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Lean Six Sigma for Government: An Introduction for Government Accountants and Auditors - Yellow Book Series (Course Id 1112)

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Author : Leita Hart-Fanta, CPA
Status : Production
CPE Credits : 7.5
IRS Credits : 0
Price : $90.00
Passing Score : 70%
Primary Subject-Field Of Study:

Auditing (Governmental) - Accounting and Auditing for Course Id 1112

Description :

Even for those familiar with it, Lean Six Sigma can mean different things to different people depending on the situation. Sometimes, it indicates a manufacturing technique designed to reduce waste and improve yield. Sometimes it refers to a quality department tool set. Sometimes, it seems like just part of the latest fix-it hype, consulting mumbo-jumbo or management flavor of the month type stuff.

Fear of the unknown and not wanting to look stupid is enough to keep most people backing away from Lean Six Sigma. However, Lean Six Sigma is a very useful body of knowledge and want to make it less daunting and intimidating for others. And Lean Six Sigma holds a wealth of techniques and approaches for squeezing the most out of any effort in the government environment.

This course is intended to provide insight, as well as a foundation for using Lean Six Sigma immediately within the accounting function of an organizationspecifically, a government accounting organization. If you are a government auditor, you will find this book is full of fancy, impressive names (sometimes exotic-sounding Japanese names!) for things you already do, and you will find a few new techniques to add to your bag of tricks.

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Release : 2016
Version : 1.0
Prerequisites : None.
Experience Level : Overview
Additional Contents : Complete, no additional material needed.
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Advance Preparation : None.
Delivery Method : Self-Study.
Intended Participants : Anyone needing Continuing Professional Education (CPE).
Revision Date : 23-Aug-2016
NASBA Course Declaration : Participants must complete the final examination within one year of purchase and with a minimum passing grade of 70% or better to receive CPE credit unless otherwise noted on the Course History page (i.e. California Ethics must score 90% or better). After logging in click on the Course History links on your My Courses page for the Begin date and Expire date for the Final Exam.
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NASBA QAS - NASBA Registry - 1112

Keywords : Auditing (Governmental), Lean, Six, Sigma, Government, Introduction, Government, Accountants, Auditors, Yellow, Book, Series, cpe, cpa, online course
Learning Objectives :

Course Learning Objectives

    Define Lean/Six Sigma
    Distinguish between philosophy, attributes, toolsets, and methodologies of Lean Six Sigma
    Differentiate between value added and non-value added activities
    Identify a family of performance and improvement measures for a function or organization
    Select an appropriate Lean Six Sigma tool for a task
    Choose appropriate tools for each phase of the DMAIC model
    Define qualities and common goals of Kaizen events
    Distinguish between a Lean Six Sigma project and a Lean Six Sigma program
    Classify reasons for resistance to change

Chapter 1
Lean Six Sigma for Accountants--Introduction

Define Lean Six Sigma
Determine how Lean Six Sigma fits into the accounting culture

Chapter 2
Defining Lean Six Sigma

Differentiate between Lean and Six Sigma
Distinguish between philosophy, attributes, toolsets, and methodologies of Lean Six Sigma

Chapter 3
Basic Lean Concepts

Differentiate between value-added and non-value added activities
Define core concepts of Leanincluding waste and value stream flow

Chapter 4
Basic Six Sigma Concepts

Define the core concepts of Six Sigma including variation, standardization, special and common causes
Identify a family of performance and improvement measures for a function or organization

Chapter 5
The Top 13 Lean Six Sigma Tools

Discriminate between Lean Six Sigma tools
Select an appropriate Lean Six Sigma tool for a task

Chapter 6
The Dmaic Process

Define the phases of the DMAIC model
Choose appropriate tools for each phase of the DMAIC model
Classify activities of process improvement into the phases of the DMAIC process

Chapter 7
Understanding Kaizen

Define key Kaizen terms
Define qualities and common goals of Kaizen events

Chapter 8
Making Lean Six Sigma Work

Distinguish between a Lean Six Sigma project and a Lean Six Sigma program
Define the four key factors for successthe four rights
Classify reasons for resistance to change
Define solutions for resistance to change
Course Contents :

Chapter 1: Lean Six Sigma For Accountants--Introduction

Introducing and Demystifying Lean Six Sigma

What Is It?

The Accounting Focus

TOP TEN Factors That Make Accountants Ideal Users of Lean Six Sigma:

1.Accountants and auditors see more.

2.Accountants and auditors have the data.

3.Accountants are often players in strategic planning ­ or should be.

4.Accountants and auditors naturally value accuracy, timelines, and CONTROL!

5.Accountants and auditors are good at structure.

6.Accountants and auditors like the fact that Lean Six Sigma is bottom-line driven.

7.Accountants end up getting involved anyway.

8.Accountants and auditors will appreciate the holistic approach.

9.Accountants and auditors are increasingly held to non-financial performance metrics.

10. Accountants and auditors sometimes need an image makeover.

Lean Six Sigma at Work

A Universitys Experience

Why Is It Called Lean Six Sigma?

What does Lean Six Sigma do?

Is it really breakthrough?

Motivation via a burning platform

Is Your Platform Burning? C A Starting Point for Using Lean Six Sigma for Improving a Process

How Strong Are Your Controls? (Or, How good is your process?): An example

Do You Want to Be a McDonalds?

Working with My Favorite Professor--Lean Six Sigma in Action

Lean Six Sigma and Breakthrough--Some More Examples

The Internal Revenue Service

Bank One

Lean Six Sigma and You

Whats in the Rest of This Book?

Study Questions for Chapter 1

Answers to the Study Questions for Chapter 1


Chapter 2: Defining Lean Six Sigma

Some Background Context

Sibling Rivalry

Origins of Lean Six Sigma

Lean and Six Sigma--Comparative Attributes

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants--the Pioneers

Sometimes the Engineers Ran into Snags That Accountants Had Caused!

How Can You Use Lean Six Sigma?

How Lean Six Sigma Makes a Difference, or at Least, a Good Story

The Taxonomy of Lean Six Sigma

Drilling down Through Four Levels: Philosophy, Attributes, Toolset, Methodology

Lean Six Sigma Defined: The Philosophy

Lean Six Sigma Defined: The Attributes

Lean Six Sigma Defined: The Toolset

Lean Six Sigma Defined: The Methodology

PDCA and DMAIC Models Compared

The OESH MODEL

STEP 1: Organizing

STEP 2: Executing

STEP 3: Sustaining

STEP 4: Honoring

What Lies Ahead?

Study Questions for Chapter 2

Answers to the Study Questions for Chapter 2

Chapter 3: Basic Lean Concepts

Core Concept: Value-Added and Non-Value Added Activities

Value

The Customer Determines Value

Adding value

Core Concept: Waste

Core Concept: The Value Stream and Flow

The Shorter the Stream, the Better

Flow

Study Questions for Chapter 3

Answers to the Study Questions for Chapter 3


Chapter 4: Basic Six Sigma Concepts

Core Concept: Variation

How Do You Control Variation?

Core Concepts: Standardization and Consistency

Core Concepts: Capability and Stability

Core Concepts: Common Cause and Special Cause

Core Concepts: Metrics and Measurement

Study Questions for Chapter 4

Answers to the Study Questions for Chapter 4

Chapter 5: The Top 13 Lean Six Sigma Tools

1. Brainstorming

2. Benchmarking

3.Process Map or Flow Chart

4.Value Stream Map

5. Check Sheet

6. Pareto Charts

7. 5 Whys

8. Cause and Effect Diagram--a.k.a. Fishbone Diagram

9. Impact/Effort Matrix

10. Spaghetti diagram

11.The 5 Ss

12.FMEA (Risk Assessment Matrix)

13. Documentation

Study Questions for Chapter 5

Answers to the Study Questions for Chapter 5

Chapter 6: The Dmaic Process

The DMAIC Phases

1.DEFINE

2.MEASURE

3.ANALYZE

4.IMPROVE

5.CONTROL

USING DMAIC--A Scenario

Study Questions for Chapter 6

Answers to the Study Questions for Chapter 6


Chapter 7: Understanding Kaizen

Development of Kaizen

Rapid Improvement

Benefits of Kaizen within Lean Six Sigma

Cross-Functional

The Timeline

KAIZEN EVENT--DEFINE

Define the Project

Identify the Kaizen Leader and the Team--Team Preparation

Management Buy-in and Support

Map the Process

Compare Current and Future States

KAIZEN EVENT--MEASURE

What to Measure

Where It Comes From

KAIZEN EVENT--ANALYZE

Looking for Gaps and Non-value added (NVA)

Midpoint Executive Review

KAIZEN EVENT--IMPROVE

Choose Improvements That Can Be Accomplished Immediately

Test and Implement

KAIZEN EVENT--CONTROL

Observe and Adjust

Establish standards

Maintaining Improvements

Celebrate and Recognize

Communicate

Study Questions for Chapter 7

Answers to the Study Questions for Chapter 7

Chapter 8: Making Lean Six Sigma Work

Project or Program

Select the RIGHT SPONSOR

Select the RIGHT PROJECT

Select the RIGHT TEAM

Select the RIGHT METRICS

Why Change Fails

There Are Even More Reasons Why Change Is Hard to Sustain

Recommendations for Overcoming Resistance to Change

Your Role in Lean Six Sigma

Its the Process, Not the People­

Study Questions for Chapter 8

Answers to the Study Questions for Chapter 8

Afterword

References

Glossary

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