Based on Evolution

Developmental
Training

For several years ECONS resources have been providing Training solutions to our customers. Primarily in the areas of Lean/Sigma and Project Management. Our new offices in the San Juan Financial District provide a prime location for conducting our training offers, which are defined based on the needs identified and collaborations we establish with other training partners.
One of our most popular training programs, which combines training with project coaching is FAST.

FAST Continuous
Improvement Program

FAST is a process improvement training program designed for intermediate level practitioners. It follows the popular DMAIC Methodology, made popular by the Six Sigma Philosophy and with it, we introduce the Yellow Belt Certification. FAST develops your employees and accelerate the rate of improvement.

FAST stands for Focused & Accelerated Solution Tactic

Focused – It requires a very specific and clear goal and scope, where the problem is well understood and there are general ideas on how to approach.


Accelerated – Improvement it must be completed within 2 months of project assignment.


Solution – While some data collection and root cause confirmation may be needed, most of the time is spent in finding and implementing solutions.

 

Tactic – Improvement actions are carefully planned to ensure they achieve a specific site goal/objective.


FAST Program Objectives

  1. Capacitation is focused more on the improvement process than the tools; put the improvement mindset in a framework that helps them move forward in a logical way
  2. Teams understand project management basic techniques to successfully manage the Lean Sigma project
  3. Work with teams, rather than individuals; goals are easier to reach when shared; ideas become better with the bounce-back effect of a motivated team
  4. Teams move fast through the root cause analysis process so they can spend more time on drafting and implementing solutions

Why F.A.S.T.?

Over 90% of the problems can be solved with basic to intermediate problem solving and Lean Kaizen techniques.

DMAIC and Project Management…
a natural fit.

DMAIC is effective in analyzing and improving processes. However, its application commonly face challenges are closely related to project management knowledge areas: lack of management support, insufficient resources and failure to understand the voice of customer (VOC) and scope management. As an option, we also include basic project management to help in the management of the program.

Example of FAST DMAIC & Project Management Training Schedule

Project Mgmt Principles (Morning)

Lean/Sigma Principles (Afternoon)

Day#1

  • Basic Definitions
  • Project Phases
  • Knowledge Areas (PMI)
  • Project Chartering
  • Introduction to DMAIC
  • Lean Basic Concepts
  • 8 Wastes Evaluation
  • Cost Benefit Analysis
  • VOC

Day#2

  • Scope Management
  • Schedule Management
  • Resources Management
  • Process Mapping
  • Data Collection techniques
  • Process Observation tools
  • Descriptive Statistics

Day#3

  • Project Execution & Monitoring
  • Quality Management
  • Communications Management
  • Graphical Tools
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • FMEA
  • Brainstorming tools

Day#4

  • Risk Management
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Lessons Learned
  • Project Closing & Handoff
  • Kaizen Blitz
  • Quick Change Over
  • Kanban & 6S Lean Tools
  • Std Work & Poka yoke
  • Control Tools

Example of FAST DMAIC & Project Management Training Schedule

Day#1

Project Mgmt Principles (Morning)

  • Basic Definitions
  • Project Phases
  • Knowledge Areas (PMI)
  • Project Chartering

Lean/Sigma Principles (Afternoon)

  • Introduction to DMAIC
  • Lean Basic Concepts
  • 8 Wastes Evaluation
  • Cost Benefit Analysis
  • VOC

Day#2

Project Mgmt Principles (Morning)

  • Scope Management
  • Schedule Management
  • Resources Management

Lean/Sigma Principles (Afternoon)

  • Process Mapping
  • Data Collection techniques
  • Process Observation tools
  • Descriptive Statistics

Day#3

Project Mgmt Principles (Morning)

  • Project Execution & Monitoring
  • Quality Management
  • Communications Management

Lean/Sigma Principles (Afternoon)

  • Graphical Tools
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • FMEA
  • Brainstorming tools

Day#4

Project Mgmt Principles (Morning)

  • Risk Management
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Lessons Learned
  • Project Closing & Handoff

Lean/Sigma Principles (Afternoon)

  • Kaizen Blitz
  • Quick Change Over
  • Kanban & 6S Lean Tools
  • Std Work & Poka yoke
  • Control Tools

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