve organizational effectiveness. He holds a BS in statistics and is a graduate of the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School Executive Development Institute.
Keith Leitner, MS
—faculty member, Graduate & Executive Education, in the area of lean enterprise deployment. Keith has served business and industry as a management consultant for many years implementing the concepts of lean in both private and defense industries.
Bill Peterson, MBA
—faculty, Graduate & Executive Education. Bill is a lean best practices teacher and consultant with more than 30 years of hands-on experience using lean, Six Sigma and other continuous improvement tools to enhance process efficiency, job satisfaction, and organizational performance.
Cost of the program includes . . .
- Most meals
- Single-room hotel lodging
- On-campus transportation
- Professional education credits, where applicable
Preferred pricing is available for multiple attendees from the same organization, current students and alumni of the Executive-Level MBA programs.
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