Learn Process Improvement Software with Quality Companion Training in State College August 1 – Benzinga

Minitab, the leading provider of software for quality practitioners, will offer public training sessions on its process improvement software for professionals in the State College area August 1-2.

State College, PA (PRWEB) June 19, 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 State College starting August 1.

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 August 1-2, 2012, at Minitab Inc., Quality Plaza, 1829 Pine Hall Rd., State College, Pennsylvania 16801.

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 July 2, 2012 receive a 10% early-bird discount. In addition, two or more people from the same organization receive a 5% discount if they register before August 1. Registration is available online at http://www.minitab.com/en-US/training/instructor-led/training-details.aspx?eventId=988

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.

Lou Johnson, Minitab technical training specialist and certified Six Sigma Black Belt, will be the instructor for the State College sessions. Johnson brings 24 years of process engineering and Six Sigma experience to his role as a Minitab Trainer.

Throughout his career, he has trained engineers, project leaders and technicians from companies including Arrow and Xerox. “Helping others use data to make good business decisions is one of the things I enjoy most about teaching Minitab software,” Johnson says.

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.

About Minitab

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.


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