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Lean Six Sigma Special Interest Group  

1616 Anderson Road
Center Conference Room (3rd Floor)
McLean, Virginia  22102

Feb 24    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (GMT -5:00) EST

 Sponsored by: ASQ Section 509 (MD & DC) and Section 511 (N.VA) 

Art of Being a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

with review of 7 Quality Tools

Presented by Mr. Marcus Parker

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

6:00 - 7:00 PM – Networking and Pizza

7:00 – 8:15 PM – Program

There is no cost to attend this event

Presentation: is an engaging educational experience designed for project and quality management professionals. The presentation will focus on key tools that are common between Project Management and Continuous Process Improvement methodologies. Come explore how these tools, associated with the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification, can effectively be used to improve project performance.

The seven basic quality tools that will be covered are: (1) SIPOC; (2) Run Chart; (3) Control Chart; (4) Histogram; (5) Pareto Chart; (6) Scatter Plot; and (7) Fishbone.

Participants will learn how to recognize which tool to use to tell a story with data, how to apply data analysis to make informed decisions when solving tough problems and achieve tangible results on projects. In addition, techniques for effectively communicating these results with executives in order to allow them to make informed decisions based on data analysis tools and techniques will be covered. Participants will leave with an introduction to Lean Six Sigma and a fundamental understanding of how to execute projects with quality tools that can assist them in making data driven decisions.

Speaker: Marcus Parker is a lecturer, author, and an industry thought leader with 17 years of experience.  He is currently a Program Manager at the Department of Defense and adjunct Professor at Trinity University in Washington, D. C. He achieved a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, and a Master of Science from RIT. He has published several articles in Department of Defense publications on Business Process Improvement using Lean Six Sigma and project management methodologies.

 He is also a content contributor in the PMBOK 5th edition chapter 8 on Quality Management.  Marcus serves as President of the Project Management Institute (PMI), Silver Spring Maryland Chapter which has 650 plus members. He is the recipient of the 2015 PMI® Chapter Award for Leadership and his board of directors won the 2015 award for collaboration and outreach. He serves on the Board of Directors for the American Society of Quality (ASQ), Baltimore Maryland Chapter. 

The Meeting flyer can be accessed here.

Locations and Registration

       The presenter will be at the TEQCorner location with the presentation teleconferenced:

1616 Anderson Road McLean, Virginia 22102

Center Conference Room (3rd Floor)

(See map for directions to TEQCORNER, www.teqcorner.com)

Teleconferencing Instructions

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 Conference ID: 9503416

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Registration: Webpage: https://asq509.org/ht/d/DoSurvey/i/38891

Please register by noon on Tuesday, February 23 to better facilitate the creation of up to date meeting documentation and the refreshments ordering process.

For registration problems or further information contact James Patsis at [email protected]  or Danny Moore at [email protected]

LSS SIG Chairperson (509): Mr. James Patsis

LSS SIG Chairperson (511): Mr. Danny Moore

LSS SIG Committee: Rhonda Farrell, Ron Kelley, Danny Moore, and James Patsis.

Sponsored Jointly By: The American Society for Quality (ASQ), Washington DC & Maryland Metro Section (509), ASQ Northern Virginia Section (511), with marketing support by the IEEE Computer Society (DC & NoVA).

See our web page: https://asq509.org/ht/d/sp/i/197/pid/197. We meet every month, with locations varying in 2016, per the event calendar.

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