How to make better data-based decisions


Many companies are stressing the use of analytics and have a desire to make data-based decisions. But what kind of training should one take to enhance their abilities to meet this broad objective?

Certainly some advanced training on statistical techniques would be helpful. But understanding how to manage a project or manage the organizational change would be helpful as well. Maybe some skills on how to streamline a work process would also be beneficial.

Several courses seem to be in order, but how do you integrate all of these tools and skills together to solve the problem?

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Project Leader training is available that does all of this.

I can hear some of you now, “I do not work for a Six Sigma company!” or “Six Sigma is too prescriptive.” or “Six Sigma is only for manufacturing companies.” or…

Actually, the Lean Six Sigma skill set is really all about problem solving. It accomplishes this by teaching how to effectively manage projects, utilizing analytic techniques to best understand the problem, and finding an effective solution that is implemented in a sustainable manner. These skills are extremely valuable and can be helpful to anybody, even if your company is not a Six Sigma company.

SAS offers Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Project Leader training that can be taken by individuals or companies. There are three different options available for you to receive this training, allowing you the flexibility to choose the method that is right for you or your organization.

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About Author

Dan Obermiller

Dan Obermiller is the JMP Training Manager and head of the SAS Design Institute for Six Sigma. Dan comes to SAS following 21 years with The Dow Chemical Company, where he was a Six Sigma Technology Leader and certified Master Black Belt. Dan also was a consulting statistician at Dow – with particular support in R&D, consumer products and emulsion polymers – and the company’s statistical software contact, including JMP Product Manager since 1992. He has coached numerous successful projects and certified more than 150 Green Belts and Black Belts, and his efforts in Six Sigma helped Dow deliver more than $1 billion yearly in Six Sigma savings. Dan received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from John Carroll University in Cleveland and a master’s of applied statistics from The Ohio State University.

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